Prairie College deals with COVID-19 outbreak

After a year of very minimal COVID activity on Prairie College campus, the last week has contained a sudden influx of cases, which as of Tuesday morning totals 16 active cases. Three cases are Prairie staff members, and the remaining 13 are Prairie students. All close and suspected contacts are in isolation or quarantine.

After two contained cases in March, the first case of the outbreak was detected on April 4th. The case numbers have continued to climb in the days since. Many students have ch

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Moving back into Step 1 of COVID-19 restrictions

Alberta is returning to Step 1 of the four-step framework to protect the health system and reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 province-wide.

Effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 6, updated mandatory health measures go into effect for retail, fitness and performance activities. Effective at noon on Friday, April 9, restaurants will be restricted to providing only takeout, delivery and patio service.

Alberta will remain in Step 1 with restaurant restrictions until further notice. Health officials w

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Three Hills RCMP arrest wanted male found in a stolen truck with a loaded rifle

On April 4, 2021, at approximately 10:20 AM, the Three Hills RCMP were alerted to a truck parked on Range Road 225 near Trochu, Alberta. Police located the truck and determined it had been stolen from Red Deer, Alberta. The license plate attached was associated to a different vehicle also reported stolen. Three Hills RCMP approached the vehicle and the driver was arrested without incident.

Incidental to arrest, police searched the vehicle and located a loaded rifle on the backseat. Police also

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Drumheller RCMP seize drugs and lay charges after executing search warrant

Nacmine, Alta. – In March 2021, the Drumheller RCMP Crime Reduction Unit began a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation (CDSA). The investigation lead to the seizure of what is believed to be quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, as well as proceeds of crime.

In the early morning hours of March 26, 2021, the Drumheller RCMP, Drumheller Crime Reduction Unit, and Drumheller General Investigation Section, executed a CDSA search warrant at a house in the Red Deer Avenue area in

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