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Take Me Out To The Ball Game in Sylvan Lake

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Baseball fans in Sylvan Lake and the surrounding area will soon be able to buy peanuts and cracker jack while cheering on the home team.

The Western Canadian Baseball League approved the expansion team, that will hit the field in 2021 at their annual league meetings last weekend.

Edmonton Prospects Head Coach and AGM Jordan Blundell announced the news on the Prospects Baseball Show Friday. “2021  Sylvan Lake will be operational in the WCBL, really good group man. They’re going to look to put a facility up there.”

Hear the full episode of the Prospects Baseball Show.

Sylvan Lake’s population is almost 15,000 but when you add in Red Deer (103,558 according to the 2016 census) some say the area is more than 250,000 people.

“It is that area that is important” Blundell continued. “That area commerce wise has a couple of hundred thousand people within shooting distance of a ball park in Sylvan and if you’re around here you know what Sylvan Lake is like in the summer.”

The new owners, Hard 4 Sports will have Aqil Samuel as it’s General Manager and President of Baseball Operations and are planning a 2,200 state of the art facility which will be located in the west end of Sylvan Lake at Pogadl Park.

The WCBL is a summer collegiate league made up mostly of Canadian and American players, but there have been players from Japan and Mexico to name a few other countries. The league is for players who are in college or have just completed their senior season and are 25 and under.

The WCBL (then the Western Major Baseball League) has been in the area before as the Red Deer Generals competed in 2005.

After 22 years in the media world of television and radio, from Brandon, Manitoba to Red Deer, Alberta over to Regina, Saskatchewan and settling in Edmonton, Alberta, I found myself on the side of the desk with a pink slip in my hand, unexpectedly. ​ Over the next few weeks and with my mind racing to a million thoughts, I decided to embark on the journey of podcasting. My broadcasting background has mainly been in sports, and it will still be a big part of my podcasting, but I will be focusing on other subjects as well, from sports to cannabis education and more.

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43 COVID cases in Central Alberta – Updated numbers and locations (March 27 5 PM)

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Information from covid19stats.alberta.ca

Confirmed cases as of the afternoon of Friday, March 27 show 17 cases of COVID-19 in Red Deer.

Red Deer – East has 12 cases, Red Deer – South West has 4 cases, and Red Deer – North West has 1 case, for a total of 17 cases.

Including the Red Deer cases, there are 43 confirmed COVID cases in Central Alberta.  Here’s the breakdown in the rest of Central Zone.

Red Deer County – 7

Olds – 2

Innisfail – 1

Lacombe – 2

Ponoka – 1

Stettler County – 1

Wetaskiwin County – 6

Camrose & County – 2

Tofield – 1

Vegreville / Winburn County – 1

Vermilion River County – 2

In this graph we can see there are still no COVID-19 cases in people younger than 20 years old in Central Alberta.

There could be young people carrying the virus, but none have been tested and confirmed positive.

Here are the latest numbers from around Alberta.

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Just 2 more cases of COVID in Central Alberta in the last 24 hours (March 26)

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Information from covid19stats.alberta.ca

Confirmed cases as of the afternoon of Thursday, March 26

16 cases of COVID-19 in Red Deer.  That’s holding steady in the last 24 hours!   Great news.

Red Deer – East has 11 cases, Red Deer – South West has 4 cases, and Red Deer – North West has 1 case.

Including the 16 Red Deer cases, there are now 37 confirmed COVID cases in Central Alberta.  It’s interesting to note that thus far there are still no cases in large communities such as Rocky Mountain House and Sylvan Lake.

Here’s the breakdown in the rest of Central Zone.

Red Deer County – 5

Olds – 2

Innisfail – 1

Lacombe – 2

Stettler County – 1

Wetaskiwin County – 6

Camrose & County – 2

Vegreville / Winburn County – 1

Vermilion River County – 1

In this graph we can see there are still no COVID-19 cases in people younger than 20 years old in Central Alberta.  There could be young people carrying the virus, but none have been tested and confirmed positive.

Here are the numbers from the entire province.   Of the 67 new cases in the last 24 hours, 50 are in the Calgary zone.

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