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28 COVID-19 cases in Central Alberta (March 24 to 25)


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COVID-19 has made it’s way into Red Deer’s North West in the

Confirmed cases as of the afternoon of Tuesday, March 24 show 14 cases of COVID-19 in Red Deer.

Red Deer – East has 9 cases, Red Deer – South West has 4 cases, and Red Deer – North West now has 1 case.

The Central Zone does not include Jasper (my mistake on the first update).  It does include the Lloydminster / Vermillion area.  Here’s the breakdown in what’s known as Central Zone.

Red Deer – 14

Vermilion River County – 3

Vegreville / Minburn County – 1

Camrose and County – 1

Wetaskiwin County – 3

Lacombe – 2

Red Deer County – 2

Innisfail – 1

Olds – 1

This graph shows the age and gender of the people who tested positive.  In Central Alberta region those who tested positive are all over 20 years old.  The largest single group is still males between 25 and 34 years old (5 cases).   We have our first case in Central Alberta in a senior over 80 years old (a man).  3 women between 20 and 24 are positives, but no women between 25 and 34 are positive yet.  There are also no male cases between 35 and 44 yet.

So far, no children in Central Alberta have tested positive, though some could be carriers who have shown no symptoms.

Here’s the breakdown from the entire province.

Alberta reports second COVID-19 death. Three Red Deer doctors test positive after working with dozens of patients. Outbreak at Calgary long-term care facility

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Unveiling Red Deer Polytechnic’s New Brand – Watch Live

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The wait is finally over, and Red Deer Polytechnic is thrilled to unveil our new brand to all those who care deeply about our institution. The public is invited to view the livestream of the event, so they can enjoy this historic moment as we all celebrate our institution’s future.

Red Deer Polytechnic has opted to invite the public to a livestream event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We have determined that a livestream is the best option to safely celebrate this day with the large number of people who care deeply about the history and future of our institution. A recording of the event will be available online, so people will have the opportunity to view it as their schedules permit.



Red Deer Polytechnic Board Chair Guy Pelletier

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Suspect in Innisfail armed robbery spree turns himself in

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News Release from Innisfail RCMP

Innisfail RCMP respond to armed robberies – UPDATE 3 – suspect arrested

This past weekend, RCMP were kept busy responding to multiple complaints of armed robberies.  On Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, at approximately 11:30 p.m., RCMP received a report of an armed robbery at a business on 50 Street. A suspect entered the business, disguised with a balaclava and carrying a weapon. The suspect demanded cash from a customer and from the store employee. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency and fled on foot. Despite a thorough, coordinated search of the area, the suspect was not located.

On Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at 1:40 a.m., RCMP were dispatched to another report of a robbery from the same business. A suspect entered the business, disguised with a black face mask and carrying a weapon. The suspect demanded items from the same cashier. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency and cigarettes. The suspect forced the cashier in to the back office, and the suspect attempted to destroy the video surveillance system. The suspect then fled on foot.

On Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at 9:20 p.m., RCMP were dispatched to a third robbery complaint at an address on 46A Street. A suspect armed with a weapon attempted to steal a vehicle from a victim but was unsuccessful. At 9:24 p.m., RCMP were dispatched to a business on 42 Avenue for a similar complaint. The victim reported that a suspect who was carrying a weapon tried to steal the victim’s truck. When the suspect was unsuccessful, he fled the area on foot.

Police officers from Innisfail, Red Deer City, and Blackfalds RCMP detachments, as well as the RCMP Police Dog Services and the RCMP Emergency Response Team conducted an intensive search for the suspect.

On Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., the suspect turned himself in to Innisfail RCMP and was arrested without incident.

Cyrus Jason Boysis (26) of Innisfail, Alta. has been charged several offences including:

  • Robbery with a firearm (x5)
  • Forcible confinement
  • Disguise with intent to commit an offence (x3)
  • Pointing a firearm (x3)
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (x5)
  • Mischief under $5000

After a judicial interim release hearing, Boysis was released to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on September 27, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

Innsifail RCMP believe this suspect was responsible for all four incidents. There is no further concern for public safety at this time. Innisfail RCMP’s General Investigation Section is continuing with the investigation.

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