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Alberta Biobord files for initial development permit

The company is developing a fuel pellet and medium density fibre board (MDF) plant near Stettler

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Alberta RCMP warns consumers of online hay sale scam

Across RCMP jurisdictions this year, various groups have scammed victims of approximately $64,000

  • Oct 17, 2021
Alberta reported over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. (Black Press file image)

Red Deer down to 535 active cases of COVID-19

Alberta reported an additional 1,051 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday. The province…

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Supporters dance during a rally that Whistle Stop Cafe owner Christopher Scott helped organize against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Mirror on May 8. Scott was fined $20,000, must pay nearly $11,000 in court costs and is on probation for 18 months after he was sentenced on Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Supporters dance during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror, Alta., on Saturday, May 8, 2021. (File photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Updated: Mirror café owner fined $20,000 for holding anti-shutdown rally in May

Christopher Scott sentenced to three days in jail satisfied by time served and $11,000 in court costs

Supporters dance during a rally that Whistle Stop Cafe owner Christopher Scott helped organize against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Mirror on May 8. Scott was fined $20,000, must pay nearly $11,000 in court costs and is on probation for 18 months after he was sentenced on Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Supporters dance during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror, Alta., on Saturday, May 8, 2021. (File photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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Stettler Board of Trade has new executive director

Byron Geddes plans to get into the community to talk to small business owners

  • Oct 15, 2021
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Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw apologized to a Central zone family Thursday. (Advocate file photo/ Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)

Hinshaw apologizes to family of deceased 14-year-old for linking death to COVID-19

It will change the way deaths of young people are reported in future

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw apologized to a Central zone family Thursday. (Advocate file photo/ Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)
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Alberta reports 916 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths on Thursday

Central zone has 183 in hospital, including 14 in intensive care

  • Oct 14, 2021
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Alberta has 652 new COVID-19 cases and 38 more deaths

Province now up to 14,218 active cases

  • Oct 13, 2021
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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday that a 14-year-old died of COVID-19 over the weekend. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Hinshaw apologizes to family after erroneously saying their son, 14, died from COVID-19

Red Deer down to 663 active cases, no new deaths

  • Oct 12, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday that a 14-year-old died of COVID-19 over the weekend. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
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Stettler County municipal election forum held virtually on Oct. 6

The forum focused on those running in the upcoming County of Stettler municipal election

  • Oct 11, 2021
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Red Deer Advocate publisher Mary Kemmis was appointed to the position of vice-president of the BC North division of Black Press. (File photo)

Red Deer Advocate publisher takes executive position in British Columbia

Appointed vice-president of Black Press Media’s BC North division

Red Deer Advocate publisher Mary Kemmis was appointed to the position of vice-president of the BC North division of Black Press. (File photo)
A small memorial has been set up near the crash site at Highway 814 and Township Road 475. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Wetaskiwin mourns loss of teens in fatal Thanksgiving weekend accident

Two Wetaskiwin students dead, three in serious condition after fatal accident.

A small memorial has been set up near the crash site at Highway 814 and Township Road 475. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Central Alberta is seeing growing investor interest as the energy industry sees brighter days. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Improving energy industry fortunes being felt in rural central Alberta

Residential markets hot in Lacombe County and Nordegg

Central Alberta is seeing growing investor interest as the energy industry sees brighter days. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
About 57.4 per cent of eligible Red Deerians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Black Press file image)
About 57.4 per cent of eligible Red Deerians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Black Press file image)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged pregnant Albertans to get vaccinated as soon as possible on Thursday. (Photo by Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged pregnant Albertans to get vaccinated as soon as possible on Thursday. (Photo by Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)
Long-time residents of the summer village of Rochon Sands, Harvey and Shirley Kassian were the benefactors who paid for the eight-metre long fish to be installed at the entrance to the marina. Here, they pose with a scale model of the original created by Frank Hadfield and his team at Dinosaur Valley Studios based in East-Coulee, Alberta. photo submitted

Anonymous benefactor responsible for Rochon Sands attraction steps forward

Local residents Harvey and Shirley Kassian are the anonymous benefactors

  • Oct 6, 2021
Long-time residents of the summer village of Rochon Sands, Harvey and Shirley Kassian were the benefactors who paid for the eight-metre long fish to be installed at the entrance to the marina. Here, they pose with a scale model of the original created by Frank Hadfield and his team at Dinosaur Valley Studios based in East-Coulee, Alberta. photo submitted
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Red Deer’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 825

The city had 818 active cases on Tuesday

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Heartland Victims Services plans a busy autumn season

The annual Charity Checkstop, to support Victims Services, is planned for Nov. 27

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This year’s Stettler Awards Gala postponed

Nominations are held year-round for the annual Stettler Awards Gala

  • Oct 6, 2021
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