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Alberta identifies 187 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths

The Government of Alberta has identified 187 new COVID-19 cases and an additional three deaths. There are now 1,655 active cases in the province, to go along with 230,312 recovered cases, the provincial government announced in an update Friday. With the three new virus-related deaths that were reported, Alberta’s death...
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Alberta reports 233 new cases of COVID-19, active cases up to 1,520

As COVID-19 cases climb in Alberta, the province continues to defend its decision to move into the next phase of its COVID-19 plan. At a press conference Thursday in Edmonton, Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro, said the decision to ease quarantine rules for close contacts, discontinue masking on public transit and in schools, as well as not requiring isolation after a positive COVID-19 test after Aug. 16, was left up to the Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw.
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Red Deer at 15 active COVID-19 cases

Red Deer is up to 15 active cases of COVID-19 as cases across the province rise. The province reported 194 new cases of the virus Wednesday with active cases jumping up to 1,334 from Tuesday’s 1,173. There are 84 people in hospital, with 18 in the ICU. There have been...
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Ponoka offers incentives for new residents and businesses

The town of Ponoka is offering Tax Breaks and Cash Incentives for New Residents and Businesses that move to Ponoka in 2021. “You can build or buy a home in Ponoka for a lot less than it would cost in larger communities, and you get to take advantage of our relaxed, small-town lifestyle and all that our community has to offer,” said Ponoka Mayor Rick Bonnett.

Premier Jason Kenney visits Ponoka

Last Thursday, (July 22, 2021) the Ponoka Golf Club had a high-profile visitor, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. The Premier was hosted by the Ponoka Chamber of Commerce along with several other local business owners and community members. “We were able to have the Premier make a stop in Ponoka. We...
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Ponoka man charged with fraud

A Ponoka man is facing several charges related to fraud. RCMP say it was July 18 when they entered into an investigation regarding a male allegedly breaching pre-existing conditions of his release. During said investigation, the male was found to be in possession of a number of personal ID and...
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Male charged with theft of personal identification cards

Ponoka RCMP entered into an investigation regarding a male breaching conditions of his release. During the subsequent investigation, the male was found to be in possession of a number of personal identification and financial cards in various names. 33-year-old Greg Allen of Ponoka has been charged with several offences included:
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Province reports 81 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

COVID-19 cases are starting to rise slowly in Alberta once again. The province reported 81 new cases of the virus Wednesday, based on 6,479 tests, for a positivity rate of 1.2 per cent. Those new cases brought the province’s active total to 649, up 43 from Tuesday’s reporting. The province...

Martin Parnell new district governor for Rotary Clubs in southern Alberta

Supporting worthy causes is important to Martin Parnell, and is what first attracted him to the worldwide service club organization Rotary International that has the motto "Service Above Self." Parnell, best known by many as "The Marathon Man," has been elected district governor for District 5360. His district includes 70...
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45 per cent of Red Deerians fully vaccinated

Alberta is nearing 75 per cent of individuals 12 and over with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Monday, the province reported that more than five million doses of the vaccine have been administered, with 74.8 per cent of Albertans over the age of 12 receiving at least one dose.

Massive First Nations golf tournament to be held in Ponoka

“We didn’t think we’d get anywhere near this number. We thought we’d maybe get 150 people.” —Wayne Wood, president of Warrior Golf. A bit of history is expected to be made in the central Alberta town of Ponoka next week. The inaugural All Nations Cup will be staged over six...

Red Deer’s air quality expected to pose high risk into mid-week

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has once again issued a special air quality statement for the Red Deer Region. Wildfire smoke is causing poor air quality and, at times, poor visibility. This is resulting in very high Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) values through much of Alberta, and they...

Edmonton Elks ease off training-camp throttle through injuries, smoke

It wasn’t a case of smoke and mirrors going on at Edmonton Elks training camp on Saturday. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Well, there was plenty of wildfire smoke hanging over Commonwealth Stadium. That much is true. But if any mirrors were used, it...
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Innisfail RCMP nab pair after stolen Calgary vehicle recovered

INNISFAIL – Local Mounties have arrested a man and a woman following the pair’s dangerous driving spree that began in Calgary and ended in Innisfail. Innisfail RCMP Cpl. Michael Heysa said at about 4:30 p.m. on July 16 local Mounties responded to an alert from the Calgary Police Service (CPS) regarding a stolen truck which was being tracked by GPS and was believed to be in the Innisfail area.
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Red Deer has 18 active COVID-19 cases

The Government of Alberta identified 41 new COVID-19 cases Friday. There are now 579 active cases of the virus in the province, to go along with the 229,783 recovered cases. Two new deaths were reported Friday as well, bringing the provincial total to 2,314. The City of Red Deer currently...