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.

Central Peace COVID-19 numbers from AHS

As of September 21, 2020

Central Peace COVID numbers were down

  • Birch Hills County: Three cases (All recovered)
  • M.D. of Spirit River: 11 cases (one active, nine recovered)
  • Saddle Hills County: One case (zero actives, one 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) is being activated in this area

Call:

Shelley (587) 297 7680

Pat (780) 765 3983

Or

Elaine (780) 512 9628

To set up an appointment

Online Survey Available For Livestock Producers

Livestock producers throughout the Central Peace now have the opportunity to provide their input to the Emergency Large Animal Plan being developed through an online survey.

At the end of July, Saddle Hills County and the Central Peace announced they were in the beginning stages of developing an Emergency Large Animal Plan.

Photo by Sarah Weiss

The plan will address Animals that are:

1.         Impacted or threatened by a disaster

2.         Involved in a transportation incident

3.         Potentially part of a disease outbreak

Bruno, from Trace Associate Inc., has been leading the effort to get some feedback regarding your operation in the County by phoning producers throughout the Central Peace. This week the online survey was launched.

You can participate by scanning the QR code below on your phone, by following the link to the Online Survey or downloading the pdf. If downloading and filling out the pdf, please scan and email your completed survey to bballard@saddlehills.ab.ca or dnicholson@saddlehills.ab.ca.

COVID Update

Central Peace Numbers – 2020-08-05

  • Birch Hills County: Two cases (Both recovered)
  • M.D. of Spirit River: Three cases (Two active, one recovered)

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.

Heating Warning

Heat warning Issued 2020-07-30 Temperatures reaching 29 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows near 14 degrees Celsius are expected for the next 3 days. Temperatures are on the rise in northwestern Alberta.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

For more heat health advice, visit: www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/heat.aspx.

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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.

PLAYGROUNDS ARE NOW OPEN

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

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Province Announces Stage 2 Of Re-Launch Strategy for Friday, June 12

Strong testing data shows active COVID-19 cases in Alberta are lower than expected, meaning stage two of the relaunch strategy can safely begin on June 12, a week sooner than expected.

Please see our Be Prepared For Re-Launch Section for details and resources.

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Be Prepared For Re-Launch

Central Peace Regional Emergency Management (CPREM) has put together information and links for Businesses and Community Halls & Recreation Centres in the Central Peace Region from the Alberta Government in order to explain the government’s Re-Launch Strategy and provide guidance, guidelines, resources and tools to local businesses as they prepare to re-open.

Please see our Be Prepared For Re-Launch Section for details and resources.

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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

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Please Stay Away From Flowing Water and Rotten Ice

The upcoming melt may cause localized ponding in low-lying areas where water does not have a direct route to stream channels.  Water levels may rise in the smaller creeks with a possibility of flooding in adjacent low-lying areas.  In streams where ice is still present, the rising water levels may cause ice jams.

For Daily Updates Please Visit https://rivers.alberta.ca/ or Visit the CPREM Facebook page.

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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.

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COVID-19 Food and Pharmacy Community Care Program

To Apply Click Here.

Prior to applying please read the information below:

Description

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.

Payment

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.

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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

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