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Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Black Press file photo

Alberta government confirms 351 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

6,242 active cases of the virus in Alberta

  • Feb 7, 2021
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Black Press file photo
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada was released for Oct. 7, 2020. (File photo)
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada was released for Oct. 7, 2020. (File photo)
There are 475 people in hospital with COVID-19 in Alberta, including 89 in intensive care. (File photo)

One new COVID-19 death in Red Deer, 396 new cases province-wide

Province set to ease COVID-19 restrictions on Monday

  • Feb 5, 2021
There are 475 people in hospital with COVID-19 in Alberta, including 89 in intensive care. (File photo)
On Thursday, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the province now has 6,588 active cases of the virus, with 117,400 people recovered. There are 517 people in hospital, including 93 in intensive care. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

13 new COVID-19 deaths including one in Red Deer

Province reports 68 COVID-19 variant cases

  • Feb 4, 2021
On Thursday, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the province now has 6,588 active cases of the virus, with 117,400 people recovered. There are 517 people in hospital, including 93 in intensive care. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, confirmed 11 additional deaths due to COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 1,671. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, confirmed 11 additional deaths due to COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 1,671. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw confirmed 268 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Province extends quarantine to up to 24 days for contacts of COVID-19 variant cases

268 new COVID-19 cases found over past 24 hours; 13 new deaths

  • Feb 2, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw confirmed 268 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
RCMP stock photo. (Black Press)
RCMP stock photo. (Black Press)
On Feb. 1, Alberta had 7,387 active COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy CDC)
On Feb. 1, Alberta had 7,387 active COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy CDC)
The mens section and brand name men’s wear at Mini Mee Clothing was cleared out during the break ins. Submitted/ Kim Short.

Rimbey business broken into twice in 10 days, thousands worth of merchandise stolen

Mini Mee Clothing and Accessories in Rimbey was broken into and stolen from twice within 10 days.

The mens section and brand name men’s wear at Mini Mee Clothing was cleared out during the break ins. Submitted/ Kim Short.
(Black Press file photo)

Alberta senator calls Lacombe a model city for Alberta

Senator Doug Black virtually visited Lacombe on Jan. 27, and spoke with “community leaders”

(Black Press file photo)
(File photo by The Canadian Press)
(File photo by The Canadian Press)
Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins on a Zoom call to the Ponoka chamber of commerce. (Image: screenshot)

MP Calkins on federal pandemic spending: ‘We’re in trouble’

MP gives run down on federal finances, vaccine roll out to Ponoka chamber members

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins on a Zoom call to the Ponoka chamber of commerce. (Image: screenshot)
Alberta has 1,910 active cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Red Deer is reporting five active cases, with 108 recovered. (File photo)
Alberta has 1,910 active cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Red Deer is reporting five active cases, with 108 recovered. (File photo)
Alberta Chief Medicial Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 19 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

One new COVID-19 death in Red Deer, 543 new cases

Central zone has 692 active cases of COVID-19

  • Jan 29, 2021
Alberta Chief Medicial Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 19 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Premier Jason Kenney provided an update on COVID-19 and the ongoing work to protect public health. Additional health measures will be eased for restaurants, indoor fitness and some children’s activities, effective Feb. 8. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Kenney lifts some COVID-19 restrictions, reopens restaurants and gyms Feb. 8

Step 1 of easing restrictions starts Feb. 8

  • Jan 29, 2021
Premier Jason Kenney provided an update on COVID-19 and the ongoing work to protect public health. Additional health measures will be eased for restaurants, indoor fitness and some children’s activities, effective Feb. 8. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that measures put in place to fight COVID-19 have lead to a sharp decline in influenza cases. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

7 new deaths, 461 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta

Central zone has 710 active cases

  • Jan 28, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that measures put in place to fight COVID-19 have lead to a sharp decline in influenza cases. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
RCMP logo. Black Press file photo.

Ponoka ITU respond to fatal rollover on Hwy. 2

Adult female dies in rollover in Lacombe County

RCMP logo. Black Press file photo.
“Let us play” was chanted by many youth hockey players as the marched down the street in Bentley wearing their hockey jerseys and carrying signs attached to hockey sticks, Jan. 26. The peaceful protest was one of many in Alberta as minor hockey players, coaches and parents demand the restrictions on sports be loosened to allow kids back on the ice. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Bentley Minor Hockey holds ‘Let Them Play’ rally

The rally was held at the Bentley arena Tuesday afternoon, one was also held in Rimbey on Saturday

“Let us play” was chanted by many youth hockey players as the marched down the street in Bentley wearing their hockey jerseys and carrying signs attached to hockey sticks, Jan. 26. The peaceful protest was one of many in Alberta as minor hockey players, coaches and parents demand the restrictions on sports be loosened to allow kids back on the ice. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported 12 additional deaths Wednesday due to COVID-19. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta surpasses 100k COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

459 new cases of COVID-19

  • Jan 27, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported 12 additional deaths Wednesday due to COVID-19. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province still hopes to bring the hospitalization number down before relaxing restrictions. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

14 new deaths, 366 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta

Province nearing 100K COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

  • Jan 26, 2021
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province still hopes to bring the hospitalization number down before relaxing restrictions. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)