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COVID second wave completely avoiding Central Alberta


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Despite concerns over a second wave, Covid-19 cases in Central Alberta Zone remain stubbornly low.  In the last week only 12 new cases were reported in the entire region.  That despite the fact students have been back in school for the entire month.

While the City of Calgary deals with over 500 active cases, and Edmonton battles over 700 active cases, Central region is bucking the trend.  As of September 29, the entire region has a total of 21 active cases!



Currently the municipality with most cases in the Central region is Mountain View County where there are 8 active cases.  That does not include the Town of Olds which has one case.


The following information is the latest from the province regarding specific municipalities in Central Alberta.  These numbers aren’t updated as quickly as the total numbers so there are still a few cases here which are actually now recovered.  This list shows 9 cases which are now recovered.

Central Alberta Communities – Active Cases

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

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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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.”

To learn more about the RDPCN programs, visit

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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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