Byron Hackett

RCMP file photo (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

RCMP investigating shooting near Maskwacis

Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP are seeking public assistance after a shooting has…

RCMP file photo (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Alberta has made a more detailed framework for those looking to acquire an exemption to the mandatory indoor mask bylaw. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Alberta changes requirements for mask exemptions

Masks wearing has been recommended for almost a year and provincially mandated…

Alberta has made a more detailed framework for those looking to acquire an exemption to the mandatory indoor mask bylaw. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
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

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)
The Western Hockey League teamed up to raise over $19,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Western Canada this season. (Photo by Rob Wallator/Red Deer Rebels)

WHL’s mental health campaign raises $19K

The Western Hockey League lent a huge helping hand to the Canadian…

The Western Hockey League teamed up to raise over $19,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Western Canada this season. (Photo by Rob Wallator/Red Deer Rebels)
In this Monday, March 15, 2021 file photo a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is pictured in a pharmacy in Boulogne Billancourt, outside Paris. Questions remained Wednesday about the future of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in Canada, as Manitoba limited use of the shot and Ontario announced it planned to save an incoming shipment to use as second doses.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Christophe Ena, File

Alberta could receive 76,500 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine next week

Alberta should be getting a large shipment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine…

In this Monday, March 15, 2021 file photo a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is pictured in a pharmacy in Boulogne Billancourt, outside Paris. Questions remained Wednesday about the future of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in Canada, as Manitoba limited use of the shot and Ontario announced it planned to save an incoming shipment to use as second doses.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Christophe Ena, File
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

Alberta continues to wrestle with high COVID-19 case numbers. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo, right, makes a save on a shot by Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Hagel during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo, right, makes a save on a shot by Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Hagel during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Study: Alberta workers paying ‘COVID tax’ with some not wanting to go back to office

An ADP Canada and Angus Reid workplace survey is showing that many…

A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
A 2018 Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheel model 37MDQS valued at over $100,000 was stolen from Masco RV Storage in Wetaskiwin earlier this week. (Photo courtesy of Wetaskiwin RCMP)
A 2018 Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheel model 37MDQS valued at over $100,000 was stolen from Masco RV Storage in Wetaskiwin earlier this week. (Photo courtesy of Wetaskiwin RCMP)

Fifth wheel RV stolen from Wetaskiwin RV Storage compound

Wetaskiwin RCMP is looking for information about a stolen RV. A break-in…

A 2018 Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheel model 37MDQS valued at over $100,000 was stolen from Masco RV Storage in Wetaskiwin earlier this week. (Photo courtesy of Wetaskiwin RCMP)
A 2018 Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheel model 37MDQS valued at over $100,000 was stolen from Masco RV Storage in Wetaskiwin earlier this week. (Photo courtesy of Wetaskiwin RCMP)
ALERT seized drugs and a variety of guns from a home in Lacombe on May 5 after an investigation. (Photo courtesy of ALERT)

ALERT seizes guns and drugs in Lacombe

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team arrested three people in Lacombe earlier…

ALERT seized drugs and a variety of guns from a home in Lacombe on May 5 after an investigation. (Photo courtesy of ALERT)
Red Deer Rebels goalie Chase Coward tries to find a loose puck during WHL action at the Centrium earlier this season. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Red Deer Rebels)

Changes on the horizon for Red Deer Rebels next season

New coach, roster adjustments among top priorities for Sutter this offseason

Red Deer Rebels goalie Chase Coward tries to find a loose puck during WHL action at the Centrium earlier this season. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Red Deer Rebels)
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)
A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd on May 1 and 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy Mom's Diner's Facebook page)

‘No More Lockdowns’ rodeo rally organizers charged under Public Health Act

RCMP issued a notice to appear in court for the organizers of…

A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd on May 1 and 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy Mom's Diner's Facebook page)
Alberta recorded a single-day record of over 57,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered. (Photo courtesy Alberta Health Services Twitter)

Alberta hits daily record of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

Central zone has administered 111,735 doses of the COVID-19

Alberta recorded a single-day record of over 57,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered. (Photo courtesy Alberta Health Services Twitter)
Alberta reported an additional 1,980 cases of COVID-19 Friday. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Red Deer adds 37th death from COVID-19, active cases drop

Alberta Health identified an additional 1,980 cases of the virus province-wide

Alberta reported an additional 1,980 cases of COVID-19 Friday. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr

MLA Ron Orr pleads with central Albertans to follow COVID-19 rules

Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr, who was one of several MLAs to question…

Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr
Starting Monday, golf courses across the province will be limited to their household or for those who live alone, their two close contacts. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Golf in Alberta limited to household or close contacts starting Monday

Golf courses will have new COVID-19 protocols to follow next week. Starting…

Starting Monday, golf courses across the province will be limited to their household or for those who live alone, their two close contacts. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw asked Albertans to limit travel throughout the province as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer nears 900 active COVID-19 cases

Province reports additional 2,211 COVID-19 cases

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw asked Albertans to limit travel throughout the province as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
The SuperHEROS program was born in 2018 and will arrive in central Alberta in the fall, giving kids with physical and cognitive challenges a chance to participate in a modified hockey program. (Photo courtesy of HEROS Hockey)

Kids with disbilities can play hockey: SuperHEROS program to arrive in central Alberta

Program provides hockey opportunities for kids with physical and cognitive challenges

The SuperHEROS program was born in 2018 and will arrive in central Alberta in the fall, giving kids with physical and cognitive challenges a chance to participate in a modified hockey program. (Photo courtesy of HEROS Hockey)
The City of Red Deer said Wednesday that some outdoor activity rentals will be available starting Monday for households only. (Advocate File Photo)

City of Red Deer outlines activities available as new provincial COVID-19 restrictions set in

There will be limited recreation activities available across the City of Red…

The City of Red Deer said Wednesday that some outdoor activity rentals will be available starting Monday for households only. (Advocate File Photo)