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Since many people with the virus are either not tested or asymptomatic, Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says the actual case numbers are much higher. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta has 2,722 new lab-confirmed COVID cases on Tuesday — but actual number much higher, says minister

Red Deer has 1,060 confirmed active COVID cases on Tuesday. In Alberta,…

A mobile mammography unit will be paying a visit to Stettler. (File photo)

AHS Screen Test mobile mammography program to visit Stettler

The Alberta Health Services breast cancer screening trailer will be making a…

  • Jan 25, 2022
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The veterinary crisis is a worldwide problem

The veterinary industry in Alberta, and around the world, is in crisis.…

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UPDATE: TSB investigating helicopter accident east of Camrose

AUPE says three Alberta Environment and Parks workers were conducting wildlife survey

  • Jan 24, 2022
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County of Paintearth approves purchase of two new trucks

In what was a rather light agenda, the Paintearth County council held…

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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)
Castor Cyclones break-a-way with 6:28 left on the clock in the third period, scoring to tie the game 5-5. (Emily Jaycox/BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA)
Castor Cyclones break-a-way with 6:28 left on the clock in the third period, scoring to tie the game 5-5. (Emily Jaycox/BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA)
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Red Deer at 1,302 active cases of COVID-19

Alberta reported an additional 3,527 COVID-19 cases Thursday. The new case total…

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Albertans need to stay viligant in the fight against the COVID-19 Omicron variant. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer active COVID-19 cases drop slightly to 1,299

Alberta reported 3,837 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. The province had a…

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Albertans need to stay viligant in the fight against the COVID-19 Omicron variant. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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Red Deer up to 1,380 COVID-19 cases

Red Deer now has 1,380 active cases of COVID-19. That is up…

  • Jan 18, 2022
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Town of Castor reaffirms vaccine policy

In a move already proving to be unpopular on social media, after…

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Alberta COVID-19 hospitalizations tops 1,000

Alberta health minister tests positive for COVID

  • Jan 17, 2022
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Red Deer up to 1,187 COVID-19 cases

Active COVID-19 cases in Red Deer were up only slightly Thursday. The…

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Town of Castor looking into possible residential incentive program

In a move to spur development in the community, Castor’s town council…

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Town of Castor welcomes three separate delegations to the first council meeting of 2022.

The inaugural Town of Castor council meeting of 2022 was busy with…

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Active COVID cases grow to 1,107 in Red Deer

Red Deer gained 56 more COVID cases on Wednesday, bringing the active…

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Attempted break and enter at Castor Post Office

The attempted break-in occurred sometime overnight on Jan. 7, 2022.

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Red Deer at 1,051 active COVID-19 cases

4,704 new cases across province for total of 58,163 active cases

  • Jan 11, 2022
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