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World Juniors’ referee Mike Langin makes a called during the Canada vs. Slovakia at the 2021 World Junior Championship at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Dec. 27, 2020. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada)

Former Sylvan Lake man lives his dream at World Junior Championships

Mike Langin was one the 25 Canadian officials who worked during the tournament

  • Jan 18, 2021
World Juniors’ referee Mike Langin makes a called during the Canada vs. Slovakia at the 2021 World Junior Championship at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Dec. 27, 2020. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada)
Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19.  (File photo)

750 new COVID-19 cases identified in Alberta Sunday

Central zone currently has 1,182 active cases of the virus

Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19.  (File photo)
FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. Moderna said Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, its COVID-19 shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus that's surging in the U.S. and around the world. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. Moderna said Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, its COVID-19 shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus that's surging in the U.S. and around the world. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveres to Canada are being delayed because of complications at their European distribution facility. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Delays of Pfizer vaccine delivery to impact Alberta’s vaccination plans

Alberta has administered 74,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far

  • Jan 15, 2021
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveres to Canada are being delayed because of complications at their European distribution facility. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw

Alberta eases some COVID-19 restrictions

Salons, barbershops and other personal and wellness services will be open by appointment only

  • Jan 14, 2021
Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw
Innisfail business Bladez to Fadez Barbershop was issued two closure orders this week. (Photo from Bladez to Fadez Barbershop Facebook)
Innisfail business Bladez to Fadez Barbershop was issued two closure orders this week. (Photo from Bladez to Fadez Barbershop Facebook)
Alberta Chief Medicial Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 23 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

COVID-19 cases trending in the right direction, says Hinshaw

875 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths

  • Jan 13, 2021
Alberta Chief Medicial Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 23 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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UPDATE: Missing female has been found

Hope Tivendale was last seen on January 12 in Blackfalds

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A total of 16,300 lab tests Thursday showed an eight per cent positivity rate for Alberta, the chief medical officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said on Twitter on Friday. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

5 new COVID-19 deaths in Central zone– 38 deaths provincially a new daily record for Alberta

Two of the most recent deaths were in Red Deer, two in Camrose

  • Jan 12, 2021
A total of 16,300 lab tests Thursday showed an eight per cent positivity rate for Alberta, the chief medical officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said on Twitter on Friday. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Natalie Klein, of Bladez 2 Fadez, finishes up with her first client Daryl Dyck on Jan. 12. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Natalie Klein, of Bladez 2 Fadez, finishes up with her first client Daryl Dyck on Jan. 12. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Numbers on the geospatial map on alberta.ca under the local geographic area setting on Jan. 12, 2021.

Ponoka County says ‘We need to start owning the message a little more’

Active cases starting to fall in Ponoka County, Maskwacis sees 25 per cent drop

Numbers on the geospatial map on alberta.ca under the local geographic area setting on Jan. 12, 2021.
Sylvan Lake’s Best Western Plus Chateau Inn on Lakeshore Drive has applied to the town to convert to apartments. (Photo from Best Western Plus Chateau Inn Facebook page)

Events cancelled: Sylvan Lake hotel considering apartment conversion

Tough times for Alberta hotel industry has owners looking at options

  • Jan 12, 2021
Sylvan Lake’s Best Western Plus Chateau Inn on Lakeshore Drive has applied to the town to convert to apartments. (Photo from Best Western Plus Chateau Inn Facebook page)
The board supporting The Broom Tree Foundation, Tamara Noordhof, Donna Abma, Becky Kooiker, Janis Butcher and Corey Gish. (Photo Submitted)

Lacombe non-profit celebrates a year helping women in need

The Broom Tree Foundation has focused on mentoring women in Central Alberta

  • Jan 12, 2021
The board supporting The Broom Tree Foundation, Tamara Noordhof, Donna Abma, Becky Kooiker, Janis Butcher and Corey Gish. (Photo Submitted)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the vaccination program will be accelerated. (Photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the vaccination program will be accelerated. (Photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer has joined with other Alberta mayors to lobby against the provincial government’s plan to centralize ambulance dispatch in Calgary. (Contributed image)
Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer has joined with other Alberta mayors to lobby against the provincial government’s plan to centralize ambulance dispatch in Calgary. (Contributed image)
Head Librarian and Library Manager Christina Petrisor poses for a photo alongside the calendars the library is selling. (Photo Submitted)

Lacombe’s Mary C. Moore Library fundraising with calendar sales highlighting the community

Calendars are being sold for $20 each, and can be shipped for an additional $3.50

Head Librarian and Library Manager Christina Petrisor poses for a photo alongside the calendars the library is selling. (Photo Submitted)
Licensed practical nurse administers a COVID-19 test at the Jamestown Family Clinic's drive-up testing site on Dec. 7. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Alberta adds 811 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Another COVID-19 death reported in Red Deer

Licensed practical nurse administers a COVID-19 test at the Jamestown Family Clinic's drive-up testing site on Dec. 7. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
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

Gov’t of Alberta reports 31 new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday

There are 1,577 active cases in the central zone

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
Red Deer has 255 active cases of COVID-19, which is three more than the 252 reported on Thursday. (File photo)
Red Deer has 255 active cases of COVID-19, which is three more than the 252 reported on Thursday. (File photo)
Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)

WCPS superintendent Lovell on return to school Monday Jan. 11

Virtual learning not being extended as students return to class

Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)