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Ponoka Storm hit the pitch for short, modified season

After it was announced on June 7 that sports teams could return…

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Bantam Broncs head coach: ‘It’s obvious they missed football’

Bantam Broncs make the most of two-game mini season

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Walk-in clinic for first dose in Ponoka June 29

A one-day walk-in clinic will be open for first doses of COVID-19…

Intricate cloth masks with Indigenous design made by Teresa Snow. Facebook/ Masks4Maskwacis

‘Masks 4 Maskwacis’ wins Northern Lights Volunteer Award

The group received recognition for their efforts to support their community during COVID-19.

Intricate cloth masks with Indigenous design made by Teresa Snow. Facebook/ Masks4Maskwacis
Intricate cloth masks with Indigenous design made by Teresa Snow. Facebook/ Masks4Maskwacis

‘Masks 4 Maskwacis’ wins Northern Lights Volunteer Award

The group received recognition for their efforts to support their community during COVID-19.

Intricate cloth masks with Indigenous design made by Teresa Snow. Facebook/ Masks4Maskwacis
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Ponoka RCMP execute search warrant, recover stolen property

On June 11, 2021, Ponoka RCMP received a tip on the possible…

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The Government of Alberta identified 115 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 3,089.
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Alberta reports 100 new cases of COVID-19

The Central zone sits at 218 active cases

  • Jun 20, 2021
The Government of Alberta identified 115 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 3,089.
(Black Press file photo)
The Government of Alberta identified 115 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 3,089.
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Red Deer drops to 71 active cases of COVID-19

Province adds 127 new cases of the virus

  • Jun 19, 2021
The Government of Alberta identified 115 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 3,089.
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Alberta now has 2,336 active cases of COVID-19, with 237 people in hospital, including 58 in intensive care. (Black Press file photo)

Red Deer down to 73 active cases of COVID-19, lowest since early November

The Central zone has 253 active cases of the virus

  • Jun 18, 2021
Alberta now has 2,336 active cases of COVID-19, with 237 people in hospital, including 58 in intensive care. (Black Press file photo)
FILE - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that Albertans could start booking second dose shots of the COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday night. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
FILE - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that Albertans could start booking second dose shots of the COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday night. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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Alberta reported 150 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. (File photo)

Alberta inches closer to 70 per cent vaccination threshold, reports 150 new cases of COVID-19

Central zone down to 284 active cases of the virus

  • Jun 17, 2021
Alberta reported 150 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. (File photo)
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AHS: Immunization is our greatest protection against COVID-19

Everyone is at risk of getting sick with COVID-19. As we’ve seen…

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Alberta is now below 3,000 active cases of COVID-19, as the province reported 2,639 Wednesday. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Red Deer below 100 active COVID-19 cases for first time since March

69.7 per cent of Albertans 12 and over have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

  • Jun 16, 2021
Alberta is now below 3,000 active cases of COVID-19, as the province reported 2,639 Wednesday. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Premier Jason Kenney says the provincial government is doing everything it can to encourage Albertans to get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Travel prizes added to Alberta’s vaccine lottery

More than 40 travel rewards available for those who are fully vaccinated

  • Jun 16, 2021
Premier Jason Kenney says the provincial government is doing everything it can to encourage Albertans to get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Three calves were recently shot dead in Lacombe County near Mirror. (Photo from Facebook)

Calves shot and left for dead in central Alberta

Bashaw RCMP investigating three shootings

Three calves were recently shot dead in Lacombe County near Mirror. (Photo from Facebook)
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VIDEO: Lightning storm in Ponoka

There’s been some impressive lightining and thunderstorms in Ponoka and central Alberta…

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Red Deer respiratory therapist Sarah MacKenzie was among the first central Alberta health professionals to receive the Pfizer vaccine in December 2020. Since then, nearly 3.4 million doses have been administered and COVID cases are falling rapidly. Photo by Alberta Health Services

Red Deer COVID cases continue to fall sharply

Red Deer cases almost into the double digits after topping more than 900 only five weeks ago

Red Deer respiratory therapist Sarah MacKenzie was among the first central Alberta health professionals to receive the Pfizer vaccine in December 2020. Since then, nearly 3.4 million doses have been administered and COVID cases are falling rapidly. Photo by Alberta Health Services
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Red Deer down to 102 active COVID-19 cases

Central zone has 332 cases with 26 in hospital and five in ICU

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RV fire in Riverside, Ponoka quickly extinguished

A fire that set a motor home in Riverside ablaze from an…

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