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COVID-19 downward trend in Alberta continues – Central Alberta well below 200 cases


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Covid-19 cases in Alberta are on a downward trend over the last few days.  There are 186 active cases in Central Alberta.  91 people have been diagnosed in the last week (July 30-August 5).


Beaver County at 65 and Starland County at 59 still account for the majority of Central Alberta’s 186 cases.  Here’s the Central Alberta breakdown in cases including municipalities with no cases at all.

Central Alberta Communities – Active Cases
  1. Beaver County – 65
  2. Starland County – 59
  3. Red Deer – 10
  4. MD of Wainwright – 7
  5. Flagstaff County – 6
  6. Settler County – 5
  7. Drumheller – 5
  8. Lacombe County – 5
  9. Kneehill County – 4
  10. Paintearth County – 5
  11. Red Deer County – 4
  12. Vermillion River County – 3
  13. Special Areas 2 – 3
  14. Camrose – 2
  15. Sylvan Lake – 2
  16. Lacombe – 1
  17. Mountain View County – 1
  18. Camrose County – 1
  19. Provost County – 1
  20. Clearwater County – 0
  21. Wetaskiwin – 0
  22. Olds – 0
  23. Ponoka County – 0
  24. Two Hills County – 0
  25. Wetaskiwin County- 0
  26. Minburn County – 0
  27. Special Areas 4 – 0

In the City of Red Deer there are 10 active cases.  3 in “North” Red Deer, 2 in “South-West” Red Deer, and 5 in Red Deer – East.

Here are the total number of cases for the entire province including all the recoveries.

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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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.
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New home for the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre

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The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is moving

A new interim home for the CACAC 

The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre has a new place to call home. The CACAC is thrilled to announce they have found an interim space to operate before the permanent move to RDC campus.

The CACAC has seen rapid growth since opening in late 2017 – with case numbers continuing to increase instrumentally year after year, the need for support is greater than ever. With the increased volume of cases and clients comes the inevitable increase of required space – and thanks to some wonderful individuals, a new space, a larger space, has been found.

“We have been needing a new space for quite some time now. We have been seeing a high rise in our numbers over the past year, with a surge in demand of our support services like our Court Prep Program and Mental Health Therapy – but we are running at full capacity. This new location gives us the space to provide all of our services and gives us the opportunity to support even more children and families who need us.” – Mark Jones, CEO

The CACAC’s new office is in Red Deer’s Capstone District, located in the Westview Business Centre building. The space is over 12,500 sq, tripling the size of the original space, and includes 5 family waiting rooms, two interview rooms, two mental health therapy rooms, an advocate volunteer office, and a large educational space. The ability to have two interview rooms is vital for the CACAC, as the Centre has been seeing an upwards of 10 interviews a day. In the past year, the CACAC has also welcomed 2 more RCMP Forensic Interviewers, now operating with 3 in-Centre members. “As an integrated partner, the RCMP are excited for the CAC to open their new child friendly space in Red Deer. This new building is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the CAC. The RCMP are continually encouraged by the bold steps the CAC has made to improve the lives of Central Alberta children and their families.” Sgt Ian Ihme Red Deer RCMP-GRC

The organization is still working on constructing the new building on RDC Campus and is hoping to be in by August 2022.

This move was made possible thanks to help and generosity of the Central Alberta community. The CACAC would like to extend a special thank you to John & Joan Donald, and Jack & Joan Donald of River Valley Properties for the creative lease agreement and for their individual contributions.

The team would also like to thank those who helped facilitate this exciting move: Brett Salomons of Salomons Commercial, Reid & Wright Advertising, Phil Stork Outsource Installation, Mark McCleod and Bill Robinson from Sorento Custom Homes and Winmar Restoration. Thanks to the work of these individuals and businesses, the space already feels like home – and it is a safe and welcoming place for a child to share their story.

Please visit to learn more about the community support services the CACAC offers. Collectively, we can end child abuse.

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