Red Deer Advocate Staff

Whistle Stop Cafe owner Christopher Scott and his sister Melodie pose for a photo at the Mirror restaurant. The central Alberta restaurant has received a closure notice from Alberta Health Services for defying latest government restrictions that kicked in Friday afternoon. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Alberta Health Services delivers ‘closure order’ to Mirror restaurant

Whistle Stop Cafe has remained defiant after the government’s move back to Step 1

Whistle Stop Cafe owner Christopher Scott and his sister Melodie pose for a photo at the Mirror restaurant. The central Alberta restaurant has received a closure notice from Alberta Health Services for defying latest government restrictions that kicked in Friday afternoon. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Wolf Creek Public Schools

Ty Wagar nominated for the 2021 Edwin Parr Award by Wolf Creek Public Schools

The Wolf Creek Public Schools Board of Trustees nominated Bluffton School teacher…

Wolf Creek Public Schools
BUNDLED UP-Terrence Delaney walked through the snow in downtown Red Deer on a particularly cold day, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Red Deerians faced heavy snowfall and cold winds last weekend. Zachary Cormier/Red Deer Express

Cold warning continues for central Alberta

Risk of frost bite and hypothermia

BUNDLED UP-Terrence Delaney walked through the snow in downtown Red Deer on a particularly cold day, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Red Deerians faced heavy snowfall and cold winds last weekend. Zachary Cormier/Red Deer Express
INTENSITY - Pictured here is a scene from The Glass Menagerie, an Ignition Theatre production back in 2015 which was co-produced by Prime Stock Theatre. Earlier this year, Ignition Theatre has announced there will be full seasons of shows through to 2020 through an arrangement with Central Alberta Theatre, and details of the upcoming season were released this week. Stephanie Grue photo

Alberta government provides $17 million for rodeo, sports and performing arts groups

Program offers $17 million worth of one-time grants or matching fundin to non-profit groups

INTENSITY - Pictured here is a scene from The Glass Menagerie, an Ignition Theatre production back in 2015 which was co-produced by Prime Stock Theatre. Earlier this year, Ignition Theatre has announced there will be full seasons of shows through to 2020 through an arrangement with Central Alberta Theatre, and details of the upcoming season were released this week. Stephanie Grue photo
Lacombe is looking at its options for reclaiming sewage lagoons that are no longer needed. Vesta Energy Ltd. has signed a deal to use three lagoons to store water for fracking.
Map from City of Lacombe

Energy company to use former Lacombe sewage lagoons to store water for fracking

Vesta Energy Ltd. will pay Lacombe more than $100,000 a year in 20-year deal

Lacombe is looking at its options for reclaiming sewage lagoons that are no longer needed. Vesta Energy Ltd. has signed a deal to use three lagoons to store water for fracking.
Map from City of Lacombe
(Red Deer Advocate file photo)
Sentencing delayed in the stabbing death of Samantha Sharpe, of Sunchild First Nation. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)

Sentencing delayed in central Alberta homicide

Sentencing adjourned to March

(Red Deer Advocate file photo)
Sentencing delayed in the stabbing death of Samantha Sharpe, of Sunchild First Nation. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)
Innisfail business Bladez to Fadez Barbershop was issued two closure orders this week. (Photo from Bladez to Fadez Barbershop Facebook)
Innisfail business Bladez to Fadez Barbershop was issued two closure orders this week. (Photo from Bladez to Fadez Barbershop Facebook)
Dr. Glen Burton, an anesthetist at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre, demonstrates new operating room lights, which were funded by donations to the Rocky Mountain and Area Health Services Foundation. (Photo contributed)

Central Alberta hospital gets operating room upgrades

Equipment and lighting improvements

Dr. Glen Burton, an anesthetist at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre, demonstrates new operating room lights, which were funded by donations to the Rocky Mountain and Area Health Services Foundation. (Photo contributed)
Environment Canada issued a wind warning for parts of central Alberta on Jan. 13, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Wind warning issued for central Alberta

Environment Canada said strong northwesterly winds will develop in the morning and weaken in the evening

Environment Canada issued a wind warning for parts of central Alberta on Jan. 13, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
City of Lacombe Mayor Grant Creasey says he apologizes for a ‘lapse in good judgement’ after decided to travel to Africa this past November. (File photo by Black Press News Services)

Lacombe mayor apologizes for taking trip to Africa in November

Purpose of the trip was not essential

City of Lacombe Mayor Grant Creasey says he apologizes for a ‘lapse in good judgement’ after decided to travel to Africa this past November. (File photo by Black Press News Services)
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada was released for Oct. 7, 2020. (File photo)

Alberta adds estimated 900 COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Latest COVID-19 death statistics not available until Monday

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada was released for Oct. 7, 2020. (File photo)
Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw during a COVID-19 update on Dec. 10, 2020. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

1,300 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta

Eight per cent positivity rate

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw during a COVID-19 update on Dec. 10, 2020. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (Photo by the Canadian Press/AP-NIAID-RML via AP)

Grocery stores in central Alberta report COVID-19 cases

Red Deer and central Alberta stores

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (Photo by the Canadian Press/AP-NIAID-RML via AP)
A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Gov’t of Alberta reports another 1,286 COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Alberta’s central zone has 1,508 active cases

A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Alberta had 1,571 active COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta’s central zone now has 1,101 active COVID-19 cases

Provincial death toll has risen by nine

Alberta had 1,571 active COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Alberta reports 1,731 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

The province’s central zone has 992 active cases

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Alberta reports 1,336 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Central zone has 605 active cases

A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID cases — including three in Red Deer schools — stand at 6,230, an all-time high

Red Deer Public Schools working with Alberta Health Services

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The provincial government identified 153 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Central zone down to 16 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta Health Services’ central zone is down to 16

The provincial government identified 153 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Updated: Two central Alberta schools confirm COVID-19 cases

Updated: Two central Alberta schools confirm COVID-19 cases

Email sent to parents, guardians at Escuela Vista Grande on Friday

Updated: Two central Alberta schools confirm COVID-19 cases