Red Deer Advocate Staff

Alberta Senator Doug Black was in Red Deer in April 2019. He stopped at the luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Red Deer where he gave a speech. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Elected Alberta Senator Doug Black to retire from Senate

Almost a decade of public service

Alberta Senator Doug Black was in Red Deer in April 2019. He stopped at the luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Red Deer where he gave a speech. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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Adaptive water ski clinic goes ahead in Lacombe

Clinic takes place on Aug. 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Eleven acute care beds have been temporarily closed due to a staffing shortage at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Acute care bed reductions extended in Lacombe

Reductions are expected to last a few more days

Eleven acute care beds have been temporarily closed due to a staffing shortage at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta identifies 369 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Central zone has 160 active cases

Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston turns in big performances over August long weekend

Lacombe’s Justine Elliot third in ladies barrel racing in Strathmore

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Advocate file photo
Advocate file photo
The province reported nearly 200 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer at 15 active COVID-19 cases

Central zone sits at 73 active cases of the virus

The province reported nearly 200 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. (Advocate file photo)
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
More than 400 COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta Wednesday, according to multiple reports. (File photo)

Red Deer down to nine active COVID-19 cases

Two new virus-related death reported in Alberta Friday

More than 400 COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta Wednesday, according to multiple reports. (File photo)
COVID-19 cases in Alberta have risen slightly over the past week. (Advocate file photo)
COVID-19 cases in Alberta have risen slightly over the past week. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer County has four active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has one and Clearwater County sits at two. (Black Press file image)

Red Deer has 18 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta identifies 41 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Red Deer County has four active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has one and Clearwater County sits at two. (Black Press file image)
Eleven hospital beds have been temporarily closed due to a staffing shortage at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre temporarily closes 11 beds amid staffing shortage

‘These problems started well before the coronavirus’

Eleven hospital beds have been temporarily closed due to a staffing shortage at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the best thing Albertans can do is get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer up to 19 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta has dropped to 675 active cases

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the best thing Albertans can do is get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr
Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr
The Lacombe Athletic Park Association (LAPA) has announced that the first phase of its expansion project at MEGlobal Athletic Park is complete. (Contributed)
The Lacombe Athletic Park Association (LAPA) has announced that the first phase of its expansion project at MEGlobal Athletic Park is complete. (Contributed)
As daily case totals fall, there were two new COVID-19 deaths in the Central zone reported to Alberta Health over the past 24 hours. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
As daily case totals fall, there were two new COVID-19 deaths in the Central zone reported to Alberta Health over the past 24 hours. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
FILE - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that Albertans could start booking second dose shots of the COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday night. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
FILE - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that Albertans could start booking second dose shots of the COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday night. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
A bylaw to allow alcohol at Lacombe City parks was defeated by city council. (Black Press file photo)
A bylaw to allow alcohol at Lacombe City parks was defeated by city council. (Black Press file photo)
A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. The federal government says it does not believe COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Canada will be affected by export restrictions being considered by the European Union. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics to open in central Alberta

Clinics will only be for first doses

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. The federal government says it does not believe COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Canada will be affected by export restrictions being considered by the European Union. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Yellow Door Dance Company in Lacombe will record an outdoor year-end performance this Saturday. (Photo courtesy Yellow Door Dance Company)

Lacombe dance studio readying for year-end performance

Yellow Door Dance Company will showcase its dancers outdoors Saturday

The Yellow Door Dance Company in Lacombe will record an outdoor year-end performance this Saturday. (Photo courtesy Yellow Door Dance Company)