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Alberta reports 24 COVID-19-related deaths Sunday, including woman in her 40s

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Alberta Health reported an additional 24 deaths related to COVID-19 and 463 cases of the virus in the province on Sunday. The positive cases came from 10,237 new tests over a 24-hour period, giving a provincial positivity rate of 4.4 per cent. READ MORE: 2 people in their 20s in …

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2 people in their 20s in Calgary zone among Alberta’s COVID-19 fatalities Saturday

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Two people in their 20s with no known pre-existing conditions were added to Alberta’s COVID-19 fatality list on Saturday. Alberta recorded a total of 13 additional deaths Saturday, including a woman and a man in their 20s, both in Calgary zone. Neither had known co-morbidities, Alberta Health said. Officials …

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Hospital ICUs in Calgary reach record high for COVID-19 patients

Hospital ICUs in Calgary reach record high for COVID-19 patients

Alberta has made some major progress in the fight against COVID-19, with the number of daily new cases dropping significantly since the province reached its highest numbers during the pandemic so far in December. Alberta’s positivity rate is trending downward too. But in Calgary, the COVID-19 situation in hospital …

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Calgary will not host world freestyle, snowboard championship

Calgary will not host world freestyle, snowboard championship

Calgary will not host the world snowboard and freestyle championship next month. The international governing body of skiing (FIS), Freestyle Canada and Canada Snowboard have abandoned plans to hold the championship Feb. 24 to March 14. Calgary would have been a substitute host for the championship, originally scheduled to …

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Alberta adds 717 new COVID-19 cases, 15 additional deaths as active case total rises Saturday

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Alberta added 717 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 more fatalities on Saturday. Despite the lower new case numbers in the province — one month ago, the daily increase sat at over 1,200 — Saturday’s new cases outweighed new recoveries. In Saturday’s update, the province had a total of …

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Petition pushes for lift of COVID-19 restrictions on small businesses in Calgary – Calgary

Petition pushes for lift of COVID-19 restrictions on small businesses in Calgary - Calgary

A citizen advocacy group in Calgary has launched an online petition asking for COVID-19 restrictions on small businesses in the city to be lifted. Common Sense Calgary started the petition after Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi admitted Tuesday that two members of his staff had travelled internationally over the holidays …

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‘Challenging’ holiday season for Alberta physicians; signs people avoiding hospital care

‘Challenging’ holiday season for Alberta physicians; signs people avoiding hospital care

An Alberta emergency room physician is sharing what it was like working through the holidays this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Shazma Mithani is currently working at the ERs at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. She worked a six-day stretch over the Christmas …

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Alberta records 26 COVID-19 deaths, 1,352 additional cases Saturday

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Alberta recorded 1,352 additional cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, as well as an additional 26 deaths related to the disease. Active provincial cases dropped slightly Saturday, now at 19,260, which is 347 less than Friday’s total. The Edmonton zone remains the area with the most active cases, with 9,174 …

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City of Calgary to update citizens on COVID-19 response Friday afternoon – Calgary

City of Calgary to update citizens on COVID-19 response Friday afternoon - Calgary

The City of Calgary will be hosting a news conference on Friday afternoon to update citizens on what measures are being taken in the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus. The news conference will be held at 12 p.m. and will be streamed live in this article. …

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Alberta businesses react to new, tighter COVID-19 restrictions

Alberta businesses react to new, tighter COVID-19 restrictions

On Tuesday, Alberta announced new COVID-19 safety restrictions ordering casinos and gyms to close and banning dine-in service at restaurants, bars and cafes effective Sunday, Dec. 13. Ernie Tsu, owner of Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery and founding board member of the Alberta Hospitality Association, was disappointed to hear about …

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