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Central Alberta’s 16th COVID death, 33 people in Central Alberta Hospitals – Mike York Update


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Unfortunately, another death due to Covid in the zone. The fifth in total and the fourth in succession in the city of Camrose. A gentleman in his 80’s has succumbed to the virus. It is the 16th death from Corona virus in the Central Zone since the beginning of the pandemic. Along with the aforementioned 5 from Camrose there have been 4 deaths in the Drumheller area of the zone, 2 from the Wainwright region, and 1 death in each of the area’s of Flagstaff county, Two Hills, Ponoka county, Vermillion and Wetaskiwin.
Now the numbers –
Single day records for new cases were set by both the Central Zone and the city of Red Deer.
The Central Zone had a whopping 190 new positive cases reported today as well as 52 new recoveries. The zone now hosts 1238 active cases of the virus. There are currently 33 individuals in hospitals throughout the zone with 5 of those in Intensive Care.
The city of Red Deer unfortunately had higher numbers as well. There were 55 new cases reported since yesterday’s report and 10 recoveries. We now have 236 active cases in the city.
Here now is a breakdown of the Covid-19 numbers for both the Central Zone and the city of Red Deer from September 1st up until today. (The last 3 months)
These numbers are quite concerning, please do your part and encourage everyone in your circle of family and friends to be considerate of others. Try to adhere to the safety guidelines put forth by Alberta Health and this serious increase of daily cases should dissipate.
Cheers everyone.

-Moved to Red Deer in the fall of 1972. -Worked with developmentally challenged at Michener Centre for 11 years. -Part of the business community for 30 years running restaurants, and courier services. -Father of 4 children -Currently work at Leon's Furniture in Red Deer (6 years)

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Police looking for these 3 suspects after Super 8 Motel in Innisfail robbed early Monday morning

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Innisfail RCMP investigate robbery

Innisfail Ala. – On May 29, 2023, at approximately 4:10 a.m., the Super 8 motel in Innisfail was the victim of an armed robbery. Three male suspects entered the hotel, two of which had firearms.  Money was demanded from the manager. All three left the motel in a vehicle which is described as:

  • Chevrolet Dura Max truck
  • Sliver
  • Lifted

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: Caucasian male, tall and muscular. Wearing jeans and a grey Under Armour hoody. He was carrying a pistol.

Suspect #2: Caucasian male,  short.  Wearing all black. He was carrying a sawed off shotgun

Suspect #3: Caucasian male tall with a chubby belly. He was wearing a grey hoody, jeans and a black ball hat.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3341 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).

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UPDATE: Alberta RCMP have arrested ‘armed and dangerous person’ in Ponoka County

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UPDATE from Alberta RCMP

Ponoka RCMP advise of police incident advise residents to shelter in place – Update #7

 Ponoka County, Alta. – Ponoka RCMP have made an arrest in connection with the ongoing police incident in Ponoka County. There is no longer a risk to the community.

A report from the public of a suspicious person resulted in RCMP locating the suspect.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience during this incident.

An additional release with details will be provided once charges are laid.

Original article from Canadian Press

RCMP have issued an emergency alert for residents living in a rural community in central Alberta.

Mounties say an armed and dangerous person was last seen in the area of Township Road 422 and Range Road 245a in Ponoka County.

They say the alert is in effect for everyone within 20 kilometres of Township Road 422 and Range Road 245 A in Ponoka County, including everyone in Maskwacis.

RCMP say they are looking for a 30-year-old Maskwacis resident who is described as six feet three inches tall, 250 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair with blond tips and a buzz cut.

They say he was last seen wearing a black shirt and track pants.

Police are advising people who see him to not approach him and call 911 immediately.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2023.

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