Alberta Coronavirus

Kenney, Hinshaw, Yiu providing COVID-19 update Monday afternoon

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The premier, chief medical officer of health and the president of Alberta Health Services will be speaking publicly early Monday afternoon, providing an update on measures to protect public health during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The news conference will be streamed live here at 1 p.m. …

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Drive-in movies on Tsuut’ina Nation will resume despite restrictions while High River drive-in must close

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

There is now a sequel to the drive-in disruption at the Grey Eagle Drive-In in Alberta after a surprise announcement from event organizers on the weekend. On Sunday morning, the president of the Event Group announced that the drive-in will be back showing films on May 19 after being …

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COVID-19: What comes after Alberta’s third wave of the pandemic?

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Alberta’s third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is starting to bend in the right direction. That’s according to Dr. Noel Gibney, the co-chair of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association’s strategic COVID-19 pandemic committee. Gibney said Alberta is moving closer to the ebb of the latest wave. “I think …

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Alberta reports 1,140 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths on Sunday

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Alberta Health confirmed 1,140 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths from the disease on Sunday. The deaths were a man in his 80s in the Calgary zone with comorbidities and two men in their 70s in the Edmonton zone — one with comorbidities and the other with no …

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Calgary pastor arrested after flouting COVID-19 rules

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Calgary pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church was arrested after Sunday services for violating a Court of Queen’s Bench Order, meaning he contravened COVID-19 health restrictions. Read more: COVID-19: Calgary police arrest 2 church service organizers for violating new court order Stephens was arrested for organizing church services …

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Weekend horse race in Lethbridge postponed due to confusion over COVID-19 testing

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Lethbridge’s Rocky Mountain Turf Club was all set for its first horse race on Saturday. But on Friday, they got word it couldn’t go ahead. “We were approved to go, then we found out we had a test that needed to be taken and required 48 hours,” said Rocky …

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Large tailgate parties at Calgary’s Deerfoot City

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The parking lot around Deerfoot City has become a gathering spot for people during the pandemic. On Friday night, hundreds were spotted. The mall’s general manager Debora Mathias says it’s been happening for weeks now, with warm weather bringing out the largest crowds on Friday and Saturday nights. “Last …

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Alberta reports 1,195 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths on Saturday

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Alberta Health confirmed 1,195 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths from the disease on Saturday. Three men died: one in his 40s in the Calgary zone without comorbidities, one in his 70s in the Calgary zone with comorbidities and one in his 80s in the North zone with …

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Bike program provides ‘fun break’ for young Calgarians during pandemic

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Maggie Vernon was enjoying cycling in the sunshine on Friday in Calgary. “When I get on the bike I just feel happy, because I love biking,” Vernon said. The 13-year-old Grade 8 student was riding high thanks to a local group that provided her with a refurbished mountain bike, …

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Alberta reports 1,433 additional COVID-19 infections Friday, 5 more deaths

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Alberta reported 1,433 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, along with five additional deaths linked to the virus. The province had a total of 23,873 active cases with 713 people being treated in hospital and 177 of them needing ICU care. Read more: Alberta surpasses 2M COVID-19 vaccine doses administered …

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