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Only 5 new COVID cases in Red Deer – Mike York Update for Jan 12

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Here is the AHS Covid-19 report for Tuesday January 12, 2021.
Our province is showing some current positive numbers of late.
Today Alberta has had more than twice as many recoveries as opposed to new cases. Just 652 new cases of the virus but a remarkable 1311 people recovered.
In the Central Zone, the tragic news first. Unfortunately 6 more casualties to covid were reported since 24 hours ago. Our resort town to the west, Sylvan Lake has had its second fatality, the city of Camrose has had 2 new deaths bringing there total up to 11 now. There was also another life lost in the Vegreville area, there third.
Also, our fair city of Red Deer has suffered 2 more deaths to bring our total now to 12.
The Central zone had just 37 new cases since yestetday, that’s the lowest single day total of new cases in nearly 6 weeks.(22 on Nov. 29th)
The zone had almost 3 times as many recoveries as new cases with 109. The result is a decrease of 78 in active cases, down from 1472 yesterday to 1394 today.
There are 84 people in hospitals in the zone, 16 of which are in the ICU in RDRH.
In the city we love, Red Deer, we had just 5 new cases reported, the lowest single day total since November 21, and only the 4th time since the end of September we have had 5 or less cases reported in a single day. Way to go people!
Along with the 5 new cases comes 18 new recoveries. We therefore now have just 225 active cases.
This is the lowest our active cases has been since November 16th when there were 217.
The total number of people in our hospital with the virus is now 43, 16 of which are in Intensive care.
Again, its nothing other than the people following protocol and guidelines in our city, and in our zone that effects these numbers getting worse or getting better. Whatever we are collectively doing, is starting to show results!
Keep up the good work and be proud of the sacrifices you are making everyone.
Cheers to you all !!

-Moved to Red Deer in the fall of 1972. -Worked with developmentally challenged at Michener Centre for 11 years. -Part of the business community for 30 years running restaurants, and courier services. -Father of 4 children -Currently work at Leon's Furniture in Red Deer (6 years)

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Suspect in Innisfail armed robbery spree turns himself in

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News Release from Innisfail RCMP

Innisfail RCMP respond to armed robberies – UPDATE 3 – suspect arrested

This past weekend, RCMP were kept busy responding to multiple complaints of armed robberies.  On Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, at approximately 11:30 p.m., RCMP received a report of an armed robbery at a business on 50 Street. A suspect entered the business, disguised with a balaclava and carrying a weapon. The suspect demanded cash from a customer and from the store employee. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency and fled on foot. Despite a thorough, coordinated search of the area, the suspect was not located.

On Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at 1:40 a.m., RCMP were dispatched to another report of a robbery from the same business. A suspect entered the business, disguised with a black face mask and carrying a weapon. The suspect demanded items from the same cashier. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency and cigarettes. The suspect forced the cashier in to the back office, and the suspect attempted to destroy the video surveillance system. The suspect then fled on foot.

On Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at 9:20 p.m., RCMP were dispatched to a third robbery complaint at an address on 46A Street. A suspect armed with a weapon attempted to steal a vehicle from a victim but was unsuccessful. At 9:24 p.m., RCMP were dispatched to a business on 42 Avenue for a similar complaint. The victim reported that a suspect who was carrying a weapon tried to steal the victim’s truck. When the suspect was unsuccessful, he fled the area on foot.

Police officers from Innisfail, Red Deer City, and Blackfalds RCMP detachments, as well as the RCMP Police Dog Services and the RCMP Emergency Response Team conducted an intensive search for the suspect.

On Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., the suspect turned himself in to Innisfail RCMP and was arrested without incident.

Cyrus Jason Boysis (26) of Innisfail, Alta. has been charged several offences including:

  • Robbery with a firearm (x5)
  • Forcible confinement
  • Disguise with intent to commit an offence (x3)
  • Pointing a firearm (x3)
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (x5)
  • Mischief under $5000

After a judicial interim release hearing, Boysis was released to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on September 27, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

Innsifail RCMP believe this suspect was responsible for all four incidents. There is no further concern for public safety at this time. Innisfail RCMP’s General Investigation Section is continuing with the investigation.

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Shooting Update: Deceased had broken into home where shooting took place

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News Release from Blackfalds RCMP

Blackfalds RCMP investigate shooting – **UPDATE**

The RCMP Major Crime’s Unit is continuing with the investigation including examination of the scene with the RCMP Forensic Identification Services and interviewing witnesses. The initial investigation has indicated that the deceased broke into the residence and an altercation occurred with the homeowner. The homeowner was treated for injuries he sustained and has been released from the hospital.

The investigation is in the early stages. No charges have been laid at this time.  Further updates will be provided when further details can be shared.

Background:

August 2, 2021

Blackfalds RCMP investigate shooting

On August 2, 2021, at 3:11 p.m., Blackfalds RCMP received a complaint of a residential break and enter in progress off of C & E Trail in Red Deer County. Upon arrival, police discovered that the homeowner had sustained injuries and another male in the residence had sustained a gunshot wound. EMS attended and pronounced the male with the gunshot wound as deceased. The homeowner was transported to the hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP Major Crimes Unit has been called in and has taken over the investigation.

There is no ongoing danger to the public.

 

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