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Dozens of COVID-19 cases at Maskwacis

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After weeks of lower case numbers, Covid-19 seems to be on the upswing in Central Alberta Zone.  In the last week 95 new cases were reported in the entire region.  37 of those cases are in the Maskwacis area.

While Edmonton continues to lead the province with over 1,000 active cases, Central region has a total of 109.

 

The numbers in Red Deer are up as well.  After many days in the single digits, there are now 22 active COVID-19 cases in the city.

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. 37 – Wetaskiwin County (Maskwacis)
  2. 22 – Red Deer
  3. 10 – Lacombe
  4. 8 –  Stettler County
  5. 8 – Mountainview County
  6. 7 – Lacombe County
  7. 4 – Special Areas 2
  8. 4 – Red Deer County
  9. 3 – Beaver County
  10. 2 – Olds
  11. 2 – Wetaskiwin
  12. 2 – Sylvan Lake
  13. 2 – Drumheller
  14. 1 – Ponoka County
  15. 1 – Paintearth County
  16. 1 – Camrose
  17. 1 – Brazeau County
  18. 1 – Lloydminster
  19. 1 – Paintearth County
  20. 1 – Provost County
  21. 0 – Camrose County
  22. 0 – Clearwater County
  23. 0 – Flagstaff County
  24. 0 – Kneehill County
  25. 0 – Minburn County
  26. 0 – Starland County
  27. 0 – Special Areas 4
  28. 0 – Two Hills Country
  29. 0 – Vermillion River County
  30. 0 – MD of Wainwright

 

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Alberta welcomes federal approval of gas pipeline expansion while criticizing delay

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CALGARY — The Alberta government is welcoming news that Ottawa has approved an expansion of the Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. gathering system in Alberta — while condemning federal delays that it says cost this summer’s construction season.

Federal Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan says the $2.3-billion expansion was approved by the government as part of a “commitment to moving forward with good projects.”

In a release, he says the federal government strengthened five conditions proposed by the Canada Energy Regulator and added one new condition, with the changes aimed at better addressing Indigenous rights and mitigating construction impacts on caribou habitat.

He says the pipeline division owned by Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. will now be required to restore 3,840 hectares of caribou habitat, an area 30 times the size of the habitat impacted by the project, and an Indigenous working group is to be formed to assist with the restoration and monitoring plan.

The project is expected to create up to 2,920 direct jobs during construction, the federal release said, while adding 344 kilometres of new pipeline to the existing Nova system from west of Red Deer in central Alberta to near Grande Prairie in the northwestern part of the province. 

Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage says the expansion is a “key infrastructure project” for the province’s natural gas industry.

“Despite months of delay, we are pleased the federal government has approved this key infrastructure project, which will create significant economic benefits and good jobs for Albertans, at a time they are needed the most,” she said.

“The project was expected to be under construction this summer but, as a result of delays by Ottawa, the bulk of construction is not expected to get underway until 2021.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 20, 2020.

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Two days left to join “Wine Survivor” for The Lending Cupboard! Join a team or make your own

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TLC SURVIVOR CHALLENGE IS BACK – WITH A TWIST!

WHAT IS IT?

A game of elimination with the potential to win lots of wine & more! That’s right this time around we have added a twist! Wine not your thing, maybe its craft beer or a favorite spirit? This year the winners will be awarded liquor store gift cards so they can make their own choice!

WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

NEW THIS YEAR!! As a team member, you have TEN chances to win a boat- load of wine, spirits and more! In the end the winners get to choose.

HOW DOES TLC WIN?

Fifty percent of the registration fee supports TLC!

HOW DO YOU PLAY?

Join a team or pick 5 friends and start your own team. Each team must appoint a Team Captain who will keep the other team members informed.

Each team must have 6 members and they will give their team a fun name. TLC will assign each team member their own unique number once we receive the Team Registration Form.

Your team will not be registered until ALL team members have submitted their $40 registration fee. No exceptions!

Your team captain will collect your money and email addresses.

Your registration fee and email address must be submitted to your team captain no later than Wednesday, October 21st, 2020. (Challenge launch date is Friday, September 18th, 2020)

All teams must be registered, paid in full and delivered to TLC no later than Wednesday, October 21, 2020 (TLC is opened Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm).

You can increase your odds of winning by joining more than one team! Just remember that you will need to pay the $40 registration fee each time you join a team.

HOW DO YOU WIN?

This is a game of elimination – YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR NAME/ NUMBER TO BE DRAWN!

Draws will begin on Monday, October 26th, 2020 and will be held daily until the final draws are made on Friday, October 30th, 2020.

The team Captains will receive an email each draw day showing the standing of each team. The team captain will then forward the information on to their individual team members.

As long as one member of your team remains you are still in the game – you have six chances to win!

The first team to be eliminated will be our “Biggest Losers” and each team member will receive two $20 liquor store gift card.

EXAMPLE:

Based on 100 teams entering:

The Biggest Loser = each team member will receive 2 gift cards ($240 team value) 9th Place Finish = each team member will receive 4 gift cards ($480 team value)
8th Place Finish = each team member will receive 5 gift cards ($600 team value)
7th Place Finish = each team member will receive 6 gift cards ($720 team value)
6th Place Finish = each team member will receive 8 gift cards ($960 team value)
5th Place Finish = each team member will receive 10 gift cards ($1,200 team value) 4th Place Finish = each team member will receive 12 gift cards ($1,440 team value) 3rd Place Finish = each team member will receive 14 gift cards ($1,680 team value) 2nd Place Finish = each team member will receive 16 gift cards ($1,920 team value) Final Surviors

1st Place Finish = each team member will receive 23 gift cards ($2,760 team value)

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We hope to have a minimum of 100 teams involved but of course the more teams the larger the prize so connect with your family, friends and colleagues.

Please spread the word and let’s see how many teams we can put together for this great cause!

TEAM LEADER INSTRUCTION SHEET

Thank you for putting together a team(s) for The Lending Cupboard’s Survivor fundraiser. The more teams that we have, the larger the prize AND the more money The Lending Cupboard (TLC) receives to further support our community!

The following is a list of the things that are required of you as the Team Captain in your group of six people:

  • You and your members should pick a fun name for your team. Put this name in the designated spot on the registration form, along with your name as Team Captain.
  • Make sure you have correct email addresses for all team members as this is the way that you will communicate.
  • Please collect $40 from each team member.
  • The $240 total team entrance fee can be paid via cash, debit, Visa or MasterCard or cheque made payable to The Lending Cupboard.
  • If paying by debit, Visa or MasterCard – it might be easier for you as team captain to have your members pay you, than you could pay TLC via your desired card.
  • Team members need to have their money to you by Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the latest (the sooner the better). Once you have collected the registration fees you must deliver the full package to The Lending Cupboard by Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the latest. We are open Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm for drop off. Please ask for Dawna, Janice or Kathy when you do your drop off.
  • Each team member will be assigned their own unique ticket number and you, as team captain, will be emailed a copy of your teams’ registration form with your team’s assigned numbers on it.
  • Once the draws start on October 26th, 2020 as team captain you will be mailed the results after each draw – you can then forward the results onto your team members so they can follow along.
  • The final draw date is Friday, October 30th, 2020. This is the day that the winners will be announced! If your team is a winning team, you will be notified of the date and location where you will be presented all the cards that your team has won!

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email one of the following:

    Dawna Morey

    [email protected]

    Janice Shimek

    [email protected]

    Kathy Cole

    [email protected]

THE BIGGEST WINNER is THE LENDING CUPBOARD AND OUR COMMUNITY!!

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Good Luck and Thank You for Supporting The Lending Cupboard!

Why Support The Lending Cupboard?

The Lending Cupboard is a registered charity that provides equipment to enhance quality of life by maintaining mobility, independence and dignity to people in Central Alberta. Since 2006 The Lending Cupboard (TLC) has been providing medical equipment to those who need it. Whether your needs are short term or long term, minor or more serious, we are here to help.

We lend out medical equipment for: extreme sports injuries, those recovering from illness or surgery, end of care, children, youth and adults, senior citizens.

Equipment available through the TLC: Air cast, bed rails, bath chairs, bath lifts, commodes, toilet risers, crutches & canes, hydraulic lifts, toilet safety rails, transport chairs, walkers, wheelchairs, super poles, roho cushions.

 

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