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Notre Dame Cougars volleyball player Adam Hucal will play for the Western University Mustangs next season. (Photo courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics)

6 Notre Dame Cougars boys volleyball players to play post-secondary next fall

École Secondaire Notre Dame High School volleyball coach AJ Mahoney was a…

Notre Dame Cougars volleyball player Adam Hucal will play for the Western University Mustangs next season. (Photo courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that variants of concern make up close to 21 per cent of Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer jumps to 172 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta has 6,835 active cases of the virus

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that variants of concern make up close to 21 per cent of Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Premier Jason Kenney says the province is disappointed with the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on federal carbon tax. Photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

‘We’re not going to back down’: Kenney vows to keep pushing back on federal carbon tax

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he is considering options to fight the…

Premier Jason Kenney says the province is disappointed with the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on federal carbon tax. Photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Sylvan Lake Gulls coach Jason Chatwood (left) along with GM and President of Baseball Operations Aqil Samuel (right) have had to pivot to playing with only Canadian players in the 2021 WCBL season. (File photo by Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake Gulls go all Canadian in 2021

COVID-19 forces changes to WCBL schedule and rosters

Sylvan Lake Gulls coach Jason Chatwood (left) along with GM and President of Baseball Operations Aqil Samuel (right) have had to pivot to playing with only Canadian players in the 2021 WCBL season. (File photo by Sylvan Lake News)
NDP Economic Development critic Deron Bilous said Tuesday that the UCP needs to do more to support small businesses. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Alberta NDP calls on UCP to provide more support for small businesses

Alberta NDP calls on UCP to provide more support for small businesses…

NDP Economic Development critic Deron Bilous said Tuesday that the UCP needs to do more to support small businesses. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Jason Luan, associate minister of mental health and addictions, talks about a new drug treatment court coming to Red Deer as Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer looks on at Red Deer City Hall on Thursday.
Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Alberta Health introduces app to help curb overdose deaths

The Alberta government will test out a new phone app designed to…

Jason Luan, associate minister of mental health and addictions, talks about a new drug treatment court coming to Red Deer as Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer looks on at Red Deer City Hall on Thursday.
Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff
A nurse prepares to administer rapid COVID-19 tests at a construction site n Toronto on Thursday, February 18, 2021. A Canadian Federation of Independent Business survey says 63 per cent of small businesses say they would adopt rapid testing of employees if it would help their businesses to remain open. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Alberta expands COVID-19 rapid testing program

The Alberta government will be rolling out more COVID-19 rapid tests in…

A nurse prepares to administer rapid COVID-19 tests at a construction site n Toronto on Thursday, February 18, 2021. A Canadian Federation of Independent Business survey says 63 per cent of small businesses say they would adopt rapid testing of employees if it would help their businesses to remain open. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Justin Cass, a Lacombe resident is battling cancer and needs a unique treatment from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Friends have started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover his medical bills. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe page)

GoFundMe organized for Lacombe man battling cancer

Lacombe’s Justin Cass needs unique surgery to remove remaining cancer cells

Justin Cass, a Lacombe resident is battling cancer and needs a unique treatment from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Friends have started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover his medical bills. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe page)
A new 25.4-megawatt solar farm, located just outside Innisfail, was completed late last year. The project – a merchant solar farm – is the first of its kind in Alberta. (Photo courtesy of GP Joule)

Alberta to be key player in Canada’s renewable energy growth

Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will lead the country in renewable energy capacity…

A new 25.4-megawatt solar farm, located just outside Innisfail, was completed late last year. The project – a merchant solar farm – is the first of its kind in Alberta. (Photo courtesy of GP Joule)
Diploma exams are optional this fall for high school students, the Alberta government said in a statement Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Lindsay Thurber adds three new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

Three more individuals at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School have been diagnosed…

Diploma exams are optional this fall for high school students, the Alberta government said in a statement Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)

Province reports additional 456 COVID-19 cases, Red Deer at 124 active

Alberta reports five more COVID-19 deaths

This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)
Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed starting Monday, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

Alberta delays move to Step 3 of reopening

The province was set to move into the next step on Monday

Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed starting Monday, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
Theren Churchill, right, in action as a Huskies player. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Stettler native Theren Churchill signs with Toronto Argos

He was a first-round pick, ninth overall by the Argos in the 2020 CFL draft

Theren Churchill, right, in action as a Huskies player. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
A bottle of hand sanitizer is seen in Vancouver on October 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

U of A researchers warn of accidental poisonings from cleaning products during COVID-19

As Albertans try and battle COVID-19, another unintended consequence of the virus…

A bottle of hand sanitizer is seen in Vancouver on October 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Red Deer Rebels forward Zach Smith tips a shot off the post against Edmonton Oil Kings netminder Sebastian Cossa Saturday night at the Centrium. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Oil King sweep Red Deer Rebels in weekend series

Oil Kings 3 Rebels 1 (Saturday) Oil Kings 5 Rebels 2 (Sunday)…

Red Deer Rebels forward Zach Smith tips a shot off the post against Edmonton Oil Kings netminder Sebastian Cossa Saturday night at the Centrium. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

POLL: Should rodeo be Alberta’s official sport?

Should rodeo be Alberta’s official sport?

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Red Deer Rebels forward Zach Smith tips a shot off the post against Edmonton Oil Kings netminder Sebastian Cossa.

Oil Kings power play dominant again in win over Red Deer Rebels

Oil Kings 3 Rebels 1 Special teams cost the Red Deer Rebels…

Red Deer Rebels forward Zach Smith tips a shot off the post against Edmonton Oil Kings netminder Sebastian Cossa.
The Edmonton Oil Kings shutout the Red Deer Rebels 5-0 Friday night in Edmonton. (Advocate file photo)

Oil Kings power play helps bury Red Deer Rebels

Edmonton moves to 5-0 on the season, Rebels fall to 2-4-2-0

The Edmonton Oil Kings shutout the Red Deer Rebels 5-0 Friday night in Edmonton. (Advocate file photo)
Karen Mann, the City of Red Deer’s emergency management co-ordinator, has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 since the city recorded its first case one year ago, on March 19. (File photo by Advocate staff).

One year of COVID-19: City of Red Deer’s Karen Mann reflects on one year anniversary of city’s first COVID-19 case

Red Deer reported its first case one year ago and is still dealing with the fallout

Karen Mann, the City of Red Deer’s emergency management co-ordinator, has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 since the city recorded its first case one year ago, on March 19. (File photo by Advocate staff).
Across the province there are 276 people in hospital with COVID-19, with 48 in intensive care. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Alberta reports 696 additional cases of COVID-19 Friday

Red Deer sits at 106 active cases of COVID-19

Across the province there are 276 people in hospital with COVID-19, with 48 in intensive care. (NIAID-RML via AP)