There are now 15 active cases of COVID as of Sunday in the Swan City, while two new cases were identified in the County of Grande Prairie, where there are now four active cases following four more recoveries. Elsewhere in the Peace Country, Saddle Hills County added one new case, while all remaining active cases in the County of Northern Lights have switched to recovered. Updated case totals among Peace Region municipalities as of the end of day October 4 are as follows:.
With the surge in new cases 97 on Friday, on Saturday and on Sunday over the weekend in the province, there are now 1, active cases in Alberta. Deena Hinshaw, noted during her COVID update that the greatest area of concern with the rise in new cases is in Edmonton, where they are now talking with local officials about possibly adding more local measures if cases continue to rise.
I want to be clear, if you are sick, you need to stay home. Hinshaw also specifically mentioned the upcoming Thanksgiving long weekend, where you should not be going to a family dinner if you are feeling unwell.
Over the weekend, hospitalizations in the province dropped from 64 to 62, while ICU admissions dropped by one to The North Zone saw a decrease in hospitalizations over the weekend, as three people were discharged. Four people remain in hospital in the North Zone. Missing Man. Oct 08, Oct 05, Seven Grande Prairie traffic lights getting replaced, repaired starting Monday.
Oct 02, Eastlink Centre to open more amenities, re-establish fees and memberships. Local Sports All Sports.AAntoneshyn Contact. Telford Randall Howe was named a person of interest in a Grande Prairie man's suspicious death on April He was previously wanted for charges stemming from an April 16 incident in Whitecourt.
Photo provided. The year-old man was found seriously injured around midnight on April 25 near Avenue and Street. He died in hospital. RCMP received warrants for Howe's arrest after two people were taken to hospital from a Whitecourt hotel room on April Around a. A year-old woman and a year-old man from Medicine Hat were found with suspicious but non-life threatening injuries.
Police have warrants for Howe's arrest for charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, committing an indictable offence while disguised, and possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public. He was last believed to have been in the Grande Prairie region.
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Like our page to stay informed about passing of a loved one in Grande Prairie, Alberta on facebook. October 4, 83 years old. View obituary. October 1, 66 years old. September 27, 20 years old.
September 26, 90 years old. September 13, 35 years old. September 22, September 17, 88 years old. September 6, 76 years old. September 13, 88 years old. September 18, 63 years old. September 15, 86 years old. September 9, 18 years old. September 8, August 28, 62 years old. August 30, 87 years old.
August 27, 60 years old. August 27, 56 years old. August 25, 64 years old. July 29, 68 years old. August 8, 13 years old. July 8, 22 years old. August 5, 91 years old. August 5, 84 years old. July 30, 83 years old. Creating an obituary on Echovita is free. You can click this link to create an obituary. Yes, simply like this page on facebook or search Obituary in Grande Prairie on facebook.Grande Prairie is a city in northwest AlbertaCanada within the southern portion of an area known as Peace River Country.
The city is surrounded by the County of Grande Prairie No. Grande Prairie was the seventh-largest city in Alberta in with a population of 63,  and was one of Canada's fastest growing cities between and The city adopted the trumpeter swan as an official symbol due to its proximity to the migration route and summer nesting grounds of this bird.
For that reason, Grande Prairie is sometimes nicknamed the "Swan City". The dinosaur has emerged as an unofficial symbol of the city due to paleontology discoveries in the areas north and west of Grande Prairie. Grande Prairie was named for the large prairie which lies to the north, east, and west of it. In the 18th century, the prairie was occupied by bands of the Dane-zaa Beaver peoples, who began trading with the North West Company at Dunvegan in the early 19th century.
The earliest recorded reference to the prairie was by trader Samuel Black in In the late 19th century, the prairie was settled by Cree and Iroquois from around Jasper and Lac Ste. When 17 townships were surveyed for homesteading ina land rush soon followed, with many settlers arriving over the Edson Trail. Inthe Grande Prairie Townsite was sub-divided.
Byit included a bank, hotel, post office, and land office, making it a district metropolis. It was basically nothing more than a tract of clear cut bush and forest, and thus was a very difficult route for many settlers, especially during wet weather.
Because of this, large scale settlement came late compared to other major farming regions further south in Canada. Grande Prairie was incorporated as a village by the Province of Alberta in It was not until the arrival of the railway in that farmland quickly expanded as waves of settlers came into the Peace region. This drove up Grande Prairie's population past the 1, mark, allowing it to incorporate as a town on March 27, A local recession in the s caused a temporary depopulation of Grande Prairie.
But the population rebounded afterwards by the s, by which time the population had reached 1, Settlement continued unabated even into the s during the Dust Bowl era because the Peace Region was able to escape the severe drought conditions that plagued the Canadian Prairies further south at the time.
Although Dawson Creek was chosen as the major starting point of the construction of the Alaska HighwayGrande Prairie was a major stopover point for military aircraft during the war, and benefited economically from this. Although Grande Prairie was well located in the southern edge of the Peace Country, it was competing with the towns of Peace River and Dawson Creek for the title of the most important centre of commerce and agriculture in the region until the late s, when its population growth began to outstrip these towns as oil and natural gas exploration was underway in the Peace Region, especially since the first major discovery of oil further south in Leduc near Edmonton in and the construction of a large pulp mill in the early s.
The construction and paving of Highway 43 originally sections of Highways 2, 34, and 43 from the BC border to the Yellowhead Highway just west of Edmonton in cut down on the travel time by road significantly, further enhancing Grande Prairie's accessibility and economic status. The town was incorporated as a city in At that time, its population was approximately 7, Grande Prairie's population went from just over 12, in the early s to over 24, by the time the oil boom went bust in In the five years from toGrande Prairie was one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, growing from 37, to 47, people.
The city is surrounded by farmland to the north, east, and west.A year-old woman is believed to have died inside her home, and her death was reported around p. But police are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious between 8 p.
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