Sean McIntosh

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Red Deer hits record 615 active COVID-19 cases Saturday

Central zone has 2,105 active cases

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RDC Queens forward Mary Hirsch battles for a loose puck in Game 3 of the ACAC semifinal against the NAIT Ooks last year at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. ACAC has proposed a plan that will transition from this past season of complete cancellation to the cautious and measured re-introduction of post-secondary sport in 2021-22. (Photo by Advocate Staff)

ACAC preparing for 2021-22 season

The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference has been granted approval to draft schedules…

RDC Queens forward Mary Hirsch battles for a loose puck in Game 3 of the ACAC semifinal against the NAIT Ooks last year at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. ACAC has proposed a plan that will transition from this past season of complete cancellation to the cautious and measured re-introduction of post-secondary sport in 2021-22. (Photo by Advocate Staff)
Red Deer’s Nelson Lacourse donated three sets of golf clubs and passes to students at St. Teresa of Avila School in Red Deer Friday. (Photo courtesy St. Teresa of Avila School Twitter)

Red Deer man raises money, donates golf clubs to children

A Red Deer man raised money so he could donate golf clubs…

Red Deer’s Nelson Lacourse donated three sets of golf clubs and passes to students at St. Teresa of Avila School in Red Deer Friday. (Photo courtesy St. Teresa of Avila School Twitter)
Dr. Deena Hinshaw said pharmacies that offer the Moderna vaccine are being affected after the supply was ‘cut by more than half and delayed.’ (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Central Alberta pharmacies impacted by vaccine shortage

At least a couple of central Alberta pharmacies are being impacted by…

Dr. Deena Hinshaw said pharmacies that offer the Moderna vaccine are being affected after the supply was ‘cut by more than half and delayed.’ (File photo by The Canadian Press)
There are now 18,424 active COVID-19 cases in Alberta and 56.8 per cent of those have been identified as variants of concern. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
There are now 18,424 active COVID-19 cases in Alberta and 56.8 per cent of those have been identified as variants of concern. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Artist Delree Dumont has painted an Indigenous mural at St. Joseph High School. (Contributed photo)

Indigenous mural painted on Red Deer high school walls

A new Indigenous mural now sits on the walls of St. Joseph…

Artist Delree Dumont has painted an Indigenous mural at St. Joseph High School. (Contributed photo)
A vial of the Medicago vaccine sits on a surface. CARe Clinic, located in Red Deer, has been selected to participate in the third phase of vaccine study. (Photo courtesy www.medicago.com)

Red Deer clinical research centre participating in plant-based COVID-19 vaccine trial

A Red Deer research centre has been selected to participate in the…

A vial of the Medicago vaccine sits on a surface. CARe Clinic, located in Red Deer, has been selected to participate in the third phase of vaccine study. (Photo courtesy www.medicago.com)
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Red Deer jumps to 449 active COVID-19 cases on Sunday

1,516 new cases identified in Alberta

Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
There were six additional deaths across Alberta reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,926 since the beginning of the pandemic. (File photo)

1,486 new COVID-19 cases identified in Alberta Saturday

Central zone has 1,734 active cases

There were six additional deaths across Alberta reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,926 since the beginning of the pandemic. (File photo)
GrammaLink-Africa members are participating in the Stride to Turn the Tide campaign until June 30. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer group walking to raise money for African grandmothers

A group of central Albertans will be walking every day until the…

GrammaLink-Africa members are participating in the Stride to Turn the Tide campaign until June 30. (Contributed photo)
A commercial building, housing two businesses, in Stettler was completed destroyed by a fire Thursday. (Photo courtesy Stettler Regional Fire Department)

Fire destroys commercial building in Stettler

A commercial building just outside of Stettler was destroyed by a fire…

A commercial building, housing two businesses, in Stettler was completed destroyed by a fire Thursday. (Photo courtesy Stettler Regional Fire Department)
Within a couple of weeks, about 30 per cent of Alberta’s population will have some protection from COVID, says Premier Jason Kenney. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta poised for economic ‘renaissance’ after pandemic, says premier

Economic recovery is Alberta’s “next big challenge,” says the province’s premier. “It’s…

Within a couple of weeks, about 30 per cent of Alberta’s population will have some protection from COVID, says Premier Jason Kenney. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Maclean’s recently released its annual Best Communities list, which ranks 415 municipalities across the country based on affordability, population growth, taxes, crime, weather, health, amenities, community and internet access. Red Deer ranked 241st. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer ranks 241st on Maclean’s Best Communities list

The list features 415 Canadian communities

Maclean’s recently released its annual Best Communities list, which ranks 415 municipalities across the country based on affordability, population growth, taxes, crime, weather, health, amenities, community and internet access. Red Deer ranked 241st. (File photo by Advocate staff)
There are 1,311 active cases of COVID-19 in the Central zone, while the Calgary zone has 6,802, the Edmonton zone has 3,688, the North zone has 1,970 and the South zone has 949. (Black Press file image)
There are 1,311 active cases of COVID-19 in the Central zone, while the Calgary zone has 6,802, the Edmonton zone has 3,688, the North zone has 1,970 and the South zone has 949. (Black Press file image)
Heather Buelow, owner of Aerial Edge Studio in Blackfalds, says she has spent all of her savings to keep the studio going through government-mandated shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photo)

Either open in-person or close permanently: Central Alberta yoga studio defying rules

A central Alberta woman is allowing clients back into her traditional and…

Heather Buelow, owner of Aerial Edge Studio in Blackfalds, says she has spent all of her savings to keep the studio going through government-mandated shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photo)
A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

All adult Albertans to be offered first dose of vaccine by end of June: Premier

Alberta’s premier says the province will be “back to normal” when 72…

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta identifies 1,183 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

50.5% of all active cases are variants of concern

Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Flags bearers hold the Canadian flag high during the Flags of Remembrance ceremony in Sylvan Lake in 2017. (File photo by Advocate staff)

New project to pay tribute to Canadians killed in Afghanistan

Flags of Remembrance scheduled for Sept. 11

Flags bearers hold the Canadian flag high during the Flags of Remembrance ceremony in Sylvan Lake in 2017. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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1,293 new COVID-19 cases identified in Alberta Saturday

Central zone has 1,124 active cases

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Leader of Alberta’s NDP Rachel Notley and infrastructure critic Thomas Dang held a press conference in front of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre Friday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Alberta’s NDP demands funding for Red Deer hospital

Alberta’s NDP is demanding the United Conservative Party government reverse its “broken…

Leader of Alberta’s NDP Rachel Notley and infrastructure critic Thomas Dang held a press conference in front of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre Friday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)