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Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said hospitals have never been under greater strain, as the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hits the province hard. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer nears 600 active cases of COVID-19

Province reports 1,718 new cases and 10 new deaths

  • Sep 16, 2021
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Wild West Chuckwagon Championship returns chuckwagon action to Ponoka

After falling silent for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,…

  • Sep 16, 2021
Monica Bartman, Lacombe County Economic Development Officer

Economic Development Officer named for Lacombe County

Lacombe County took further steps to boost local business and economic development…

  • Sep 16, 2021
(Alberta Transportation)

Highway 12 roundabout slated for construction Spring 2022

Construction slated to start Spring 2022

  • Sep 16, 2021
(Alberta Transportation)
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Alberta Health Services implementing immunization policy for staff

Alberta Health Services implementing immunization policy for staff

  • Sep 15, 2021
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STAR Catholic implements mask guidelines for schools

Effective Sept. 20, masks will be mandatory for all staff and students

  • Sep 15, 2021
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Since the pandemic began, 48 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Red Deer. (Black Press file photo)

Three more COVID-19 deaths in Red Deer

Red Deer has now had 48 deaths since pandemic began

  • Sep 15, 2021
Since the pandemic began, 48 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Red Deer. (Black Press file photo)
Wolf Creek Public Schools
Wolf Creek Public Schools
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Saving Grace Animal Society to hold spay/neuter clinic in Ponoka this weekend

The veterinary doctors of Central Veterinary Clinic in Ponoka are teaming up…

  • Sep 15, 2021
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Lacombe Council clears red tape and removed outdated policies and bylaws

An additional 140 outdated policies were rescinded

  • Sep 15, 2021
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Lacombe Historical Society awarded Community Builder Partnership grant

Through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund and Museum Assistance Program Grant

  • Sep 15, 2021
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David Ondieki, Liberal.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Liberal)

David Ondieki, Liberal Current occupation: Nurse manager with Covenant Health and AHS.…

  • Sep 14, 2021
David Ondieki, Liberal.
Tanya Heyden-Kaye, NDP candidate

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (NDP)

NDP: Tanya Heyden-Kaye

  • Sep 14, 2021
Tanya Heyden-Kaye, NDP candidate
Joan Barnes, no affiliation.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (no affiliation)

No affiliation: Joan Barnes

  • Sep 14, 2021
Joan Barnes, no affiliation.
Sylvan Lake's Flags of Remembrance ceremony organized by Veterans Voices of Canada was interrupted by an anonymous threat made to RCMP.
(Photo from Veterans Voices of Canada Facebook page)

Sylvan Lake flag ceremony shut down by anonymous threat

Flags of Remembrance is an annual event organized by Veterans Voices of Canada

Sylvan Lake's Flags of Remembrance ceremony organized by Veterans Voices of Canada was interrupted by an anonymous threat made to RCMP.
(Photo from Veterans Voices of Canada Facebook page)
Red Deer still has the fourth most active cases of COVID-19 in the province, behind Calgary, Edmonton and Medicine Hat. (Black Press file image)

Red Deer drops 24 active cases, adds one new death

Alberta reports 1,434 new COVID-19 cases, nine new deaths

  • Sep 14, 2021
Red Deer still has the fourth most active cases of COVID-19 in the province, behind Calgary, Edmonton and Medicine Hat. (Black Press file image)
Blaine Calkins, CPC

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (CPC)

Blaine Calkins, CPC Current occupation: Licensed Medical Laboratory Technologist What are the…

  • Sep 14, 2021
Blaine Calkins, CPC
A sample of what card-sized immunization record will look like. (Photo courtesy of Alberta Health)

Alberta to release printable, card-sized vaccine record Thursday

The Alberta Government will release a new way for Albertans to show…

A sample of what card-sized immunization record will look like. (Photo courtesy of Alberta Health)
Megan Lim, People’s Party of Canada.
Megan Lim, People’s Party of Canada.