Mamta Lulla

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Quebec Premier Francois Legault leave a news conference in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Kenney says Alberta’s largest hospitals are at 91 per cent capacity due to COVID-19 cases and widespread cancellation of more non-urgent surgeries may be necessary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Christmas Grinch: Albertans are paying for Kenney’s tardy response to pandemic

Opinion: Acting sooner would have cleared us all by the time December hit

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Quebec Premier Francois Legault leave a news conference in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Kenney says Alberta’s largest hospitals are at 91 per cent capacity due to COVID-19 cases and widespread cancellation of more non-urgent surgeries may be necessary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Grade 7 Teacher Corey Hunter at Westpark Middle School pictured here with a screen in the background showing some of the students learning online. (Contributed photo)

High virtual attendance in first week of temporary online learning at Red Deer Public Schools

As students in Grades 7-12 across the province moved to temporary online…

Grade 7 Teacher Corey Hunter at Westpark Middle School pictured here with a screen in the background showing some of the students learning online. (Contributed photo)
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows faced a succession of snow flurries last week. (THE NEWS – files)

Freezing rain, flurries in forecast for Red Deer Tuesday night

Red Deerians have been soaking in the sunshine this past week. But…

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows faced a succession of snow flurries last week. (THE NEWS – files)
(Black Press file photo)

Extended lane, parking, sidewalk closures in downtown Red Deer starting this week

Motorists and pedestrians are advised of a prolonged disruption in downtown Red…

(Black Press file photo)
YOUTH CONCERNS - Kris Fleckenstein, Youth HQ board chair, speaks to media following the release of a needs assessment report. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer receives $5,000 in donation

TELUS recently presented a cheque to the Boys and Girls Club of…

YOUTH CONCERNS - Kris Fleckenstein, Youth HQ board chair, speaks to media following the release of a needs assessment report. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)

RCMP lay second degree murder charge in central Alberta

Early Sunday, the Rocky Mountain House RCMP launched an investigation into a…

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, confirmed 16 additional virus-deaths Monday afternoon. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

New record: Red Deer cases up Monday at 355

Alberta’s active cases at 20,067

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, confirmed 16 additional virus-deaths Monday afternoon. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Letter to the editor

Letter: Don’t refuse to wear a mask because it is inconvenient

Time for some straight talk about rights to anti-mask protesters. First, rights…

Letter to the editor
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP was called to a report of a fight at an Okanagan Landing Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 31, but issued the homeowner a ticket  under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act for having too many people at the party. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta RCMP conducting checkstops Saturday

Though the ways we celebrate the holiday season may have changed this…

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP was called to a report of a fight at an Okanagan Landing Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 31, but issued the homeowner a ticket  under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act for having too many people at the party. (Black Press file photo)
Harley Hay

Hay’s Daze: Not used to seeing giraffe with a mask

My bad. Now there’s an expression that used to stick in my…

Harley Hay
Higher sales of cannabis helped Canadian farmers come out in the green. (Black Press Media File)

Drumheller RCMP lay charge for unlawfully distributing cannabis

A joint forces investigation involving the AGLC investigation team partnered with Drumheller…

Higher sales of cannabis helped Canadian farmers come out in the green. (Black Press Media File)
The Salvation Army's 2020 Christmas Kettle Campaign includes a new $5 tap feature for pandemic-friendly donations. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Salvation Army officers safe, touchless options for Kettle donation this year

The Salvation Army in Red Deer needs help. Kettle donations are needed…

The Salvation Army's 2020 Christmas Kettle Campaign includes a new $5 tap feature for pandemic-friendly donations. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The Central Alberta Humane Society is looking for volunteers. (Photo contributed)

Central Alberta Humane Society looking for volunteers

The Central Alberta Humane Society is in need of volunteers Dec. 11…

The Central Alberta Humane Society is looking for volunteers. (Photo contributed)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Drumheller RCMP arrest local drug dealer

A joint forces investigation involving Drumheller RCMP and ALERT has led to…

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
The new Gasoline Alley Farmers Market officially opened on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Gasoline Alley brewery a collaboration between brewers and farmers

Red Deer County’s newest brewery has been built from the ground up…

The new Gasoline Alley Farmers Market officially opened on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, confirmed eight additional virus-deaths Monday afternoon including one in central zone. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

New record: Red Deer at 236 active COVID cases

One more death in central zone reported

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, confirmed eight additional virus-deaths Monday afternoon including one in central zone. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

‘Fake’ police officers demand money, Red Deer RCMP warn of scam

Red Deer RCMP are warning the public of a concerning incident where…

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Letter to the editor

Letter to editor: Christmas Eve dinner delivery for seniors

Dear editor, Usually, I drive to Calgary for Christmas week, to spend…

Letter to the editor
Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Mandatory indoor mask wearing starts Monday in Red Deer

A municipal bylaw requiring masking in public indoor places takes effect Monday…

Although B.C. has not made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, some business owners are requiring all customers to wear them before entering their store. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
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