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Cilantro and Chive was voted in the top three in no less than 13 different categories in the 2020 Best of Lacombe Readers Choice Awards. Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express

Cilantro and Chive opening in Red Deer

There will soon be two Cilantro and Chive locations. The Lacombe restaurant…

Cilantro and Chive was voted in the top three in no less than 13 different categories in the 2020 Best of Lacombe Readers Choice Awards. Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, reported 323 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

‘We’re in a danger zone,’ says Hinshaw

The province’s top doctor says “we’re in a danger zone” when it…

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, reported 323 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, receive flu shot. Photo via Government of Alberta

COVID cases climb in central zone, Red Deer

The total number of active COVID-19 cases in the province reached 3,138…

Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, receive flu shot. Photo via Government of Alberta
The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Alberta. Recent infections include two connected to Red Deer College as well as at two more Red Deer schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

896 new COVID cases reported in Alberta

Alberta reported almost 900 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and four additional…

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Alberta. Recent infections include two connected to Red Deer College as well as at two more Red Deer schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Two additional COVID-19 cases are being investigated by authorities at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer. File photo

Two more COVID-19 cases being investigated at Red Deer school

Public health staff are investigating two additional cases of COVID-19 at Hunting…

Two additional COVID-19 cases are being investigated by authorities at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer. File photo
Jessie Friesen and her husband Abe have experienced numerous truck and trailer break-ins at their Glendale home. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, this truck was broken-into and sentimental items were taken. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Thanksgiving theft: Red Deer family ‘sickened’ by crime

Dealing with a truck break-in over the Thanksgiving weekend is no way…

Jessie Friesen and her husband Abe have experienced numerous truck and trailer break-ins at their Glendale home. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, this truck was broken-into and sentimental items were taken. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
Central zone active COVID-19 cases jumped to 109 Tuesday from Friday's 50. (Government of Alberta)

Central Alberta’s COVID cases double

The number of COVID-19 cases in central Alberta has more than doubled…

Central zone active COVID-19 cases jumped to 109 Tuesday from Friday's 50. (Government of Alberta)
Some Red Deer restaurants will look into a plastic cutlery alternative before the end of 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Businesses suck up ban on plastics

The federal government’s decision to ban single-use plastics is getting a luke…

Some Red Deer restaurants will look into a plastic cutlery alternative before the end of 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Bethany Lynn found her car damaged Saturday morning in Sylvan Lake while it was parked on 49th Street. Contributed photo

Sylvan Lake residents wake up to crime spree on Thanksgiving weekend

Several Sylvan Lake residents woke up to a crime spree on the…

Bethany Lynn found her car damaged Saturday morning in Sylvan Lake while it was parked on 49th Street. Contributed photo
The central zone has 26 active COVID-19 cases, according to the latest numbers on the Alberta government’s website. Photo by The Canadian Press

Alberta’s COVID cases rise steeply for third straight day

The Alberta government reported 276 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. That’s…

The central zone has 26 active COVID-19 cases, according to the latest numbers on the Alberta government’s website. Photo by The Canadian Press
Downtown restaurant owners request City of Red Deer to extend Ross Street Patio into winter

Downtown restaurant owners request City of Red Deer to extend Ross Street Patio into winter

Downtown Red Deer restaurant owners want the city to extend the Ross…

Downtown restaurant owners request City of Red Deer to extend Ross Street Patio into winter
Tijana Vojinovic exhibits prudent behaviour Monday: wearing a mask and going out only when feeling healthy. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, is concerned some Albertans are heading out to work and social gatherings while waiting for COVID-19 test results. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

If you’re sick, ‘stay home,’ says Hinshaw

Eight people died over the weekend

Tijana Vojinovic exhibits prudent behaviour Monday: wearing a mask and going out only when feeling healthy. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, is concerned some Albertans are heading out to work and social gatherings while waiting for COVID-19 test results. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
Red Deer Emergency Services provide tips on fire safety during Fire Prevention Week

Red Deer Emergency Services provide tips on fire safety during Fire Prevention Week

It’s Fire Prevention Week, and Red Deer Emergency Services wants you to…

Red Deer Emergency Services provide tips on fire safety during Fire Prevention Week
A couple of hundred Black Lives Matter supporters participated in the Red Deer Peace Walk on Sunday at Coronation Park, before taking part in a walk to City Hall Park. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Peaceful anti-racism protest held in Red Deer on Sunday

Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement shared their message with words,…

A couple of hundred Black Lives Matter supporters participated in the Red Deer Peace Walk on Sunday at Coronation Park, before taking part in a walk to City Hall Park. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
Claire Ledingham, left, hands a guest a meal at the Drive-Thru Fall Supper held at Heritage United Church in Regina on Saturday Oct. 3, 2020. The annual event, normally a large communal meal, was switched to a drive-thru format because of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

‘The thing you do around here:’ Prairie fall suppers adjust to COVID-19 reality

Vehicles lined up more than three kilometres along a rural Manitoba road…

Claire Ledingham, left, hands a guest a meal at the Drive-Thru Fall Supper held at Heritage United Church in Regina on Saturday Oct. 3, 2020. The annual event, normally a large communal meal, was switched to a drive-thru format because of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
Protesters march through Montreal, calling for ‘Justice for Joyce’

Protesters march through Montreal, calling for ‘Justice for Joyce’

MONTREAL — Crowds of protesters marched through downtown Montreal on Saturday, calling…

Protesters march through Montreal, calling for ‘Justice for Joyce’
Water main installation to close portion of 55 Street in Red Deer

Water main installation to close portion of 55 Street in Red Deer

A portion of 55 Street will close starting Thursday to December 24…

Water main installation to close portion of 55 Street in Red Deer
Sue McIntosh’s horse Finnegan, right, survived Potomac horse fever. An outbreak of the water-borne illness, which is fatal in up to 30 per cent of cases, has been declared in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Reports of horse fever confirmed in central Alberta

Alberta horse owners are on the alert for the spread of a…

Sue McIntosh’s horse Finnegan, right, survived Potomac horse fever. An outbreak of the water-borne illness, which is fatal in up to 30 per cent of cases, has been declared in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta has conducted more tests per capita for COVID-19 than B.C., Quebec or Ontario have, said Health Minister Tyler Shandro on Monday. (The Canadian Press)

COVID-19: More than 1 million Albertans have been tested to date

Roughly one in four Albertans have been tested

Alberta has conducted more tests per capita for COVID-19 than B.C., Quebec or Ontario have, said Health Minister Tyler Shandro on Monday. (The Canadian Press)
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Residents of apartment building displaced due to fire in Olds

Several residents of an apartment building in Olds have been displaced after…

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