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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, receive flu shot. Photo via Government of Alberta

COVID-19: One more death in central zone

Ponoka County on province’s watchlist

Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, receive flu shot. Photo via Government of Alberta
Many rural municipalities were concerned about a proposed reduction to their industrial revenues, but Alberta’s Municipal Affairs minister has come up with an alternative solution. (Photo contributed)

Province and rural municipalities agree on a plan to support Alberta’s energy industry

Creating new wells or pipelines would result in a three year ‘tax holiday’

Many rural municipalities were concerned about a proposed reduction to their industrial revenues, but Alberta’s Municipal Affairs minister has come up with an alternative solution. (Photo contributed)
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Manny's demolition under way this week
Mulhurst Bay Fire Rescue teaches fire prevention at Pipestone Elementary School
City of Wetaskiwin honours orange shirt day
Paved path to the accessible dock at Agur Lake Camp. Photo submitted/ Debbie Schneider.

B.C. Camp extremely grateful for a Calmar Business’ generous donation

B.C.’s only fully accessible campground floored by a Calmar Business’ generosity.

Paved path to the accessible dock at Agur Lake Camp. Photo submitted/ Debbie Schneider.
Executive Director of Agape Kate Halas (left) receives $1000 from Sgt. Eric Christensen (right) on behalf of Agape. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Former Wetaskiwin Peace Officer wins provincial award; gives back to Wetaskiwin community

Eric Christensen has won the Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers Award of Excellence.

Executive Director of Agape Kate Halas (left) receives $1000 from Sgt. Eric Christensen (right) on behalf of Agape. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
The influenza vaccine will be available at no cost starting Monday in Alberta. “The more that we can avoid influenza-related tests, emergency visits and hospitalizations, the stronger our system will be to support those with COVID-19 and all other health needs," says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Hinshaw urges Albertans to get flu shot as COVID cases jump by 332

Alberta’s central zone now has 132 active COVID-19 cases

The influenza vaccine will be available at no cost starting Monday in Alberta. “The more that we can avoid influenza-related tests, emergency visits and hospitalizations, the stronger our system will be to support those with COVID-19 and all other health needs," says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Maskwacis RCMP engage Major Crimes Unit to investigate suspicious death

Unidentified human remains were found in the burnt residence.

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Security footage of the unknown male- Wetaskiwin RMCP seeking public assistance to identify him. Photo provided/ Alberta RCMP.

Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest Millet man for October armed robbery of liquor store; charges laid.

Mickey N’ Minnie’s Liquor store in Millet, Alta., robbed at gun point Oct.13, 2020

Security footage of the unknown male- Wetaskiwin RMCP seeking public assistance to identify him. Photo provided/ Alberta RCMP.
A new biorefinery that will turn organic waste into natural energy was announced in Lacombe on Oct. 15. From left to right: Steve MacDonald, CEO of Emissions Reduction Alberta, Grant Creasey, Mayor of the City of Lacombe, Ron Orr, MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka, Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks and Chris Thrall, President and CEO of BioRefinex Canada Inc. (Photo Courtesey of The City of Lacombe)

Lacombe to become world’s first site for a new type of clean energy facility

A biorefinery will be built in 2021 creating temporary and full-time jobs, the province announced.

A new biorefinery that will turn organic waste into natural energy was announced in Lacombe on Oct. 15. From left to right: Steve MacDonald, CEO of Emissions Reduction Alberta, Grant Creasey, Mayor of the City of Lacombe, Ron Orr, MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka, Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks and Chris Thrall, President and CEO of BioRefinex Canada Inc. (Photo Courtesey of The City of Lacombe)
Across the province, there are 2,738 active cases of COVID-19, with 18,417 recovered cases. There have been 288 deaths from the virus in Alberta since the beginning of the pandemic. (File photo)

Alberta reports 244 additional COVID-19 cases Thursday

2,738 active cases of COVID-19 in the province

  • Oct 15, 2020
Across the province, there are 2,738 active cases of COVID-19, with 18,417 recovered cases. There have been 288 deaths from the virus in Alberta since the beginning of the pandemic. (File photo)
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Maskwacis reporting rapidly growing cases following long weekend

Maskwacis declared a weeklong shut down on long weekend to curb increasing COVID-19 numbers.

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Battle River Medical Clinic currently has already lost three doctors since December 2019. (File photo)
Battle River Medical Clinic currently has already lost three doctors since December 2019. (File photo)
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Batten down the hatches, a dump of snow expected Friday afternoon

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement as upwards of 10 cm of snow is expected

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City of Wetaskiwin awarded $20 million in grant funding

The City was awarded over $20 million in grant funding throughout 2020.

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A test tube with the blood test is on the table next to the documents. Two additional COVID-19 cases are being investigated by authorities at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer. File photo
A test tube with the blood test is on the table next to the documents. Two additional COVID-19 cases are being investigated by authorities at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer. File photo
Dr. Walter Reynolds died after he was attacked at the Village Mall Walk-in Clinic in Red Deer in August. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor is fit to stand trial

Psychiatrist who examined Deng Mabiour says he can go to trial

Dr. Walter Reynolds died after he was attacked at the Village Mall Walk-in Clinic in Red Deer in August. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Diploma exams in October and November optional for Alberta students

Alberta Teacher’s Association says they are pleased but would like to see provincial exams cancelled

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Two confirmed active cases in the City of Wetaskiwin

Nearly 1000 new cases reported across the province following the long weekend.

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Individuals can get their COVID-19 test results back by text message or automated phone call, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday. photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Individuals can get their COVID-19 test results back by text message or automated phone call, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday. photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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Maskwacis schools closed this week for COVID-19 concerns

One week shut down of Maskwacis in response to recent rise in positive COVID-19 cases in Maskwacis.

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