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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
On Friday Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will start his day with a scheduled announcement this morning in Windsor, Ont. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Campaign race for home has main federal party leaders in Eastern, Central Canada

Latest polling suggests the race between Liberals and Conservatives still too close to call

On Friday Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will start his day with a scheduled announcement this morning in Windsor, Ont. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Premier Scott Moe during a tour of the COVID-19 mass immunization clinic and drive-thru immunization space at International Trade Centre in Regina on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

Saskatchewan to require proof of COVID vaccination to try to increase uptake: premier

Saskatchewan to require proof of COVID vaccination to try to increase uptake: premier

Premier Scott Moe during a tour of the COVID-19 mass immunization clinic and drive-thru immunization space at International Trade Centre in Regina on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta reaches out on COVID-19 hospital crisis; talks to Ontario on taking patients

Alberta reaches out on COVID-19 hospital crisis; talks to Ontario on taking patients

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden angers France, EU with new Australia, UK initiative

Biden angers France, EU with new Australia, UK initiative

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
This photo provided by the Colleton County sheriff's office shows Curtis Edward Smith. State police say a prominent South Carolina lawyer tried to arrange his own death this month so his son would get $10 million in life insurance. But authorities say the planned fatal shot only grazed Alex Murdaugh's head on Sept. 4. The State Law Enforcement Division says it charged the shooter, 61-year-old Curtis Edward Smith, with assisted suicide, insurance fraud and several other counts. (Colleton County Sheriffs Office via AP)

Lawyer Murdaugh exits jail after $10M insurance fraud arrest

Lawyer Murdaugh exits jail after $10M insurance fraud arrest

This photo provided by the Colleton County sheriff's office shows Curtis Edward Smith. State police say a prominent South Carolina lawyer tried to arrange his own death this month so his son would get $10 million in life insurance. But authorities say the planned fatal shot only grazed Alex Murdaugh's head on Sept. 4. The State Law Enforcement Division says it charged the shooter, 61-year-old Curtis Edward Smith, with assisted suicide, insurance fraud and several other counts. (Colleton County Sheriffs Office via AP)
This undated photo provided by the North Port, Fla., Police Department shows Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito. Petito, 22, vanished while on a cross-country trip in a converted camper van with her boyfriend. Investigators say she last contacted her family in late August 2021 when the couple was visiting Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. Much of their trip was documented on social media accounts that abruptly ceased. (Courtesy of North Port Police Department via AP)

Bodycam: Gabby Petito argued with boyfriend before vanishing

Bodycam: Gabby Petito argued with boyfriend before vanishing

This undated photo provided by the North Port, Fla., Police Department shows Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito. Petito, 22, vanished while on a cross-country trip in a converted camper van with her boyfriend. Investigators say she last contacted her family in late August 2021 when the couple was visiting Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. Much of their trip was documented on social media accounts that abruptly ceased. (Courtesy of North Port Police Department via AP)
Flames from the KNP Complex Fire burn along a hillside above the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California wildfires threaten famous giant sequoia trees

California wildfires threaten famous giant sequoia trees

Flames from the KNP Complex Fire burn along a hillside above the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 file photo Ann Enderle R.N. attends to a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Idaho's public health officials say crisis standards of care are "imminent" for the state's most populated region as hospitals in the Boise area continue to be overrun with unvaccinated coronavirus patients. Hospitals in the northern half of the state were given permission to begin rationing care last week. (AP Photo/Kyle Green,File)

COVID-19 surge forces health care rationing in parts of West

COVID-19 surge forces health care rationing in parts of West

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 file photo Ann Enderle R.N. attends to a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Idaho's public health officials say crisis standards of care are "imminent" for the state's most populated region as hospitals in the Boise area continue to be overrun with unvaccinated coronavirus patients. Hospitals in the northern half of the state were given permission to begin rationing care last week. (AP Photo/Kyle Green,File)
A sample of what a card-sized immunization record will look like. (Photo courtesy of Alberta Health)

Alberta Health apologizes for long wait times to access MyHealth records

System upgrade is being implemented to decrease wait times

A sample of what a card-sized immunization record will look like. (Photo courtesy of Alberta Health)
Brett Kissel will be part of the Cowboy Kicks fundraiser sponsored by MNP. (File photo THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

Westerner Park fundraiser Cowboy Kicks with Brett Kissel postponed

Cowboy Kicks was to take place on Saturday and feature country star Brett Kissel

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Brett Kissel will be part of the Cowboy Kicks fundraiser sponsored by MNP. (File photo THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney arrives for a press conference in Calgary, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Alberta business groups want more clarity around new COVID-19 restrictions

Alberta businessgroups say a new program the province has launched to fight…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney arrives for a press conference in Calgary, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said hospitals have never been under greater strain, as the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hits the province hard. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer nears 600 active cases of COVID-19

Province reports 1,718 new cases and 10 new deaths

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said hospitals have never been under greater strain, as the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hits the province hard. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley was in Red Deer Thursday to address the dire COVID-19 situation at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate staff)

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley addresses dire situation at Red Deer hospital

NDP leader Rachel Notley was glad to see the Alberta government take…

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley was in Red Deer Thursday to address the dire COVID-19 situation at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate staff)
Patrick Malkin, co-owner of The Granary Kitchen, is still deciding what to do at his restaurant about the new COVID-19 restrictions and exemptions. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer restaurants grapple with new COVID-19 rules

‘We just want it to make sense, and it isn’t always making sense’

Patrick Malkin, co-owner of The Granary Kitchen, is still deciding what to do at his restaurant about the new COVID-19 restrictions and exemptions. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Two baseball diamonds will be constructed at West Park Middle School. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Baseball diamond construction in West Park in Red Deer set to begin next week

Partnership between Red Deer Public Schools, City of Red Deer and Red Deer Minor Baseball

Two baseball diamonds will be constructed at West Park Middle School. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Red Deer Polytechnic cancelled all in-person classes, labs, shops and seminars from Thursday to Sunday. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Polytechnic cancels in-person classes

More information about course and service delivery will be released on Friday

Red Deer Polytechnic cancelled all in-person classes, labs, shops and seminars from Thursday to Sunday. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer city council voted to file a complaint with the Alberta Ombudsman regarding the province’s consolidation of regional ambulance dispatch services. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer city council voted to file a complaint with the Alberta Ombudsman regarding the province’s consolidation of regional ambulance dispatch services. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Danielle Van Hyfte’s home shows her support for health care providers. She and her friend, Mandy Wright, have set up a Facebook page to encourage people to post messages of support and adorn their homes with signs or white ribbons. (Photo contributed)

Red Deerians encouraged to show support for health providers

People can post white ribbons or support signs on their homes to show appreciation

Danielle Van Hyfte’s home shows her support for health care providers. She and her friend, Mandy Wright, have set up a Facebook page to encourage people to post messages of support and adorn their homes with signs or white ribbons. (Photo contributed)
The Red Deer Rebels will implement the Alberta government’s “COVID-19 Restrictions Exemption Program” starting Monday. Fans will either need to show proof they are fully vaccinated, have had their first dose recently or present a COVID-19 rapid test or PCR test. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer Rebels to require proof of vaccination or COVID-19 test to enter games

The Red Deer Rebels are asking fans to be vaccinated or present…

The Red Deer Rebels will implement the Alberta government’s “COVID-19 Restrictions Exemption Program” starting Monday. Fans will either need to show proof they are fully vaccinated, have had their first dose recently or present a COVID-19 rapid test or PCR test. (File photo by Advocate staff)