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AHS CEO: Facilities open and ready to provide care

Every day, our healthcare teams carefully manage hospital beds to ensure Albertans…

  • Jul 30, 2021

 

On Sunday, Alberta Health Services announced a nurse shortage at Rocky Mountain House Health Centre. (Photo contributed by the Town of Rocky Mountain House)

COVID takes huge toll on rural nursing workforce

Rocky reduces acute care beds due to temporary shortage of registered nurses and licenced practical nurses

 

Three Hills RCMP recovered stolen copper wire during recent investigation near Kneehill. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta man causes $200K worth of damage at Rocky Mountian House car dealership

A Central Alberta man is accused of causing more than $200,000 in…

 

Marshall Stone, 46, of Rocky Mountain House, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of his former common-law partner’s sister, Ashley Ames in Red Deer’s Court of Queen’s Bench Monday. (Advocate file photo)

Rocky Mountain House mother shot in the head while trying to protect her sister

Marshall Stone pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Marshall Stone, 46, of Rocky Mountain House, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of his former common-law partner’s sister, Ashley Ames in Red Deer’s Court of Queen’s Bench Monday. (Advocate file photo)
Rocky Pride will be painting this rainbow design in a park near the Rocky Mountain House Public Library on Sunday at 1 p.m. (Photo from Rocky Pride Facebook)

Rocky Mountain House Pride group to celebrate inclusion on park walkway

Rocky Pride to put its own spin on rainbow crosswalks

Rocky Pride will be painting this rainbow design in a park near the Rocky Mountain House Public Library on Sunday at 1 p.m. (Photo from Rocky Pride Facebook)
The Chungo Gap area (as shown in blue on the map above) will be closed to the public for prescribed fire operations from June 2-8. (Supplied photo)

Wildfire danger in Rocky Mountain House forest area ‘very high’

There is just one wildfire burning in the Rocky Mountain House forest…

The Chungo Gap area (as shown in blue on the map above) will be closed to the public for prescribed fire operations from June 2-8. (Supplied photo)
Earlier this week Alberta Health Services warned that Rocky Mountain House Health Centre emergency department would be temporarily without physician coverage from May 12, at 6 p.m., to May 13, at 7 a.m. (Photo contributed by the Town of Rocky Mountain House)

Doctors needed in Rocky Mountain House

Emergency department temporarily closed due to doctor shortage

Earlier this week Alberta Health Services warned that Rocky Mountain House Health Centre emergency department would be temporarily without physician coverage from May 12, at 6 p.m., to May 13, at 7 a.m. (Photo contributed by the Town of Rocky Mountain House)
This post is visible on a central Alberta business’s Facebook page. (Image from Facebook)

UPDATED: Rocky Mountain House store bars vaccinated customers

‘No proof the vax works and no proof it does not shed’

This post is visible on a central Alberta business’s Facebook page. (Image from Facebook)
(Black Press file photo).
(Black Press file photo).
Shane Werenka, 50, of Gull Lake, said he was surprised by his early release from Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (Photo contributed)

Shortage of beds: Man asked to leave Red Deer hospital to make room for other patients

Central Alberta man says he was released early to make room for another patient

Shane Werenka, 50, of Gull Lake, said he was surprised by his early release from Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (Photo contributed)
Dawson Whitford

RCMP looking for suspects in central Alberta oilfield lease shooting

Four men are suspects in shooting in Clearwater County last December

  • Feb 15, 2021
Dawson Whitford
Telus has installed an eighth cellphone tower between Terrace and Prince Rupert. (Photo courtesy Telus)

RCMP investigating vandalism to two central Alberta cellphone towers

Cellphone towers in Lacombe County and Rocky Mountain House area vandalized

  • Jan 28, 2021
Telus has installed an eighth cellphone tower between Terrace and Prince Rupert. (Photo courtesy Telus)
Dr. Glen Burton, an anesthetist at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre, demonstrates new operating room lights, which were funded by donations to the Rocky Mountain and Area Health Services Foundation. (Photo contributed)
Dr. Glen Burton, an anesthetist at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre, demonstrates new operating room lights, which were funded by donations to the Rocky Mountain and Area Health Services Foundation. (Photo contributed)
Dr. Glen Burton, an anesthetist at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre, demonstrates new operating room lights, which were funded by donations to the Rocky Mountain and Area Health Services Foundation. (Photo contributed)

Central Alberta hospital gets operating room upgrades

Equipment and lighting improvements

  • Jan 13, 2021
Dr. Glen Burton, an anesthetist at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre, demonstrates new operating room lights, which were funded by donations to the Rocky Mountain and Area Health Services Foundation. (Photo contributed)
On Dec. 17 Police in central Alberta were told that a man was allegedly smashing up a home and threatening to kill neighbours. (Advocate file photo)

RCMP concerned by rash of violence in central Alberta

Shot fired at police and man suffered gunshot wound in seperate incidents at Sunchild First Nation

On Dec. 17 Police in central Alberta were told that a man was allegedly smashing up a home and threatening to kill neighbours. (Advocate file photo)
Clearwater Abuse Prevention Centre will soon be home to Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter. (Photo from Facebook)

New women’s shelter to open soon in Rocky Mountain House

Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter co-ordinating the move

Clearwater Abuse Prevention Centre will soon be home to Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter. (Photo from Facebook)
Ed Van Heeren, president of Rocky Mountain House Search and Rescue, says some central Alberta rivers are best avoided due to strong currents. (Contributed photo).

Rocky search and rescue crew navigates the risks to recover boater’s body

Boating, rafting not recommended on dangerous West Country rivers

Ed Van Heeren, president of Rocky Mountain House Search and Rescue, says some central Alberta rivers are best avoided due to strong currents. (Contributed photo).
Shots fired at O’Chiese residence early Tuesday

Shots fired at O’Chiese residence early Tuesday

Two occupants were not injured in 6:50 a.m. shooting

  • Apr 23, 2019
Shots fired at O’Chiese residence early Tuesday
Seven candidates in Rocky Mountain House council seat race

Seven candidates in Rocky Mountain House council seat race

Byelection to take place on May 3

  • Mar 25, 2019
Seven candidates in Rocky Mountain House council seat race
Sunday’s earthquake 30 km northwest of Rocky Mountain House was felt by people as far away as Edmonton according to an online map at Earthquakes Canada. (Image contributed)

Rocky-area earthquake likely naturally occurring

The estimated depth of Sunday’s earthquake near Rocky Mountain House suggests it…

Sunday’s earthquake 30 km northwest of Rocky Mountain House was felt by people as far away as Edmonton according to an online map at Earthquakes Canada. (Image contributed)