Byron Hackett

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the Canadian government should consider sanctions on the U.S. if they refuse to reconsider the decision to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Keystone XL officially cancelled, Kenney vows to fight on

U.S. President Joe Biden cancelled the presidential permit for the pipeline on first day of office

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the Canadian government should consider sanctions on the U.S. if they refuse to reconsider the decision to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said province’s test positivity rate for COVID-19 is steadily declining. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

669 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta, 21 additional deaths

COVID-19 test positivity rate down to 4.5 per cent

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said province’s test positivity rate for COVID-19 is steadily declining. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Red Deer’s Shynelle Woroniuk is taking the next step in her volleyball career, committing to play for the University of Albany Great Danes next fall. The Great Danes play in the NCAA Division I. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer’s Shynelle Woroniuk lands spot at NCAA Divison I school

Woroniuk will play volleyball at University of Albany in New York next fall

Red Deer’s Shynelle Woroniuk is taking the next step in her volleyball career, committing to play for the University of Albany Great Danes next fall. The Great Danes play in the NCAA Division I. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported 456 new cases of COVID-19 over Tuesday afternoon. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Five new COVID-19 deaths in Central zone, two in Red Deer

Province reports 456 new cases of COVID-19

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported 456 new cases of COVID-19 over Tuesday afternoon. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Red Deer's Tammy Cunnington picked up a gold medal in the S4 women's 50 metre backstroke at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Cairns, Austraila. (Photo Courtesy of Brian Cassey Cairns 2018 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships/ Swimming Canada)

Red Deer’s Tammy Cunnington eyes trip to 2021 Paralympic Games

“It would be just that last icing on the cake of my journey.”

Red Deer's Tammy Cunnington picked up a gold medal in the S4 women's 50 metre backstroke at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Cairns, Austraila. (Photo Courtesy of Brian Cassey Cairns 2018 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships/ Swimming Canada)
Dwayne Buckle, 40 of Red Deer finished a 1,638-kilometre walk, in honour of his family. The 12-week, 82 day-journey wrapped up in Port Hardy, B.C. on Monday. Facebook photo

Red Deer man completes 1,638 km hike for cancer research

Dwayne Buckle, a Red Deer firefighter returned home Friday after his 12-week journey

Dwayne Buckle, 40 of Red Deer finished a 1,638-kilometre walk, in honour of his family. The 12-week, 82 day-journey wrapped up in Port Hardy, B.C. on Monday. Facebook photo
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveres to Canada are being delayed because of complications at their European distribution facility. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Delays of Pfizer vaccine delivery to impact Alberta’s vaccination plans

Alberta has administered 74,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveres to Canada are being delayed because of complications at their European distribution facility. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Two inmates at Bowden Institution have tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press File Photo)

2 Bowden inmates test positive for COVID-19

A pair of inmates at Bowden Institution have tested positive for COVID-19.…

Two inmates at Bowden Institution have tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press File Photo)
Rachelle Okrusko, 25 was last seen in Wetaskiwin and has been missing since Jan. 12. (Photo courtesy of RCMO)

25-year-old Rachelle Okrusko located: RCMP

Wetaskiwin RCMP have located 25-year-old Rachelle Okrusko. Okrusko is no longer missing,…

Rachelle Okrusko, 25 was last seen in Wetaskiwin and has been missing since Jan. 12. (Photo courtesy of RCMO)
Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province needed to make a change to school reporting. (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Province makes changes to school COVID-19 case reporting

The Alberta Government is altering the way it reports COVID-19 cases in…

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province needed to make a change to school reporting. (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that after examining the evidence this week, the province determined it was safe to open some personal wellness businesses by appointment only. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta eases some COVID-19 restrictions

Salons, barbershops and other personal and wellness services will be open by appointment only

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that after examining the evidence this week, the province determined it was safe to open some personal wellness businesses by appointment only. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Premier Jason Kenney has directed Alberta officials to look for ways for Alberta to procure additional doses of the vaccine from those other sources. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

Alberta looking for ways to secure its own doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Premier Jason Kenney suggested this week that the province begin working on…

Premier Jason Kenney has directed Alberta officials to look for ways for Alberta to procure additional doses of the vaccine from those other sources. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
A new program will provide mental health supports to central Alberta youth. File photo

AHS aims to help Central Alberta youth with new mental health program

Alberta Health Services has created a new program to help central Alberta…

A new program will provide mental health supports to central Alberta youth. File photo
Alberta Chief Medicial Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 23 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer reports one more death Wednesday

875 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths

Alberta Chief Medicial Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 23 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Scott Odegard, 57, passed away suddenly on Jan.7. He was a beloved figure in the local hockey community as a player, coach, mentor and friend. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Rustlers)

Scott Odegard remembered by Red Deer hockey community

It’s hard to find someone in the Red Deer hockey community who…

Scott Odegard, 57, passed away suddenly on Jan.7. He was a beloved figure in the local hockey community as a player, coach, mentor and friend. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Rustlers)
Alberta premier Jason Kenney said in a Facebook live Wednesday that vaccine rollout for the general population could start as soon as May. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

General population to start getting COVID-19 vaccine this summer: Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney said Tuesday that he expects “regular Albertans” to begin…

Alberta premier Jason Kenney said in a Facebook live Wednesday that vaccine rollout for the general population could start as soon as May. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw, accompanied by Premier Jason Kenney in March. Kenney said Monday that the province could run out of COVID-19 vaccines as early as next week. Photo by Government of Alberta

Vaccine shortage a possibility for Alberta: Kenney

Provincial authorities continue to adjust their target for COVID-19 vaccines as shortages…

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw, accompanied by Premier Jason Kenney in March. Kenney said Monday that the province could run out of COVID-19 vaccines as early as next week. Photo by Government of Alberta
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, announced an additional 652 cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, with 9,300 tests completed over the past 24 hours with provincial positivity rate of 6.8 per cent. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

New daily record: Alberta reports 38 COVID deaths, 5 in Central zone, 2 in Red Deer

Two of the most recent deaths were in Red Deer, two in Camrose

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, announced an additional 652 cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, with 9,300 tests completed over the past 24 hours with provincial positivity rate of 6.8 per cent. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
The Red Deer Rebels are hopeful that a 24-game WHL season is on the horizon. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Sutter says 24-game season ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for WHL

Will they or won’t they, that is the question. The Western Hockey…

The Red Deer Rebels are hopeful that a 24-game WHL season is on the horizon. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Red Deer Rebels play-by-play announcer Cam Moon, right, called more than 1,700 games for the team and will move to the NHL later this week. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

‘I was stunned’, voice of the Red Deer Rebels Cam Moon gets call to NHL

Moon will call the first game of his hometown Edmonton Oilers Thursday

Red Deer Rebels play-by-play announcer Cam Moon, right, called more than 1,700 games for the team and will move to the NHL later this week. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)