Rocky Mountain House

Students at Ecole Rocky Elementary celebrated 100 years of learning at their school site on Friday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

A century of learning is celebrated at Rocky Mountain House school

Ecole Rocky Elementary welcomed back alumni and former staff going back to 1930s

 

FILE - Ten of Rocky Mountain House Health Centre’s 31 acute care beds remain temporarily closed. (Photo contributed by the Town of Rocky Mountain House)

10 acute care beds closed four months and counting in Rocky Mountain House

Alberta Health Services says hospital still space for patients

 

A porch security camera near Rocky Mountain House captured what appeared to be a meteor on Tuesday night. (Photo from video by Kaitlyn Kostyniuk)
A porch security camera near Rocky Mountain House captured what appeared to be a meteor on Tuesday night. (Photo from video by Kaitlyn Kostyniuk)
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake was felt in parts of Central Alberta and across the province on Wednesday. The earthquake epicentre was near Rocky Mountain House. (Photo courtesy of Volcano Discovery)

Earthquake likelihood still small in central Alberta, says expert

Central Albertans need not be concerned about catastrophic earthquakes despite the 5.0…

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake was felt in parts of Central Alberta and across the province on Wednesday. The earthquake epicentre was near Rocky Mountain House. (Photo courtesy of Volcano Discovery)
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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
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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

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

Three Hills RCMP recovered stolen copper wire during recent investigation near Kneehill. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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)
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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)
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RCMP looking for suspects in central Alberta oilfield lease shooting

Four men are suspects in shooting in Clearwater County last December

  • Feb 15, 2021
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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)