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Cell phones are distractions for students’ learning. The Seven Summits School wants to limit access to them during school hours. File photo.
Cell phones are distractions for students’ learning. The Seven Summits School wants to limit access to them during school hours. File photo.
A new hand-held virus testing device, made by Spartan BioScience, provides quick results without having to be sent to a lab. It will be available soon to communities outside Edmonton and Calgary, says Alberta Health Services. (Contributed image).

Central Alberta to soon get new hand-held virus tests for quicker results

AHS has formed a partnership with Spartan BioScience to develop the devices

A new hand-held virus testing device, made by Spartan BioScience, provides quick results without having to be sent to a lab. It will be available soon to communities outside Edmonton and Calgary, says Alberta Health Services. (Contributed image).
A new hand-held virus testing device, made by Spartan BioScience, provides quick results without having to be sent to a lab. It will be available soon to communities outside Edmonton and Calgary, says Alberta Health Services. (Contributed image).

Central Alberta to soon get new hand-held virus tests for quicker results

AHS has formed a partnership with Spartan BioScience to develop the devices

A new hand-held virus testing device, made by Spartan BioScience, provides quick results without having to be sent to a lab. It will be available soon to communities outside Edmonton and Calgary, says Alberta Health Services. (Contributed image).
(Advocate file photo).

Non-profits that are helping people impacted by COVID-19 can apply for relief funding

Red Deer and District FCSS can draw from a provincial pot of $30 million

(Advocate file photo).
(Advocate file photo).

No Alberta renter will be evicted for non-payment on April 1, promises the premier

No evictions during the entire Alberta public health emergency

(Advocate file photo).
Alberta announces immediate closure of non-essential businesses, provincial parks

Alberta announces immediate closure of non-essential businesses, provincial parks

No more public gatherings of more than 15 people

Alberta announces immediate closure of non-essential businesses, provincial parks
A member of Moms Stop the Harm believes now is a critical time to open Red Deer’s Supervised Consumption Site, which would replace this Overdose Prevention Centre, having greater capacity and wrap-around services. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Opening Red Deer’s safe consumption site would reduce strain on system during COVID-19, says advocate

Alberta should give also give addicts clean drugs, added Deborah Watson

A member of Moms Stop the Harm believes now is a critical time to open Red Deer’s Supervised Consumption Site, which would replace this Overdose Prevention Centre, having greater capacity and wrap-around services. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
More hospital spaces are being sought, and the province is looking at whether social gatherings should be restricted to less than 50 people. (Courtesy Photo | NIAID-RML via AP)

Three weeks of COVID-19 cases have left AHS staff seeking out more hospital spaces

Province is examining the 50-person limit for social gatherings

More hospital spaces are being sought, and the province is looking at whether social gatherings should be restricted to less than 50 people. (Courtesy Photo | NIAID-RML via AP)
(Black Press image).
(Black Press image).
Alberta Health Services says Red Deer hospital will not be left short-staffed because three virus-infected doctors had contact with 97 other health care workers. (Advocate file photo).
Alberta Health Services says Red Deer hospital will not be left short-staffed because three virus-infected doctors had contact with 97 other health care workers. (Advocate file photo).
In more carefree days, foreign students attending Red Deer Public Schools were taken on field trips to Banff and Drumheller. (Contributed photo).

To stay or go? Red Deer’s foreign students face difficult decisions

Six Italian students decide staying here is safer than returning home

In more carefree days, foreign students attending Red Deer Public Schools were taken on field trips to Banff and Drumheller. (Contributed photo).
(Photo: Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock).

Three Red Deer doctors test positive for COVID-19

Their patients and co-workers have been contacted and asked to self-isolate

(Photo: Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock).
(Contributed image)

Central Alberta artists can decorate a boot to promote the CFR

The submission deadline is April 30

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(Black Press media file photo)

Three Red Deer doctors test positive for COVID-19

Their patients and co-workers have been contacted and asked to self-isolate

(Black Press media file photo)
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, announced there are 301 total COVID-19 cases in the province on Monday. Nine of them are in Red Deer. (Photo Government of Alberta).

Nine cases of COVID-19 in city of Red Deer, one in the county

Returning snowbirds must self-isolate, says premier

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, announced there are 301 total COVID-19 cases in the province on Monday. Nine of them are in Red Deer. (Photo Government of Alberta).
Yuki Uchimura (second from left) with his extended family from Red Deer, including (from left,) Alex Wozny, Ethan Weninger, Haley Weninger, Stephan Weninger and Lisa Perkins, while on holiday in Mexico at Christmas. (Contributed photo).

Foreign students want to stay in Red Deer, but are being sent back to Japan

Grade 10 student Yuki Uchimura intended to stay until the end of June

Yuki Uchimura (second from left) with his extended family from Red Deer, including (from left,) Alex Wozny, Ethan Weninger, Haley Weninger, Stephan Weninger and Lisa Perkins, while on holiday in Mexico at Christmas. (Contributed photo).
Karen Mann, emergency management co-ordinator for the City of Red Deer. (Screenshot by Advocate staff).

Red Deer’s recreation facilities to remain closed until June 30

Experts advise that longer social distancing is needed to curb virus

Karen Mann, emergency management co-ordinator for the City of Red Deer. (Screenshot by Advocate staff).
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. (The Canadian Press)

A giant one-day jump of 49 virus cases is recorded in Alberta

Some day care centres to open for children of essential service workers

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. (The Canadian Press)
Red Deer city Coun. Buck Buchanan says he will follow whatever protocols are recommended while he’s in Arizona. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer city councillor says he’s pretty much self-isolating in Arizona

Meetings are cancelled, ‘where is the irresponsibility?’ he says

Red Deer city Coun. Buck Buchanan says he will follow whatever protocols are recommended while he’s in Arizona. (Contributed photo).