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The roof at the Bashaw Arena may be redone sooner than first thought, as the town is hoping the project gets approval under the province's new municipal stimulus program.
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The Bashaw Arena will be closed until Dec. 14

Nov. 27 update from the town

“I urge Albertans to exercise patience and kindness in the days ahead,” Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said Friday. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

1,227 additional COVID-19 cases in Alberta on Friday

Red Deer up to 155 active cases

  • Nov 27, 2020
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Researching cover crop cocktails

A two-year trial is looking at the impact of multispecies annual cocktail blends in the Peace Country

  • Nov 27, 2020
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said growing COVID-19 case numbers continue to be a concern in the province. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta announces 1,077 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

There are currently 14,052 active cases in the province

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said growing COVID-19 case numbers continue to be a concern in the province. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the 500 deaths from COVID-19 in the province are a tragic milestone. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta hits ‘tragic milestone’ with more COVID-19 deaths

Province up to 500 COVID-19 deaths, adds 1,265 cases

  • Nov 25, 2020
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the 500 deaths from COVID-19 in the province are a tragic milestone. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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Bashaw not receiving MSI funding, but project approved under MSP

Hundreds of thousands being invested in Camrose County to counteract COVID-19

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Bashaw School, which is part of the Battle River School Division, will have to deal with some of the affects of the recent provincial budget as the division is challenged with a large funding shortfall.
Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Outbreak declared at Bashaw School with second confirmed case

Grades 7 to 12 classes to start online learning Nov. 30

Bashaw School, which is part of the Battle River School Division, will have to deal with some of the affects of the recent provincial budget as the division is challenged with a large funding shortfall.
Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Alberta’s barley breeding program has successfully developed and introduced several varieties used for livestock feed and for the growing craft brewery market. (Black Press file photo)

Barley breeding program will move from Lacombe to Olds College

The program will continue to develop new varieties of barley for domestic and international markets

Alberta’s barley breeding program has successfully developed and introduced several varieties used for livestock feed and for the growing craft brewery market. (Black Press file photo)
Alberta premier Jason Kenney declared a public health state of emergency Tuesday and sweeping new measures as COVID-19 cases in the province continue to rise. (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Kenney declares state of public health emergency as COVID-19 cases rise

High schools shift to online learning, businesses face new restrictions

  • Nov 24, 2020
Alberta premier Jason Kenney declared a public health state of emergency Tuesday and sweeping new measures as COVID-19 cases in the province continue to rise. (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced the province surpasses one million COVID-19 tests Friday. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

COVID-19: Central zone active cases up by 100 in last 24 hours

Most central Alberta communities under province’s enhanced measures list

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced the province surpasses one million COVID-19 tests Friday. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Screenshot of alberta.ca status map on Nov. 20.
Screenshot of alberta.ca status map on Nov. 20.
Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

‘Our current situation is grim’, 11 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,155 new cases Friday

One new death is a man in his 80s from Central zone

  • Nov 20, 2020
Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Andrea Benoit (front) belts out one of the tunes during rehearsals in this file photo. Photo submitted

‘Songs you want to sing!’ set for Nov. 28

Concert will be held completely virtually if needed

Andrea Benoit (front) belts out one of the tunes during rehearsals in this file photo. Photo submitted
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Alix and Area Community Resource Centre is expanding

Construction on three new offices to begin in December

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The central zone experienced a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases Thursday, rising from 454 to 508 active cases over the past 24 hours, with 10 people in hospital. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Alberta reports 1,105 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

There are now 10,382 active cases of COVID-19 in the province

  • Nov 19, 2020
The central zone experienced a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases Thursday, rising from 454 to 508 active cases over the past 24 hours, with 10 people in hospital. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced an additional 732 COVID-19 cases Wednesday. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

11 more COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, 732 new cases

Almost 25 per cent of deaths from COVID-19 have come since November 1

  • Nov 18, 2020
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced an additional 732 COVID-19 cases Wednesday. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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COVID-19: Central zone active cases slightly down Tuesday

Some central Alberta communities under enhanced status

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Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on March 20, 2020. On Monday, Hinshaw confirmed 20 virus-deaths in Alberta between Sunday and Monday afternoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta confirmed 20 COVID-19 deaths Monday: Central zone cases spike

Some central Alberta communities under enhanced measures

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on March 20, 2020. On Monday, Hinshaw confirmed 20 virus-deaths in Alberta between Sunday and Monday afternoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson