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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)
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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.)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement that includes snow for central Alberta. (File photo by ADVOCATE staff)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement that includes snow for central Alberta. (File photo by ADVOCATE staff)
The WHL announced Wednesday that the 2020-21 WHL season will likely start on Jan. 8. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

WHL now aiming for Jan. 8 start date

League still determining if fans will be allowed at games

The WHL announced Wednesday that the 2020-21 WHL season will likely start on Jan. 8. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Two additional COVID-19 cases are being investigated by authorities at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer. File photo

Two more COVID-19 cases being investigated at Red Deer school

Public health staff are investigating two additional cases of COVID-19 at Hunting…

Two additional COVID-19 cases are being investigated by authorities at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer. File photo
Ponoka RCMP seized brass knuckles, bear spray and knives seized from stolen truck last week. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

Pair arrested with stolen truck in Ponoka

Brass knuckles, bear spray and knives seized from truck

Ponoka RCMP seized brass knuckles, bear spray and knives seized from stolen truck last week. (File photo by Advocate Staff)
DO NOT USE: The fifth annual Christmas Wish Breakfast will be a takeaway, drive-thru style event at Westerner Park on Nov. 22. (Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff)
DO NOT USE: The fifth annual Christmas Wish Breakfast will be a takeaway, drive-thru style event at Westerner Park on Nov. 22. (Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff)
Thursday marks Global Handwashing Day. (Black Press File Photo)

Global Handwashing Day set for Thursday

Soap for Hope Canada is reminding Canadians about handwashing as flu season starts

Thursday marks Global Handwashing Day. (Black Press File Photo)
Artist Jesse Gouchey signs a mural of his friend Scott Seibel, who died of an accidental drug overdose in July. The mural, off Little Gaetz, can be seen across the street from the Real Canadian Superstore. (Contributed photo).
Artist Jesse Gouchey signs a mural of his friend Scott Seibel, who died of an accidental drug overdose in July. The mural, off Little Gaetz, can be seen across the street from the Real Canadian Superstore. (Contributed photo).
Kristina MacKenzie said her daughter Elizabella often finds it difficult to breath when she wears a mask. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Masks difficult for some students to tolerate

Some students and staff are exempt from wearing masks

Kristina MacKenzie said her daughter Elizabella often finds it difficult to breath when she wears a mask. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)