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Central Alberta continues to escape the worst of COVID-19


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Central Alberta is now reporting 88 cases of COVID-19.   That’s up just 5 cases in the last week.  As the province begins to talk about “relaunching” our economy there is yet to be a single case of COVID-19 in four counties and one municipal district.  The untouched counties with no cases appear in grey on the provincial map. They are Flagstaff and Starland Counties, as well as the Counties of Wetaskiwin and Paintearth.  The Rural Municipality of Provost is also yet to see it’s first case.

The City of Red Deer now has 6 active cases and there are now 2 active cases in Red Deer County.  Of the 88 cases in Central Alberta, 13 are active.  The only fatality so far in Central Alberta was a woman in her 80’s from Camrose.

Here’s the Central Alberta breakdown.  They are listed by the number of ‘active’ cases in each region.

  • Red Deer City – 36 cases – 6 active
  • Red Deer County – 13 cases – 2 active
  • Vermilion River County – 3 cases – 2 active
  • Wetaskiwin City – 8 cases – 1 active
  • Mountain View County – 6 cases – 1 active
  • Clearwater County – 2 cases – 1 active
  • Stettler County – 3 cases – 0 active
  • Lacombe County – 3 cases – 0 active
  • Ponoka County – 2 cases – 0 active
  • Kneehill County – 2 cases – 0 active
  • Camrose City – 2 cases – 1 death – 0 active
  • Lacombe City – 2 cases – 0 active
  • Beaver County – 2 cases – 0 active
  • City of Lloydminster – 1 case – 0 active
  • Camrose County – 1 case – 0 active
  • Minburn County – 1 case – 0 active
  • MD of Wainwright – 1 case – 0 active

The following table is new information provided by the province.  It shows the number of people who’ve been tested in each region.  So far 12,341 people have been tested in the Central Region.  With 88 total cases that means the percentage of positive test results is under 1%.  Very good news in this region.


The next graph shows is definitely heading in the right direction.  The gold line representing the number of active cases shows a defined dip in the number of active cases and the increase in recovered cases (green line) is getting very close.  When those lines cross it will mean there are more recovered cases in the province than active cases.

The next graph shows us the rate of people in hospital around Alberta is decreasing in all regions.  A nice trend!


Here are the number of healthcare workers who have become infected with the COVID-19 virus.  Of the 88 total cases in Central Alberta, 11 are among our beloved healthcare workers.  2 of those cases are active today. Fortunately no Alberta healthcare worker has died to this point.

Here are the total numbers for every region in the province.

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After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Trevor’s Story: I Have Anxiety and Depression. Where Can I Get Help?

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Trevor has suffered from anxiety and depression for a while. He had no idea where or how to get help with this. In discussing this with his doctor, he was referred to a Mental Health Counselor at Red Deer Primary Care Network.

Trevor says, “I, the skeptic, didn’t expect that I would get much help but did decide to work with the counselor. I needed to do something. We had 6 sessions together. The counselor provided me with insight on things that should have been so obvious to me but they weren’t. You don’t know what you don’t know. The counselor provided me with very practical and valuable tools. I came away with a different, more positive way to think about things. And it was just great to have a non-judgmental person to listen to me. It is a relief to just be able to tell someone who was really listening about my struggles.

These sessions were so valuable. I am in a much better state than I was. My struggles are not over but I manage to get through each day using the tools and improved mindset that I learned.

If anyone else is struggling like me I recommend no matter if they think it won’t help  just go, go in with an open mind. Even if you just feel you need someone to talk to you will get valuable tools to help manage your situation.”

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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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