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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

“The doctors issue is one of the top three for sure,” Copeland said. “The issue of healthcare in the community is that ability to access healthcare and getting a family doc.”

Finding space for doctors is also an issue, Copeland said.

“The whole health care issue is a big agenda now,” he said. “It was a big agenda many, many years ago, back around 2006 and 7. Now it’s back up there on the radar again.

The results of the strategic planning, along with a ten year capital plan, will come to council in the near future, Copeland said.

Article written by Peter Lozinski, Cold Lake Sun (Tuesday, March 17, 2015)

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.

 

Hearts for Healthcare is a registered charity based in Cold Lake whose goal is to empower our community to achieve excellence in healthcare through informed dialogue, unique fundraising initiatives and inspired volunteerism.For more information, visit www.heartsforhealthcare.ca.

We are proud to announce the new Hearts for Healthcare fundraiser through Aloft International!  You can purchase all types of clothing that is branded with the Hearts for Healthcare Logo.  We have hospital scrubs, nurses, lab, x-ray, dental, veterinary, housekeeping, dietary, laundry etc as well as jackets, t-shirts, hoodies, gym pants, vests, men's and women's dress shirts, golf shirts as well as a full line of culinary products for restaurants and bars.  15% of all proceeds go right back to our local hospital.  You can order online at www.aloftintl.com/hfhc. You can order your company shirts with your logo on the chest and our logo on the sleeve!  If you have any questios please feel free to call Theresa at 594-4747.  Great quality clothing at great prices! So please support our community and help improve healthcare in Cold Lake!