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The Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre. (File photo)

Ponoka emergency department to close overnight

The Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre emergency department (ED) will be temporarily…

  • Aug 4, 2022

 

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

AHS no longer requires COVID-19 immunization of employees

Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced earlier this week it was rescinding its…

  • Jul 22, 2022

 

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Active COVID cases grow to 1,107 in Red Deer

Red Deer gained 56 more COVID cases on Wednesday, bringing the active…

 

(Black Press file photo).

COVID-19 cases double in Red Deer, compared to last week

The first update of 2022 is not good news

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Alberta Health Services not announcing 2022 New Year’s babies

AHS says it’s ‘simply not possible’ to facilitate interviews or invite media into facilities

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Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Katharine Smart is shown in a handout photo. The Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Nurses Association held an emergency summit Tuesday night to discuss how move forward since the pandemic brought the health system to a breaking point, with no end in sight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO/Canadian Medical Association

CMA president decries ‘gaslighting’ of health-care workers over COVID-19 toll

Health-care sector facing a “huge data gap” in knowing what resources are available for them

Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Katharine Smart is shown in a handout photo. The Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Nurses Association held an emergency summit Tuesday night to discuss how move forward since the pandemic brought the health system to a breaking point, with no end in sight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO/Canadian Medical Association
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged Albertans to get vaccinated on Monday. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Red Deer at 904 active cases

Alberta identifies 4,037 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged Albertans to get vaccinated on Monday. (File photo by The Associated Press)
Red Deer hospital’s ICU is at 77 per cent capacity, with 17 COVID patients receiving intensive care. (File photo by Advocate staff)

ICU help coming for Red Deer hospital

About 20 Canadian Red Cross health workers going to Red Deer hospital

Red Deer hospital’s ICU is at 77 per cent capacity, with 17 COVID patients receiving intensive care. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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1,246 new COVID cases in Alberta

18 new deaths announced, including two in Red Deer

  • Sep 28, 2021
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Red Deer has the third most active COVID-19 cases in the province, behind only Calgary and Edmonton. (Black Press File Photo)

Red Deer up to 778 active cases of COVID-19

Red Deer added nearly 100 active COVID-19 cases over the weekend. As…

  • Sep 20, 2021
Red Deer has the third most active COVID-19 cases in the province, behind only Calgary and Edmonton. (Black Press File Photo)
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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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In the Hospital Sick Male Patient Sleeps on the Bed. Heart Rate Monitor Equipment is on His Finger.

Rural central Alberta bed closures expected to end soon

Bed reductions continue in Rimbey, Lacombe

In the Hospital Sick Male Patient Sleeps on the Bed. Heart Rate Monitor Equipment is on His Finger.
AHS is still unable to determine the cause of a fecal bacteria contamination at Gull Lake and continues to advise people to stay out of the water. (Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff)

Water quality advisory issued for Ebeling Beach on Gull Lake

The advisory will remain in effect until further notice

  • Aug 20, 2021
AHS is still unable to determine the cause of a fecal bacteria contamination at Gull Lake and continues to advise people to stay out of the water. (Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff)
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AHS: Stay safe in the sun this summer

Alberta and much of Western Canada is experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures reaching 40C+

  • Jun 29, 2021
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Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka hospital locks down due to alleged threatening phone call

RCMP believe there is no further threat to public safety

Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)