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There were 410 COVID-19 cases recorded in Alberta Wednesday. (File photo)

Alberta records 410 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Central zone dropped to 160 active cases

There were 410 COVID-19 cases recorded in Alberta Wednesday. (File photo)
After an epic seven game series in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League, the Sylvan Lake Wranglers and Red Deer Vipers will get the 2020-21 season started with a four-game mini-series. Game 1 will be played Friday night in Sylvan Lake. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Wranglers, Vipers set to tangle in HJHL season opener

Playoff hockey in October? Not exactly, but when the Red Deer Vipers…

After an epic seven game series in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League, the Sylvan Lake Wranglers and Red Deer Vipers will get the 2020-21 season started with a four-game mini-series. Game 1 will be played Friday night in Sylvan Lake. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Cilantro and Chive Owner Rieley Kay is set to open a second location, this time in Red Deer. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Cilantro and Chive excited to open second location

New spot will open early in 2021 and is located near Westerner Park

Cilantro and Chive Owner Rieley Kay is set to open a second location, this time in Red Deer. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
Red Deer Rebels forward Jayden Grubbe is one of three Rebels on the NHL Central Scouting players to watch list for the 2021 NHL Draft. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Three Rebels on 2021 NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch list

A trio of Red Deer Rebels has caught scouts’ eyes ahead of…

Red Deer Rebels forward Jayden Grubbe is one of three Rebels on the NHL Central Scouting players to watch list for the 2021 NHL Draft. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
The Red Deer RCMP has filed another set of charges after an alleged assault at an anti-racism rally on Sept. 20. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

More assault charges filed after Sept. 20 anti-racism rally in Red Deer

Trevor Lyle Roy faces a second set of charges stemming from the event

The Red Deer RCMP has filed another set of charges after an alleged assault at an anti-racism rally on Sept. 20. (File photo by Advocate Staff)
Kathleen Finnigan, who was named superintendent of the Red Deer Regional Catholic School Board on Tuesday, has more than 30 years of experience as an educator. (Courtesy of Red Deer Regional Catholic Schools)

Kathleen Finnigan named Red Deer Regional Catholic Schools superintendent

The Red Deer Regional Catholic School Board will continue to be led…

Kathleen Finnigan, who was named superintendent of the Red Deer Regional Catholic School Board on Tuesday, has more than 30 years of experience as an educator. (Courtesy of Red Deer Regional Catholic Schools)
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)