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Red Deer Woman to be honoured for helping other women through her photographraphy

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From the Central Alberta Soroptimist Club

Central Alberta Soroptimist Celebrate International Women’s Day

Soroptimist International of Central Alberta is please to host their International Women’s Day Garden Party on Sunday, March 8 from 2 to 5 pm at the Penhold Memorial Hall in Penhold.  Tickets are $25.00 each and available on Eventbrite.  Our guest speaker will be Councillor Teresa Rilling from the Town of Sylvan Lake.

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Soroptimist International is a women’s organization that goes to great lengths to promote concerns, challenges and achievements of women everywhere. With the multiple award programs of the organization, deserving women and girls in the community are recognized and honoured.

“We are very pleased this year to present Ashley Jackson with our “Ruby Award: Women helping Women”, said Sherri Smith, of Soroptimist International.  Ashley Jackson Boudoir is a Red Deer portrait studio that focuses on female empowerment.  This award honours a woman that has worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and volunteer work, and Ashley says that sums up her life’s goal in one magical sentence!

The club will also present the first “Live Your Dream Award” to Adra Mckenzie, a single mom of two boys from Lacombe.  She is enrolled at Burman University taking her Bachelors BioMedical Sciences with the intention of one day becoming a pharmacist.  The second “Live Your Dream Award” will be presented to Cheralee von Gunten, a single mom of four from Red Deer.  She is currently enrolled at Athabasca University taking her Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies.  She intents to pursue a career in writing, or in a field that contributes to addressing women’s issues.  The third “Live Your Dream Award” will be presented to Lindsey Steeves, a single mom of two from Eckville.  She is currently enrolled at Grant MacEwan University completing a Correctional Services Diploma.  Her goal is to obtain a career that will allow her to support her children and pursue a career within the Correctional System of Canada.

The Violet Richardson Award (for young girl volunteers) will be presented to Santera Ogles of Blackfalds, a Grade 10 student at Ecole Secondary Lacombe Composite High School.  Her volunteer effort include the Red Deer Regional Hospital, JS McCormisk School and fundraising projects for Safe Harbour.

For more information about the International Women’s Day Garden Party or Soroptimist International, call Sherri Smith at 403-391-7912 (cell) or visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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6 new COVID-19 cases in Red Deer

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Information from covid19stats.alberta.ca

The province made some interesting changes and additions of the provincial COVID-19 stats website.

Red Deer is no longer separated into 3 quadrants.  But the report now indicates how many cases are active and how many are recovered.

Across Central Alberta there are 72 cases.  39 of those people have already recovered.

  • Red Deer City – 32 cases – 16 active – 16 recovered
  • Red Deer County – 12 cases – 8 active – 4 recovered
  • Wetaskiwin City – 7 cases – 3 active – 4 recovered
  • Mountain View County – 5 cases – 2 active – 3 recovered
  • Lacombe County – 4 cases – 1 active – 3 recovered
  • Lacombe City – 2 cases – 0 active – 2 recovered
  • Camrose City – 2 cases – 0 active – 1 recovered – 1 death
  • Beaver County – 2 cases – 1 active – 1 recovered
  • Camrose County – 1 case – 1 recovered
  • Windburn County – 1 case – 1 recovered
  • Vermilion River County – 1 case – 1 recovered
  • Ponoka County – 1 case – 1 recovered
  • Stettler County – 1 case – 1 active
  • Kneehill County – 1 case – 1 recovered
  • Clearwater County – 1 case – 1 active

The province has created some graphs to help us understand where most of the cases originated.  It seems international travel (or being exposed to someone who has travelled) has been by far the greatest cause of exposure.

Here is a breakdown of the ages and genders of the Albertans who have been stricken with COVID-19

Here are the total numbers for the province.

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Half of Red Deer COVID-19 cases recovered. Central Alberta COVID death occurred in Camrose (April 6 Update)

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Red Deer COVID-19 Map

Information from covid19stats.alberta.ca

On Monday, April 6 the province made some interesting changes and additions of the provincial COVID-19 stats website.

Red Deer is no longer separated into 3 quadrants.  But the report now indicates how many cases are active and how many are recovered.

Across Central Alberta there are 66 cases.

  • Red Deer City – 25 cases – 13 active – 12 recovered
  • Red Deer County – 13 cases – 11 active – 2 recovered
  • Wetaskiwin City – 7 cases – 3 active – 4 recovered
  • Mountain View County – 5 cases – 4 active – 1 recovered
  • Lacombe County – 4 cases – 1 active – 3 recovered
  • Lacombe City – 2 cases – 0 active – 2 recovered
  • Camrose City – 2 cases – 0 active – 1 recovered – 1 death
  • Beaver County – 2 cases – 2 active
  • Camrose County – 1 case – 1 recovered
  • Windburn County – 1 case – 1 recovered
  • Vermilion River County – 1 case – 1 recovered
  • Ponoka County – 1 case – 1 active
  • Stettler County – 1 case – 1 active
  • Kneehill County – 1 case – 1 active
  • Clearwater County – 1 case – 1 active

 

 

In this graph you can see that Central and Southern Alberta zones have been very fortunate in the amount of cases per 100,000

This graph makes it look like all the regions in Alberta “might” be flattening the curve.  Experts say it takes up to 5 days in a row to indicate this trend.  It currently looks promising.

This graph compares the age categories in both actual number of cases, and as a rate per 100,000 people in each category.

Here are the total numbers for the province.  In recent days the percentage of cases in Central Alberta has dropped from 8 to 5.

From the Province of Alberta

Latest updates

  • A total of 953 cases are laboratory confirmed and 395 are probable cases (symptomatic close contacts of laboratory confirmed cases). Laboratory positivity rates remain consistent at two per cent.
  • Cases have been identified in all zones across the province:
    • 817 cases in the Calgary zone
    • 351 cases in the Edmonton zone
    • 89 cases in the North zone
    • 66 cases in the Central zone
    • 22 cases in the South zone
    • Three cases in zones yet to be confirmed
  • Of these cases, there are currently 40 people in hospital, 16 of whom have been admitted to intensive care units (ICU).
  • Of the 1,348 total cases, 204 are suspected of being community acquired.
  • There are now a total of 361 confirmed recovered cases.
  • One additional death has been reported in the Calgary zone. There have been 15 deaths in the Calgary zone, four in the Edmonton zone, four in the North zone, and one in the Central zone.
  • Strong outbreak measures have been put in place at continuing care facilities. To date, 112 cases have been confirmed at these facilities.
  • There have been 64,183 people tested for COVID-19 and a total of 65,914 tests performed by the lab. There have been 821 tests completed in the last 24 hours.
  • Aggregate data, showing cases by age range and zone, as well as by local geographic areas, is available online at alberta.ca/covid19statistics.
  • All Albertans need to work together to help prevent the spread and overcome COVID-19.
  • Restrictions remain in place for all gatherings and close-contact businesses, dine-in restaurants and non-essential retail services. A full list of restrictions is available online.
  • Alberta Health Services (AHS) has announced further restrictions for visitors to Alberta hospitals.
  • AHS has expanded its testing criteria for COVID-19 to include symptomatic individuals in the following roles or age groups:
    • Group home and shelter workers
    • First responders, including firefighters
    • Those involved in COVID-19 enforcement, including police, peace officers, bylaw officers, environmental health officers, and Fish and Wildlife officers
    • Correctional facility staff, working in either a provincial or federal facility
    • Starting April 7, individuals over the age of 65
  • Anyone among these groups is urged to use the AHS online assessment tool for health-care workers, enforcement and first responders.
  • Medical masks and respirators must be kept for health-care workers and others providing direct care to COVID-19 patients. Those who choose to wear a non-medical face mask should:
    • continue to follow all other public health guidance (staying two metres away from others, wash hands regularly, stay home when sick)
    • wash their hands immediately before putting it on and immediately after taking it off (in addition to practising good hand hygiene while wearing it)
    • ensure it fits well (non-gaping)
    • not share it with others
    • avoid touching the mask while wearing it
    • change masks as soon they get damp or soiled
  • As Albertans look forward to the upcoming holiday weekend, they are being reminded to:
    • avoid gatherings outside of their immediate household
    • find ways to connect while being physically separated
    • worship in a way that does not put people at risk, including participating in virtual or live-streamed religious celebrations

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