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Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Alberta’s declining COVID-19 numbers are a positive sign for the province. (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer down to 634 active COVID-19 cases

Central zone down to 2,054 active cases

  • May 18, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

VIDEO: U.S. President Biden boosting world COVID vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses

Biden administration hasn’t yet said how the new commitment of vaccines will be shared

The owner of Mae’s Kitchen in Mirror, says hamlet residents were ‘disheartened’ by a recent anti-restriction protest. The restaurant is following all the health restrictions in place. (Photo courtesy Mae’s Kitchen Facebook)

‘We don’t need that’: Mirror restaurant against recent anti-restriction protest

Mae’s Kitchen is located less than two kilometres from The Whistle Stop

The owner of Mae’s Kitchen in Mirror, says hamlet residents were ‘disheartened’ by a recent anti-restriction protest. The restaurant is following all the health restrictions in place. (Photo courtesy Mae’s Kitchen Facebook)
More than 400 COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta Wednesday, according to multiple reports. (File photo)
More than 400 COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta Wednesday, according to multiple reports. (File photo)
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta adds 1,195 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

Red Deer has dropped to 760 active cases

Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
MP Damien Kurek receives his COVID-19 vaccination. (Photo submitted)

Local elected representatives get the jab

MP Damien Kurek and MLA Lovely get their COVID-19 vaccinations

MP Damien Kurek receives his COVID-19 vaccination. (Photo submitted)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw is asking Albertans to do their part by observing gathering limits, staying home if unwell, wearing masks and maintaining physical distance. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Three new Central zone COVID-19 deaths, Alberta adds 1,433 cases

Red Deer down to 802 active cases of COVID-19

  • May 14, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw is asking Albertans to do their part by observing gathering limits, staying home if unwell, wearing masks and maintaining physical distance. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta’a chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday that there are more than 328,000 vaccine appointments booked over the next seven days. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta surpasses 2 million doses administered of COVID-19 vaccine

Red Deer down to 835 active cases of COVID-19

  • May 13, 2021
Alberta’a chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday that there are more than 328,000 vaccine appointments booked over the next seven days. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Chris Scott, owner of The Whistle Stop Cafe, was put in handcuffs after an anti-restriction protest Saturday in the parking lot of the business. (Screenshot via The Whistle Stop Facebook page)

Alberta RCMP investigating possible threat to police after Mirror rally

Images show RCMP members and vehicles in crosshairs of a rifle

Chris Scott, owner of The Whistle Stop Cafe, was put in handcuffs after an anti-restriction protest Saturday in the parking lot of the business. (Screenshot via The Whistle Stop Facebook page)
Alberta continues to wrestle with high COVID-19 case numbers. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Red Deer up to 858 active cases of COVID-19

Province reports additional 1,799 cases of the virus

  • May 12, 2021
Alberta continues to wrestle with high COVID-19 case numbers. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Maskwacis Mobile Mental Health Services logo.

Maskwacis Mobile Mental Health Services recognized for compassionate care to students in crisis

Wolf Creek Public Schools selected them for the 2021 Friends of Education Award

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Syrians Naema and Bashar Al Omar, left, came to Canada in 2016 due to the work of the Lacombe Community Refugee Effort. (File Photo)

Lacombe Refugee Effort receives anonymous donations

Organization hopes to help third family

  • May 12, 2021
Syrians Naema and Bashar Al Omar, left, came to Canada in 2016 due to the work of the Lacombe Community Refugee Effort. (File Photo)
Bashaw Sign. (Photo Courtesy of Town of Bashaw)
Bashaw Sign. (Photo Courtesy of Town of Bashaw)
ALERT seized drugs and a variety of guns from a home in Lacombe on May 5 after an investigation. (Photo courtesy of ALERT)

Guns and drugs seized in Lacombe

Lacombe Police Service and ALERT worked together in a joint investigation

  • May 12, 2021
ALERT seized drugs and a variety of guns from a home in Lacombe on May 5 after an investigation. (Photo courtesy of ALERT)
Premier Jason Kenney and Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw addressed vaccine uptake and the COVID-19 situation in the province Tuesday. (File photo by Government of Alberta)
Premier Jason Kenney and Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw addressed vaccine uptake and the COVID-19 situation in the province Tuesday. (File photo by Government of Alberta)
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Gadsby resident fighting to keep chickens on her property

Kim Cooper is hoping the courts will support her intention to keep them

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There are 2,807 active cases of COVID-19 in the Central zone with 71 virus-related hospitalizations. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
There are 2,807 active cases of COVID-19 in the Central zone with 71 virus-related hospitalizations. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS