Sean McIntosh

The new Canyon Coaster at Canyon Ski Resort, which opens to the public Friday, is the first alpine coaster in Alberta. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Canyon Ski Resort’s new alpine coaster opens Friday

This is Alberta’s first alpine coaster

The new Canyon Coaster at Canyon Ski Resort, which opens to the public Friday, is the first alpine coaster in Alberta. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The Help Alberta Wildies Society, which is based in Olds, aims to save and protect the free roaming wild horses with rare Spanish bloodlines throughout the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains. (Photo contributed by Help Alberta Wildies Society)
The Help Alberta Wildies Society, which is based in Olds, aims to save and protect the free roaming wild horses with rare Spanish bloodlines throughout the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains. (Photo contributed by Help Alberta Wildies Society)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on air ambulance funding, in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 25, The controversial party vote to determine the future of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney begins today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Kenney urges party to back him or risk division, election loss

Premier: ‘I’m 12-0! I know a thing or two about winning elections’

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on air ambulance funding, in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 25, The controversial party vote to determine the future of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney begins today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll has risen to 4,003, the provincial government announced Friday. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll climbs above 4,000

Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll has climbed above 4,000. Eleven new deaths were…

Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll has risen to 4,003, the provincial government announced Friday. (Black Press file photo)
Over the last week, 33 per cent of new non-ICU admissions were incidental cases, Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health said Thursday. (File photo by Government of Alberta)

Six new COVID-19 deaths reported in Alberta

Alberta has identified 552 new COVID-19 cases, the provincial government announced Thursday.…

Over the last week, 33 per cent of new non-ICU admissions were incidental cases, Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health said Thursday. (File photo by Government of Alberta)
Christian Denis works on an ice sculpture during the Town of Blackfalds’ Winterfest Monday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Central Alberta communities celebrate Family Day weekend

Central Alberta communities celebrate Family Day weekend Central Albertans in several communities…

Christian Denis works on an ice sculpture during the Town of Blackfalds’ Winterfest Monday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
There are now 15,384 active cases of the virus in Alberta, to go along with 500,756 recovered cases. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta identifies 619 new COVID-19 cases, eight deaths

The province’s chief medical officer of health is reminding Albertans to stay…

There are now 15,384 active cases of the virus in Alberta, to go along with 500,756 recovered cases. (Black Press file photo)
Red Deer has 1,268 active cases of COVID-19, according to geospatial mapping on the provincial government’s website. (Black Press file image)

Red Deer has 1,268 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta added another 3,592 COVID-19 cases Friday. There are now 61,615 active…

Red Deer has 1,268 active cases of COVID-19, according to geospatial mapping on the provincial government’s website. (Black Press file image)
Alberta announced 466 new COVID-19 cases Friday. There are now 6,386 active cases in the province, to go along with 316,455 recovered cases. (Advocate file photo)

Alberta identifies 412 new COVID-19 cases

The Government of Alberta has identified another 412 COVID-19 cases. There are…

Alberta announced 466 new COVID-19 cases Friday. There are now 6,386 active cases in the province, to go along with 316,455 recovered cases. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer now has 234 active COVID-19 cases, which is two more than the 232 in Friday’s update. (Advocate file image)

Alberta identifies 1,300 COVID-19 cases over weekend

Alberta identified 1,300 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend: 586 on Friday,…

Red Deer now has 234 active COVID-19 cases, which is two more than the 232 in Friday’s update. (Advocate file image)
Alberta announced 466 new COVID-19 cases Friday. There are now 6,386 active cases in the province, to go along with 316,455 recovered cases. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer has 232 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta identified 466 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Alberta announced 466 new COVID-19 cases Friday. There are now 6,386 active cases in the province, to go along with 316,455 recovered cases. (Advocate file photo)
(Black Press file image)

Alberta identifies 603 new COVID-19 cases Friday

City of Red Deer has 340 active cases

(Black Press file image)
The Government of Alberta says a recent report shows creating a provincial police force is ‘worth serious further consideration,’ says the provincial government. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Alberta police service ‘worth serious further consideration’: report

An independent report shows creating a made-in-Alberta provincial police service is “realistic,…

The Government of Alberta says a recent report shows creating a provincial police force is ‘worth serious further consideration,’ says the provincial government. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19.  (File photo)

Two more COVID-19 deaths in Red Deer

There are 388 active cases in the city

Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19.  (File photo)
Starting Monday, anyone accessing a business, venue and service participating in the province’s Restriction Exemption Program will need to provide government-issued proof of having received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days earlier. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Starting Monday, anyone accessing a business, venue and service participating in the province’s Restriction Exemption Program will need to provide government-issued proof of having received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days earlier. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged Albertans to get vaccinated on Monday. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Red Deer at 904 active cases

Alberta identifies 4,037 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged Albertans to get vaccinated on Monday. (File photo by The Associated Press)
Obrey Motowylo, of Hoadley, is the World Professional Chuckwagon Association Champion for the 2021 season. (Photo by Shellie Scott)

Central Alberta man is chuckwagon world champion

After 16 years as a professional chuckwagon racer, central Alberta’s Obrey Motowylo…

Obrey Motowylo, of Hoadley, is the World Professional Chuckwagon Association Champion for the 2021 season. (Photo by Shellie Scott)
There are now 20,180 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, to go along with the 263,915 recovered cases. (File photo)
There are now 20,180 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, to go along with the 263,915 recovered cases. (File photo)
There are now 19,201 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, to go along with 255,834 recovered cases and 2,523 deaths. (File photo)

Red Deer up to 680 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta identifies 2,020 new COVID-19 cases, 18 additional deaths

There are now 19,201 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, to go along with 255,834 recovered cases and 2,523 deaths. (File photo)
The Government of Alberta identified another 4,740 COVID-19 cases over the weekend: 1,659 on Friday, 1,497 on Saturday and 1,584 on Sunday. (File photo by The Associated Press )

Red Deer jumps to 597 active COVID-19 cases

4,740 COVID-19 cases identified in Alberta over weekend

The Government of Alberta identified another 4,740 COVID-19 cases over the weekend: 1,659 on Friday, 1,497 on Saturday and 1,584 on Sunday. (File photo by The Associated Press )