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The influenza vaccine will be available at no cost starting Monday in Alberta. “The more that we can avoid influenza-related tests, emergency visits and hospitalizations, the stronger our system will be to support those with COVID-19 and all other health needs," says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Hinshaw urges Albertans to get flu shot as COVID cases jump by 332

Alberta’s central zone now has 132 active COVID-19 cases

The influenza vaccine will be available at no cost starting Monday in Alberta. “The more that we can avoid influenza-related tests, emergency visits and hospitalizations, the stronger our system will be to support those with COVID-19 and all other health needs," says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Hunting Hills High School has five confirmed cases of COVID-19. (File photo by Advocate staff
Hunting Hills High School has five confirmed cases of COVID-19. (File photo by Advocate staff
Red Deer RCMP say a 30-year-old man faces sexual charges against a teen. (File photo by Advocate staff)

RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigating suspicious death on Samson First Nation

The RCMP major crimes unit is investigating a suspicious death on the…

Red Deer RCMP say a 30-year-old man faces sexual charges against a teen. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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Sundre’s hospital has been renamed after Myron Thompson, who died in January 2019. (Photo courtesy Sundre Hospital Futures Committee Facebook)

Sundre hospital renamed after historic community leader

Sundre’s hospital has been renamed the Myron Thompson Health Centre to commemorate…

Sundre’s hospital has been renamed after Myron Thompson, who died in January 2019. (Photo courtesy Sundre Hospital Futures Committee Facebook)
Alberta’s barley breeding program has successfully developed and introduced several varieties used for livestock feed and for the growing craft brewery market. Black Press file photo

Olds College to get field crop development centre

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry providing $10.5 million for barley research

  • Oct 16, 2020
Alberta’s barley breeding program has successfully developed and introduced several varieties used for livestock feed and for the growing craft brewery market. Black Press file photo
Wetaskiwin RCMP are looking for help tracking down this suspect in an armed robbery at Mickey and Minnie's Liquor Store in Millet on Tuesday.
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RCMP seek help finding Millet armed robbery suspect

Mickey and Minnie’s Liquor Store robbed on Oct. 13

  • Oct 16, 2020
Wetaskiwin RCMP are looking for help tracking down this suspect in an armed robbery at Mickey and Minnie's Liquor Store in Millet on Tuesday.
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A 12-gauge shotgun was recovered from a police chase in west central Alberta. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)

Driver of stolen vehicle allegedly fires shotgun after getting stuck

Two people are facing charges after a pursuit by RCMP. James Patrick…

A 12-gauge shotgun was recovered from a police chase in west central Alberta. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)
Joy Davies, a Red Deer Christmas Bureau volunteer, organizes items at the society’s garage sale on Thursday. The event continues Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Christmas Bureau hosting garage sale

The Red Deer Christmas Bureau Society is holding its second garage sale…

Joy Davies, a Red Deer Christmas Bureau volunteer, organizes items at the society’s garage sale on Thursday. The event continues Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
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)

Alberta reports 244 additional COVID-19 cases Thursday

2,738 active cases of COVID-19 in the province

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)
Ponoka RCMP seized brass knuckles, bear spray and knives seized from stolen truck last week. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

Ponoka RCMP arrest man sleeping in stolen vehicle

Ponoka RCMP say a man found sleeping in a stolen vehicle has…

Ponoka RCMP seized brass knuckles, bear spray and knives seized from stolen truck last week. (File photo by Advocate Staff)
The Red Deer Rebels will return to the ice on Jan. 8, the league announced this week. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

WHL anticipating 50-game season, to start January 8

Teams will play in territorial cohorts for the entire 2020-21 campaign

The Red Deer Rebels will return to the ice on Jan. 8, the league announced this week. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
An Innisfail-area man testified he had been using marijuana since the 1980s to treat depression and arthritis pain. (Black Press Media file photo)

Grow op owner who waged consitutional battle fined $20,000

Shaun Howell fined for illegally producing marijuana at Innisfail-area grow op

An Innisfail-area man testified he had been using marijuana since the 1980s to treat depression and arthritis pain. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Red Deer plans to donate money directly to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau, rather than collecting toy donations from motorists as part of the annual Toys for Tickets campaign. (Advocate file photo)

No Toys for Tickets in this pandemic year in Red Deer

The city will make a cash donation to the Christmas Bureau instead

The City of Red Deer plans to donate money directly to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau, rather than collecting toy donations from motorists as part of the annual Toys for Tickets campaign. (Advocate file photo)
The North Central Senior AA Hockey League voted to cancel the 2020-21 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Season scuttled for North Central Senior AA hockey

Red Deer Rustlers, Lacombe Senior AA Generals and Blackfalds Wranglers were set to take part

The North Central Senior AA Hockey League voted to cancel the 2020-21 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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Manslaughter charge stayed against Red Deer man in connection with 2017 homicide

Manslaughter charge laid a year after 26-year-old man fatally injured in Red Deer apartment

  • Oct 15, 2020
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“September was stronger than we thought it was going to be, for sure,” says Allan Melbourne, president of the Central Alberta Realtors Association. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward)

Central Alberta real estate market starts fall strong

Red Deer has most September house sales in five years

  • Oct 15, 2020
“September was stronger than we thought it was going to be, for sure,” says Allan Melbourne, president of the Central Alberta Realtors Association. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward)
Expect snow in the Red Deer area on Friday. (Black Press file photo.)

Snow and freezing temperatures will hit the Red Deer-area on Friday

Motorists are asked to slow down for the icy conditions

Expect snow in the Red Deer area on Friday. (Black Press file photo.)
Battle River Medical Clinic in Ponoka has eight doctors, and could really use another five, since it also serves Maskwacis. (File photo)
Battle River Medical Clinic in Ponoka has eight doctors, and could really use another five, since it also serves Maskwacis. (File photo)
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One driver dead and another badly hurt in collision north of Rocky Mountain House

Collision involving two pickups and semi truck happened on Wednesday afternoon

  • Oct 15, 2020
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More housing options are being requested for the Laredo neighbourhood in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo.)

Developers ask City of Red Deer for more housing options

Rezoning requested for part of a street in Laredo neighbourhood

More housing options are being requested for the Laredo neighbourhood in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo.)