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Red Deer-based band TEN02 is next up to perform for Stettler’s Entertainment in the Park series on Aug. 11. photo submitted

Red Deer’s Ten02 next up in Stettler’s Entertainment in the Park series

Next up in the series is Tap9 on Aug. 18 and wrapping up the season will be Ryan Langlois on Aug. 25

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
Boris Heshka runs his Rockol B77 tractor through his second pull at the Stettler Antique Tractor Club Antique Tractor Pull on July 24th.
Kevin J. Sabo photo

Stettler Antique Tractor Club holds annual tractor pull

The tractors used in the event were all built prior to the 1960s.

  • Jul 26, 2021
Boris Heshka runs his Rockol B77 tractor through his second pull at the Stettler Antique Tractor Club Antique Tractor Pull on July 24th.
Kevin J. Sabo photo
Stettler County

County of Stettler hosts heated first delegations since the start of the pandemic

Various concerns raised during meeting

  • Jul 26, 2021
Stettler County
Carol Dyck, general manager of Stettler Points West, has announced her plans to retire.
Mark Weber/Stettler Independent

Stettler Points West general manager Carol Dyck set to retire this fall

Dyck leaves rich examples of commitment, care and passion for ensuring seniors receive the best care possible

Carol Dyck, general manager of Stettler Points West, has announced her plans to retire.
Mark Weber/Stettler Independent
MP Damien Kurek

MP Damien Kurek stops by County of Stettler Meeting July 14th

There is speculation that Trudeau could be calling an early election

  • Jul 24, 2021
MP Damien Kurek
More than 400 COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta Wednesday, according to multiple reports. (File photo)

Red Deer down to nine active COVID-19 cases

Two new virus-related death reported in Alberta Friday

More than 400 COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta Wednesday, according to multiple reports. (File photo)
Ross Drummond, along with his family accepts the keys to the Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home from Bill Robinson of Sorento Homes and Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Dream home Lacombe winner receives keys

The Mega Bucks 50 raffle reached its highest jackpot ever at $822,950

  • Jul 23, 2021
Ross Drummond, along with his family accepts the keys to the Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home from Bill Robinson of Sorento Homes and Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro at Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre. Photo/ Alberta Health Services.
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro at Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre. Photo/ Alberta Health Services.
More than 2.8 million Albertans have been vaccinated so far, with 61.3 per cent of Albertans 12 and over fully immunized against COVID-19. (File photo)

Alberta hits 75 per cent vaccine milestone in fight against COVID-19

Alberta reported 101 new cases of the virus Thursday

  • Jul 22, 2021
More than 2.8 million Albertans have been vaccinated so far, with 61.3 per cent of Albertans 12 and over fully immunized against COVID-19. (File photo)
Reeve Larry Clarke (left) and Mayor Sean Nolls (Right) sign the proclomation declaring National Drowning Prevention Week 2021. Also in the photo are Stettler Rec Centre lifeguards Neil Leckie (left), Laurie Dolan (mid), and Jessica Campbell (right). National Drowning Prevention Week runs from July 18 to 24. Kevin J Sabo photo.

Town of Stettler supports National Drowning Prevention Week

Every year, more than 400 people die by drowning in Canada.

  • Jul 22, 2021
Reeve Larry Clarke (left) and Mayor Sean Nolls (Right) sign the proclomation declaring National Drowning Prevention Week 2021. Also in the photo are Stettler Rec Centre lifeguards Neil Leckie (left), Laurie Dolan (mid), and Jessica Campbell (right). National Drowning Prevention Week runs from July 18 to 24. Kevin J Sabo photo.
COVID-19 cases in Alberta have risen slightly over the past week. (Advocate file photo)
COVID-19 cases in Alberta have risen slightly over the past week. (Advocate file photo)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw praised Albertans Tuesday for their efforts to get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

45 per cent of Red Deerians fully vaccinated

Province reports 69 new cases of the virus

  • Jul 20, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw praised Albertans Tuesday for their efforts to get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Travis Pickering performs at Entertainment in the Park on July 21st.
photo submitted

Travis Pickering will be featured July 21st at West Stettler Park

Pickering is slated to perform as part of the summer-long Entertainment in the Park series

Travis Pickering performs at Entertainment in the Park on July 21st.
photo submitted
About 74 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 and 59.7 per cent are fully immunized with two doses. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
About 74 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 and 59.7 per cent are fully immunized with two doses. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
photo courtesy of Metro Creative Connection

Fire advisory in effect for the County of Stettler

Permits are required for essential and non-essential burns

photo courtesy of Metro Creative Connection
Helping hands

Association of Communities Against Abuse to launch new partner sites

About 15 sites will be set up across the province’s east-central region

Helping hands
Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Lacombe frustrated with rail company foot dragging

Lack of information following derailment and cluttered right-of-way among issues frustrating council

Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Nate Horner

Local MLA Nate Horner welcomes new government post

Horner has become associate minister of rural economic development

Nate Horner