Alberta COVID-19

‘A cautious relief:’ COVID-19 vaccinations to begin at two Alberta meat plants

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

COVID-19 vaccination clinics are to begin Thursday at two of Canada’s largest beef packing plants in southern Alberta. Both the Cargill plant, near High River south of Calgary, and the JBS Canada facility in Brooks, Alta., were hit hard by outbreaks last year. Read more: Vaccination clinic at Alberta’s …

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COVID-19: Famous 5 Foundation puts masks on statues in support of public health in Calgary

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

The Famous 5 Foundation made a statement in downtown Calgary on Wednesday in support of public health measures. After watching the COVID-19 case count increase, board members decided to put masks on the five bronze statues in Olympic Plaza — depicting Emily Murphy, Henrietta Edwards, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney …

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Jason Kenney defends his leadership amid calls within UCP for his resignation

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

Premier Jason Kenney said the calls within his own party for him to resign are a direct result of frustration over COVID-19 restrictions. “I lead the government and I’m ultimately responsible for those, and so, the frustration and anger gets focused on me in this position, understandably so,” Kenney …

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Shaw Charity Classic returns to Calgary for summer 2021

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

Organizers of the Shaw Charity Classic say they are preparing for the return of the event in 2021. The annual tournament, part of the PGA Tour Champions, was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, organizers said tournament staff had been working with all levels of …

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Dr. Deena Hinshaw providing Alberta COVID-19 update Tuesday afternoon

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

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will provide a provincial COVID-19 update Tuesday afternoon. On Monday, Premier Jason Kenney announced the province was easing restrictions on long-term and other continuing care congregate living settings as of May 10. According to the province, active cases in long-term …

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Alberta easing COVID-19 restrictions at continuing care facilities

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Residents of Alberta’s continuing care facilities and their families will soon have more freedom to visit with one another, a change Premier Jason Kenney says has been made possible by the COVID-19 vaccine. Kenney announced Monday the province was easing restrictions on long-term and other continuing care congregate living …

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Calgarians concerned for loved ones in India as COVID-19 cases soar

Calgarians concerned for loved ones in India as COVID-19 cases soar

Grim video and photos are emerging from India. Crematoriums and burial grounds are overwhelmed, hospitals are running out of oxygen and people are dying in the streets before getting medical help. On Sunday, for the fourth straight day, India set a global daily record for new COVID-19 infections. “It’s …

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‘We need to pull out all the stops,’ doctor says as Alberta reports 1,592 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths Saturday

‘We need to pull out all the stops,’ doctor says as Alberta reports 1,592 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths Saturday

Alberta Health reported 1,592 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths from it on Saturday. The deaths all included comorbidities: A woman in her 50s in the Calgary zone. A man in his 50s in the Calgary zone. A man in his 60s in the Calgary zone. A woman …

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Hospitalizations rise sharply as Alberta reports 1,690 new COVID-19 cases Friday

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Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are on the rise in Alberta. There were 549 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Friday. Of those, 125 are being treated in intensive care. That’s a jump from Thursday, when 518 Albertans were in hospital with COVID-19. The increase comes as Alberta reported 1,690 …

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Alberta won’t offer AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to those aged 30+ yet due to supply

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Alberta will not be lowering the age eligibility for the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at this time, despite new recommendations from Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization. Health Minister Tyler Shandro cited limited supply as the reason Alberta will not offer the vaccine beyond the 40-plus age group that is …

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