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The Government of Alberta, in partnership with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, hosted this innovation competition from February – August 2015. Apps for Alberta offered $70,000 in cash prizes to encourage the brightest and most creative minds in Canada and the United States to develop apps that use open data from the Alberta open ... Description. The NADC Area dataset is a polygon that represents the designated area of the Northern Alberta Development Council. a council established on March 29, 1963 by an Act of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Before joining CPA Alberta, Sam was teaching computer and statistics at SAIT, followed by a short engagement with ATB’s data team. Sam’s areas of professional interest are data analytics, machine learning, data warehouses and pipelines, big data analytics, process automation, and business analytics. Learning Aids for Downloads Business Associate Report Facility Operator History Report: Well Infrastructure Report: Well to Facility Link Report Alberta Agglomerations, Cities, Towns and Villages City-data.com does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information on this site. Use at your own risk. Roadata.com - for all your permitting, routing and consulting needs. In Alberta, the C072: Database Analysts and Data Administrators occupational group is expected to have a below-average annual growth of 1.5% from 2016 to 2020. In addition to job openings created by employment turnover, 41 new positions are forecasted to be created within this occupational group each year. Historical Data and Observation Reports. The following is a selection of regularly updating websites with historical or current observation reports on Alberta's environment. <odesi> (Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure) is a digital repository for social science data, as well as a web-based data exploration, extraction, and analysis tool. It provides researchers with the ability to search for survey questions at the variable level across thousands of Statistics Canada and other Canadian and international datasets. Alberta is taking aggressive measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The health of Albertans is, and always will be, our top priority. We are committed to keeping Albertans fully informed. Case data will be updated Monday to Friday, except holidays. Breakdowns of Saturday, Sunday and holiday data will be provided the next business day.

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2020.09.25 23:56 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 25: 153 new cases, 118 recoveries, 0 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability, as will the next public data update, is next Monday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +153 17,343
Active cases 1,497 (+35)
Cases with "Unknown source" 264 (28.1%) in last 7 days (Change: -9 (-2.4%))
Tests +14,222 (~1.08% positive) 1,269,261
People tested +9,497 968,031 (~224,237/million)
Hospitalizations 56 (-2) 809 (+4)
ICU 14 (+0/-1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 151 (+2)
Deaths +0 260
Recoveries +118 15,585
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 518 (+23) +3,950 388,753 +61 8,637 +0 124
Central 16 (-3) +767 81,685 +1 662 +0 7
Edmonton 786 (+13) +3,352 321,828 +81 4,808 +0 70
North 129 (-1) +820 93,888 +5 1,375 +0 35
South 41 (+1) +496 64,908 +3 1,820 +0 25
Unknown 7 (+2) +112 16,969 +2 41 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 7254 (+52) 452 (+16) 6691 (+36) 111 (+0)
Edmonton 4263 (+74) 694 (+11) 3502 (+63) 67 (+0)
Brooks 1132 (+0) 6 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 3 (+0) 549 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 394 (+0) 14 (-1) 367 (+1) 13 (+0)
Fort McMurray 245 (+2) 48 (+0) 196 (+2) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 170 (+1) 1 (+0) 167 (+1) 2 (+0)
Red Deer 108 (+1) 6 (-1) 102 (+2) 0
Cardston county 105 (+0) 2 (+0) 98 (+0) 5 (+0)
Grande Prairie 97 (+0) 5 (+0) 90 (+0) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 82 (+0) 9 (+0) 71 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 0 (Since Sept 21) 73 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 66 (+1) 4 (+0) 62 (+1) 0
Warner county 63 (+0) 1 (+0) 61 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2731 (+22) 252 (+10) 2439 (+12) 40 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Okotoks 10 (-2)
County of Grande Prairie No. 1 11 (+2)
Rocky View County 11
County of Forty Mile No. 8 12 (+1)
Foothills County 13 (+0)
Sturgeon County 15 (+0)
Sherwood Park 16 (+1)
Smoky Lake County 22 (+0)
St Albert 28 (+1)
No regions were removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
  • Centre High, Edmonton (Rose above 2-4 cases today)
  • Vimy Ridge, Edmonton
  • Highlands School, Edmonton
  • Austin O'Brien, Edmonton
2-4 cases
  • Canyon Meadows School, Calgary
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Clarence Sansom School, Calgary (added today)
  • Saddle Ridge School, Calgary
  • Apostles of Jesus, Calgary
  • Glenmeadows School, Calgary (added today)
  • St. Benedict School, Calgary
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Holy Trinity, Edmonton
  • Parkview School
  • McNally School, Edmonton
  • Ecole Pere-Lacombe, Edmonton
  • Waverley School, Edmonton
  • Riverbend School, Edmonton
  • Harry Ainlay School, Edmonton
  • Bishop Savaryn, Edmonton
  • Louis St. Laurent, Edmonton
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School, St Albert
  • Springfield Elementary School, Municipal District Of Peace No. 135
  • Holy Trinity High School, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • St. Gabriel School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo
  • Sister Mary Phillps Elementary School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo
  • Elsie Yanik Catholic School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo (added today)
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Mill Woods S&E
  • Edmonton Mill Woods West
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton West Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County Of Forty Mile No. 8
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Sturgeon County
No regions were removed from the "watch" classification today.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 29 (-2) 6 (-1)
Edmonton 20 (-1) 5 (+0)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 3 (+1) 3 (+1)
North 4 (+0) 0 (+0)
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 106 (+2)
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2020.09.25 16:25 Mailyk Pigs As Future Organ Donors, Malaria Tests Made Easy & Other Synthetic Biology News

🧬Featured Research

100+ Promoters Dissected with Base-Pair Resolution (Open Access)

During my time at Caltech, I contributed to a study that was published in eLife this week. In this study, we created an experimental tool, called Reg-Seq, that combines massively parallel assays with mass spectrometry to determine the nucleotide-by-nucleotide contribution to DNA binding energy for 100+ promoters. With this method, we can determine where transcription factors (activators and repressors) cling to DNA, and then use this information to design new promoters with predictable expression levels. There is also a suite of online resources that we created, including code, tutorials, and an interactive figure so that you can look at the data for 100+ E. coli promoters yourself.

Genetic Overhaul Brings Pigs Closer to Viable Organ Donors

Xenotransplantation (taking an organ from one animal to give to another) is an ever-present theme in fiction; it appears in writings by Kazuo Ishiguro and Neal Shusterman, for example. A new study, published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, has brought xenotransplantation (from pigs to humans) one tiny step closer to reality. Luhan Yang (co-founder of a xenotransplantation company) and George Church’s group collaborated on the study. The researchers first deactivated all porcine endogenous retroviruses in pigs, which is crucial to prevent cross-species transmission of the virus (which is infectious to humans). Then, they engineered the pigs to express nine human transgenes that “enhance the pigs’ immunological compatibility and blood-coagulation compatibility with humans”. Fiction is one step closer to reality.

CRISPR Detects Malaria, Including Asymptomatic Cases (Open Access)

The World Health Organization estimates that there were 228 million cases of malaria in 2018. Rapid, easy testing for malaria could go a long way in combatting this global threat (which has likely killed more people than any disease in human history). A new CRISPR-based system, developed by the Collins lab at MIT, can be used to diagnose the “four major pathogenic Plasmodium species”, and it can do it in 60 minutes with an astounding sensitivity. In the case of Plasmodium falciparum, they could detect a single parasite in about three microliters of blood. The study was published in PNAS. Read the Wyss Institute news piece, too.

Artificial Cells “Talk” to Mammalian Neighbors (Open Access)

Artificial cells are lipid spheres, usually packed with some protein and DNA, that can be programmed to carry out a simple task, like glow green or produce a protein from a DNA template. From a historical perspective, artificial cells have been quite simple until recently. Now, new research has taken these protean cells one step further, demonstrating the creation of artificial cells that can chemically communicate with mammalian cells under physiological conditions. Researchers in Trento, Italy and Alberta, Canada created the cells from POPC (a type of phospholipid) and cholesterol and packaged them with DNA templates to synthesize a neurotrophic factor. When these artificial cells sense a specific small molecule in their environment, they switch on their genetic program, synthesize the neurotrophic factor, and “send it” to a neighboring neuron, triggering neuronal differentiation. This study was published in Science Advances.

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More research & reviews worth your time

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2020.09.25 01:40 mmmmmSteak $4000 workstation and gaming PC

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What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
I look forward to seeing what the community has got for me. Thank you guys for your help!
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2020.09.25 00:48 tlin9595 Sold prices for real estate in Canada

Hey everyone,
I made a thread in the /PersonalFinanceCanada subreddit regarding finding sold prices in various cities in Canada. Thought I would share the list here and if anyone has any additional websites that show sold price I can add them to the list.

Province City Website
Alberta / BC / Manitoba Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg and other cities in these provinces https://www.honestdoor.com/recently-sold
Alberta / BC / Ontario All cities it appears. Look for recently sold button for city you want. https://www.zolo.ca
British Columbia Vancouver and other cities https://zealty.ca
British Columbia Vancouver and most of BC? https://www.zillow.com
British Columbia All of BC https://www.rew.ca
British Columbia All of BC https://www.bcassessment.ca
British Columbia Vancouver and other cities https://www.fisherly.com/
New Brunswick All of New Brunswick http://propertize.ca
New Brunswick All of New Brunswick https://paol.snb.ca
Newfoundland and Labrador All (Bust costs money) https://cado.eservices.gov.nl.ca/CADOInternet/Main.aspx
Nova Scotia Halifax and all other cities https://www.viewpoint.ca
Ontario Greater Toronto https://housesigma.com/web/en/
Ontario Greater Toronto https://www.zoocasa.com/sold-listings
Ontario All of Ontario? https://www.redfin.ca
Ontario Greater Toronto http://realmaster.ca (might need to download app for data) - Chinese centric but has English option.
Quebec All (Bust costs money) https://www.registrefoncier.gouv.qc.ca/Sirf/
Sasktchewan All (But costs money) https://www.isc.ca/LandTitles/Pages/default.aspx
Thanks
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2020.09.25 00:27 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 24: 158 new cases, 215 recoveries, 1 death

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media appearance by Dr Deena Hinshaw. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability is next Monday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +158 17,190
Active cases 1,462 (-58)
Cases with "Unknown source" 273 (30.5%) in last 7 days (Change: -15 (-1.6%))
Tests +12,776 (~1.24% positive) 1,255,039
People tested +8,333 958,534 (~222,037/million)
Hospitalizations 58 (-1) 805 (+8)
ICU 14 (+1) 149 (+1)
Deaths +1 (1x 80+) 261
Recoveries +215 15,467
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 494 (+14) +3,020 384,803 +63 8,513 +1 124
Central 19 (-1) +881 80,918 +2 659 +0 7
Edmonton 773 (-48) +2,737 318,476 +78 4,649 +0 70
North 130 (-25) +1,158 93,068 +11 1,359 +0 35
South 40 (+2) +408 64,412 +4 1,813 +0 25
Unknown 5 (+0) +129 16,857 +0 39 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 7202 (+56) 436 (+11) 6655 (+44) 111 (+1)
Edmonton 4189 (+71) 683 (-46) 3439 (+117) 67 (+0)
Brooks 1132 (+0) 6 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 3 (+1) 549 (-1) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 394 (+2) 15 (-8) 366 (+10) 13 (+0)
Fort McMurray 243 (+9) 48 (+3) 194 (+6) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 1 (-1) 166 (+1) 2 (+0)
Red Deer 107 (+0) 7 (-1) 100 (+1) 0
Cardston county 105 (+0) 2 (+0) 98 (+0) 5 (+0)
Grande Prairie 97 (-1) 5 (-1) 90 (+0) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 82 (+0) 9 (-1) 71 (+1) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 0 (Since Sept 21) 73 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 65 (+0) 4 (+0) 61 (+0) 0
Warner county 63 (+1) 1 (First since Sept 22) 61 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2709 (+20) 242 (-16) 2427 (+36) 40 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
County of Forty Mile No. 8 11 (+1)
Okotoks 12 (+3)
Foothills County 13 (-1)
Sherwood Park 15 (-1)
Sturgeon County 15 (+0)
Smoky Lake County 22 (-2)
St Albert 27 (-3)
County of Northern Lights (6 active) and County of Grande Prairie No. 1 (9) were removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
  • Vimy Ridge, Edmonton
  • Highlands School, Edmonton
  • Austin O'Brien, Edmonton
2-4 cases
  • Canyon Meadows School, Calgary
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Saddle Ridge School, Calgary
  • Apostles of Jesus, Calgary
  • St. Benedict School, Calgary (added today)
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Holy Trinity, Edmonton
  • Parkview School
  • McNally School, Edmonton
  • Ecole Pere-Lacombe, Edmonton
  • Waverley School, Edmonton
  • Riverbend School, Edmonton
  • Harry Ainlay School, Edmonton (added today)
  • Bishop Savaryn, Edmonton (added today)
  • Louis St. Laurent, Edmonton (added today)
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School, St Albert
  • Springfield Elementary School, Municipal District Of Peace No. 135
  • Holy Trinity High School, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • St. Gabriel School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo
  • Sister Mary Phillps Elementary School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo (added today)
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Mill Woods S&E
  • Edmonton Mill Woods West
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton West Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County Of Forty Mile No. 8
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Sturgeon County
County of Northern Lights, Edmonton Duggan, and Edmonton Rutherford were removed from the "watch" classification today.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 31 (-1) 7 (+1)
Edmonton 21 (+0) 5 (+0)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 2 (+0) 2 (+0)
North 4 (+0) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw
Opioid Report
  • Many Albertans who use opioids face challenges and the pandemic has had dire impacts on their lives
  • In the first 6 months of 2020, 449 died from apparent unintentional opioid poisoning (301 between April and June)
  • Deaths rose during first few months of pandemic. Challenges were faced in accessing supports/service while increasing stress/anxiety/isolation occurred
  • 3,000+ emergency/urgent care visits related to opioid use between April and June
  • Other jurisdictions have seen similar trends
  • Covid protocol has been adjusted to ensure individuals who use drugs can access critical services (harm reduction to treatment to recovery)
  • Will continue to work to reduce the impact of Covid prevention measures on accessing services
  • Stresses that help is available and, if you use drugs, don't use them alone
  • "Ripple effects" of Covid is large and we need to balance Covid-19 and the impacts of the restrictions
Schools
  • 13 schools with alerts have had no transmission since
  • Active alerts/outbreaks (1+ cases) in 97 schools with 163 active cases in total (4% of schools)
  • 32 school outbreaks (2+ cases), 7 with likely transmission, 4 with 5+ cases
  • In school aged cases, weekly # of 5-19 year olds are most strongly trending with overall cases, with peak cases in age group matching peak cases in Alberta
  • Since school started, there has been a week-over-week decrease in cases for this age group despite increases in testing for this group
  • This isn't to minimize school safety, but to highlight importance of community transmission
Foothills
  • Death today was in Foothills
  • Foothills outbreak is concerning and AHS is moving quickly
  • 29 cases (17 patients), 3 deaths in total to date
  • AHS is testing and isolating with "significant precautions"
  • Multiple staff swabbing sites have been installed to increase staff testing on outbreak units. Staff on units are screened twice daily
  • Natural to ask if hospitals are at risk. AHS has moved quickly to protect
  • Stresses that policy is only part of the equation: we all must do our part
  • If you are sick, do not visit/enter a care facility and follow the public health measures "to the letter" while there
  • Recognizes the inconvenience and financial difficulty. Continues to advocate that employers support their employees whenever possible so they can stay home when sick...also recognizes that this can be difficult on employers
Thanksgiving
  • While we want to meet during Thanksgiving, we want to keep it safe
  • Keep it to a maximum 15 people outside your household
  • Have one person plate everyone's meals (or even pre-portion the meal)
Q&A - Second Wave
  • Do you agree with Trudeau's statement that we are in the second wave?: A "wave" implies we have no control over the transmission. Some provinces have determined what they call a wave. Doesn't think that's where Alberta is...case growth is growing but have been relatively stable. Waves are one possible future, as are "small ripples". Albertan's actions are going to decide which we see
  • Are targeted lockdowns being planned in the event of second wave?: It is an option (refers to "enhanced" category online)
Q&A - Covid Cases
  • Should we expect testing numbers to change with no more asymptomatic testing?: It hasn't impacted volume of testing to date. Seems too early to say
  • Why no new model?: Models do not predict future and, while a new model is in development, the overall question of "what we will see" in the fall is already publicly known
  • Is the outbreak in Hope Mission Shelter going to require an increase in distance between mats?: Yes, as per guidelines. Hasn't asked local colleague to ensure has occurred yet
  • Source for Foothills outbreak?: No further information
Q&A - Other
  • Officials in US/Canada are increasingly being personally targeted. Why is this happening? Are you?: Pandemic has caused suffering and health professionals become easy outlet for suffering. While receiving a lot of correspondence from Albertans (including personal and professional criticisms), hasn't received "hate mail or threats"
  • Do you think the harassment is tied to being a woman?: Difficult question to answer as she can only go with her own experience. May be interesting to discuss with male counterparts. Regardless, questions and criticism should be presented respectfully
  • You previously recommended supervised consumption sites for opioids. Are you still pressing for it?: Important to separate different bodies of work. Thinks that "broad spectrum of services" is important. Allocation of resources are policy decisions (defers to Ministers after this)
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 93 (-14)
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 104 (+1)
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2020.09.24 16:05 tlin9595 Sold prices for real estate in Canada, where can I find?

Hey everyone,
It seems like sold prices isn't readily available across Canada or easy to find unlike USA that has zillow.com.
I found that there is https://housesigma.com/web/en/ for Greater Toronto only I think as an example.
There is Zoocasa.com as well but seems like they only show Greater Toronto as well even though they have listings across Canada.
Anyone know other sites across Canada where to find this information. I would like to keep a list across all of Canada also I find it interesting to be able to go into other cities and see what the prices of real estate are going for etc.,

Province City Website
Alberta / BC / Manitoba Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg and other cities in these provinces https://www.honestdoor.com/recently-sold
Alberta / BC / Ontario All cities it appears. Look for recently sold button for city you want. https://www.zolo.ca
British Columbia Vancouver and other cities https://zealty.ca
British Columbia Vancouver and most of BC? https://www.zillow.com
British Columbia All of BC https://www.rew.ca
British Columbia All of BC https://www.bcassessment.ca
British Columbia Vancouver and other cities https://www.fisherly.com/
New Brunswick All of New Brunswick http://propertize.ca
New Brunswick All of New Brunswick https://paol.snb.ca
Newfoundland and Labrador All (Bust costs money) https://cado.eservices.gov.nl.ca/CADOInternet/Main.aspx
Nova Scotia Halifax and all other cities https://www.viewpoint.ca
Ontario Greater Toronto https://housesigma.com/web/en/
Ontario Greater Toronto https://www.zoocasa.com/sold-listings
Ontario All of Ontario? https://www.redfin.ca
Ontario Greater Toronto http://realmaster.ca (might need to download app for data) - Chinese centric but has English option.
Quebec All (Bust costs money) https://www.registrefoncier.gouv.qc.ca/Sirf/
Sasktchewan All (But costs money) https://www.isc.ca/LandTitles/Pages/default.aspx
Thanks for all the comments. Hoping there will be some sites related to Saskatchewan, Newfoundland or Quebec, or the other provinces/territories we are currently missing.

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2020.09.24 00:00 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 23: 143 new cases, 186 recoveries, 2 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability is tomorrow.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +143 17,032
Active cases 1,520 (-45)
Cases with "Unknown source" 288 (32.1%) in last 7 days (Change: -13 (-0.2%))
Tests +12,324 (~1.16% positive) 1,242,263
People tested +7,859 950,201 (~220,107/million)
Hospitalizations 59 (+8/+1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 797 (+13)
ICU 13 (+4/+1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 148 (+3)
Deaths +2 (1x 70-79, 1x 80+) 260
Recoveries +186 15,252
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 481 (-4) +3,175 381,783 +53 8,513 +1 123
Central 20 (-4) +451 80,037 -1 659 +0 7
Edmonton 821 (+1) +2,485 315,739 +77 4,649 +0 70
North 155 (-33) +1,214 91,910 +16 1,359 +1 35
South 38 (-3) +432 64,004 +0 1,813 +0 25
Unknown 5 (-2) +102 16,728 -2 39 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 7146 (+48) 425 (-2) 6611 (+49) 110 (+1)
Edmonton 4118 (+74) 729 (+12) 3322 (+62) 67 (+0)
Brooks 1132 (+0) 6 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 2 (+0) 550 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 392 (+1) 23 (-22) 356 (+22) 13 (+1)
Fort McMurray 234 (+9) 45 (+2) 188 (+7) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 2 (-2) 165 (+2) 2 (+0)
Red Deer 107 (+0) 8 (-1) 99 (+1) 0
Cardston county 105 (+0) 2 (-1) 98 (+1) 5 (+0)
Grande Prairie 98 (+1) 6 (+0) 90 (+1) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 82 (+0) 10 (+1) 70 (-1) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 0 (Since Sept 21) 73 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 65 (+0) 4 (+0) 61 (+0) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 0 (Since Sept 22) 61 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2689 (+10) 258 (-32) 2391 (+42) 40 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
County of Forty Mile No. 8 10 (-1)
County of Grande Prairie No. 1 10
Foothills County 14 (+0)
Sturgeon County 15 (-1)
Sherwood Park 16 (-4)
County of Northern Lights 20 (-5)
Smoky Lake County 24 (-1)
St Albert 30 (-3)
Okotoks (9 active) was removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
  • Vimy Ridge, Edmonton
  • Highlands School, Edmonton
  • Austin O'Brien, Edmonton (rose above 2-4 cases today)
2-4 cases
  • Canyon Meadows School, Calgary (added today)
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Saddle Ridge School, Calgary
  • Apostles of Jesus, Calgary
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Holy Trinity, Edmonton
  • Parkview School
  • McNally School, Edmonton
  • Ecole Pere-Lacombe, Edmonton
  • Waverley School, Edmonton
  • Riverbend School, Edmonton (added today)
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School, St Albert
  • Springfield Elementary School, Municipal District Of Peace No. 135
  • Holy Trinity High School, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • St. Gabriel School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Duggan
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Mill Woods S&E
  • Edmonton Mill Woods West
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton West Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County Of Forty Mile No. 8
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Sturgeon County
No regions were removed from the "watch" classification today.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 32 (+7) 6 (+2)
Edmonton 21 (+3) 5 (+2)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 2 (+0) 2 (+0)
North 4 (-2) 0 (+0)
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 103 (-1)
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 107 (+0)
  • As per this tweet, Calgary's death was related to the Foothills outbreak and North Zone's is part of a continuing care outbreak
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2020.09.23 00:02 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 22: 150 new cases, 42 recoveries, 2 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability is Thursday
  • I'm not entirely sure if there is a specific reason why today's recovery numbers is uncharacteristically low. My understanding is that it's an automatic process unless you're currently in hospital, but I can't give a specific reason
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +150 16,889
Active cases 1,565 (+106)
Cases with "Unknown source" 301 (32.2%) in last 7 days (Change: -14 (-2.5%))
Tests +14,267 (~1.05% positive) 1,229,939
People tested +9,430 942,342 (~218,286/million)
Hospitalizations 51 (+0/-3 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 784 (+11)
ICU 9 (+0/-2 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 145 (+3)
Deaths +2 (2x 80+) 258
Recoveries +42 15,066
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 485 (+23) +3,942 378,608 +39 8,460 +1 122
Central 24 (+4) +1,289 79,586 +4 660 +0 7
Edmonton 820 (+73) +2,190 313,254 +88 4,572 +1 70
North 188 (+7) +1,108 90,696 +13 1,343 +0 34
South 41 (-4) +759 63,572 +3 1,813 +0 25
Unknown 7 (+3) +142 16,626 +3 41 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 7098 (+39) 427 (+21) 6562 (+17) 109 (+1)
Edmonton 4044 (+80) 717 (+67) 3260 (+12) 67 (+1)
Brooks 1132 (+0) 6 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 2 (+0) 550 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 391 (+3) 45 (+2) 334 (+1) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 225 (+0) 43 (-1) 181 (+1) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 4 (+0) 163 (+0) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 3 (+0) 97 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 107 (+2) 9 (+3) 98 (-1) 0
Grande Prairie 97 (-1) 6 (-1) 89 (+0) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 82 (+1) 9 (+0) 71 (+1) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 0 (Since Sept 21) 73 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 65 (+0) 4 (+0) 61 (+0) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 0 (-1) 61 (+1) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2679 (+26) 290 (+16) 2349 (+10) 40 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Okotoks 10 (+0)
County of Forty Mile No. 8 11 (+0)
Foothills County 14 (+0)
Sturgeon County 16 (+1)
Sherwood Park 20 (+0)
County of Northern Lights 25 (+0)
Smoky Lake County 25 (+5)
St Albert 33 (+4)
No regions were removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
  • Vimy Ridge, Edmonton
  • Highlands School, Edmonton (added today)
2-4 cases
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Saddle Ridge School, Calgary
  • Apostles of Jesus, Calgary
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Holy Trinity, Edmonton (added today)
  • Austin O'Brien (added today)
  • Parkview School (added today)
  • McNally School, Edmonton
  • Ecole Pere-Lacombe, Edmonton (added today)
  • Waverley School, Edmonton
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School, St Albert
  • Springfield Elementary School, Municipal District Of Peace No. 135
  • Holy Trinity High School, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (added today)
  • St. Gabriel School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Mill Woods S&E
  • Edmonton Mill Woods West
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton West Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County Of Forty Mile No. 8
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Sturgeon County
No regions were removed from the "watch" classification today.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 25 (+1) 4 (-1)
Edmonton 18 (-1) 3 (+0)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 2 (+1) 2 (+1)
North 6 (-1) 0 (+0)
Additional information will be logged below:
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2020.09.22 15:56 Into-the-stream Sept 21 active cases per 100k population, by province/region

graph of data
Note the missing data from the territories. They recently announced 2 cases in Nunavut, which will put the active cases around 2-3, but as of posting my source hadn’t updated.
Active cases per population is a number I feel is one of the most important in tracking COVID 19 in Canada. By eliminating population discrepancies, we can see provinces on a level playing field, and by watching active cases, we can see where current problems are, regardless of what might have happened months ago.
Current hotspots are B.C. Quebec and Alberta, though we are seeing a rapid rise in Ontario as well.
I will continue to post updates as long as there seems to be interest
source
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2020.09.22 00:34 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 19 to 21 (3 day total): 358 new cases, 322 recoveries, 1 death

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media availability by Dr Deena Hinshaw. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability is Thursday
In an effort to reduce clutter in these posts, the updates to outbreak facilities is shown here. Of particular note, the outbreak at Good Samaritan Southgate appears to be over. However, the Foothills Hospital isn't added as the last update to the outbreaks list was on Friday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +358 16,739
Active cases 1,459 (+35)
Cases with "Unknown source" 315 (34.7%) in last 7 days (Change: -47 (-2.0%))
Tests +34,976 (~1.02% positive) 1,215,672
People tested +23,469 932,912 (~216,102/million)
Hospitalizations 51 (+7/+3 based on Friday's post/portal data) 773 (+17)
ICU 9 (+2) 142 (+2)
Deaths +1 (1x 70-79) 256
Recoveries +322 15,024
Division of top line numbers by day (where available):
  • Because of the reporting method, test numbers do not fully add up to the top line values
Value Sept 19 Sept 20 Sept 21
Cases 119 102 137
Tests 12,451 9,748 12,760
Test positive rate ~0.96% ~1.05% ~1.07%
People tested (approximate) 8,366 6,623 8,579
Hospital usage 53 51 51
ICU 9 9 9
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 462 (+12) +8,350 374,666 +106 8,421 +1 121
Central 20 (-4) +1,735 78,297 +6 656 +0 7
Edmonton 747 (+36) +8,861 311,064 +210 4,484 +0 69
North 181 (-16) +2,588 89,588 +24 1,330 +0 34
South 45 (+7) +1,577 62,813 +12 1,810 +0 25
Unknown 4 (+0) +358 16,484 +0 38 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 7059 (+91) 406 (+9) 6545 (+81) 108 (+1)
Edmonton 3964 (+184) 650 (+21) 3248 (+163) 66 (+0)
Brooks 1132 (+0) 6 (+1) 1117 (-1) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 2 (-2) 550 (+2) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 388 (+1) 43 (-7) 333 (+8) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 225 (+9) 44 (-4) 180 (+13) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 4 (-2) 163 (+2) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 3 (-1) 97 (+1) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 105 (+1) 6 (-3) 99 (+4) 0
Grande Prairie 98 (+1) 7 (-2) 89 (+3) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 81 (+2) 9 (+2) 70 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 0 (-1) 73 (+1) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 65 (+1) 4 (+0) 61 (+1) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 1 (-1) 60 (+1) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2653 (+68) 274 (+25) 2339 (+43) 40 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to Friday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Okotoks 10 (-2)
County of Forty Mile No. 8 11
Foothills County 14 (+1)
Sturgeon County 15 (+3)
Sherwood Park 20 (+4)
Smoky Lake County 20 (+1)
County of Northern Lights 25 (+0)
St Albert 29 (+7)
Spruce Grove (9 active) was removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
  • Vimy Ridge, Edmonton (added today)
2-4 cases
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Saddle Ridge School, Calgary (added today)
  • Apostles of Jesus, Calgary (added today)
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • McNally School, Edmonton
  • Waverley School, Edmonton
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School, St Albert (added today)
  • Springfield Elementary School, Municipal District Of Peace No. 135 (added today)
  • St. Gabriel School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo (added today)
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Mill Woods S&E
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County Of Forty Mile No. 8
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Sturgeon County
    Edmonton Rutherford was removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on Friday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 24 (+9) 5 (+0)
Edmonton 19 (-3) 3 (+1)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 1 (First since Sept 11) 1 (+1)
North 7 (+0) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw:
School Cases
  • 5 schools have had alerts ended
  • 81 schools with 1+ cases (total of 126 cases)
  • 6 new school outbreaks (19 total), defined as 2+ cases in last 14 days
  • 2 schools with likely in-school transmission: Vimy Ridge in Edmonton and Springfield Elementary School in Peace River
  • Again, not unexpected
  • 2 schools on "Watch" status (5+ cases). Vimy Ridge has 6 cases currently
  • 3% of all schools have had cases to date. Transmission has been identified in ~3% of school with cases
  • Sees this as a positive start
Foothills Medical Centre
  • Covid death over weekend occurred at Foothills
  • All acute care outbreaks are taken very seriously
  • 14 patients, 4 staff members in 3 units have tested positive
  • Public health investigation underway and AHS has taken swift action
  • Widespread testing is underway and more cases are likely to be detected
  • Patients with symptoms or are positive are treated in designated rooms
  • Foothills is safe and there is no increased risk for patients
St Joseph's College
  • Men's residence site on the University of Alberta has an outbreak
  • 5 cases
Cohorts
  • Common question is "what are cohorts"?: Small group where physical distancing can be relaxed
  • Household (+15 others), with the cohort definition being consistent for the entire household
  • Coworkers or other people in religious gatherings are NOT cohorts
  • How many sports cohorts can a child be in?: Many factors, including sport, and must be personally decided
  • There is no plan to raise sport cohort size in the immediate future (currently 50)
Q&A - Foothills
  • How worrying is Foothills outbreak?: Acute care outbreaks are always a concern. Seems to have occurred with in-hospital transmission between patients. Factors surrounding the introduction of Covid into the hospital is being investigated. Lessons of Misericordia are being applied
  • Are patients/visitors/staff not masking?: Investigation underway, so no conclusion yet. Inconsistent masking use reported with visitors and being investigated. Report of staff member who worked while symptomatic. We need to better understand why these both occurred as to prevent it from happening again
  • Is it concerning one outbreak is in cardiac unit?: Absolutely a concern - heart disease is a risk factor. Patients will be tested regularly (even if asymptomatic) and situation will be monitored closely
Q&A - Schooling
  • Comments on slow test results for students?: Wants mild symptomatic students to get tested quickly so they can get back to school quickly if negative (currently a work in progress with a lot of work going into it). Close contacts, independent of test result, must stay home because negative tests may develop into positive cases
  • Edmonton Public School has 48 staff, 545 students sent home. Comment?: Knows this has significant impact, is incredibly inconvenient, and understands the frustration. Does not want to downplay this, but vast majority of cases acquired disease in community. Cases in school aged individuals tracks with cases in community (Interjection - I think this is to mean that schools aren't increasing transmission). Asks for patience for the next few weeks as techniques in isolating are refined
  • Were there projections for school cases?: Emphasizes that projections are just a ballpark.
  • How many cases are too many for in-person learning?: Repeats that school aged cases are tracking with community spread, with the important number being number of in-school transmission cases. Education is best given in-person and has a significant benefit to the student's overall health (including social development, learning, educational development)
  • BC reduced screening for schooling. Will Alberta?: Discussion has been made. Alberta isn't far enough along to determine if symptoms can be removed without increasing Covid outbreak risk. Will watch other regions to see their experience
Q&A - Other
  • Who polices gathering sizes in small communities?: Organizers of the event, participants. Assistance and reminders can be provided by law enforcement, public health services, and a complaints website is available through Environmental Public Health. Difficult to do in real time, so if you see an event, try to give AHS a heads up early
  • Plans to change gathering size?: Not planned. Currently watching patterns of transmissions and will discuss restrictions if needed
  • Update to spread of cases in Edmonton?: 1/2 of active cases in Edmonton are close contacts of a confirmed case. Seeing if this spread in particular can be reduced. 1/3 are unknown source and checking of trends are occurring with these cases. Many cases are related to social events, but seeing workplace spread as well
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 100 (rose to 100 over weekend)
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 101 (+7 since Friday)
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2020.09.21 22:28 FlashyChapter Considering a move from Montreal to Calgary. Need to understand the financial implications.

Hi all,
I'm a native Montrealer who is considering a move to Calgary. The reason is to be closer to family. I'm sold on Calgary as a city (been out there about a dozen times) but the financial differences between Quebec and Alberta concern me. Some info about me:
- I plan on keeping the same job. My salary will remain unchanged ($95k/year) and the company wouldn't cover any moving expenses.
- The real estate market in Quebec is hot right now and Alberta seems to be on the decline (or stagnant). I could maximize the return on my house (purchased 3 years ago for $340k. An inferior house on my street just sold last week for $500k) and take advantage of a weak Alberta real estate market. Our down payment would be somewhere between 20%-30% and we would be looking to upgrade to a home that would better suit our family (Myself, wife, and two kids). The one area that concerns me is the average household incomes statistics of the properties! I'm looking at homes in the $600k range and the average household incomes accordingly to realtor.ca is $240k ++. Is that accurate?
- The cost of daycare out there appears to be double that of Quebec. My wife is considering quitting her job here in Quebec ($70k per year) and opening a daycare in the home we would eventually buy. Our youngest would need daycare anyways so we would save on that and our family has a large social circle that includes a lot of young families. Seems like it would be easy for her to pick up 3 or 4 other kids. It appears it would be relatively easy to establish this small business and give us the ability to write off things like phone, internet, whatever else we could by having a small business run out of the house. Admittedly, we would have to do much more research on this point but that's the tentative plan for her.
My family living in Calgary seem to think there is little risk making this move. I see a couple. Specifically the 15% unemployment rate and all the data I find online seems to indicate ~ 20% higher cost of living. (Anyone knowing more about this, please share!)
Some more questions:
What tax implications can I expect? Is there something else I'm not considering? Could someone familiar with both markets list the pros and cons of each from a financial perspective?
I know my post isn't terribly well organized. Thank you in advance for any answers or insight you could provide!
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2020.09.20 19:00 theeandthem Save Alberta Parks - record your trips and adopt a park

Hi everyone, back in July we created a website and social media campaign to track usage of the Alberta parks and provincial recreation areas. The government did not consult with Albertans regarding these potential closures and provided no data to back up their claims of low usage. During the time we've had the site up over 700 visits have been logged by the public, and their photos and messages of love for the parks have been pushed through our social media and email accounts to important stakeholders in this discussion.
Please consider adopting a park (putting up one of our posters at the site) and/or logging your visit. Our website is: I Use Alberta Parks
We were also recently on GlobalTv: GlobalCoverageofParksClosures
Thanks to everyone (especially the people who've been posting to this sub) who is helping push back against this terrible plan!
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2020.09.19 00:21 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 18: 107 new cases, 165 recoveries, 1 death + Unscheduled media update

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media appearance by Dr. Deena Hinshaw (a last second meeting). Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability (and the next public data update) will be Monday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +107 16,381
Active cases 1,424 (-59)
Cases with "Unknown source" 362 (36.7%) in last 7 days (Change: -10 (-0.5%))
Tests +11,318 (~0.95% positive) 1,180,696
People tested +7,295 909,443 (~210,666/million)
Hospitalizations 44 (+3/+1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 756 (+6)
ICU 7 (-1/-2 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 140 (+1)
Deaths +1 (1x 50-59) 255
Recoveries +165 14,702
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 450 (-20) +2,682 366,316 +40 8,315 +0 120
Central 24 (-5) +565 76,562 +1 650 +0 7
Edmonton 711 (-40) +2,181 302,203 +39 4,274 +0 69
North 197 (+4) +1,397 87,000 +22 1,306 +1 34
South 38 (+0) +350 61,236 +3 1,798 +0 25
Unknown 4 (+2) +120 16,126 +2 38 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6968 (+36) 397 (-19) 6464 (+55) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3780 (+34) 629 (-43) 3085 (+77) 66 (+0)
Brooks 1132 (+2) 5 (+2) 1118 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 4 (+0) 548 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 387 (+2) 50 (-4) 324 (+6) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 216 (+8) 48 (+4) 167 (+4) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 6 (-1) 161 (+1) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 4 (+0) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 104 (+1) 9 (+1) 95 (+0) 0
Grande Prairie 97 (+0) 9 (-1) 86 (+1) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 79 (+0) 7 (-1) 70 (+1) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 1 (+0) 72 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 64 (+0) 4 (+0) 60 (+0) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 2 (+0) 59 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2585 (+24) 249 (+3) 2296 (+20) 40 (+1)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
City of Spruce Grove 10 (-1)
Okotoks 12 (-1)
Sturgeon County 12 (+2)
Foothills County 13 (+0)
Sherwood Park 16 (+0)
St Albert 22 (-1)
Smoky Lake County 19 (+3)
County of Northern Lights 25 (-2)
No regions were removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
2-4 cases
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • McNally School, Edmonton (added today)
  • Waverley School, Edmonton (added today)
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks (added today)
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
No regions were removed from the "watch" classification today.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 15 (+0) 5 (+1)
Edmonton 22 (+1) 2 (-2)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 0 (Since Sept 11) 0 (+0)
North 7 (+2) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw
  • Fully committed to updates as it comes
  • AHS has identified a case in school which is likely transmitted within a school
  • Not unexpected, nor a cause for alarm
  • Knows it is important to Albertans and wants to speak about it directly
School
  • Waverley School in Edmonton. 2 cases identified in school. One appears to be the source for the other
  • While difficult to say with 100% certainty, the facts make this a likely explanation
  • Parents and staff have been alerted and will receive additional instructions from AHS this afternoon
  • All potential exposures will be contacted asked to self isolate
  • Discourages shame or stigmatizing those with Covid-19 or their close contacts
  • AHS is investigating whether additional measures needed. No evidence to suggest school needs to transition to a new learning model or that additional measures are needed
  • Parents should know the school has done nothing wrong
  • Asks media to not target the school (notes this happened at St. Wilfrid when it rose to 5+ cases)
  • 78 cases in province have attended school while infectious in 57 schools. There is only one likely case of school transmission, the one reported
  • Stresses that more cases in community = more cases in school
Q&A - School Transmission
  • Are any of the school cases in the hospital?: None reported in school have had severe outcomes, to her knowledge
  • Are we seeing a lot of blaming/shaming of people with Covid?: Has heard school stakeholders and colleagues "on the ground" that anxiety is being caused with increased media attention and scrutiny (e.g. - the schools with cases are discussed as an "unsafe environment")
  • Why do you think the media "reporting on the realities in Alberta schools and reporting perspectives about those realities from parents" is targeting the school?: The physical presence of media at schools or amplification of one perspective over others ("not telling that whole story" was used)
  • What is the role of the media in pandemic?: Media to report diverse perspective and report accurately what happens in schools. If parents and students want to express stories, they shouldn't be restrained but must be done while respecting the impact on the school community. Everybody is asked to balance concerns of others and media is no different
  • Is a wider spread expected today for this transmission?: Possible. Will be monitoring closely
Q&A - Other
  • Update to federal Covid app?: Announced weeks ago that Alberta will eventually use federal app. Details being worked out. No firm time frame
  • Are there any adjustments to what symptoms are used to send students home?: Realizes that even mild symptoms can "throw a wrench" into things (and has had to deal with it firsthand)...working on better determining what "close contacts" in a school classroom are. Asks for patience over the next few weeks while health officials better define this so entire classrooms aren't being isolated. Recognizes that some students will have allergies/ongoing symptoms. If a student tests negative and symptoms do not progress, they may be allowed back to school but must be monitored. New symptoms require a new test (and focus is on improving turnaround time)
  • Thoughts on BC mouth rinse test for schools?: Discussing with lab. Logicstics and validation must be worked out before it can be used widely
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 94 (-10)
  • Edmonton Northgate's active cases: 94 (-15)
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2020.09.18 18:58 twohammocks Climate Change: Problems vs. Solutions, from a Canadian perspective

New GHG sources discovered:
1. Thermokarst Lakes. Have been expanding and releasing more CO2, methane than expected. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05738-9. More recent evaluations, same topic, July 2020 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0860-7#Sec9 2. Entire islands melting into the sea up north. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09314-7 3. CO2 measurements at the oilsands have been using innacurate methodologies in Canada. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09714-9 3. New Volcanism discovered in Greenland https://www.mn.uio.no/geo/english/research/news-and-events/news/2018/greenland-hot-spot-volcanism.html and Antarctica https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04421-3 4. Climate models predicting 65% (excluding Antarctica) loss of worldwide glaciers by end of the century. See pg 337 https://www.the-cryosphere.net/13/325/2019/tc-13-325-2019.pdf Arctic https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/advances/5/3/eaau8507.full.pdf
Timelapse – Google Earth Engine Note that most models under-represent the effects of plastic breakdown by microbes (both bacteria and fungi) speeding up decomposition in the environment (releasing CO2) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-41448-y , https://www.nature.com/articles/s41579-019-0222-5 and nitrous oxide releases (see point 7 below). 5. Canadian stats on loss of forest due to forest fires much larger in 2018 than predicted http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/statsprofile. BC had its worst fire season ever https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/about-bcws/wildfire-statistics/wildfire-averages. And this needs to be updated by the Amazon and Australia in 2019 and 2020. And forests are getting smaller 60 million hectares down to 40 million since we got here. https://phys.org/news/2020-05-global-environmental-shorter-younger-trees.html
6. A million species gone because of humans. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01448-4?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20190509&utm_source=nature_etoc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190509&sap-outbound-id=617A946792FF0D76FDDBB3858302B03FE5E19AC2&mkt-key=005056A5C6311EE99C9FDCD202B703C3
500 species under 1000 individuals left
Mass Extinctions Are Accelerating, Scientists Report - The New York Times
  1. New and unaccounted for GHG’s that they have yet to be included in models as of 2020. Increased nitrogen oxide. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03549-6 Possibly caused by rhizobium being killed off by microplastics/nanoplastics? Nitrogen oxide also produced by bird poop . surprisingly https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969719352477
Perspectives and challenges of micro/nanoplastics‐induced toxicity with special reference to phytotoxicity - Maity - - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library
  1. Major pipelines currently being built and airports projected to be under water under low carbon scenarios: New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding Nature Communications
Massive migrations going on in the oceans towards the poles
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-020-1198-2#Sec2
The Solution:
1. Use solar and wind power to pump water back up into dam reservoirs, where the water can be released as necessary to generate powerhttp://iasir.net/AIJRSTEMpapers/AIJRSTEM17-301.pdf.. This will also help salmon with hot water in rivers. 2. Convert all existing gas and liquid stores of CO2 to coal. Use Dr. Daeneke’s process https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08824-8, and refill existing defunct coal mines and oil fields with amorphous carbon or 3D print graphene to add value for building space elevators to replace airports. (see point 6) 3. Stop making plastic. Use edible and compostable single use packaging instead. And if it breaks down quickly in the ocean make sure these byproducts feed sea life. 4. All existing carbon pollution energy generation in BChttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_generating_stations_in_British_Columbia can be converted to saltwater power(hydrogen)https://www.pnas.org/content/116/14/6624 married up with floating solar farms where near saltwater 5. Convert all oilfields over to graphene production for the space industry. Or use a biological process to create aerogel (so long as the bacteria doesn't get into the wrong environment) Coupling CRISPR to smart hydrogels Nature Methods A giant graphene plant near the oilpatch using the above power sources and carbon dioxide inputs, to turn the supercapacitor quality carbon from Dr. Daemekés process into 3D printed graphene https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/northrop-grumman-granted-patent-for-composite-fiber-3d-printing-149306/, hydrogen-filled or vacuum filled graphene chain links. Could https://physicsworld.com/a/high-quality-graphene-foams-are-made-from-organic-waste/ even recycle cellulose for the graphene For a north pole space tower.https://www.materialstoday.com/carbon/news/graphene-balloons-dont-burst-under-pressure/ Yes you heard right. Space tower. A FLOATING space tower. Aerogels are super light and there are several new ways of making it.
'The printed silica aerogel objects can be used for thermal management, as miniaturized gas pumps and to degrade volatile organic compounds, illustrating the potential of our protocol.'
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2594-0?utm_source=naturepod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=shownotes
The tower could be held upright by using sensitve air pressure sensors inside and outside the tower that automatically increase or decrease the hydrogen gas pressure within the graphene membrane, in order to keep that section floating/upright at exactly the right altitude. Piezoelectric wind could be used to power this.https://www.nasa.gov/ames-partnerships/technology/technology-opportunity-compliant-electrode-and-composite-materials-for-piezoelectric-wind Decrease pressure in the cell with any slight change in elevation down, increase pressure with any slight change in elevation uphttps://www.omega.ca/en/motion-control/pneumatic-components/c/pressure-regulators with integrated altitude sensor. Power for this could come from piezoelectric wind strands at the jet stream. (For examples see https://belatchew.com/en/projekt/strawscrape ) Each section piled on the other like an extension of the earths gravitational north pole, using a hydrogen filled (kevlar? graphene?) balloon to float to the top of the tower, similar to other proposed ideas https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12587, https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/canada-s-space-elevator-explained-1.2536409, https://www.nasa.gov/vision/space/gettingtospace/16sep_rightstuff.html. At the top a solar-powered valve would compress the hydrogen that was used to float up into a liquid fuel cell for travel along the graphene rail.https://www.gasworld.com/hydrogen-trains-begin-operating-in-germany/2015445.article The tower would have a rotating base, and with a floating graphene chain rail/ramp at top that slowly ramps up to space elevator terminal/ISS at the equator https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/20653/why-isnt-it-possible-to-build-a-space-elevator-at-the-north-pole. The centifugal force of the earthhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_elevator would provide some of the acceleration up the ramp, the rest would be a combination of hydrogen cells and maglev train (to reduce friction and wear and tear on the graphene) with the rail. This gentle accelleration/decelleration might help those with soft stomachs. 6. Space suits would have to be built with cosmic radiation blocking capability since both poles are exposed to relatively high levels (CsI lattice doped with Sodium is currently used to block neutrinos. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/milk-jug-sized-detector-captures-neutrinos-whole-new-way If it can block neutrinos, what else can it block??? Could be the ultimate solution for space suits and even moon bases....Could also give travellers bacterial elixir which protects from radiation? https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0160575 Or this one recently used on ISS.
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.16.205534v1
7. Develop experimental solar powered mobile carbon extraction equipment (again using Dr. Daenekés process) to capture methane and CO2 bubbles trapped in the refrozen bottom of thermokarst lakes before or during the spring melts so it cannot escape into the atmosphere. Scientists are already developing mobile AUV’s for this purpose.https://geog.ucalgary.ca/manageprofile/profiles/chris-hugenholtz This would also allow scientists to get better estimates of the scope of the problem. And if successful, lead to large scale deployment of mobile CO2 collection units near highest PPM point sources. There are drones that can carry quite big loads (even people, soon!)https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/poeir-jets-develops-indias-first-3d-printed-heavy-lift-hybrid-drones-149757/ 8. Get an International Team together to build space elevatospace tower at the north pole. International Legal Framework used for the international space station could be transferred to the Space Towerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Space_Station_program , especially since its initial use could be for transporting supplies to ISS, and satellite deployment. If successful and proven this way, it could make classic (and expensive) https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/how-much-does-space-travel-cost-ncna919011 satellite deployment obsolete. 9. Winte Early Springtime CO2 already naturally flows to the coldest regions in the north, and the concentrations are highest up there in winteearly spring anyways. See the Barrow, Alaska line in this grid :https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/webdata/ccgg/trends/global_trend.pdf C02 extraction at the north pole in winter would be perfect. Once the underground CO2 storage at the oilsands in Alberta run out of CO2 to feed into the graphene factory, CO2 could be extracted where concentrations are highest, at the north pole, which happens to be where the space tower would be built anyways, since space is closer there, and tower doesn’t need to be as tall as a result. https://scied.ucar.edu/shortcontent/troposphere-overview 10. Floating mobile solar power generation can be set up at the North Pole to take advantage of the 24 hr sun in summer. https://swimsol.com/ Saltwater powered (Hydrogen powered) boat https://boatingindustry.com/news/2018/09/26/marinemax-granted-first-technology-license-for-hydrogen-boat-propulsion/ can transport the solar array to the Antarctic to build the correspondng South Pole tower during their summer (when they get 24hr sun), with the graphene extracted from the atmosphere during winter. Other potential power sources at the tower could harness the temperature differential between space and the earth, maybe? https://www.cell.com/joule/fulltext/S2542-4351(19)30412-X Need to look more closely at the true power output of this. 11. The tower would be solid underwater at the pole, (no earthquakes in this area)https://www.britannica.com/place/Lomonosov-Ridge until it gets to the atmosphere (probably constructed by a company that has already built large sea platforms) , at which point the graphene chain links are filled with hydrogen (work with Ballardhttp://ballard.com/about-ballard to develop this?) , which is already a byproduct of the saltwater electrolysis at the bottom of the tower. This buoyancy will keep the tower upright, reducing gravity. The graphene links are filled like a balloon and is strong enough to safely contain hydrogen at 100 times the strength of steelhttp://science.sciencemag.org/content/321/5887/385.full . Any deformities in the graphene links would be detected by the high visual accuity sensors on the robot https://krakenrobotics.com/products/thunderfish/ (also see Mantis shrimp eye camera https://www.osapublishing.org/optica/abstract.cfm?uri=optica-5-10-1240), and links replaced as soon as identified. 12. Multiple Canadian and ISS related companies could benefit from this: Salt Water Power (), Canadian Platform designers and manufacturers (eg. Doris Development)https://www.doris-engineering.com/, Solar Farm manufacturers (eg CanadianSolar, or one of thesehttps://cleantechnica.com/2018/04/05/hanwha-q-cells-chosen-to-power-netherlands-largest-floating-solar-project/ ), 3D Graphene Printers (eg. Graphene 3D labhttp://www.graphene3dlab.com/s/home.asp), Space vehicle manufacterers (eg SpaceEx,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCMaglev, https://www.space.com/14656-japanese-space-elevator-2050-proposal.html ), Robots that maintain the length of the chain (eg Kraken Robotshttps://krakenrobotics.com/products/thunderfish/), Security companies (Drawn from members of the ISS), Temporary housing for construction workers could be built very cheaply at the base of the space tower https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/apis-cor-3d-prints-house-one-day-106783/ 13. Floating Space Tower and Chain can be used in several world-saving ways. Giant solar sail can be unfurled at the tophttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space-based_solar_power to collect power and block sun at poles/ cool the arctic fridge, which is definitely required if we are to have any hope of limiting climate change. A similar sail can be unfurled in antarctica to keep the south pole cool as well. 14. Space Junk can finally be collectedhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_debris instead of adding to the orbital junkyard. Eventually the space junk blob collected (perhaps using https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RemoveDEBRIS) at the end of the cable with a giant magnet at the end (magnet is part of the maglev train) will have enough combined weight to serve as a perfect counterweight for an equator space elevator (saving us from trying to capture an asteroid for this purpose https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_Redirect_Mission 15. Space tower network could eventually be used as a planetary defense network to deflect asteroids (also see number 14 above)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_asteroid_close_approaches_to_Earth 16. Increased tourism for Nunavut and for Canada. A lot of people will want to try it out and will pay dearly to do so. https://www.nunavuttourism.com/And they will feel good about it because their dollars went to a very good cause (cooling planet, cleaning planet of space junk, protecting planet from asteroids, energizing planet with solar power) The adventurous type that is interested in space travel would also find the idea of arctic adventure appealing as well. https://www.followmeaway.com/things-know-traveling-to-nunavut/ Going into space is very much like going to the ends of the earth. 17. If successful, a similar network of these towers could replace airports eventually between larger population centres that also have elevators (Japan https://www.space.com/14656-japanese-space-elevator-2050-proposal.html, and China https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/china-shoots-stars-plans-build-space-elevator-2045 . Airport tarmac could be converted back to forest, farmland, housing. Many of the technologies used above could have spin-offs to other fields : Hydrogen or Electric AI controlled drones https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/poeir-jets-develops-indias-first-3d-printed-heavy-lift-hybrid-drones-149757/or float planes https://vancouversun.com/business/energy/harbour-air-to-add-zero-emission-electric-plane-aims-to-convert-whole-fleet for human and material transport. To prevent accidents, AI could control the drones. Its not as far off as you think : http://www.thedrive.com/tech/22062/the-ai-powered-mystic-drone-autonomously-follows-you-and-recognizes-gestures. Which could also lead to the elimination and reclamation of roads and highways. Cities cover an astounding 3% of earths surface https://www.livescience.com/6893-cities-cover-earth-realized.html. Imagine windows turned into solar panels, https://globalnews.ca/news/4892180/edmonton-tech-firm-to-turn-windows-into-solar-panels-gets-financial-boost-to-go-commercial/ and pavement removed, trees and farms planted again? 18. Air conditioning companies (eg Dyson) can develop an air conditioner that also sucks CO2 out of the air to make carbon spools suitable for countertop 3D printers (Perhaps using Dr. Daenike’s processhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08824-8) , which can be used to 3D print biodegradable products that people currently buy at the dollar storehttp://filaments.ca/collections/1-75mm-3d-filaments/ecotough (eg toilet paper) Think of how popular such a product would be in Beijing or anywhere air quality is poorest. And how convenient it would be if you run out of toilet paper https://www.quora.com/Can-3D-printers-print-toilet-paper (lol) 19. Let’s help nature along. Current forest systems cannot keep up with the speed of climate change and this is leading to huge die-offs in every forest ecosystem on earth.https://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/episode-413-canada-s-forests-at-risk-the-politics-of-rage-canada-s-spookiest-places-eden-robinson-and-more-1.4878598/drunken-trees-and-browning-forests-why-a-canadian-government-scientist-is-sounding-the-alarm-1.4878622. Forests just aren’t ready for the change in weather. Neither are deserts https://earthsky.org/earth/mars-like-atacanda-desert-rain-brings-death. Trees have the very best ROI in terms of carbon capture. In areas that are starting to see die-offs due to temperature and moisure sensitivity we need to plant species that are on the border of existing ranges. Plant trees ahead of the curve. Planting species that are pest and climate change resistant, integrate with existing and future fungal networks in the soilhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1128-0 and diversifying the forest. https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/science-update-20.pdf We should be doing this for all tree species in all cases of reforestation. https://phys.org/news/2017-11-forests-climate.html Rather than just watching them die. Let’s plan for the future for once. 20. Let’s spread good CO2 fixing bacteria around. Earth’s glaciers are the fridge of the earth. We need to stop them from melting. Clostridium Thermocellum is just one example of an amazing bacteria that might solve this problem. https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/10/27/1605482113 If we can create a strain that is cold-adapted (perhaps by importing genes from existing strains in Greenlandhttps://academic.oup.com/femsec/article/53/1/73/518707 and/or Antarcticahttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6316688/), and using CRISPR, change the pigmentation to a reflective one, we can take care of the breakdown of forest fire generated black carbon deposited on Greenland (and all other glaciers on earth). It would also make the ice more reflective, and save our water supplies! 21. People need to keep trees that are alive, alive. Stop planting monocultures so one errant insect gets the chance to wipe out huge forests of its favorite food https://www.nature.com/articles/nature20140. Plant seedlings at harvest! You are already there, harvesting, bent over and using a chain saw to cut down. Reach back and put a baby tree in the ground nearby. Why we aren’t doing this already is mystifying to me. It would also make the harvester feel better about their jobs. Forestry needs to change to firebreak forestry, to protect living trees https://climateatlas.ca/forests-and-climate-change. Better yet stick to harvesting already dead trees (see the pest mortality http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/statsprofile) since they still have value and once removed, are not going to be the kindling that starts a big fire. There are massive stands of dead trees out there waiting to catch fire in the new heat.http://nfdp.ccfm.org/en/data/insects.php Let’s prevent them from burning. 22. We need to start feeding food to people and livestock that decreases methane production, and helps with nutrition.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5313486/ Fermented foods added to what is already made is a very simple addition which can change the microbiota of the stomach away from methanogens methane generating) towards methanotrophs. This has enormous health benefits for livestock and humans https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2017.00320/full It can even be used to create a new protein source for animals and maybe humans. https://www.seeker.com/methane-eating-microbes-produce-food-for-farmed-animals-2117788033.html 23. Agroforestry (planting food/timber trees along the border of fields and reclaiming lawns near schools and on private property) could help sequester up to 9.28 gigatons of CO2. (See pg 7, April 2019 Scientific American ) and has many other agricultural benefits https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agroforestry Municipalities need to implement adjustable taxation whereby taxes are reduced for those that convert land around buildings to agroforestry, and the roof to solar panels. Cost sharing with utilities/BC Hydro to offset this loss in taxation revenue could be used to encourage land owners to do this. And school properties could become huge carbon offsets, and a more local food supply. Children could get exercise doing agricultural activities instead of kicking a plastic ball around and this can help children with eco-anxiety as well - making them feel like they are a part of the solution rather contributing to the problem. Kids love planting things, watching those things grow (like magic!), and picking the nuts and berries that result
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2020.09.18 00:28 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 17: 146 new cases, 158 recoveries, 0 deaths + changes to testing policy

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media appearance by Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability will be Monday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +146 16,274
Active cases 1,483 (-12)
Cases with "Unknown source" 372 (37.2%) in last 7 days (Change: -17 (-3.0%))
Tests +13,009 (~1.12% positive) 1,169,378
People tested +8,401 902,148 (~208,976/million)
Hospitalizations 41 (+3/+1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 750 (+5)
ICU 8 (+2/+0 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 139 (+2)
Deaths +0 254
Recoveries +158 14,537
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 470 (-37) +2,080 363,634 +33 8,275 +0 120
Central 29 (-3) +605 75,997 +0 649 +0 7
Edmonton 751 (+41) +3,949 300,022 +90 4,235 +0 69
North 193 (-14) +1,131 85,603 +16 1,284 +0 33
South 38 (+4) +478 60,886 +8 1,795 +0 25
Unknown 2 (-3) +158 16,006 -1 36 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6932 (+29) 416 (-31) 6409 (+60) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3746 (+80) 672 (+39) 3008 (+41) 66 (+0)
Brooks 1130 (+1) 3 (+1) 1118 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 4 (-1) 548 (+1) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 385 (+1) 54 (-6) 319 (+7) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 208 (+5) 44 (-2) 163 (+7) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 7 (-1) 160 (+1) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 4 (+0) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 103 (+0) 8 (+0) 95 (+0) 0
Grande Prairie 97 (+0) 10 (-1) 85 (+1) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 79 (+4) 8 (+4) 69 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 1 (+0) 72 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 64 (+1) 4 (+0) 60 (+1) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 2 (-1) 59 (+1) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2561 (+25) 246 (-13) 2276 (+38) 39 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Sturgeon County 10 (+0)
City of Spruce Grove 11
Foothills County 13 (+1)
Okotoks 13 (+3)
Sherwood Park 16 (+0)
Smoky Lake County 16 (+4)
St Albert 23 (+3)
County of Northern Lights 27 (-3)
Clear Hills County (9 active) was removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
2-4 cases
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary (added today)
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
Clear Hills County was removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 15 (+0) 4 (-1)
Edmonton 21 (+2) 4 (+3)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 0 (Since Sept 11) 0 (+0)
North 5 (+1) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw
Correction to Monday's answers
  • Stated that asymptomatic testing with no known exposure was 7/1,000. Actually, it is 7/10,000
School
  • AHS has confirmed 64 cases in 48 schools while infectious
  • Notes that the individuals who are testing positive are facing intense scrutiny. They and others at the school need support and not false assumptions
  • Confirmed one new outbreak (2-4 cases) at Chris Akkerman School in Calgary
  • No evidence of transmission in schools yet, but it is expected to happen eventually
Change to testing approach
  • Influenza season will soon begin. Colds and flu have similar symptoms, increasing testing demand
  • Quick and timely testing is required and testing must be prioritized for those who need it
  • Notes that voluntary asymptomatic testing (no known exposure, no symptoms) was for population surveillance and has helped "stress test" the current testing system. Out of 233,000 cases, 7/10,000 have come back positive (Interjection - this works out to ~160 cases total)
  • Covid testing will be open for: individuals who have symptoms and asymptomatic "who most need it and where it is most likely to identify positive cases"
  • Testing will always be available to symptomatic individuals, close contacts of confirmed cases or linked to an outbreak
  • Asymptomatic testing will be offered for "priority groups" that are most at risk for spreading Covid-19 to vulnerable populations (residents/staff in congregate settings, healthcare workers, school teachers/staff, individuals with homelessness)
  • Asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended for Albertans with no symptoms and no known exposure
  • Individuals with tests booked will still be tested
  • Individuals needing them for travel will have access
  • Changes is part of "being nimble" - policy has shifted based on the information gained from asymptomatic data
Q&A - Testing Changes
  • Pharmacy testing in the new guidelines?: It will be open for continuing care/congregate care, residents, teachers, healthcare staff, etc. Individuals with known exposure/close contacts are directed towards AHS centres
  • Are we saying asymptomatic testing is not yielding positive cases?: Has always been clear that "highest value" data was those who were exposed or symptomatic. Asymptomatic was used in relaunch to monitor spread. Albertans with no known exposure and no symptoms, it is unlikely they have had Covid. It has been confirmed there is a "low yield" for these tests, while many more people with symptoms will need quick testing
  • Will you have test requests refused under new guidelines?: Wants to be clear that the population surveillance has yielded good results and thanks Albertans for their work. Stresses the conclusions drawn about what measures are useful for keeping others safe (e.g. - masking)
Q&A - Other (Covid related)
  • Are we considering gathering restrictions (ala Ontario)?: Ontario has "made decisions appropriate to their context". Transmission is often seen in social settings (e.g. - at homes) and restrictions may be hard to target that. It is on people to think about the responsibility we have to protect others, not be told what to do
  • Update on Halloween?: Not cancelled, but will look different. Guidance is being developed
  • Response to Canadian Pediatric Society statement (schools should be closed as a last resort, after bars and restaurants)?: Individual context of spread is important. Restrictions need to consider full pictures of health (e.g. - students are influenced by family employment, social environment at school, education, etc...)
  • Response to Councillor statement about ending testing? (statement here): Hasn't seen the post, but the virus persists regardless of how much you test. Not testing lets it spread broadly and can lead to exposure in at-risk groups. Anyone who is ill should get tested
  • Why is there a change to "close contacts" in schools?: The definition has been expanded because students can often mingle in different groups at different times (e.g. - recess). This is for at least the first several weeks. Will be used to evaluate who really best fits "close contacts"
  • Supports for parents who have exhausted sick/vacation days because of Covid?: Critical question. Has raised issue at the national level...unless we support individuals so they stay home when sick, we can't prevent Covid spread
Q&A - Non-Covid questions
  • Preparations for flu season?: Additional vaccine ordered. Worked with federal government to get high dose influenza vaccine. Is working to prepare labs for increased demand. To prepare for Covid and influenza, looking at surge capacity for hospital and ICU
  • Opioid numbers?: Report will be released in coming week and can speak to it later. Numbers in BC indicate that Covid has impacted individuals who may be affected by the opioid situation
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 92 (-10)
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 104 (+4)
  • Edmonton Northgate's active cases: 109 (+5)
  • Deputy Minister of Education Andre Corbould was present but did not speak
Update 1 - Trying to work on making the post a bit more legible. Apologies for the giant blocks of text.
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2020.09.16 23:55 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 16: 171 new cases, 167 recoveries, 0 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability will be tomorrow.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +171 16,128
Active cases 1,495 (+4)
Cases with "Unknown source" 389 (40.3%) in last 7 days (Change: +26 (-0.6%))
Tests +12,551 (~1.36% positive) 1,156,369
People tested +8,195 893,747 (~207,030/million)
Hospitalizations 38 (-1/-3 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 745 (+1)
ICU 6 (-1/-2 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 137 (+0)
Deaths +0 254
Recoveries +171 14,379
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 507 (-33) +2,328 361,554 +44 8,242 +0 120
Central 32 (-4) +330 75,392 +1 649 +0 7
Edmonton 710 (+60) +3,921 296,073 +119 4,145 +0 69
North 207 (-16) +1,315 84,472 +7 1,268 +0 33
South 34 (+1) +194 60,408 +3 1,787 +0 25
Unknown 5 (-4) +107 15,848 -3 37 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6903 (+37) 447 (-31) 6349 (+68) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3666 (+105) 633 (+49) 2967 (+56) 66 (+0)
Brooks 1129 (+0) 2 (+0) 1118 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+1) 5 (+1) 547 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 384 (+2) 60 (-2) 312 (+4) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 203 (+1) 46 (-4) 156 (+5) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+1) 8 (+0) 159 (+1) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 4 (+0) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 103 (+0) 8 (-1) 95 (+1) 0
Grande Prairie 97 (+1) 11 (-1) 84 (+2) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 1 (+0) 72 (+0) 1 (+0)
Medicine Hat 75 (+1) 4 (+1) 69 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 63 (+0) 4 (+0) 59 (+0) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 3 (+0) 58 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2536 (+22) 259 (-8) 2238 (+30) 39 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Okotoks 10 (+0)
Sturgeon County 10
Foothills County 12
Smoky Lake County 12 (+1)
Clear Hills County 15 (-6)
Sherwood Park 16 (+3)
St Albert 20 (+4)
County of Northern Lights 30 (+1)
Vulcan County (8 active) was removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
2-4 cases
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary (added today)
  • Centre High, Edmonton (added today)
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • Clear Hills County
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
Vulcan County was removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 15 (+0) 5 (+0)
Edmonton 19 (+1) 1 (-1)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 0 (Since Sept 11) 0 (+0)
North 4 (-2) 0 (+0)
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 100
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 102 (-1)
  • Edmonton Northgate's active cases: 104 (+9)
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2020.09.16 17:17 hbombre Alberta Internet, TV, and Cell Pricing/Providers

My internet and TV contract (75 mbps unlimited/4 theme packs + Netflix through Telus for $137/mo (includes $30 loyalty credit)) is up next month, so I decided to make a chart of prices I could find elsewhere.
For Internet I was looking for 75 mbps and unlimited. Cell, anything over 5 GB data is good, I use most of my internet at home. And TV, all I really cared about is SportsNet and Global Edmonton (Which oddly, Eyesurf didn't have). I also included links to specific pricing. I'm posting this because I didn't realize there was so many other providers until I started looking and figured I'd share the info. Thoughts below.
Provider Internet 75 Details URL Cell Details URL TV Details URL Bundle Details URL
Telus $ 80.00 +15$ unlimited data, 24 mo term, equipment included link $ 75.00 20GB data + unlimited throttled link $ 65.00 4 theme packs + Netflix, $35 no Netflix or theme packs link $ 140.00 Internet 50 unlimited, 4 theme packs + Netflix, $100 credit for online order, Amazon Prime, 24 mo term link
Shaw $ 75.00 500 GB cap, 24 mo term link $45 25GB data **Lauch promo, need shaw internet link $ 95.00 114 Channels, inc Sportsnet link $ 160.00 Fibre 75, 500 GB cap, Total TV (174 channels, sports net, but no Netflix) link
Rogers $ 75.00 20GB data + unlimited throttled link
Bell $ 75.00 20GB data + unlimited throttled $65 "Good" plan, Sportsnet, include pvr rental (+$15)
Fido $ 50.00 9GB, unlimited evenings and weekends
TekSavvy $65 Cable 60 Unlimited link $28 **Not yet available here, Basic ($20) + Sports ($8)
Altimatel $50 Need wifi router($80) or $5 mo rental, Need Modem($70) or $4 mo, Unlimited, $40 activation, no term, 1 month free with yearly pre pay link
Comwave $60 +10 if local loop needed, website seems sketchy $ 126.00 Include small print Local Loop Access Fee???($10) 911 fee ($3) and set top box ($13) Internet 75 unlimited, 90 channel (sportsnet inc), $95 activatiion fee, 6 mo free with 3 year term, includes home phone link
Eyesurf $65 Modem included, unlimited $ 45.00 Starts at 45, coverage looks weak link $38 Basic ($20) + Sportsnet, but no Global Edmonton?? link
Getus $ 65.00 Unlimited, no term,rental included link $ 38.00 Basic(20) + Spotsnet(12) link
LightSpeed $70 300 mbps (smallest option) Need Router and modem link
Vmedia $ 54.00 First 2 months ($45), cable 75 unlimited, need modem and router $ 53.00 1 Month free, Sportsnet inc link
SportsNet Now $ 16.67 Annual Price, $20 if by monthly
Netflix $ 14.00 Standard plan, 2 devices, no 4k
Amazon Prime $ 8.00 $79/year
Stack TV (Global, W, HG, Food) $ 13.00 Need Amazon Prime
Total Internet Bundle
$ 51.67
Thoughts - Big Guys
The Telus TV/Internet bundle looks like the best out of the big guys considering it includes 1 yr of Amazon Prime, 4 theme packs, Netflix, and 50mbps unlimited internet. But if I'm looking at that, I might as well try to get the same deal I'm on now and keep the 75 mbps. Shaw seemed like it was going to be close if you included the mobile plan, but it being $20 more, capped at 500 GB, and lacking Netflix (along with the other goodies of the $100 credit and Amazon Prime for a year) put it at a disadvantage, especially if you don't bundle you mobile with them. Bells site was hard to navigate but the bundle seemed alright until it wasn't available in Alberta.
Little Guys
Does anyone have experience with Getus or Eyesurf? Their internet looked like the best value considering it is unlimited. I talked to Eyesurf on the phone and their one time fee is $50 to get going and no installation needed other than plugging in the modem (which included WiFi) that I could do myself. I did confirm they do not have Global Edmonton or Calgary which is a deal breaker for TV. However Getus does provide it with SportsNet for $38 /mo.
I talked to Getus to confirm they do include PVR. They have a $5 off each service for 6 mo promotion, but after that their cable internet 75 mbps unlimited is $55 (including Wifi modem rental). Activation fee is $49. No term. TV (100+ channels, 25 HD) is $44 (including PVR rental of $6) and activation fee of $15. They also have an app you can watch from.
Really interested in Getus, some feedback on them would be appreciated along with any other providers who are/not on here.

Edit: Cant seem to get the table to format properly. Sorry!
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2020.09.15 23:58 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 15: 124 new cases, 171 recoveries, 0 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability has now been set for Thursday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +124 15,957
Active cases 1,491 (-47)
Cases with "Unknown source" 363 (40.8%) in last 7 days (Change: -9 (+0.0%))
Tests +12,990 (~0.95% positive) 1,143,818
People tested +8,552 885,552 (~205,131/million)
Hospitalizations 39 (+2/+1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 744 (+2)
ICU 7 (+0) 137 (+0)
Deaths +0 254
Recoveries +171 14,212
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 540 (-17) +2,913 359,226 +34 8,198 +0 120
Central 36 (-13) +638 75,062 +2 648 +0 7
Edmonton 650 (-4) +3,426 292,152 +64 4,026 +0 69
North 223 (-9) +1,122 83,157 +21 1,261 +0 33
South 33 (-5) +325 60,214 +2 1,784 +0 25
Unknown 9 (+1) +128 15,741 +1 40 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6866 (+31) 478 (-11) 6281 (+42) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3561 (+56) 584 (-8) 2911 (+64) 66 (+1)
Brooks 1129 (+1) 2 (+0) 1118 (+1) 9 (+0)
High River county 558 (+0) 4 (+0) 547 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 382 (+1) 62 (-3) 308 (+4) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 202 (+7) 50 (-1) 151 (+8) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 168 (+0) 8 (-2) 158 (+2) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 4 (+0) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 103 (+1) 9 (-7) 94 (+8) 0
Grande Prairie 96 (+1) 12 (+1) 82 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 1 (+0) 72 (+0) 1 (+0)
Medicine Hat 74 (+0) 3 (-2) 69 (+2) 2 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 63 (+0) 4 (+0) 59 (+0) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 3 (+0) 58 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2514 (+26) 267 (-14) 2208 (+40) 39 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Okotoks 10
Smoky Lake County 11 (+1)
Sherwood Park 13 (-1)
Vulcan County 13 (+0)
St Albert 16 (-3)
Clear Hills County 21 (+6)
County of Northern Lights 29 (+3)
Chestermere (7 active) and Municipal District of Peace No. 135 (8) was removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary (rose above 2-4 cases today)
2-4 cases
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • Clear Hills County
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Vulcan County
Calgary East and Municipal District of Peace No. 135 were removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 15 (+1) 5 (+0)
Edmonton 18 (+0) 2 (+0)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 0 (Since Sept 11) 0 (+0)
North 6 (+1) 0 (+0)
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Edmonton Northgate's active cases: 95 (-7)
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 102 (-1)
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2020.09.15 00:21 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 12 to 14 (3 day total): 418 new cases, 323 recoveries, 1 death

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media availability by Dr Deena Hinshaw and Deputy Minister of Education Andre Corbould. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability will be "later this week".
In an effort to reduce clutter in these posts, the updates to outbreak facilities is shown here.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +418 15,833
Active cases 1,538 (+94)
Cases with "Unknown source" 372 (40.8%) in last 7 days (Change: -2 (+3.7%))
Tests +46,158 (~0.9% positive) 1,130,828
People tested +30,449 877,000 (~203,150/million)
Hospitalizations 37 (-4/-6 based on Friday's post/portal data) 742 (+10)
ICU 7 (+1) 137 (+2)
Deaths +1 (1x 70-79) 254
Recoveries +323 14,041
Division of top line numbers by day (where available):
  • Because of the reporting method, test numbers do not fully add up to the top line values
Value Sept 12 Sept 13 Sept 14
Cases 105 173 140
Tests 12,757 18,919 14,451
Test positive rate ~0.8% ~0.9% ~1.0%
People tested (approximate) 8,319 12,768 9,488
Hospital usage 44 42 37
ICU 6 7 7
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 557 (-33) +12,848 356,313 +146 8,164 +0 120
Central 49 (+4) +2,838 74,424 +15 646 +0 7
Edmonton 654 (+74) +8,966 288,726 +190 3,962 +0 69
North 232 (+19) +3,458 82,035 +61 1,240 +0 33
South 38 (+0) +1,785 59,889 +5 1,782 +0 25
Unknown 8 (+0) +554 15,613 +1 39 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6835 (+133) 489 (+7) 6239 (+126) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3505 (+167) 592 (+62) 2847 (+104) 66 (+1)
Brooks 1128 (+0) 2 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 558 (+0) 4 (-1) 547 (+1) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 381 (+16) 65 (-2) 304 (+18) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 195 (+13) 51 (-3) 143 (+16) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 168 (+2) 10 (-1) 156 (+3) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 4 (+0) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 102 (+6) 16 (+0) 86 (+6) 0
Grande Prairie 95 (+2) 11 (-1) 82 (+3) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 1 (-1) 72 (+1) 1 (+0)
Medicine Hat 74 (+2) 5 (+2) 67 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 63 (+1) 4 (+0) 59 (+1) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 3 (+0) 58 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2488 (+76) 281 (+32) 2168 (+44) 39 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to Friday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Chestermere 10 (+0)
Municipal District of Peace No. 135 10
Smoky Lake County 10
Vulcan County 13 (-13)
Sherwood Park 14
Clear Hills County 15 (-2)
St Albert 19 (+9)
County of Northern Lights 26 (+16)
Lethbridge County (8 active) and Airdrie (9) were removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary (2-4 cases)
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary (2-4 cases)
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary (2-4 cases)
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary (2-4 cases)
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton (2-4 cases)
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge (2-4 cases)
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary East
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • Clear Hills County
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Mackenzie County
  • Municipal District of Peace No. 135
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Vulcan County
No regions were removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on Friday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 14 (+2) 5 (+0)
Edmonton 18 (-3) 2 (+1)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 0 (Since Sept 11) 0 (+0)
North 5 (-3) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw:
Weekend testing
  • Thanks AHS and Alberta Precision Laboratories for their surge capacity to tackle a testing backlog
  • The identified case numbers are higher, but higher due to extremely high lab testing over weekend
Schools
  • Knows that there is significant anxiety, particularly for students and teachers due to the intense scrutiny of school reopening
  • Wants to emphasize that transparency on school numbers does not mean increased risk at schools
  • Cases, like elsewhere
  • 42 cases identified at 35 schools
  • 3 more outbreaks (no evidence of in-school transmission): Lester B Pearson High School, Auburn Bay School, Ross Sheppard High School
  • Stresses that limits for declaring an outbreak are very low thresholds, especially in large schools, and that strong measures are taken when cases are identified
  • Transmission in school will occur, but limiting the spread will be important
A "second wave"
  • We may very well see one
  • The shape of it is in Albertan's hands and the collective actions of the populace
  • The best course of action will be to keep community transmission low
Q&A
  • Can parents access to their child's "my health records" online?: Yes, but work is still underway
  • How does testing contrast with Kenney's promise of 20,000 tests/day?: 20,000 surge capacity is available, but there was no intention to reach that routinely
  • Where does the backlog stand now?: Defers to AHS
  • How any students are isolating?: Public health has a list of total contacts (doesn't differentiate between student and non-student).
  • How do student cases compare to expectation?: Cases consistent with rise in overall cases in the province. We should work to minimize the cases in the community
  • Response to rise in cases internationally?: Sees it as "Covid fatigue". Thinks Alberta's numbers are "higher than ideal", but no specific threshold to trigger a response. Specifically uses "100 cases a day, ideally slightly lower" in answer
  • Asked about rate of false positives?: Alberta's asymptomatic testing indicates that case numbers are primarily driven by symptomatic cases, close contacts, and people at outbreaks
Statements by Deputy Minister Corbould
  • On "How many students are isolating": Doesn't know, but points to the 98% of schools without impact
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Edmonton Northgate's active cases: 102 (rose above 100 over weekend)
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 103 (-4)
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2020.09.13 07:52 artsybashev Embedding dimensions

I'm comparing different transformer architectures and I'm interested in understanding the embedding dimension a bit more better. It seems like 1024 is quite common choice for the embedding dimension according to the huggingface config files as seen below. Could someone point me to some good studies on selecting the dimension?
I guess the main point of the embedding layer is to differentiate each token from other tokens and also to provide a working similarity measure between tokens. 1024 dimensions feels like an overkill for differentiating between 50k tokens (1024 bits could point to 21024 different tokens). For token similarity a dimension between 100 and 1000 used to be a good value for w2v. Maybe the hidden layers tries to store some additional data to the token vectors so I guess there is a real need for more dimensions compared to the simple w2v model.
Are the transformer parameters a result of some grid search or how is that chosen? How should I choose the values for training from scratch for a new language with smaller training dataset?
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