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Numbers on the geospatial map on alberta.ca under the local geographic area setting on Jan. 12, 2021.

Ponoka County says ‘We need to start owning the message a little more’

Active cases starting to fall in Ponoka County, Maskwacis sees 25 per cent drop

Numbers on the geospatial map on alberta.ca under the local geographic area setting on Jan. 12, 2021.
Natalie Klein, of Bladez 2 Fadez, finishes up with her first client Daryl Dyck on Jan. 12. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Natalie Klein, of Bladez 2 Fadez, finishes up with her first client Daryl Dyck on Jan. 12. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Ambulance dispatch for Red Deer and many other central Alberta communities was moved on Tuesday to a centralized dispatch system out of Calgary. (File photo by Advocate staff).

Red Deer loses local ambulance dispatch

911 health calls to be handled by Calgary dispatchers

Ambulance dispatch for Red Deer and many other central Alberta communities was moved on Tuesday to a centralized dispatch system out of Calgary. (File photo by Advocate staff).
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Sylvan Lake man Satnam Singh Sandhu was expected to plead guilty to manslaughter in a Red Deer courtroom on Tuesday in connection with the death of his wife in September 2019. COVID health restrictions prevented him leaving Edmonton Remand Centre and his case was adjourned to Feb. 23.
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Health restrictions delay guilty plea in case of Sylvan Lake man accused of killing wife

Satnam Sandhu now expected to plead guilty to manslaughter on Feb. 23

  • Jan 12, 2021
Sylvan Lake man Satnam Singh Sandhu was expected to plead guilty to manslaughter in a Red Deer courtroom on Tuesday in connection with the death of his wife in September 2019. COVID health restrictions prevented him leaving Edmonton Remand Centre and his case was adjourned to Feb. 23.
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Snow flurries in Wednesday’s forecast for Red Deer area

Environment Canada is predicting the first snow flurries of the year on…

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RCMP in central Alberta lay kidnapping, assault charges

A male victim was left with serious injuries

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the vaccination program will be accelerated. (Photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the vaccination program will be accelerated. (Photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
The City of Red Deer announced an indefinite delay in winter programming announcements, given the extended closure of city recreational facilities. (Advocate File Photo)

City of Red Deer delays winter programming, due to extended closure of rec facilities

As the temporary closure of City of Red Deer recreation and culture…

The City of Red Deer announced an indefinite delay in winter programming announcements, given the extended closure of city recreational facilities. (Advocate File Photo)
A new hybrid fish species, the tiger trout, is now available for stocking ponds. (Black Press file photo.)
A new hybrid fish species, the tiger trout, is now available for stocking ponds. (Black Press file photo.)
Sylvan Lake’s Best Western Plus Chateau Inn on Lakeshore Drive has applied to the town to convert to apartments. Photo from Best Western Plus Chateau Inn Facebook page

Events cancelled: Sylvan Lake hotel considering apartment conversion

Tough times for Alberta hotel industry has owners looking at options

  • Jan 11, 2021
Sylvan Lake’s Best Western Plus Chateau Inn on Lakeshore Drive has applied to the town to convert to apartments. Photo from Best Western Plus Chateau Inn Facebook page
Innisfail RCMP seized numerous weapons, including loaded firearms, during a Sunday morning traffic stop.
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Explosives and loaded firearms found in Innisfail RCMP traffic stop

Large arsenal of weapons seized after vehicle with stolen plate pulled over early Sunday

  • Jan 11, 2021
Innisfail RCMP seized numerous weapons, including loaded firearms, during a Sunday morning traffic stop.
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Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer has joined with other Alberta mayors to lobby against the provincial government’s plan to centralize ambulance dispatch in Calgary. (Contributed image)
Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer has joined with other Alberta mayors to lobby against the provincial government’s plan to centralize ambulance dispatch in Calgary. (Contributed image)
Businesses in Red Deer’s downtown are among those facing difficulties during the pandemic. The Alberta Chamber of Commerce is urging the provincial government to look at new ways of safely opening more businesses. (Advocate file photo).
Businesses in Red Deer’s downtown are among those facing difficulties during the pandemic. The Alberta Chamber of Commerce is urging the provincial government to look at new ways of safely opening more businesses. (Advocate file photo).
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Alberta RCMP rings in the new year with intersection safety

To kick off the new year, the Alberta RCMP is promoting intersection…

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at the Rideau Club in Ottawa on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Alberta has recorded its first death from COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

UCP support plummets while NDP and Wildrose gain ground, says new poll

Forty-eight per cent of decided voters in poll of 1,003 adults would back NDP

  • Jan 11, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at the Rideau Club in Ottawa on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Alberta has recorded its first death from COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Licensed practical nurse administers a COVID-19 test at the Jamestown Family Clinic's drive-up testing site on Dec. 7. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Another COVID-19 death reported in Red Deer

Red Deer has added another COVID-19 death, bringing the city’s total to…

Licensed practical nurse administers a COVID-19 test at the Jamestown Family Clinic's drive-up testing site on Dec. 7. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
Innisfail business Bladez to Fadez Barbershop plans to open its doors Tuesday despite the mandatory COVID-19 restrictions currently in place. (Photo courtesy Bladez to Fadez Barbershop Facebook)

Central Alberta barbershop plans to open Tuesday despite COVID-19 restrictions

Gov’t of Alberta extended restrictions to Jan. 21 this past week

Innisfail business Bladez to Fadez Barbershop plans to open its doors Tuesday despite the mandatory COVID-19 restrictions currently in place. (Photo courtesy Bladez to Fadez Barbershop Facebook)
Troubled Monk Brewery and Tap Room co-founder Charlie Bredo says Red Deer is now home to Alberta's first locally made craft hard iced tea. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Red Deer breweries gear up for 2021 after ‘challenging’ year

The Troubled Monk’s owner says “2020 was a wild ride” for the…

Troubled Monk Brewery and Tap Room co-founder Charlie Bredo says Red Deer is now home to Alberta's first locally made craft hard iced tea. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
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
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 Kinsmen Lottery co-chairs Ken Waters, left, and Craig Fleming selected a winning ticket Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Kinsmen Lottery winner selected

Darrell Elsbett was watching his favourite football team play this weekend when…

Red Deer Kinsmen Lottery co-chairs Ken Waters, left, and Craig Fleming selected a winning ticket Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)