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Central Alberta beef producers are seeing feed costs soar and supplies dwindle. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Central Alberta beef producers hit by soaring feed costs

Barley double the price it was a year ago

Central Alberta beef producers are seeing feed costs soar and supplies dwindle. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says 318 people are being treated for COVID-19 in hospital across the province, including 64 in the ICU. (File photo by Government of Alberta)

COVID-19 will not be going away: health official

COVID-19 cases will likely fluctuate like the flu

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says 318 people are being treated for COVID-19 in hospital across the province, including 64 in the ICU. (File photo by Government of Alberta)
Nicole Buss (right) with her daughter Samantha. Buss is donating flowers to mothers at Red Deer's Ronald McDonald House this weekend as a thank you to the home, which was there for her family when Samantha was in hospital being treated for Type 1 diabetes 10 years ago. (Photo contributed)

Florist gives back for Mother’s Day

Nicole Buss donating flowers to mothers at Ronald McDonald House as a thank you

Nicole Buss (right) with her daughter Samantha. Buss is donating flowers to mothers at Red Deer's Ronald McDonald House this weekend as a thank you to the home, which was there for her family when Samantha was in hospital being treated for Type 1 diabetes 10 years ago. (Photo contributed)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says while hospitalizations are increasing there are signs the BA.2 variant may be peaking. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says while hospitalizations are increasing there are signs the BA.2 variant may be peaking. (File photo from The Canadian Press)

69 more COVID-19 deaths but infection peak may be in sight: health minister

Four Red Deer deaths and 11 in central Alberta

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says while hospitalizations are increasing there are signs the BA.2 variant may be peaking. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says while hospitalizations are increasing there are signs the BA.2 variant may be peaking. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
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37 more COVID-19 deaths in Alberta and Red Deer cases climbs sharply

212 Red Deer cases in seven days ending April, up from 118 over previous seven days

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The Alberta government is stepping up efforts to trap and kill wild boar. (Photo from the Government of Alberta)

Unconfirmed wild boar sighting in Red Deer County

Province rolled out new wild boar entrapment and bounty programs this week

The Alberta government is stepping up efforts to trap and kill wild boar. (Photo from the Government of Alberta)
Red Deer RCMP say a 30-year-old man faces sexual charges against a teen. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Rural municipalities reject provincial police force

Provincial police would be expensive and do nothing to improve rural service, says RMA

Red Deer RCMP say a 30-year-old man faces sexual charges against a teen. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Honey producers are finding winter bee deaths far above normal levels this spring. (Photo from Nixon Honey Facebook)

Honey farm bees hit hard

Many honey producers see winter bee deaths many times above normal average

Honey producers are finding winter bee deaths far above normal levels this spring. (Photo from Nixon Honey Facebook)
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COVID-19 hospitalizations stable but 30 more deaths over 7 days

In seven days ending on Monday, 4,612 new COVID-19 cases identified

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Red Deer MLAs Adriana LaGrange and Jason Stephan (back right) stand behind Premier Jason Kenney during the last election campaign. On Thursday, Stephan called on the premier to resign because of a bungled leadership review. (Advocate file photo)

‘Spectacle and a circus’: Red Deer MLA calls on Premier Jason Kenney to resign

Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan says premier lost confidence of Albertans

Red Deer MLAs Adriana LaGrange and Jason Stephan (back right) stand behind Premier Jason Kenney during the last election campaign. On Thursday, Stephan called on the premier to resign because of a bungled leadership review. (Advocate file photo)
Norway rats like this one are traditionally the most common rat found in Alberta. But roof rats, mostly from B.C., are also appearing more often. (Photo contributed)

Hitchhiking rat found in Red Deer

31 rats identified in Alberta last year

Norway rats like this one are traditionally the most common rat found in Alberta. But roof rats, mostly from B.C., are also appearing more often. (Photo contributed)
Health Minister Jason Copping, said the government will stop releasing daily COVID-19 numbers. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

COVID-19 cases up but hospitalization numbers down

Hospitalizations down 40 per cent from Feb. 1

Health Minister Jason Copping, said the government will stop releasing daily COVID-19 numbers. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
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Alberta COVID-19 hospitalizations below 1,000 for first time in two months

18 more deaths, including one in Red Deer, reported over the weekend

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A new rural physician incentive program has been launched by the Alberta government. (Black Press file photo)

Mixed reviews for rural doctor incentive program in central Alberta

Program provides financial help for doctors willing to go to rural areas

A new rural physician incentive program has been launched by the Alberta government. (Black Press file photo)

Red Deer COVID-19 cases continue to fall

There were 895 active cases in the city on Tuesday

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COVID-19: Four more deaths reported including one in Red Deer

17 Omicron variants have been identified so far

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Alberta reports no new Omicron variant cases but five more COVID-19 deaths

11 Omicron variants have been identified so far and more surely to come, say health officials

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Alberta reports 13 more COVID deaths, including two in Red Deer

Risk virus could spread more quickly as people move indoors, says top health official

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Chris Scott, owner of the Whistle Stop Cafe, speaks during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 outside his restaurant in May. Scott is appealing his sentence for contempt of a court order prohibiting the rally. (Canadian Press photo)

Mirror cafe owner appeals sentence for contempt of court order

Notice of appeal claims Chris Scott’s constitutional rights violated

Chris Scott, owner of the Whistle Stop Cafe, speaks during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 outside his restaurant in May. Scott is appealing his sentence for contempt of a court order prohibiting the rally. (Canadian Press photo)
A giant fireball is visible as a wildfire rips through the forest by Highway 63, 16 kilometres south of Fort McMurray on May 7, 2016. Despite the hot summer, 2021 was a relatively quiet year for wildfires in Alberta. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Wildfire season tame despite scorcher summer

Number of fires were up in West Country area but the amount of forest burned well below average

A giant fireball is visible as a wildfire rips through the forest by Highway 63, 16 kilometres south of Fort McMurray on May 7, 2016. Despite the hot summer, 2021 was a relatively quiet year for wildfires in Alberta. (File photo by The Canadian Press)