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Cochrane RCMP Two in custody after attempted bank robbery

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Cochrane Alberta, On March 3 2020 Cochrane RCMP received a complaint of an attempted bank robbery at the Royal Bank of Canada in Cochrane. Witnesses reported that a male told a client that he had a gun. The suspect then went to the teller and stated that he wanted to rob the bank. Police arrived within seconds of receiving the complaint. Eyewitnesses directed police to the suspect who was taken into custody a block away. A conducted energy weapon was deployed when the suspect failed to follow commands in this high risk incident. The male was taken to Cochrane detachment where after being checked on by Emergency Medical Services is being held pending a Judicial Interm Release Hearing. A second male was also taken into custody. Although the investigation continues alcohol and drug use are believed to have contributed to this offence.

A further release will be prepared once charges are sworn.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, you are asked to contact Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com (http://www.p3tips.com) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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Alberta sees dip in COVID-19 cases over August long weekend: Hinshaw

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EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the dip in COVID-19 cases over the long weekend appears to show that people are following public health guidelines about physical distancing and wearing masks.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw says Alberta’s case numbers have been below 100 for four days straight.

She says the downward trend began Friday with 97 new cases, followed by 67 new cases reported Saturday, 74 on Sunday and 65 on Monday.

Bylaws requiring masks be worn in public places went into effect in both Edmonton and Calgary on Saturday.

Hinshaw also reported five new deaths, bringing Alberta’s total to 201 since the pandemic began.

She says three of the five deaths were at the Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre in Edmonton, which has become the deadliest outbreak in the province.

The facility is reporting 24 deaths on its website on Tuesday. There have been 112 cases at the centre — 80 residents and 32 staff — since the outbreak began July 17.

Currently, there are 42 active cases among residents and 20 among staff members.

“This outbreak underlines the importance of our collective efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the most vulnerable members of our community,” Hinshaw said.

“Part of this protection requires continually evaluating our response efforts and using the best available evidence to update our approach when warranted.”

The most recent update reported 1,191 active cases in the province, down from the 1,386 cases reported before the long weekend.

Hinshaw said there were 85 people being treated in Alberta hospitals, 23 of them in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 4, 2020

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Consolidating EMS 911 dispatch services will save money, improve patient care: AHS

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EDMONTON — Alberta is consolidating all remaining municipally run emergency medical service dispatch call sites in a move that it says will save money and improve patient care.

The change will affect EMS 911 dispatch services in Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Alberta Health Services has been running a dispatch system for the rest of the province since 2009.

It says the consolidation will allow the EMS system to send the nearest available ambulance to a patient regardless of geographic boundaries.

The government also says it will save more than $6 million per year.

Officials say the change that will take place over the next six months will not affect the local dispatch of municipal fire, police and medical first response services.

“The provincial EMS dispatch system allows for better co-ordination of all EMS resources, including ground ambulances, and air resources, and reliable response times,” Health Minister Tyler Shandro said in a release Tuesday.

Dr. Verna Yiu, AHS president and CEO, says consolidation is the right decision for any Albertan needing emergency medical care.

When the transition is complete, EMS calls will be handled by AHS EMS provincial communications centres in Peace River, Edmonton and Calgary.

She says callers to 911 will not notice any change.

Alberta Health Services says it plans to hire 25 new emergency communications officers and current municipal employees will be encouraged to apply.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 4, 2020

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