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Red Deer Rebels forward Jaxsen Wiebe scores his sixth goal of the WHL season in the first period against the Tri-City Americans on Saturday night at the Centrium. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

WHL grants players temporary transfer until mid-December

Players are eligible to suit up in Junior A, Junior B and U-18 ranks

Red Deer Rebels forward Jaxsen Wiebe scores his sixth goal of the WHL season in the first period against the Tri-City Americans on Saturday night at the Centrium. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19. (File photo)

432 new COVID cases sets another record Friday

Central zone holds steady at 126 active cases

Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19. (File photo)
Ponoka RCMP seized brass knuckles, bear spray and knives seized from stolen truck last week. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

New RCMP detachment commander named for Maskwacis

Leanne MacMillan will be the new commander of the Maskwacis RCMP detachment.…

Ponoka RCMP seized brass knuckles, bear spray and knives seized from stolen truck last week. (File photo by Advocate Staff)
Jason Chatwood, left, is announced as the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ head coach by Aqil Samuel, the club's general manager and president of baseball operations. (File photo by Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake Gulls ink franchise’s first-ever players

The Sylvan Lake Gulls have been hard at work on multiple fronts…

Jason Chatwood, left, is announced as the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ head coach by Aqil Samuel, the club's general manager and president of baseball operations. (File photo by Sylvan Lake News)
"We are looking seriously at the spread and determining what our next steps should be," says Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, as the daily number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb.

427 new COVID cases is highest in Alberta ever

Central zone has 126 active cases of COVID-19

"We are looking seriously at the spread and determining what our next steps should be," says Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, as the daily number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb.
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Sylvan Lake woman wins major prize from Cash and Cars Lottery

Karin Plunkett of Sylvan Lake was a winner in the annual Alberta…

Cash and Cars lottery
More than 400 COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta Wednesday, according to multiple reports. (File photo)

Over 400 additional COVID-19 cases Wednesday

3,372 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta

More than 400 COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta Wednesday, according to multiple reports. (File photo)
While proposed school curriculum changes are raising eyebrows, a provincial government spokesman says the document merely represents recommendations and will be reviewed by a group of hundreds of teachers this fall. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP, File)

Critics tear down Alberta government’s leaked curriculum proposal

‘Children are framed as these empty vessels that need to be filled up with facts and dates’

While proposed school curriculum changes are raising eyebrows, a provincial government spokesman says the document merely represents recommendations and will be reviewed by a group of hundreds of teachers this fall. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP, File)
Mayor Tara Veer pleads with the premier Tuesday to review the decision to move to a consolidated EMS dispatch system, which will be moved to three centres across the province. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

‘Issue of life and death’: mayors plead with government to halt consolidated EMS dispatch

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer calls on premier to overturn consolidated EMS dispatch decision

Mayor Tara Veer pleads with the premier Tuesday to review the decision to move to a consolidated EMS dispatch system, which will be moved to three centres across the province. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Grade 6 students at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School showcase materials designed to raise funds for the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)

St. Thomas Aquinas students raise funds for Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Foundation

Grade 6 students at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School showcased their learning…

Grade 6 students at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School showcase materials designed to raise funds for the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)
Red Deer AAA Bantam Rebels forwards Riley Yzerman helps teammate William Jamieson, right, celebrate his goal against the Leduc U15 AAA Oil Kings at Servus Arena Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

U15AAA Rebels dominate to open AEHL season

U18AAA Optimist Chiefs also grab first win of 2020-21 season

Red Deer AAA Bantam Rebels forwards Riley Yzerman helps teammate William Jamieson, right, celebrate his goal against the Leduc U15 AAA Oil Kings at Servus Arena Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
A 12-gauge shotgun was recovered from a police chase in west central Alberta. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)

Driver of stolen vehicle allegedly fires shotgun after getting stuck

Two people are facing charges after a pursuit by RCMP. James Patrick…

A 12-gauge shotgun was recovered from a police chase in west central Alberta. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)
Across the province, there are 2,738 active cases of COVID-19, with 18,417 recovered cases. There have been 288 deaths from the virus in Alberta since the beginning of the pandemic. (File photo)

Alberta reports 244 additional COVID-19 cases Thursday

2,738 active cases of COVID-19 in the province

Across the province, there are 2,738 active cases of COVID-19, with 18,417 recovered cases. There have been 288 deaths from the virus in Alberta since the beginning of the pandemic. (File photo)
The Red Deer Rebels will return to the ice on Jan. 8, the league announced this week. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

WHL anticipating 50-game season, to start January 8

Teams will play in territorial cohorts for the entire 2020-21 campaign

The Red Deer Rebels will return to the ice on Jan. 8, the league announced this week. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
The North Central Senior AA Hockey League voted to cancel the 2020-21 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Season scuttled for North Central Senior AA hockey

Red Deer Rustlers, Lacombe Senior AA Generals and Blackfalds Wranglers were set to take part

The North Central Senior AA Hockey League voted to cancel the 2020-21 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
The WHL announced Wednesday that the 2020-21 WHL season will likely start on Jan. 8. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

WHL now aiming for Jan. 8 start date

League still determining if fans will be allowed at games

The WHL announced Wednesday that the 2020-21 WHL season will likely start on Jan. 8. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Ponoka RCMP seized brass knuckles, bear spray and knives seized from stolen truck last week. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

Pair arrested with stolen truck in Ponoka

Brass knuckles, bear spray and knives seized from truck

Ponoka RCMP seized brass knuckles, bear spray and knives seized from stolen truck last week. (File photo by Advocate Staff)
Canada Post said Wednesday that three people in the Red Deer Canada Post mail processing facility have tested positive for COVID-19 on seperate ocassions. (Black Press File Photo)

Three workers at Red Deer’s Canada Post sorting facility have tested positive for COVID-19

Three workers at the Red Deer Canada Post mail processing facility have…

Canada Post said Wednesday that three people in the Red Deer Canada Post mail processing facility have tested positive for COVID-19 on seperate ocassions. (Black Press File Photo)
Owners of Boston Pizza locations in Olds and Innisfail were forced to close earlier this week after a staff member who worked at both restaurants contracted COVID-19. (Facebook Photo)

Boston Pizza outlets in Olds and Innisfail reopen after COVID-19 case

Two locations closed Monday after staff member’s COVID-19 case was reported

Owners of Boston Pizza locations in Olds and Innisfail were forced to close earlier this week after a staff member who worked at both restaurants contracted COVID-19. (Facebook Photo)
The Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre could be affected by cuts to Alberta Health Services announced by the government Tuesday. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate staff)

AHS axing 11,000 jobs

Cuts expected to save $600 million per year

The Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre could be affected by cuts to Alberta Health Services announced by the government Tuesday. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate staff)