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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta government fires health board, appoints administrator to fix system stresses

The Alberta government has, for the second time in a decade, fired…

 

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Aug. 13, 2021. She says she will take advice from the province's new chief medical health officer on whether to allow school boards to bring in mask mandates in schools with respiratory illness outbreaks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta education minister says she will listen to top doctor about masks in schools

Alberta’s education minister says she will take advice from the province’s new…

 

Sydnee Smith, with J5 Bar Mercantile, looks through clothes available at the Mortlach, Sask., company’s booth during the CFR Trade Show at Westerner Park in Red Deer on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

CFR Trade Show features about 100 vendors

Event wraps up Sunday at Westerner Park in Red Deer

 

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston had a record-setting run of 93.25 on Saturday that pushed him ahead to become the 2022 saddle bronc CFR champion at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston had a record-setting run of 93.25 on Saturday that pushed him ahead to become the 2022 saddle bronc CFR champion at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Bettenson’s Sand and Gravel Co. laid the dirt down at Westerner Park’s Peavey Mart Centrium on Saturday night, ahead of the 48th Canadian Finals Rodeo this week. (File photo via LinkedIn)

From ice to dirt: Peavey Mart Centrium transforms for CFR in Red Deer

After Friday night’s Red Deer Rebels game, Westerner Park staff was already…

Bettenson’s Sand and Gravel Co. laid the dirt down at Westerner Park’s Peavey Mart Centrium on Saturday night, ahead of the 48th Canadian Finals Rodeo this week. (File photo via LinkedIn)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The 48 edition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo begins Wednesday at Westerner Park’s Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo)

CFR a boost to Central Alberta businesses

48th edition of the national championship rodeo begins Wednesday

The 48 edition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo begins Wednesday at Westerner Park’s Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo)
Supporters of “Freedom Convoy” organizer Pat King wait at an Ottawa court Monday, July 18, 2022. King, an organizer of the convoy that paralyzed downtown Ottawa for three weeks earlier this year, was granted bail. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Central Alberta’s Pat King testifies at Emergencies Act inquiry

“Freedom Convoy” lawyer Keith Wilson says he encouraged protesters to remain in…

Supporters of “Freedom Convoy” organizer Pat King wait at an Ottawa court Monday, July 18, 2022. King, an organizer of the convoy that paralyzed downtown Ottawa for three weeks earlier this year, was granted bail. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Zachary McCord runs downfield during a football game playing for the Stettler Wildcats. (Photo submitted by McCord family)

Stettler mourning the loss of local football star

Zachary McCord, 17, passed away last week

Zachary McCord runs downfield during a football game playing for the Stettler Wildcats. (Photo submitted by McCord family)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Alberta has 4,440 active cases of COVID-19, with 395 people in hospital, including 78 in intensive care. (Black Press stock photo)

Red Deer drops below 100 active cases of COVID-19

Red Deer dropped below 100 active COVID-19 cases Friday for the first…

  • Dec 3, 2021
Alberta has 4,440 active cases of COVID-19, with 395 people in hospital, including 78 in intensive care. (Black Press stock photo)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw Tweeted Friday that Alberta’s COVID-19 testing should be able to detect any new variants of COVID-19. (Black Press stock photo)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw Tweeted Friday that Alberta’s COVID-19 testing should be able to detect any new variants of COVID-19. (Black Press stock photo)
Alberta has 1,910 active cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Red Deer is reporting five active cases, with 108 recovered. (File photo)

Red Deer at 150 active cases of COVID-19

Five new deaths due to implications of COVID-19 have been reported in…

Alberta has 1,910 active cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Red Deer is reporting five active cases, with 108 recovered. (File photo)
Alberta announced 466 new COVID-19 cases Friday. There are now 6,386 active cases in the province, to go along with 316,455 recovered cases. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer has 232 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta identified 466 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Alberta announced 466 new COVID-19 cases Friday. There are now 6,386 active cases in the province, to go along with 316,455 recovered cases. (Advocate file photo)
Alberta now has 10,434 active cases of COVID-19. (Black Press file photo).
Alberta now has 10,434 active cases of COVID-19. (Black Press file photo).
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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)
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)
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)