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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 rises to 393 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta identifies 1,401 new cases Friday

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
Minister of Health Tyler Shandro says vaccines take significant pressure off of Alberta’s health system by reducing the severity of symptoms for the vast majority of people. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Minister of Health Tyler Shandro says vaccines take significant pressure off of Alberta’s health system by reducing the severity of symptoms for the vast majority of people. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. There are 12,290 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, with 465 people in hospital, including 107 in intensive care. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Province reports 8 new deaths, 1,315 new COVID-19 cases: Red Deer up to 368 active

465 people in hospital, including 107 in intensive care

  • Sep 1, 2021
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. There are 12,290 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, with 465 people in hospital, including 107 in intensive care. (File photo by The Associated Press)
Alberta now has more than 11,000 active COVID-19 cases. (Black Press file photo)

Red Deer up to 337 active COVID-19 cases

Province reports 920 new cases, four additional deaths

  • Aug 31, 2021
Alberta now has more than 11,000 active COVID-19 cases. (Black Press file photo)
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said data shows that additional doses will offer stronger protection for immunocompromised individuals and older Albertans living in supportive living facilities. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said data shows that additional doses will offer stronger protection for immunocompromised individuals and older Albertans living in supportive living facilities. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Of Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases, 17 per cent are among people who are fully vaccinated, 72 per cent are unvaccinated and 10 per cent are partially vaccinated. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Red Deer up to 237 active cases of COVID-19

Province reports more than 1,000 new cases for second straight day

  • Aug 26, 2021
Of Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases, 17 per cent are among people who are fully vaccinated, 72 per cent are unvaccinated and 10 per cent are partially vaccinated. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Of Alberta’s active cases, about 16 per cent are among fully vaccinated people, 10 per cent are partially vaccinated and 72 per cent are unvaccinated. (File photo by Black Press Media)

Red Deer has fifth-highest active case total in Alberta

Red Deer sits at 222 active cases of the virus

  • Aug 25, 2021
Of Alberta’s active cases, about 16 per cent are among fully vaccinated people, 10 per cent are partially vaccinated and 72 per cent are unvaccinated. (File photo by Black Press Media)
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Adaptive water ski clinic goes ahead in Lacombe

Clinic takes place on Aug. 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Four people taken to hospital after collision near Trochu

Two pickups collided head-on on Highway 21 near Highway 27 junction

  • Aug 12, 2021
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Eleven acute care beds have been temporarily closed due to a staffing shortage at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Acute care bed reductions extended in Lacombe

Reductions are expected to last a few more days

Eleven acute care beds have been temporarily closed due to a staffing shortage at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Lacombe’s Gord Bamford will return to Central Alberta this fall with several tour dates. (Photo courtesy David Chapman)

Gord Bamford announces tour dates in Central Alberta

Bamford will start the tour in Camrose on Sept. 25

  • Aug 11, 2021
Lacombe’s Gord Bamford will return to Central Alberta this fall with several tour dates. (Photo courtesy David Chapman)
City of Lacombe will hold a public hearing on Aug. 9 to get community input on whether VLTs should be allowed in the community. They were removed following a plebiscite in 1998. (File photo from The Canadian Press)

VLTs can return to Lacombe after council lifts ban

VLTs banned in Lacombe since 1998 after two plebiscites supported removal

City of Lacombe will hold a public hearing on Aug. 9 to get community input on whether VLTs should be allowed in the community. They were removed following a plebiscite in 1998. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
There are 3,380 active cases of COVID-19 in the province – up 661 since Friday’s active cases at 2,719. (Black Press file photo)

Red Deer now has 60 active COVID-19 cases

1,017 new COVID-19 cases identified over the weekend

There are 3,380 active cases of COVID-19 in the province – up 661 since Friday’s active cases at 2,719. (Black Press file photo)
Alberta now has 2,282 active cases of COVID-19. (File photo)

Alberta COVID-19 cases continue to climb slowly

Red Deer has 33 active cases of the virus

  • Aug 4, 2021
Alberta now has 2,282 active cases of COVID-19. (File photo)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston turns in big performances over August long weekend

Lacombe’s Justine Elliot third in ladies barrel racing in Strathmore

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Blackfalds RCMP said a complaint was received about a residential break and enter in progress off C & E Trail Monday afternoon. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Blackfalds RCMP said a complaint was received about a residential break and enter in progress off C & E Trail Monday afternoon. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Tony Depauw of Lacombe won $100,000 on the EXTRA LOTTO 6/49 ticket. (Photo courtesy of Western Canadian Lottery Corporation)

Lacombe man earns $100k lottery win

The central Alberta winner has plans

  • Jul 30, 2021
Tony Depauw of Lacombe won $100,000 on the EXTRA LOTTO 6/49 ticket. (Photo courtesy of Western Canadian Lottery Corporation)
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Central Albertans in the hunt after round 1 of Alberta Amateur Championship

Red Deer’s Cole Bergheim and Logan Graf of Sylvan Lake are tied for sixth

  • Jul 27, 2021
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Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says more people in younger age groups across the province need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says more people in younger age groups across the province need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta reports 134 new cases of COVID-19

Red Deer sits at 13 active cases of the virus

  • Jul 27, 2021
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says more people in younger age groups across the province need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says more people in younger age groups across the province need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)