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Alberta's chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said there are 739 people in hospital across Alberta, including 120 in ICU. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Updated: Eleven more Albertans die from COVID-19

There were 739 people in hospital, 120 in ICU on Monday

  • Jan 18, 2021
Alberta's chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said there are 739 people in hospital across Alberta, including 120 in ICU. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
World Juniors’ referee Mike Langin makes a called during the Canada vs. Slovakia at the 2021 World Junior Championship at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Dec. 27, 2020. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada)

Former Sylvan Lake man lives his dream at World Junior Championships

Mike Langin was one the 25 Canadian officials who worked during the tournament

  • Jan 18, 2021
World Juniors’ referee Mike Langin makes a called during the Canada vs. Slovakia at the 2021 World Junior Championship at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Dec. 27, 2020. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada)
Red Deer city transit will return to full capacity this weekend. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Red Deer Transit increasing frequency of buses beginning Wednesday

Many routes will run on 30-minute intervals

  • Jan 18, 2021
Red Deer city transit will return to full capacity this weekend. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff
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Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre can accommodate up to 20 patients requiring a ventilator, says Alberta Health Services. File photo by Advocate staff

Man critical of wife’s treatment at Red Deer hospital

An Alberta man says the recent treatment of his wife at the…

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre can accommodate up to 20 patients requiring a ventilator, says Alberta Health Services. File photo by Advocate staff
Lacombe is looking at its options for reclaiming sewage lagoons that are no longer needed. Vesta Energy Ltd. has signed a deal to use three lagoons to store water for fracking.
Map from City of Lacombe

Energy company to use former Lacombe sewage lagoons to store water for fracking

Vesta Energy Ltd. will pay Lacombe more than $100,000 a year in 20-year deal

  • Jan 18, 2021
Lacombe is looking at its options for reclaiming sewage lagoons that are no longer needed. Vesta Energy Ltd. has signed a deal to use three lagoons to store water for fracking.
Map from City of Lacombe
ATB Economics released new vehicle sales stats for November. (Contributed by ATB Economics)
ATB Economics released new vehicle sales stats for November. (Contributed by ATB Economics)
ALERT CEO Chad Coles and then-Red Deer RCMP Supt. Ken Foster held a press conference in July after a year long drug-trafficking investigation. Keegan Robinson was arrested in that operation and was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison on Monday.Black Press file photo

Red Deer drug trafficker sentenced to 4.5 years

Updated: Keegan Robinson pleaded guilty previously to trafficking cocaine

ALERT CEO Chad Coles and then-Red Deer RCMP Supt. Ken Foster held a press conference in July after a year long drug-trafficking investigation. Keegan Robinson was arrested in that operation and was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison on Monday.Black Press file photo
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. An Alberta legislature member is signalling he has no plans to give up his seat after Kenney booted him from the United Conservative caucus for failing to represent constituents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Alberta to run out of COVID-19 vaccine supply: Kenney

Alberta Health Services has administered nearly 90,000 doses to eligible health-care workers…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. An Alberta legislature member is signalling he has no plans to give up his seat after Kenney booted him from the United Conservative caucus for failing to represent constituents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Blood donors needed

Canada Life Week to Save Lives campaign

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19.  (File photo)

Gov’t reports two more COVID-19 deaths in Red Deer on Sunday

Nineteen new deaths, including two in Red Deer, were reported by the…

Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19.  (File photo)
Andre Lemus, the owner of Las Palmeras in Red Deer, says he hopes in-person dining restrictions are lifted this upcoming Thursday. (Photo courtesy www.laspalmeras.ca)

Red Deer restaurant owner hopes in-person dining restrictions are lifted Thursday

The owner of a Red Deer restaurant says business has “dropped” since…

Andre Lemus, the owner of Las Palmeras in Red Deer, says he hopes in-person dining restrictions are lifted this upcoming Thursday. (Photo courtesy www.laspalmeras.ca)
FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. Moderna said Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, its COVID-19 shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus that's surging in the U.S. and around the world. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. Moderna said Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, its COVID-19 shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus that's surging in the U.S. and around the world. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
According to the AUPE, the government is looking to outsource maintenance works at four facilities, including the Michener Centre South in Red Deer. (File photo from Facebook)

Alberta gov’t ‘using pandemic as shield to lay off workers,’ says AUPE

The Government of Alberta’s “attacks on workers” is continuing with a new…

According to the AUPE, the government is looking to outsource maintenance works at four facilities, including the Michener Centre South in Red Deer. (File photo from Facebook)
Rocky Mountain House RCMP, EMS, Search and Rescue, STARS air ambulance and Alstrom Helicopters worked together to rescue a fallen ice climber Friday. (Photo contributed by Rocky Mountain House RCMP)

Rocky Mountain House RCMP help rescue fallen ice climber

Rocky Mountain RCMP helped assist a fallen ice climber Friday afternoon. At…

Rocky Mountain House RCMP, EMS, Search and Rescue, STARS air ambulance and Alstrom Helicopters worked together to rescue a fallen ice climber Friday. (Photo contributed by Rocky Mountain House RCMP)
Brett Salomons, of Salomons Commercial, and Mark Jones, CEO of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, in the CACAC's new temporary home. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre’s One Day Challenge returns

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre has announced its One Day Challenge is…

Brett Salomons, of Salomons Commercial, and Mark Jones, CEO of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, in the CACAC's new temporary home. (Contributed photo)
Dwayne Buckle, 40 of Red Deer finished a 1,638-kilometre walk, in honour of his family. The 12-week, 82 day-journey wrapped up in Port Hardy, B.C. on Monday. Facebook photo

Red Deer man completes 1,638 km hike for cancer research

Dwayne Buckle, a Red Deer firefighter returned home Friday after his 12-week journey

Dwayne Buckle, 40 of Red Deer finished a 1,638-kilometre walk, in honour of his family. The 12-week, 82 day-journey wrapped up in Port Hardy, B.C. on Monday. Facebook photo
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveres to Canada are being delayed because of complications at their European distribution facility. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Delays of Pfizer vaccine delivery to impact Alberta’s vaccination plans

Alberta has administered 74,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveres to Canada are being delayed because of complications at their European distribution facility. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Students Association of Red Deer College president Brittany Lausen says she’s pleased the college is offering students a choice to attend class in-person or remotely. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)

Red Deer College winter term enrolment dips

Enrolment down about six per cent but mix of online and in-person instruction is going over well

Students Association of Red Deer College president Brittany Lausen says she’s pleased the college is offering students a choice to attend class in-person or remotely. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)
Two inmates at Bowden Institution have tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press File Photo)

2 Bowden inmates test positive for COVID-19

A pair of inmates at Bowden Institution have tested positive for COVID-19.…

Two inmates at Bowden Institution have tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press File Photo)
Salons and barbershops are able to open on Monday, the Government of Alberta announced this week. (Photo courtesy Pixabay)

Red Deer salon owner “relieved” business can re-open next week

The owner of a Red Deer salon says she’s “definitely relieved” her…

Salons and barbershops are able to open on Monday, the Government of Alberta announced this week. (Photo courtesy Pixabay)