Alberta COVID-19

COVID-19: Union alleges at least 2 St. Albert fire chiefs vaccinated before firefighters

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At least two St. Albert fire chiefs and/or deputy chiefs got their COVID-19 vaccine ahead of firefighters actively working in the field, according to the local union. Warren Gresik is the president of IAFF Local 2130, which represents 116 people. He said members have come forward with at least …

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Dr. Deena Hinshaw to provide COVID-19 update Wednesday afternoon

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is scheduled to provide an update on COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is set to speak at 3:30 p.m. The news conference will be streamed live in this story post. Read more: Economy vs. health: Experts say COVID-19 has put Alberta in …

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Economy vs. health: Experts say COVID-19 has put Alberta in ‘disproportionate’ balance

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As Alberta sits days away from the first stage of its 2021 staggered reopening plan, some experts are exploring whether it could be creating a societal divide. Stage 1 of the plan launches on Feb. 8, and includes the return of gyms — but only for private training. “There’s …

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COVID-19: Alberta school boards set to receive another round of federal funding

COVID-19: Alberta school boards set to receive another round of federal funding

School boards across Alberta are set to receive a second wave of funding from the federal government’s Safe Return to Class Fund. The $125-million allotment will be delivered this week and will be distributed based on enrolments. The money is to be used to cover costs related to COVID-19 …

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Calgary student who tested positive for COVID-19 variant was at school while infectious: Hinshaw

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health confirmed Monday night that health officials have learned that a child of a returning traveller “attended a Calgary school while they were determined to have been infectious with a variant case (of COVID-19).” “There’s been no evidence to date that anyone else has …

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Alberta adds 461 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths Sunday as active cases drop

Alberta adds 461 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths Sunday as active cases drop

New recoveries outweighed new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta on Sunday, as the province added an additional 461 cases and reported eight new deaths. The positive cases Sunday came from 8,946 tests, giving a positivity rate of 5.3 per cent. There were 478 new recoveries from the disease Sunday. …

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Calgary man who spent month in Wuhan lockdown warns it’s too soon to ease Alberta COVID-19 restrictions

Calgary man who spent month in Wuhan lockdown warns it’s too soon to ease Alberta COVID-19 restrictions

Memories of his time in lockdown in Wuhan are still vivid for Bin Zhang. The Calgary man, his wife and young children were visiting his parents in China last January when the novel coronavirus struck. “It was spreading, and we didn’t know the extent of how much so we …

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Alberta reports 11 COVID-19-related deaths, 383 new cases Saturday

Alberta reports 11 COVID-19-related deaths, 383 new cases Saturday

Alberta Health reported an additional 11 deaths related to COVID-19 and 383 new cases of the virus in the province on Saturday. The positive cases came from 10,377 new tests over a 24-hour period, giving a provincial positivity rate of 3.8 per cent. The total number of reported active …

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Personal caution critical as Alberta set to ease COVID-19 restrictions: Infectious disease expert

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As Alberta prepares to lift some  COVID-19 restrictions starting Feb. 8, including the limited reopening of gyms and the start of in-person dining again, one infectious disease specialist said it’s important the province keeps a close eye on cases as things loosen up. “I think that the reopenings are …

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Notley blasts Kenney for lifting health restrictions as new COVID-19 variants arrive in Alberta

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Opposition Leader Rachel Notley criticized Premier Jason Kenney on Friday for announcing the lifting of more public health restrictions just days after the health minister said strong public health measures were needed to protect against new COVID-19 variants that have already arrived in Alberta. At a news conference in …

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