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Saskatchewan Doctor with instructions on isolating and a desperate plea to young people

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Posted with permission from Hassan McMasri, Internal Medicine and ICU Specialist

First 30 seconds : Introduction.
Second 30 to the second minute: is it true that i can do some home self tests to find out if i have corona virus.
Second minute to fifth minute: What should YOU do now?
Fifth minute to seventh minute: A special message to the AMAZING people of Saskatchewan but really for the rest of the country too.
Seventh minute to the end of the video: A special message to young people.

Thursday March 19th video. As always feel free to share on your Facebook and with your friends and family. First 30 seconds : Introduction.Second 30 to the second minute: is it true that i can do some home self tests to find out if i have corona virus.Second minute to fifth minute: What should YOU do now?Fifth minute to seventh minute: A special message to the AMAZING people of Saskatchewan but really for the rest of the country too. Seventh minute to the end of the video: A special message to young people.

Posted by Hassan McMasri on Thursday, 19 March 2020

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COVID second wave completely avoiding Central Alberta

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Images from the Province of Alberta  

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.

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COVID-19 takes down Agri-Trade 2020

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Agri-Trade Equipment Expo cancelled for November 11th – 13th, 2020

Agri-Trade Equipment Expo announced today that they made the difficult decision to cancel their 2020 show that was to be held November 11 – 13 at Westerner Park. Although Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy guidelines do allow for trade shows to take place, considering all factors, Agri-Trade felt they had no choice but to cancel the show.

Agri-Trade worked closely with all stakeholders to come to this decision.  They all worked together to do what they felt was best for their exhibitors during this pandemic. Corporate policies have introduced restricted travel that would impede both exhibitor participation and attendance for the event.

“With so many concerns around the current situation with COVID-19, many companies have implemented restricted travel policies. With a significant number of companies having to cancel, we felt that the show would not be representative of the Agri-Trade brand.  This was not a decision that was made lightly, we left no stone unturned as we were making this decision.” said David Fiddler, Agri-Trade Expo Show Manager.

“We know that in a normal year, millions of dollars of business takes place and almost $300 million in economic impact is created as a direct result of the show. We recognize that many people and businesses will be impacted by this decision. We appreciate the Government of Alberta, and Alberta Health Services for providing an environment that would allow tradeshows such as Agri-Trade to be a part of Alberta’s recovery plan.” said Rick More, Chief Executive Officer, Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce.

“After hundreds of event cancellations over the past six months, we wanted to try everything we could to safely and successfully host Agri-Trade, once we were given the green light for tradeshows by Alberta Health Services. But as we monitor the environment and the ongoing challenges and feedback from exhibitors and stakeholders, we feel that the risks outweigh the reward in pushing forward this year.” Mike Olesen, Chief Executive Officer, Westerner Park.
The Agriculture community is resilient and has already persevered through a number of challenges this 2020 plant and harvest season. Agri-Trade looks forward to once again being the place to do business in Agriculture in western Canada in November of 2021.

Since 1984 Agri-Trade has been a joint venture of the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce and Westerner Park, attracting farmers and ranchers to view the newest equipment, technologies and the latest information to boost productivity and profit their operations. Agri-Trade is one of Canada’s premier indoor/outdoor agricultural equipment expositions and is considered to be one of the best Farm Equipment Shows to do business in North America.
If you are looking or more information on Agri-Trade Equipment Expo please be sure to follow them on social media or stay up to date at www.agri-trade.com

For media inquiries contact: David Fiddler, Show Manager 403-304-5719 or [email protected].

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october, 2020

sat03oct9:30 am4:30 pmCharity Checkstop9:30 am - 4:30 pm MST Taylor Drive, North of 32 ST, South of 43 ST Event Organized By: The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre

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