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COVID-19: Four more deaths reported including one in Red Deer

17 Omicron variants have been identified so far

Christopher Scott, owner of the Whistle Stop Cafe, speaks during a May rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19. He has launched a legal challenge saying his constitutional rights have been violated. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Judge eases some of the restrictions on Mirror café owner convicted of contempt

Christopher Scott’s constitutional rights could be affected by travel and speech restrictions

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Maskwacis shooting lands one in hospital with life threatening injuries

Maskwacis RCMP have two suspects in custody

Artist Byron Samson, was commissioned by the City of Lacombe to create an artwork recognizing the significance of Treaty 6. (Submitted)

City of Lacome Treaty 6 Land Recognition Ceremony

Maskwacis artist commissioned to recognize the significance of Treaty 6

Artist Byron Samson, was commissioned by the City of Lacombe to create an artwork recognizing the significance of Treaty 6. (Submitted)
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Treacherous roads make the best skating conditions

Wetaskiwin local spotted skating through the streets of Wetaskiwin Wednesday morning

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Highway 2A north from Millet to Leduc. Facebook/ Crystal Saxty.

UPDATE: Icy road conditions create treacherous driving through Wetaskiwin County

QEII shut down between Leduc and Millet Wednesday morning

Highway 2A north from Millet to Leduc. Facebook/ Crystal Saxty.
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Alberta reports no new Omicron variant cases but five more COVID-19 deaths

11 Omicron variants have been identified so far and more surely to come, say health officials

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The Blackfalds Fire Department will be holding their annual Santa Run to collect food for the food bank, Dec. 21 and Dec. 22. (File photo)

Blackfalds Santa Run

The annual Blackfalds Fire Department Santa Run returns just before Christmas to…

The Blackfalds Fire Department will be holding their annual Santa Run to collect food for the food bank, Dec. 21 and Dec. 22. (File photo)
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Lacombe City Council has approved the 2022 Capital Budget

Lacombe City Council has approved the 2022 Capital Budget, which includes 30…

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Lacombe’s Light Up the Night fireworks display will be held on Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. at Cranna Lake. (Contributed photo)

Light up the Night fireworks

The City of Lacombe will be lighting up the night sky as…

Lacombe’s Light Up the Night fireworks display will be held on Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. at Cranna Lake. (Contributed photo)
Brett Monea and Kristopher Buffalo bullfighting at the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) 2021. Submitted/ Nicole Monea.

Wetaskiwin County bullfighters find success on the professional circuit

Two Wetaskiwin County raised bullfighters fought side by side at the Canadian Finals Rodeo 2021

Brett Monea and Kristopher Buffalo bullfighting at the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) 2021. Submitted/ Nicole Monea.
Alberta’s total Omicron variant case count is now 12. Province’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw identified eight new Omicron variant COVID-19 cases on Monday. (Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)
Alberta’s total Omicron variant case count is now 12. Province’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw identified eight new Omicron variant COVID-19 cases on Monday. (Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)
Alberta’s total Omicron variant case count is now 12. Province’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw identified eight new Omicron variant COVID-19 cases on Monday. (Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)
Alberta’s total Omicron variant case count is now 12. Province’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw identified eight new Omicron variant COVID-19 cases on Monday. (Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)
The Lacombe Police Service, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Santa’s Anonymous, and MAAD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving) will team up with Santa and his elves on Dec. 11, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., on the Main Street to collect donations, food, and new and unwrapped toys. (Submitted)
The Lacombe Police Service, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Santa’s Anonymous, and MAAD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving) will team up with Santa and his elves on Dec. 11, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., on the Main Street to collect donations, food, and new and unwrapped toys. (Submitted)
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Blackfalds RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to locate individual wanted for weapons trafficking

The Blackfalds RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating an individual…

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Alberta has 4,440 active cases of COVID-19, with 395 people in hospital, including 78 in intensive care. (Black Press stock photo)

Red Deer drops below 100 active cases of COVID-19

Red Deer dropped below 100 active COVID-19 cases Friday for the first…

  • Dec 3, 2021
Alberta has 4,440 active cases of COVID-19, with 395 people in hospital, including 78 in intensive care. (Black Press stock photo)

Crestomere 4-H Multi Club report

Greetings to the community, I pledge my head to clear thinking my…

Alberta Municipalities is pushing for a referendum on the question of having a provincial police force, as was promised by the premier in 2019. (File photo by Advocate staff)

70% oppose replacing Alberta RCMP, says National Police Federation

UCP says provincial police service could better address the root causes of crime in communities

Alberta Municipalities is pushing for a referendum on the question of having a provincial police force, as was promised by the premier in 2019. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Lacombe County Council and the City of Lacombe Council came together last week and held a joint council meting at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.(Submitted)

Joint council fosters collaboration and cooperation

Lacombe County and the City of Lacombe councils came together last week…

Lacombe County Council and the City of Lacombe Council came together last week and held a joint council meting at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.(Submitted)
Alberta has 4,539 active cases of the COVID-19, with 419 people in hospital infected, including 76 in the ICU. (Black Press stock photo)

Red Deer down to 100 active cases of COVID-19

Alberta reported 336 cases of COVID-19 Thursday, based on 9,465 tests for…

Alberta has 4,539 active cases of the COVID-19, with 419 people in hospital infected, including 76 in the ICU. (Black Press stock photo)