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Sheldon Klessens, owner of Kles-Air Mechanical LTD, and the Tancock family pose for a photo while Klessens’s team worked to install a new furnace and air conditioner for the family, donated by Lennox. (Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe family ‘feeling the love’ with furnace and air conditioner donation

Kles-Air donated their time to a family in need by installing a furnace and air conditioner

Sheldon Klessens, owner of Kles-Air Mechanical LTD, and the Tancock family pose for a photo while Klessens’s team worked to install a new furnace and air conditioner for the family, donated by Lennox. (Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express)
Left to right: Honourable Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks, House Leader (MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre); Ron Glen, CEO, ARHCA; Graham McLachlan, Central City Asphalt; Wayne McLachlan, President, Central City Asphalt at the Lafarge Pit in Lacombe County, Oct. 9. (Photo Submitted)

‘Don’t RIP Through Construction Zones’ says government, ARHCA and local construction company

The Alberta Government is partnering with ARHCA to promote safe safe driving in construction zones

Left to right: Honourable Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks, House Leader (MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre); Ron Glen, CEO, ARHCA; Graham McLachlan, Central City Asphalt; Wayne McLachlan, President, Central City Asphalt at the Lafarge Pit in Lacombe County, Oct. 9. (Photo Submitted)
Alberta’s central zone currently has 50 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta’s central zone currently has 50 active COVID-19 cases

Provincially, 277 new cases were confirmed by the government on Friday

Alberta’s central zone currently has 50 active COVID-19 cases
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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
Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Grandview Haunted Barn officially opens for the second year

The family friendly Halloween attraction donates spooky proceeds to Lakedell School.

Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
A poppy rests at the base of the Vimy Ridge Memorial taken during the Broncs World Tour in 2013. (File photo)

Ponoka families still waiting for refunds from cancelled Europe trip

Ponoka Secondary Campus families out thousands of dollars from cancelled Broncs World Tour

A poppy rests at the base of the Vimy Ridge Memorial taken during the Broncs World Tour in 2013. (File photo)
364 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday in Alberta

364 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday in Alberta

Three new voluntary health measures introduced in Edmonton zone

  • Oct 8, 2020
364 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday in Alberta
SPL firefighters Levi Peters, Cade Johnston, and Brandon Stewart rescue Apollo after he spends five days in the Devlin’s tree. Photo submitted/ Jasmine Devlin.

Cat stuck in tree for five days rescued by local fire department

South Pigeon Lake fire department got creative to rescue feline stuck in tree for five days.

SPL firefighters Levi Peters, Cade Johnston, and Brandon Stewart rescue Apollo after he spends five days in the Devlin’s tree. Photo submitted/ Jasmine Devlin.
Alberta has 1,910 active cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Red Deer is reporting five active cases, with 108 recovered. (File photo)

Alberta’s COVID-19 cases rise by 143 on Wednesday

Edmonton zone soars above 1,000 active cases

  • Oct 7, 2020
Alberta has 1,910 active cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Red Deer is reporting five active cases, with 108 recovered. (File photo)
Sept. 30, 2020 County Public Engagement Session at the Mulhurst Community Hall during the round table discussions. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

County of Wetaskiwin considers public engagement sessions a success

‘There was good conversation around the tables and lots of good questions.’

Sept. 30, 2020 County Public Engagement Session at the Mulhurst Community Hall during the round table discussions. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
Central zone has 26 active cases according to latest numbers on Alberta government’s website. Photo by The Canadian Press

COVID-19: Central zone active cases slightly up Tuesday

Ponoka County at most active cases in central Alberta

Central zone has 26 active cases according to latest numbers on Alberta government’s website. Photo by The Canadian Press
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MMIWG2S Sisters in Spirit Vigil and Walk held in Wetaskiwin

Oct. 4, 2020 guest speakers and supporters gathered in Wetaskiwin for MMIWG2S vigil and walk.

Photo/ Darlene Hildebrandt
Tijana Vojinovic was seen wearing a mask in downtown Red Deer Monday morning. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Central zone active cases slightly up Monday

Eight people have died over the weekend

Tijana Vojinovic was seen wearing a mask in downtown Red Deer Monday morning. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
COVID-19 cases increase by 122 in Alberta

COVID-19 cases increase by 122 in Alberta

Central zone has 19 active cases

  • Oct 2, 2020
COVID-19 cases increase by 122 in Alberta
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Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health said that Halloween will not be cancelled in the province this year. (File photo)

Hinshaw encourages Albertans to celebrate Halloween

The holiday is safer than most indoor gatherings, she said

  • Oct 2, 2020
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health said that Halloween will not be cancelled in the province this year. (File photo)
Hinshaw urges Albertans to get flu shot to aid in fight against COVID-19
Hinshaw urges Albertans to get flu shot to aid in fight against COVID-19
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Wetaskiwin City Council passes temporary COVID-19 face coverings bylaw

Face coverings will only become mandatory when the City reaches 15 active COVID-19 cases.

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Sylvan Lake offering Community Helpers training to aide in suicide prevention

Chelsey Lambert says talking about mental health and suicide is the best way to help bring awareness

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Alberta RCMP urges citizens to safe ‘gourd’ their cabins

There were over 650 reported seasonal property break and enters in Alberta in 2019.

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City of Wetaskiwin staff at City Hall wearing orange shirts for Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30,2020. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.                                City of Wetaskiwin staff at City Hall wearing orange shirts for Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30,2020. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

City of Wetaskiwin honours Orange Shirt Day

City of Wetaskiwin staff honour Orange Shirt Day

City of Wetaskiwin staff at City Hall wearing orange shirts for Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30,2020. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.                                City of Wetaskiwin staff at City Hall wearing orange shirts for Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30,2020. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.