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If Redman is right covid cases will take a nosedive in a matter of weeks


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Retired Lieutenant Colonel David Redman has been trying to convince governments all over Canada to take an entirely different approach in the battle against covid-19.  The former head of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency is particularly critical of lockdown restrictions.  Redman insists lockdowns do not work against viral infections and he has a growing amount of data to prove his point.

A number of US states either loosened or completely ended lockdown restrictions over a month ago now.  New cases should be through the roof, but they’re not.  Some of that may have to do with the rapid pace of the vaccination programs in the US.  Still that doesn’t explain why the numbers have not been higher in Florida, where restrictions were loosened last fall well  before vaccinations started.  A comparison of case number trends in states with completely different lockdown restrictions reveals a difficult reality.  The number of active covid cases do not seem to be affected very much.

Below are daily case graphs from, showing how similar the case rates look in states regardless of their significant differences in lockdown restrictions.

Texas did away with most restrictions at the beginning of March

Strick lockdown restrictions remain in place in California 

Florida lifted most lockdown restrictions in late September










A case number comparison between Canada and Sweden is also hard to explain.  Most Canadians are under significant lockdown restrictions while life in Sweden has continued in a relatively normal way since covid appeared early last year.  Somehow, the active case data shows a remarkably similar trend between Canada and Sweden.  Again these numbers are available at

If David Redman is correct, Canadians can look forward to cases plummeting sometime in the next couple of weeks.  In this video Redman says he believes covid case rates in Canada will follow the annual viral infection curve regardless of lockdown restrictions.

Here is an abridged version of David Redman’s presentation on emergency management.  Redman has been trying unsuccessfully to convince governments across the country to pivot away from their health emergency response plans to the more general emergency response plans.  It’s a compelling argument and a must see.



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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Canadian women's under-18 hockey roster announced for cancelled world championship

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CALGARY — Hockey Canada named its roster for the world under-18 women’s hockey championship even though the tournament was cancelled.

Jade Iginla, daughter of Hockey Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla, was among the three goaltenders, seven defenders and 13 forwards named to the Canadian team Thursday.

The Jan. 8-15 championship in Sweden was called off Dec. 24 because of concerns over the COVID-19 virus.

The International Ice Hockey Federation was criticized for cancelling the women’s under-18 championship a second straight year while the men’s under-20 championship in Alberta was about to get underway for a second year.

The junior men’s championship in Edmonton and Red Deer halted after four days because of rising numbers of infections.

The IIHF indicating it would try to hold the junior men’s championship later in 2020 puts the organization under pressure to do the same for the under-18 women.

“Our disappointment of not competing in the championship this month does not overshadow the dedication and hard work our athletes and staff put in to be ready to compete,” said Gina Kingsbury, Hockey Canada’s director of operations.

“It is crucial for the development of these athletes, as well as the growth of the women’s game, to be able to hold this tournament, and we remain hopeful there is an opportunity for them to showcase their talents and represent Canada on the world stage in the near future.”

Holly Abela, Avi Adam, Jocelyn Amos, Jordan Baxter, Madison Chantler, Tessa Holk, Emerson Jarvis, Reichen Kirchmair, Alex Law, Emmalee Pais, Karel Prefontaine and McKenna Van Gelder join Iginla at forward.

Maya D’Arcy, Brooke Disher, Piper Grover, Tova Henderson, Sarah MacEachern, Alyssa Regalado and Sarah Swiderski round out the defence. Hailey MacLeod, Lucy Phillips and Mari Pietersen were the goaltenders selected.

Olympic gold medallists Vickie Sunohara (2002, 2006) and Tara Watchorn (2014) were named assistant coaches to Howie Draper of the University of Alberta Pandas.

Hockey Canada also announced the women’s world championship roster after the 2020 tournament in Nova Scotia was cancelled, in order to recognize the effort of making the team.

Canada’s under-18 team won gold in 2019 in Obihiro, Japan in a 3-2 overtime win over the United States, but lost 2-1 in OT to the Americans in the following year’s final in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The 2021 and 2022 championships in Linkoping and Mjolby, Sweden, were then cancelled. Canada has won five gold medals in the history of the tournament.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 20, 2022.

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Edmonton Elks sign Canadian receivers Smith, Jones to extensions

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EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks signed Canadian receiver Tevaun Smith and Mike Jones to one-year extensions Thursday.

The two were scheduled to become free agents Feb. 8.

Smith, of Toronto, had 27 catches for 324 yards last season, starting 10-of-13 games with Edmonton.

Jones, also of Toronto, registered 29 catches for 394 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games with Edmonton in 2021.

Jones spent his first four CFL seasons with Hamilton and has accumulated 130 receptions for 1,866 yards and six TDs in 69 regular-season contests.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 20, 2022.

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