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A business owner renovating one of Lacombe’s historic buildings says it will be important to reinvest in the aging structures to maintain the city’s picturesque core. Black Press file photo

Pedestrian-friendly streets key to downtown Lacombe’s future success: survey

53 per cent point to walkable and accessible streets

A business owner renovating one of Lacombe’s historic buildings says it will be important to reinvest in the aging structures to maintain the city’s picturesque core. Black Press file photo
Respiratory therapist Sarah MacKenzie was among the first wave of health-care professionals in Central Zone to receive the COVID vaccine last week. She has been sharing her experiences with many who are curious about the vaccine.
Photo from Alberta Health Services

Respiratory therapist shares her COVID vaccine experiences

Sarah MacKenzie among just over 300 central Alberta health workers to get vaccine so far

Respiratory therapist Sarah MacKenzie was among the first wave of health-care professionals in Central Zone to receive the COVID vaccine last week. She has been sharing her experiences with many who are curious about the vaccine.
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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on March 20. She confirmed there are 19,165 active cases in the province Monday. File photo by The Canadian Press

Updated: COVID-19 claims nine more Albertans

795 people in hospital with COVID, including 151 in intensive care

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on March 20. She confirmed there are 19,165 active cases in the province Monday. File photo by The Canadian Press
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Province to expand COVID rapid testing to seniors homes and rural hospitals

Mobile units will begin testing in Edmonton, then Calgary before expanding to rest of province

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Red Deer Remand Centre has had five cases of COVID-19, unlike the larger Calgary Remand Centre, which has had more than 260. Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff

Five COVID cases reported at Red Deer Remand Centre

Other prisons have been much harder hit

Red Deer Remand Centre has had five cases of COVID-19, unlike the larger Calgary Remand Centre, which has had more than 260. Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff
Alberta is geared up for widespread vaccine delivery. Ultra-cold freezers have been installed at eight locations across the province and shipments of Pfizer vaccine will be arriving at those sites next week. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Updated: First 3,900 doses of COVID vaccine have arrived in Alberta

Vaccination of health-care workers to begin this week

Alberta is geared up for widespread vaccine delivery. Ultra-cold freezers have been installed at eight locations across the province and shipments of Pfizer vaccine will be arriving at those sites next week. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room, rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic in Red Deer, Alta., on Aug. 11. Deng Mabiour pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in court on Monday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Man pleads not guilty to first-degree murder in Red Deer doctor’s death

Dr. Walter Reynolds was fatally wounded in his walk-in clinic in August

An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room, rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic in Red Deer, Alta., on Aug. 11. Deng Mabiour pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in court on Monday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who was attacked in his Red Deer walk-in clinic Aug. 5, was created in the hours and days after his death. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor wants trial ‘as early as possible’

Deng Mabiour said he wants to go straight to trial without a preliminary hearing

An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who was attacked in his Red Deer walk-in clinic Aug. 5, was created in the hours and days after his death. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Snowy weather is expected to blanket much of the Prairies this weekend, although central Alberta will escape the worst of it. (File photo by Black Press Media)

Snow expected in central Alberta on Saturday

Edge of huge storm expected to pummel Saskatchewan likely to leave a little snow here

Snowy weather is expected to blanket much of the Prairies this weekend, although central Alberta will escape the worst of it. (File photo by Black Press Media)
Dr. Walter Reynolds died after he was attacked at the Village Mall Walk-in Clinic in Red Deer in August. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor is fit to stand trial

Psychiatrist who examined Deng Mabiour says he can go to trial

Dr. Walter Reynolds died after he was attacked at the Village Mall Walk-in Clinic in Red Deer in August. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Updated: Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor makes bizarre court appearance

Updated: Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor makes bizarre court appearance

Deng Mabiour repeatedly asks judge why no one is asking him why he killed his family doctor

Updated: Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor makes bizarre court appearance
Dozens of bouquets of flowers, stuffed animals and other messages of gratitude and condolence have been left outside the walk-in clinic where Dr. Walter Reynolds was murdered on Monday. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor says he does not remember attack

Appearing before a judge, Deng Mabiour, 54, rambled about being sick and needing a doctor

Dozens of bouquets of flowers, stuffed animals and other messages of gratitude and condolence have been left outside the walk-in clinic where Dr. Walter Reynolds was murdered on Monday. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff
Red Deer RCMP Supt. Gerald Grobmeier at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon about the death of a Red Deer doctor on Monday. Photo from Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

Red Deer RCMP Supt. Gerald Grobmeier at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon about the death of a Red Deer doctor on Monday. Photo from Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
A young girl plays in in the back seat of a pick-up truck as movie previews play on the drive-in screen on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Oak Harbor, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Blackfalds screening drive-in movie

Free viewing set for May 21 in All Star Park

A young girl plays in in the back seat of a pick-up truck as movie previews play on the drive-in screen on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Oak Harbor, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
File photo by BLACK PRESS news services                                Lacombe city council has voted unanimously not to provide funding to an effort aimed at ensuring the community’s businesses can resume operating after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed.

Lacombe city council rejects spending $90,000 on business recovery initiative

Council supports spirit of business effort but says using tax dollars inappropriate

File photo by BLACK PRESS news services                                Lacombe city council has voted unanimously not to provide funding to an effort aimed at ensuring the community’s businesses can resume operating after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed.
Red Deer RCMP cracking down on speeders

Red Deer RCMP cracking down on speeders

Police have noticed an increase in speeding in recent weeks

Red Deer RCMP cracking down on speeders
List grows of central Alberta municipalities laying off staff because of pandemic

List grows of central Alberta municipalities laying off staff because of pandemic

Lacombe announced it was laying off one-third of staff

List grows of central Alberta municipalities laying off staff because of pandemic
Federal wage subsidy plan will help businesses say central Alberta business representatives

Federal wage subsidy plan will help businesses say central Alberta business representatives

Prime minister says businesses losing 30 per cent in revenue eligible for 75 per cent wage subsidy

Federal wage subsidy plan will help businesses say central Alberta business representatives
Reduce prison populations to fend against COVID-19 disaster: defence lawyers

Reduce prison populations to fend against COVID-19 disaster: defence lawyers

Red Deer defence lawyers and Crown prosecutors working to reduce Remand Centre population

Reduce prison populations to fend against COVID-19 disaster: defence lawyers
Maskwacis First Nations declare state of emergency

Maskwacis First Nations declare state of emergency

Declaration helps access funds to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

Maskwacis First Nations declare state of emergency