Alberta health

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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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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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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Are you exempt from Alberta’s COVID-19 face mask law? You now need proof

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

Alberta will now require anyone who has a medical exemption for wearing a face mask in public indoor places amid the COVID-19 pandemic to carry a letter of proof stating the reason they’re exempt. Officials have also honed a list of conditions that qualify. Chief medical officer of health …

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Alberta program allows small and medium business to apply for COVID-19 rapid tests

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

Small and medium businesses can now get access to COVID-19 rapid testing kits through their local chamber of commerce. According to a Wednesday news release from the province, interested businesses can apply to receive the kits directly from their chamber. “This partnership gives businesses another leg up to move …

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Alberta reports another 1,597 cases of COVID-19 Monday, 158 in ICU

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

Alberta confirmed another 1,597 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the province’s active case count to 25,438. Over the last 24 hours, the province conducted 13,921 COVID-19 tests and identified another 406 cases of COVID-19 variants. Variants now make up at least 42 per cent of active cases across …

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Alberta confirms 1,980 new cases of COVID-19 Friday; vaccine doses reach 1.8M

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

Alberta Health reported an additional 1,980 cases of COVID-19 on Friday. That brings the province’s active case total to 24,850. There were 659 people in hospital receiving care for COVID-19. Of those, 150 were in the ICU. Read more: Kenney announces COVID-19 vaccine partnership between Alberta and Montana Of the active …

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COVID-19: Concerns over Alberta’s at-home learning exemptions

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

While most students are heading back to online learning as part of Alberta’s updated public health restrictions, Hutterite colony and Mennonite schools will remain in class. David Nilsson’s wife is an education assistant at a Horizon Colony school. He says his wife had no warning about the exemption until …

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Hinshaw to provide Alberta COVID-19 update Thursday afternoon

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

Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to provide a COVID-19 update for Albertans on Thursday afternoon. The province’s chief medical officer of health is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Her news conference will be streamed live in this post. Read more: 3 Albertans under 50 reported dead from COVID-19 …

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Jason Kenney to field questions on new COVID-19 rules on Wednesday morning

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

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and key members of his United Conservative cabinet are set to provide more details and answer questions Wednesday morning on new COVID-19 health restrictions. Kenney introduced tougher rules during a province-wide address on Tuesday night but didn’t take questions from reporters. The changes include closing …

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