Alberta

Some southern Alberta businesses disappointed as province eases certain COVID-19 restrictions – Lethbridge

Some southern Alberta businesses disappointed as province eases certain COVID-19 restrictions - Lethbridge

Alberta announced it is easing health restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic for some businesses starting Monday, including for salons and other personal and wellness services, but other businesses were left disappointed. Read more: Alberta COVID-19 rules will ease Monday for outdoor gatherings, personal wellness services Kieth Carlson owns …

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Lethbridge parents weary of looming public school boundary changes – Lethbridge

Lethbridge parents weary of looming public school boundary changes - Lethbridge

Lethbridge mother of six, Brandi Frohwerk, said the proposed changes to Lethbridge public school boundaries are not being well received among parents.  “This has to be the worst timing for them to announce all this,” she said Wednesday, adding that families had been through a lot in the past …

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Southern Alberta businesses find success opening during pandemic – Lethbridge

Southern Alberta businesses find success opening during pandemic - Lethbridge

Starting a business in a pandemic is a daunting prospect, but for some in southern Alberta, the conditions fostered a perfect storm. “We watched all the worldwide support for bookstores and books and shopping local, and we just thought the business model was still sound,” owner of Lethbridge bookstore …

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How concerned should Albertans be over the new COVID-19 variants?

How concerned should Albertans be over the new COVID-19 variants?

No new cases of the South African or United Kingdom (UK) COVID-19 variants have been reported in Alberta in the last 24 hours, Alberta Health said Saturday. The first case of the South African variant in Canada was detected in Alberta on Friday. Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced the news …

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‘Staycation’ summer video showing Alberta MLA involved in travel scandal angering tourism industry

‘Staycation’ summer video showing Alberta MLA involved in travel scandal angering tourism industry

Many Albertans are criticizing politicians choosing to vacation outside of the country in the midst of the local tourism industry experiencing major losses during the ongoing global pandemic. Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley was among those who took to social media to lay out frustrations over the ordeal. One …

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Comparisons of COVID-19 restrictions to Holocaust ‘disrespectful’: Jewish community – Lethbridge

Comparisons of COVID-19 restrictions to Holocaust ‘disrespectful’: Jewish community - Lethbridge

Goldie Morgentaler, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, believes comments circulating that compare COVID-19 restrictions to Nazi Germany are “disrespectful and ridiculous.” “People are a little bit too inclined to reach for Holocaust analogies,” Morgentaler said. “They’re just trying to make the point that somehow this is undemocratic and …

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Skiers and boarders turned away at Castle Mountain Resort as new daily ticket cap instated – Lethbridge

Skiers and boarders turned away at Castle Mountain Resort as new daily ticket cap instated - Lethbridge

Albertans will want to think twice before heading to the slopes without buying a ticket in advance. Castle Mountain Resort, southwest of Lethbridge, has recently started putting a daily cap on their ticket sales in response to COVID-19 safety measures. Cole Fawcett, sales and marketing manager at Castle Mountain …

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Coronavirus vaccine vials may hold more doses than previously thought, officials say

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Vials of the coronavirus vaccine delivered to Canada earlier this week could be holding more doses than previously thought. Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw told reporters Thursday that it was possible some vials may have enough to provide six doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine — one …

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Governments across Canada grapple with COVID-19 messaging amid holiday season

Governments across Canada grapple with COVID-19 messaging amid holiday season

Managing the COVID-19 message has been an uphill battle for governments trying to get buy-in from members of the public to change their behaviour. “This is crisis communications like none other,” City of Toronto spokesperson Brad Ross said. “Breaking through all the noise out there is very very challenging, …

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Lethbridge residents rush to get personal services ahead of new COVID-19 restrictions – Lethbridge

Lethbridge residents rush to get personal services ahead of new COVID-19 restrictions - Lethbridge

As part of Alberta’s latest COVID-19 restrictions, dine-in service at restaurants and bars is no longer permitted and all personal service businesses such as hair salons and gyms must close as the second wave of the novel coronavirus hits the province. The restrictions come into effect on Sunday at …

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