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Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to a fatal collision north of Wetaskiwin on Friday night. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Murder victim’s remains found near Maskwacis identified

Woman from Red Deer arrested in death of male from Grande Prairie

  • Oct 20, 2021
Premier Jason Kenney cautioned Albertans not to let down their guard and to keep following health rules and protocols on Tuesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Premier Jason Kenney cautioned Albertans not to let down their guard and to keep following health rules and protocols on Tuesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer’s COVID cases fall to 442

Premier warns Alberta is doing better, but has a ways to go

Rob McDonald is recognized for this volunteer work. (File photo)

New Bashaw mayor Rob McDonald looks ahead to challenges with all new council

By Kevin J. Sabo For the Bashaw Star When the Town of…

  • Oct 19, 2021
Rob McDonald is recognized for this volunteer work. (File photo)
(Photos by Ben Wilson/Facebook)
(Photos by Ben Wilson/Facebook)
Alberta reported over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. (Black Press file image)

Red Deer down to 535 active cases of COVID-19

Alberta reported an additional 1,051 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday. The province…

Alberta reported over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. (Black Press file image)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw apologized to a Central zone family Thursday. (Advocate file photo/ Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)

Hinshaw apologizes to family of deceased 14-year-old for linking death to COVID-19

It will change the way deaths of young people are reported in future

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw apologized to a Central zone family Thursday. (Advocate file photo/ Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)
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Alberta reports 916 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths on Thursday

Central zone has 183 in hospital, including 14 in intensive care

  • Oct 14, 2021
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Supporters dance during a rally that Whistle Stop Cafe owner Christopher Scott helped organize against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Mirror on May 8. Scott was fined $20,000, must pay nearly $11,000 in court costs and is on probation for 18 months after he was sentenced on Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Supporters dance during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror, Alta., on Saturday, May 8, 2021. (File photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Updated: Mirror café owner fined $20,000 for holding anti-shutdown rally in May

Christopher Scott sentenced to three days in jail satisfied by time served and $11,000 in court costs

Supporters dance during a rally that Whistle Stop Cafe owner Christopher Scott helped organize against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Mirror on May 8. Scott was fined $20,000, must pay nearly $11,000 in court costs and is on probation for 18 months after he was sentenced on Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Supporters dance during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror, Alta., on Saturday, May 8, 2021. (File photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Bashaw Community Theatre’s 2018 production of <em>Little Women. </em>(File photo)

Bashaw Community Theatre announces upcoming musical revue production

Will follow restrictions exemptions program. One performance will be live streamed.

  • Oct 14, 2021
Bashaw Community Theatre’s 2018 production of <em>Little Women. </em>(File photo)
(Image from Black Press)

Alberta has 652 new COVID-19 cases and 38 more deaths

Province now up to 14,218 active cases

  • Oct 13, 2021
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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday that a 14-year-old died of COVID-19 over the weekend. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Hinshaw apologizes to family after erroneously saying their son, 14, died from COVID-19

Red Deer down to 663 active cases, no new deaths

  • Oct 12, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday that a 14-year-old died of COVID-19 over the weekend. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Robyn Walker. (Photo submitted)

Bashaw town council candidate Robyn Walker

I am Robyn Walker. I was born and raised in Lac La…

  • Oct 12, 2021
Robyn Walker. (Photo submitted)
The current Bashaw town council will change as of Oct. 18, 2021. (File photo)

Current Bashaw town council has final meeting

Town of Bashaw Oct. 7 council highlights

  • Oct 12, 2021
The current Bashaw town council will change as of Oct. 18, 2021. (File photo)
Red Deer Advocate publisher Mary Kemmis was appointed to the position of vice-president of the BC North division of Black Press. (File photo)

Red Deer Advocate publisher takes executive position in British Columbia

Appointed vice-president of Black Press Media’s BC North division

Red Deer Advocate publisher Mary Kemmis was appointed to the position of vice-president of the BC North division of Black Press. (File photo)
A small memorial has been set up near the crash site at Highway 814 and Township Road 475. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Wetaskiwin mourns loss of teens in fatal Thanksgiving weekend accident

Two Wetaskiwin students dead, three in serious condition after fatal accident.

A small memorial has been set up near the crash site at Highway 814 and Township Road 475. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Central Alberta is seeing growing investor interest as the energy industry sees brighter days. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Improving energy industry fortunes being felt in rural central Alberta

Residential markets hot in Lacombe County and Nordegg

Central Alberta is seeing growing investor interest as the energy industry sees brighter days. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Calgary police caused a stir when they said this week they will test every driver they pull over, or who passes through a checkstop, for alcohol impairment. Red Deer police say this has long been the practice in our city. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Alberta RCMP enforces traffic safety this Thanksgiving weekend

This Thanksgiving weekend, Alberta RCMP Traffic Services is carrying out enforcement initiatives…

  • Oct 9, 2021
Calgary police caused a stir when they said this week they will test every driver they pull over, or who passes through a checkstop, for alcohol impairment. Red Deer police say this has long been the practice in our city. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
About 57.4 per cent of eligible Red Deerians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Black Press file image)
About 57.4 per cent of eligible Red Deerians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Black Press file image)