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County of Wetaskiwin reviews Municipal Development Plan

The County of Wetaskiwin is reviewing its Municipal Development Plan (MDP) this…

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37 more COVID-19 deaths in Alberta and Red Deer cases climbs sharply

212 Red Deer cases in seven days ending April, up from 118 over previous seven days

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Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit recover stolen vehicle

The RCMP Central Alberta Crime Reduction Unit has successfully recovered a stolen…

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Flatiron building in Lacombe officially designated as a municipal historic resource

On April 12, City of Lacombe council passed a bylaw, which officially…

  • Apr 12, 2022
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Tide creek is a protected spawning ground for Pigeon Lake fish and is located downstream from the proposed CFO. (Submitted/ Catherine Peirce, PLWA)

Proposed feedlot at Pigeon Lake worries residents about local environmental impact

Residents from around Pigeon Lake and local environmental groups are raising their…

Tide creek is a protected spawning ground for Pigeon Lake fish and is located downstream from the proposed CFO. (Submitted/ Catherine Peirce, PLWA)
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Avian Influenza detected in the County of Wetaskiwin

On April 10, 2022, Avian Influenza (H5N1) was confirmed in a poultry…

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Maskwacis RCMP searching for male wanted on multiple arrest warrants

Travis Bull, 19, wanted for firearms and drug related offences

  • Apr 8, 2022
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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 ER closed for today

Temporary closure April 8 due to physician shortage

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)
Staff members at City Hall showed their support by wearing green on April 7 for Green Shirt Day. (Submitted)

Annual Green Shirt Day encourages organ donation registration

In honour of Humboldt Broncos defenceman Logan Boulet

  • Apr 7, 2022
Staff members at City Hall showed their support by wearing green on April 7 for Green Shirt Day. (Submitted)
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Three central Alberta suspects arrested for crime spree in southern Alberta

Suspects from Leduc, Mirror, Big Valley charged with thefts, use of explosive device

  • Apr 7, 2022
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Leduc RCMP arrest 18 people during four-day warrant roundup

With the assistance of officers from Leduc RCMP General Duty, the Leduc…

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The Alberta government is stepping up efforts to trap and kill wild boar. (Photo from the Government of Alberta)

Unconfirmed wild boar sighting in Red Deer County

Province rolled out new wild boar entrapment and bounty programs this week

The Alberta government is stepping up efforts to trap and kill wild boar. (Photo from the Government of Alberta)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping was in Red Deer on Wednesday to help announce a long-awaited $1.8 billion expansion to Red Deer hospital. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

30 new deaths related to COVID-19 in Alberta over last 7 days

The province is reporting 30 new deaths due to the implications of…

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping was in Red Deer on Wednesday to help announce a long-awaited $1.8 billion expansion to Red Deer hospital. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Seized property found in the April 1, 2022, warrant by Leduc RMCP Crime Reduction Unit. (Supplied/ Leduc RCMP)

Leduc RCMP dismantle chop shop and recover stolen vehicles

Four people have been arrested as a result of the investigation

Seized property found in the April 1, 2022, warrant by Leduc RMCP Crime Reduction Unit. (Supplied/ Leduc RCMP)
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Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)

Wetaskiwin gymnast competes on home soil

17-year-old Carly Letourneau is set on being the first gymnast in the Wetaskiwin Hall of Fame

Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)
One of the seven families that will be arriving from Ukraine thanks to the sponsorship and support from Olya Kay and other Lacombe area residents. (Submitted)

Lacombe prepares to welcome families from Ukraine

Lacombe resident Olya Kay has spent the last few weeks on the…

One of the seven families that will be arriving from Ukraine thanks to the sponsorship and support from Olya Kay and other Lacombe area residents. (Submitted)
Red Deer RCMP say a 30-year-old man faces sexual charges against a teen. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Rural municipalities reject provincial police force

Provincial police would be expensive and do nothing to improve rural service, says RMA

Red Deer RCMP say a 30-year-old man faces sexual charges against a teen. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens before they headed to compete at Provincials. (submitted)

Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens finish season at Provincials

The female hockey team won gold at Edmonton Minor Hockey Week and league playoffs this year

Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens before they headed to compete at Provincials. (submitted)