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Alberta has 1,910 active cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Red Deer is reporting five active cases, with 108 recovered. (File photo)

Red Deer reports 25th COVID-19 death

415 new cases identified provincially Saturday

Alberta has 1,910 active cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Red Deer is reporting five active cases, with 108 recovered. (File photo)
Red Deer’s Kyle Moore, 26, will be a houseguest on Season 9 of ‘Big Brother Canada.’ The show premieres Wednesday at 5 p.m. (Photo courtesy Big Brother Canada)

Red Deer man will be a houseguest on ‘Big Brother Canada’

A Red Deer man will be a houseguest on the upcoming season…

Red Deer’s Kyle Moore, 26, will be a houseguest on Season 9 of ‘Big Brother Canada.’ The show premieres Wednesday at 5 p.m. (Photo courtesy Big Brother Canada)
Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer says some details of the provincial government’s 2021-22 budget need to be ‘sorted out’ when it comes to the hospital expansion funding. (File photo by Advocate staff)

More detail needed regarding hospital funding, says Red Deer mayor

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer says some information is unclear regarding the…

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer says some details of the provincial government’s 2021-22 budget need to be ‘sorted out’ when it comes to the hospital expansion funding. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Nicole Buchanan, chair of Red Deer Public Schools board, says it’s too soon to say how the provincial government’s 2021-22 will impact the district. (Contributed file photo)

Red Deer school boards react to provincial budget

It’s still too soon to say how the latest provincial budget will…

Nicole Buchanan, chair of Red Deer Public Schools board, says it’s too soon to say how the provincial government’s 2021-22 will impact the district. (Contributed file photo)
More than 100,000 Albertans aged 75 and older have booked their vaccine appointments, AHS said Thursday. (Photo courtesy Alberta Health Services Twitter)

‘Abysmal failure’: Red Deer senior concerned after vaccine appointment booking delays

The delays seniors faced when attempting to book a vaccine appointment was…

More than 100,000 Albertans aged 75 and older have booked their vaccine appointments, AHS said Thursday. (Photo courtesy Alberta Health Services Twitter)
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)

Red Deer has 564 of central zone’s 766 active COVID-19 cases

Government of Alberta identifies 328 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

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)
U.S. forward Alex Morgan (13) attempts a header on goal in front of Canada defender Shelina Zadorsky (4) during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Phelan M. Ebenhack

Zadorsky: No “moral victory” in Canada’s women’s soccer loss to U.S.

In the wake of Canada’s 1-0 loss to the U.S. in the…

U.S. forward Alex Morgan (13) attempts a header on goal in front of Canada defender Shelina Zadorsky (4) during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Phelan M. Ebenhack
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada was released for Oct. 7, 2020. (File photo)

Gov’t of Alberta identifies 348 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

Central zone currently has 654 active cases

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada was released for Oct. 7, 2020. (File photo)
‘We Need More Toilet Paper’ author Christine Orme with two of her cairn terriers, Ripley and PJ. Contributed photo

Central Alberta author recognized by Canada Book Awards

A Ponoka author has received an award for a book she wrote…

‘We Need More Toilet Paper’ author Christine Orme with two of her cairn terriers, Ripley and PJ. Contributed photo
Red Deer’s Jayda Monilaws, 12, will bake three dozen cupcakes for the person who wins a draw at the end of the month. To enter the draw, people are asked to donate a needed item or money to the Central Alberta Humane Society. (Contributed photo)

12-year-old girl helping Central Alberta Humane Society

A 12-year-old Red Deer girl says she wants to help the Central…

Red Deer’s Jayda Monilaws, 12, will bake three dozen cupcakes for the person who wins a draw at the end of the month. To enter the draw, people are asked to donate a needed item or money to the Central Alberta Humane Society. (Contributed photo)
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto in April. Red Deer’s unemployment rate in January was 9.1 per cent, which was 0.7 percentage points lower than December 2020, according to information released by Statistics Canada Friday.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Red Deer’s unemployment rate falls to 9.1 per cent

Red Deer’s unemployment rate continued to trend downwards in the first month…

A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto in April. Red Deer’s unemployment rate in January was 9.1 per cent, which was 0.7 percentage points lower than December 2020, according to information released by Statistics Canada Friday.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Rebekah McDonald, of Red Deer, is calling for ‘accountability’ after her son was taken into isolation after his return to Canada at Calgary airport without adequate explanation to his family. (Screenshot by Advocate staff)

Red Deer mother wants more ‘accountability’ after son was detained at Calgary airport

A Red Deer mother whose son was detained at the Calgary International…

Rebekah McDonald, of Red Deer, is calling for ‘accountability’ after her son was taken into isolation after his return to Canada at Calgary airport without adequate explanation to his family. (Screenshot by Advocate staff)
(File photo by The Canadian Press)
(File photo by The Canadian Press)
This past week, the provincial government announced restaurants will be able to allow sit-down dining again, as long as the number of provincial hospitalizations stays below 600. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Red Deer restaurants look ahead to return of sit-down dining on Feb. 8

One Red Deer restaurant owner says it’s “awesome” his business will be…

This past week, the provincial government announced restaurants will be able to allow sit-down dining again, as long as the number of provincial hospitalizations stays below 600. (File photo by The Associated Press)
Ubuntu is hosting several events to commemorate Black History Month in February. (Contributed graphic)

Central Albertans can celebrate Black History Month with online events

Central Albertans who want to commemorate Black History Month will be able…

Ubuntu is hosting several events to commemorate Black History Month in February. (Contributed graphic)
Alberta has 1,910 active cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Red Deer is reporting five active cases, with 108 recovered. (File photo)

Alberta adds fewer than 400 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

666 active cases in central zone

Alberta has 1,910 active cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Red Deer is reporting five active cases, with 108 recovered. (File photo)
Master Seoungmin Rim was recently named head coach of Canada’s Poomsae team by Taekwondo Canada. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Taekwondo gym owner to return as national Poomsae coach

The owner of a Taekwondo gym in Red Deer will return as…

Master Seoungmin Rim was recently named head coach of Canada’s Poomsae team by Taekwondo Canada. (Contributed photo)
On Friday, the City of Red Deer announced 63 part-time and full-time employees were temporarily laid off. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer announces 63 staff members temporarily laid off

The City of Red Deer has temporarily laid off 63 permanent part-time…

On Friday, the City of Red Deer announced 63 part-time and full-time employees were temporarily laid off. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Innisfail Mayor Jim Romane wants the government to consider relaxing existing restrictions in a manner that reflects, and directly corresponds with, a geographic region’s number of active cases. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Innisfail mayor wants gov’t to relax existing restrictions based off geographic region

Innisfail’s mayor is asking the premier to relax restrictions based off of…

Innisfail Mayor Jim Romane wants the government to consider relaxing existing restrictions in a manner that reflects, and directly corresponds with, a geographic region’s number of active cases. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Adult mountain pine beetle or Dendroctonus ponderosae, collected in Grande Prairie from the Olds College insect collection. Photo by Ken Fry/Olds College

Mostly mild winter could lead to increase in mountain pine beetles, says central Alberta professor

A more mild winter could lead to an increase in mountain pine…

Adult mountain pine beetle or Dendroctonus ponderosae, collected in Grande Prairie from the Olds College insect collection. Photo by Ken Fry/Olds College