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Rocky Mountain House Health Centre is temporarily closing six acute care beds because of a nursing shortage. (Photo from Rocky Health Foundation)

AHS launches new website with information on bed reductions

NDP calls on provincial government to do more to combat bed reductions

  • Aug 1, 2021
Rocky Mountain House Health Centre is temporarily closing six acute care beds because of a nursing shortage. (Photo from Rocky Health Foundation)
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Stettler Junior Rodeo series starting Aug. 10

A rodeo series aimed at developing the skills youth need to compete is back for another year

  • Jul 31, 2021
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Advocate file photo
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Stettler Junior Rodeo series rides into the Stettler & District Agricultural Society grounds starting Aug. 10

A rodeo series aimed at developing the skills youth need to compete is back for another year

  • Jul 30, 2021
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Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro says the decision to ease quarantine rules for close contacts, discontinue masking on public transit and in schools, was left up to the chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta reports 233 new cases of COVID-19, active cases up to 1,520

Hospitalizations and Intensive Care Unit patients rise slightly

  • Jul 29, 2021
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro says the decision to ease quarantine rules for close contacts, discontinue masking on public transit and in schools, was left up to the chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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Traffic is now flowing the length of Main Street Stettler again

‘It looks really lovely, and we are excited to see trees go back in, bringing warmth back to the downtown area’

  • Jul 29, 2021
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The province reported nearly 200 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer at 15 active COVID-19 cases

Central zone sits at 73 active cases of the virus

The province reported nearly 200 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. (Advocate file photo)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the province is keeping a close eye on hospitalizations as cases climb. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta to drop mandatory COVID-19 isolation for positive cases on Aug. 16

Province won’t require masks in schools or mandatory quarantine for close contacts

  • Jul 28, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the province is keeping a close eye on hospitalizations as cases climb. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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

Red Deer-based band TEN02 is next up to perform for Stettler’s Entertainment in the Park series on Aug. 11. photo submitted
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)
The Government of Alberta identified 387 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend: 151 on Friday, 142 on Saturday and 94 on Sunday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
The Government of Alberta identified 387 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend: 151 on Friday, 142 on Saturday and 94 on Sunday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Boris Heshka runs his Rockol B77 tractor through his second pull at the Stettler Antique Tractor Club Antique Tractor Pull on July 24th.
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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.
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Stettler County

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

Various concerns raised during meeting

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