Welcome to CPREM!

Please follow the links below for the latest COVID-19 updates

Chief medical officer of health daily reports

Daily updates from the Chief medical officer of health can be found (both video and transcripts on the Alberta Government website. They are also published, along with any other public health or emergency announcements on the CPREM Facebook page.

Other Useful Links:

Physical Distancing

AHS Investigating Case of COVID-19 at Woking School

October 25, 2020

Out of respect for the individual, and in accordance with AHS guidelines, no further information will be shared about this case. PWPSD and Woking School wish the individual a safe and speedy recovery, and will continue to work closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has advised administration at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) of a case of COVID-19 at Woking School. The attached letter was sent by AHS to the parents/guardians of Woking School students today, Saturday, October 24, 2020. 

More info at link below:


Central Peace COVID-19 numbers from AHS

As of October 20, 2020

Central Peace Numbers Up – Spirit River Under Alberta Health Watch

The Spirit River area is now under an Alberta Health Watch, with four new cases bringing the total of active cases there to 13 which triggers the Health Watch Advisory (equivalent to 420.5 per 100,000 people).

  • Birch Hills County: Five cases (all recovered)
  • M.D. of Spirit River: 25 cases (13 active, 12 recovered)
  • Saddle Hills County: Three cases (one active, two recovered)

Daily updates from the Chief medical officer of health can be found (both video and transcripts on the Alberta Government website. They are also published, along with any other public health or emergency announcements on the CPREM Facebook page.

Central Peace Food Bank

Please don’t go hungry! We are here to help!!!

Central Peace food bank (donations can be purchased at the Rycroft Co-op or Spirit River IGA) has been activated in this area

Call: Shelley (587) 297 7680, Pat (780) 765 3983, Elaine (780) 512 9628 To set up an appointment.

You can also reach the Food Bank at: centralpeacefoodbank@gmail.com

Or Follow them on their Facebook page.

*Image and intro text from Food Banks Canada

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The Central Peace Food Bank will gladly accept toiletries, hygiene products, snack goods for school and work. We also have the “Birthday Box”, wherein we stock small toys and games in case patrons need a goodie for a special someone.

If you have something and you’re not sure if can be used, please do not hesitate to ask!

Call: Shelley (587) 297 7680, Pat (780) 765 3983, Elaine (780) 512 9628 To set up an appointment.

You can also reach the Food Bank at: centralpeacefoodbank@gmail.com


Masks for Albertans

Albertans are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public when it’s difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times.

More information on use of masks.


With the Alberta Government’s decision to move to Stage 2 in its COVID-19 Re-Launch Strategy, Central Peace Regional Emergency Management (CPREM) is opening playgrounds throughout the Central Peace

Please be aware:

It is the parent’s  or guardian’s responsibility to clean and disinfect the equipment before and after use.

COVID-19 Preventative measures are still in effect

– Practice Social/Physical Distancing

Limited Number of Children/Adults using the playground at any one time

– Use of hand sanitizer before and after use

Thank you for helping to protect children and adults using our playgrounds


Emergencies can happen anytime

Make a plan. Create a kit. Stay informed.

There are various ways to stay informed of emergencies in the Central Peace and around Alberta.

These include:

  1. Alberta Emergency Alerts are issued to provide you with critical information about an immediate emergency, where it is occurring, and what actions you nee to take. Alerts are distributed in various ways, including: radio, television, social media, RSS feed, and the Alberta Emergency Alert App. Download the app to stay informed through your mobile device.
  2. Wireless alerting is another tool to receive emergency alerts. Wireless public alerts are issued to cell phones within a defined geographic area. These alerts are only issued for threat-to-life situations. You can learn more at alertready.ca, and check if your phone is compatible to receive wireless alerts.  Sign-up is not required as all cell-phones are automatically registered.
  3. Municipal sources: Be careful of the authenticity of some of the information that is being shared. It is best to use trusted municipal sources for local information

4. Other Trusted Sources


Masks During COVID-19

Wearing Masks During COVID-19

For a complete explanation for the safe use of masks during COVID-19 please click here.


COVID-19 Food and Pharmacy Community Care Program

To Apply Click Here.

Prior to applying please read the information below:


The G5 municipalities and Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) have joined forces to provide assistance to those within the Central Peace region who are isolated or at risk. The program is designed to ensure residents in the Central Peace have continued access to essential items like groceries and medications.

While all five communities have advised residents to support family, friends and neighbours who may be isolated, unable to get town, or at risk, residents who have no other supports available, and are in urgent need of groceries, medication or essential goods are urged to make use of this program.

Who Is Included?

This includes those who are unable to visit stores and pharmacies because of self-isolation requirements, as directed by Alberta Health Services.

Areas covered include: Birch Hills County, MD of Spirit River 133, Town of Spirit River, Saddle Hills County and the Village of Rycroft.

How Do I Apply?

To apply please click on the link at the top of the page. Residents may also call their municipal office to get a hard copy sent to them by mail or a fillable pdf by email..

Once a request is made, individuals will receive a call back from a program assessor within 24-hours of making their online or phone request. If the request is approved, once you have ordered and arranged payment, a driver will deliver the goods.


The client or client’s family will be responsible to phone ahead and order the supplies as well as making payment arrangements with the Spirit River IGA and Rexall Drugs in Spirit River. There is a form attached to the application to apply to Rexall drugs for prepayment arrangements. Please call Rhonda or Randall at 780-864-4096 to make payments arrangements for your grocery purchases.

Municipal staff will be utilized as delivery personnel. Safety precautions are in place to protect citizens and drivers. Supplies will be dropped at the client’s door, no municipal personnel will enter the clients’ homes. The program will protect the confidentiality of those who participate.


Daily Updates

For daily updates and most recent information please visit the CPREM Facebook page.

Additional resources are available on this site at the following links:

Resources For Families

Resources For Businesses

Additional Government of Alberta Resources

If You Do Not Have A Computer – Dial 811

If you, a friend, or a loved one does not have a computer and is concerned about what to do if they are concerned about symptoms please use the 811 Healthlink number at Alberta Health for assistance.

Dispelling Myths About COVID-19

To dispel some of the myths and misinformation about COVID-19 the World Health Organization has posted a page about the virus called Myth busters.

Contact Us

Spirit River AB T0H 3G0

Phone: 780-864-3760
Fax: 780-864-3904
Toll-free: 1-888-864-3760
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