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A sample of what card-sized immunization record will look like. (Photo courtesy of Alberta Health)

Alberta to release printable, card-sized vaccine record Thursday

The Alberta Government will release a new way for Albertans to show…

A sample of what card-sized immunization record will look like. (Photo courtesy of Alberta Health)
A woman casts her vote for the federal election in a polling station on Toronto's Ward Island on Monday May 2, 2011. A discussion paper prepared for Elections Canada suggests the use of "bots" on social media to spread disinformation, amplify political messages or disparage others could be monitored and regulated in the same way as automated phone messages during federal campaigns.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Where to vote in Central Alberta: Advance polls for federal election open Friday

Advance voting for the 2021 federal election is set to open Friday.…

A woman casts her vote for the federal election in a polling station on Toronto's Ward Island on Monday May 2, 2011. A discussion paper prepared for Elections Canada suggests the use of "bots" on social media to spread disinformation, amplify political messages or disparage others could be monitored and regulated in the same way as automated phone messages during federal campaigns.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Red Deer rises to 393 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta identifies 1,401 new cases Friday

Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Ponoka's Zane Lambert puts up one of the first qualified rides Friday in bull riding at CFR 46. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Ponoka’s Zane Lambert wins season-launch cup series event

Ponoka bull rider Zane Lambert’s 90-point ride propelled him to a win…

Ponoka's Zane Lambert puts up one of the first qualified rides Friday in bull riding at CFR 46. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta identifies 749 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Red Deer has 146 active cases

Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

ATB: Public sector gains employees over COVID-19 pandemic

Job growth in the private sector is likely to pick up

Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Alberta Senator Doug Black was in Red Deer in April 2019. He stopped at the luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Red Deer where he gave a speech. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Elected Alberta Senator Doug Black to retire from Senate

Almost a decade of public service

Alberta Senator Doug Black was in Red Deer in April 2019. He stopped at the luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Red Deer where he gave a speech. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta identifies 369 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Central zone has 160 active cases

Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Members of the United Nurses of Alberta will participate in information pickets next week. (Black Press news services)
Members of the United Nurses of Alberta will participate in information pickets next week. (Black Press news services)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston turns in big performances over August long weekend

Lacombe’s Justine Elliot third in ladies barrel racing in Strathmore

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Blue-green algae found at Buck Lake

AHS has issued a health advisory for the lake until further notice

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Advocate file photo
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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)
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
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)
COVID-19 cases in Alberta have risen slightly over the past week. (Advocate file photo)
COVID-19 cases in Alberta have risen slightly over the past week. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer County has four active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has one and Clearwater County sits at two. (Black Press file image)

Red Deer has 18 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta identifies 41 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Red Deer County has four active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has one and Clearwater County sits at two. (Black Press file image)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the best thing Albertans can do is get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer up to 19 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta has dropped to 675 active cases

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the best thing Albertans can do is get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr
Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr
As daily case totals fall, there were two new COVID-19 deaths in the Central zone reported to Alberta Health over the past 24 hours. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
As daily case totals fall, there were two new COVID-19 deaths in the Central zone reported to Alberta Health over the past 24 hours. (File photo from The Canadian Press)