COLD LAKE – Effective immediately, Alberta Health Services (AHS) has lifted the contaminated water advisory that was issued for Kinosoo Beach on Cold Lake, on August 13, 2015.
Water testing has confirmed that bacterial levels are now below maximum acceptable guidelines, meaning the water at Kinosoo Beach on Cold Lake is again safe for swimming and wading.
AHS will continue to sample this water as part of routine monitoring practices.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
For media inquiries, contact: Kirsten Goruk AHS Communications 780-830-3537
For Immediate Release – December 3, 2014
Cold Lake, AB – The Cold Lake Healthcare Centre will have two new Portable Handheld Pulse Oximeters very soon, thanks to Cenovus.
Hearts for Healthcare participated in the national Giving Tuesday campaign and fundraised for the oximeters on Tuesday, December 2. During a K-Rock radio interview, a challenge was put out to local oilfield companies to pitch in and raise the funds for the equipment.
Within two hours, Cenovus stepped up to the plate and donated the entire $1000. The units displaying patient heart rate and oxygen saturation cost $500 each. The portable device is smaller than the more stationary unit and the finger clips are smaller, fitting babies and children better than the larger, adult sized ones.
“Giving Tuesday created a wonderful chance for us to provide additional support for Hearts for Healthcare in Cold Lake,” said Jessica Yarnell, Sr. Community Programs Advisor at Cenovus. “Helping purchase specific items of healthcare equipment also made this opportunity extra special for everyone involved.”
Hearts for Healthcare was the only Cold Lake charity listed as a partner in this national campaign. According to the Giving Tuesday website, they “ask that partners create and commit to a project for Giving Tuesday and then help spread the word to their networks.”
“We live in a time where there are funding cuts all around and we still expect our health centres to provide optimal service. Sometimes they need a helping hand – that’s where Hearts for Healthcare and corporate sponsors like Cenovus come in,” commented Carol Reynolds-Wittman, executive director at Hearts for Healthcare.
#GivingTuesdayis a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favorite causes and think about others. http://givingtuesday.ca/about/#.VHTfwNLF834.