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Central Albertans doing the best job per capita in the battle against COVID-19 – Updated COVID-19 stats (April 17)

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Information from covid19stats.alberta.ca

The number of COVID-19 cases in Central Alberta is up slightly to 78 after a number of days locked at 72 cases.  As you’ll see below this region is doing a good job of battling the spread of the Coronavirus.  There is a discrepancy of 1 case between the official number the province is reporting in Central Alberta, and the number of cases which are reported on the regional maps of Central Alberta.  Todayville is reporting the higher number until this is corrected on the province’s website.

Most of Central Alberta’s cases are in Red Deer and the surrounding Red Deer County.  In recent days one new case has been confirmed in Red Deer.  Of 33 total cases, just 10 are active meaning 23 people are considered recovered from their bout with COVID-19.

Across Central Alberta there are 78 cases.  The only fatality so far in Central Alberta was a woman in her 80’s from Camrose.  61 Central Albertans have recovered meaning there are just 16 active cases.  Again, 10 of those active cases are in Red Deer.  Here’s the Central Alberta breakdown.

  • Red Deer City – 33 cases – 10 Active – 23 Recovered
  • Red Deer County – 12 cases – 2 Active – 10 Recovered
  • Wetaskiwin City – 7 cases – All Recovered
  • Mountain View County – 5 cases – All Recovered
  • Lacombe County – 4 cases – All Recovered
  • Settler County – 4 cases – 3 Active – 1 Recovered
  • Lacombe City – 2 cases – 2 Recovered
  • Camrose City – 2 cases – 1 Recovered – 1 Death (Woman in her 80’s)
  • Beaver County – 2 cases – 2 Recovered
  • Camrose County – 1 case – Recovered
  • Windburn County – 1 case – Recovered
  • Vermilion River County – 1 case – Recovered
  • Ponoka County – 1 case – Recovered
  • Kneehill County – 1 case – Recovered
  • Clearwater County – 1 Case – Recovered
  • MD of Wainwright – 1 Case – Active

The province has created some graphs to help us understand which age groups have been most affected by COVID-19.  So far 40 to 49 year old Albertans have been hit the hardest with 500 cases in that age range.  The 30 to 39 year old age group is just behind with 456 cases and the 50 – 59 year old age group reports 370 cases.  Just 99 children under 10 years old have been confirmed with COVID-19.  Fatalities are hitting the older age groups the hardest.  8 people of the 119 confirmed COVID cases in their 70’s have died.  Of the 138 people in their 80’s who been confirmed with COVID-19, 33 have died.

The following graph shows only the most severe cases in the province, featuring the numbers and ages of people who’ve gone to hospital, who’ve been admitted to ICU, and those who have died.

This graph shows that Central Albertans have been the most fortunate so far.  With 77 cases, just 16 Central Albertans per 100,000 have been confirmed with COVID-19 up to April 17.  The Southern Alberta zone actually has fewer cases (68), but with fewer people, that zone reports 22 cases per 100,000 population.  Calgary is having the toughest go.  With 1673 cases reported as of April 17, the rate of cases per 100,000 people is just a hair under 100.

Here are the total numbers for 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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Red Deer Games Foundation awards Spring Scholarships

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News release from Central Sport

The Board of Directors of the Red Deer Games Foundation (RDGF) are pleased to announce the recipients for the
Athlete Development Grant for the spring awards. The grants are awarded to individuals living in Red Deer and area who
have demonstrated a high level of ability and a strong commitment to their sport. These athletes have achieved
competence at the international, national, provincial, or regional level and the funds are provided to the athletes to help
offset the costs of training and equipment as they continue to pursue their training and competition programs.

Nathon Kettyle Kozuback-Speedskating: Nathon is a member of the Red Deer Lions Speedskating club coached by Nick Schultz and he currently trains long track and short track in both Red Deer and Calgary. He is currently ranked 2 nd in Alberta in both short track and long track for his age group. He is one of 5 athletes to qualify for the Canadian Neo-Junior short track competition. He competed in the Alberta Winter Games in Grand Prairie and earned a silver medal in the team relay. He is a recipient of the 2023/2024 Most Dedicated Skater award from the Red Deer Speedskating Club.

Hayden Matthews-Freestyle Ski: Hayden is a member of the Central Alberta Freestyle club. He has attended training camps in Mt. Hood, Oregon and with the Panorama Freestyle club. As a provincial athlete, he qualified for the Alberta Winter Games and has participated in two Canada Cup events and has been selected to represent Alberta at the Jr. Nationals in Whistler B.C.

Joshua Gillard-Track and Field: Joshua is a member of the Red Deer Titans Track and Field club and is coached by Sigurd DeBruijn. He is a provincial medalist in the 300-meter, long jump, 4 X 400 relay and 400 and 600 m run. He will be attending the 2024 U20 Olympic Trials in June and the Western Canadian U23 Team Alberta Qualifiers.

Maksym Troyan-Trampoline and Tumbling: Maxim is a member of the Exelta Gymnastics Club and is coached by Jie Wong. Maksym is a member of Team Alberta and has attended the age group World Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria. Provincially, he has been consistently ranked first or second for his age group in Trampoline.

Madilynn Phillips-Freestyle Ski: Madi is a member of the RT Freestyle Club out of Winsport in Calgary. She has participated in 3 provincial level competitions and achieved a gold and 2 silver medals. She was a silver medalist at the Alberta Winter Games. she qualified for the Junior Nationals and won 1 st in halfpipe, 6th in slopestyle and 7 th in big air.

Tricia Madourie-Track and Field: Tricia is a member of the Red Deer Titans Track and Field club and is coached by Max Legault. She won gold in the U20 High jump competition at the Canadian Track and Field championships in Langley B.C. A former member of the RDP Women’s Basketball team, Tricia will be attending the 2024 National Track and Field Trials in Montreal in June 2024.

For further information regarding Red Deer Games Foundation Grant Program, please contact [email protected] or visit the Central Sport website at www.centralsport.ca.

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Innisfail RCMP police vehicle rammed by fleeing suspect

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News release from Innisfail RCMP

On June 5, 2024, at around 9:20 a.m.,  Innisfail RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious truck at the Ghost Pine store in Pine Lake. Witnesses suspected the occupants of the vehicle were using drugs.  RCMP located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.  When the RCMP officer was outside of his vehicle the suspect vehicle reversed at a high rate of speed.  The officer moved out of the way and was nearly hit; the suspect vehicle struck the RCMP vehicle causing significant damage. The vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed and has not been located.

The suspect vehicle is described as:

  • 2016 Ford F-150;
  • 4 door;
  • White,
  • Significant scratches all over the truck,
  • Alberta Licence plate CMN2779.

While RCMP continue their investigation we are asking for public assistance in locating the vehicle and identifying the driver.

Anyone with information about this vehicle or the driver are asked to call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.

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