COVID-19 Alberta

Alberta reports 1,195 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths on Saturday

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

Alberta Health confirmed 1,195 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths from the disease on Saturday. Three men died: one in his 40s in the Calgary zone without comorbidities, one in his 70s in the Calgary zone with comorbidities and one in his 80s in the North zone with …

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Bike program provides ‘fun break’ for young Calgarians during pandemic

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

Maggie Vernon was enjoying cycling in the sunshine on Friday in Calgary. “When I get on the bike I just feel happy, because I love biking,” Vernon said. The 13-year-old Grade 8 student was riding high thanks to a local group that provided her with a refurbished mountain bike, …

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Alberta doctors say COVID-19 numbers bring ‘cautious optimism’ amid rising ICU admissions

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

For three days in a row, the daily COVID-19 case count in Alberta showed a decrease, and active cases also appear to be on the decline. That’s welcome news to two Alberta doctors who say it shows, at least for now, that restrictions as well as ramped up vaccinations …

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Alberta reports 1,633 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths on Sunday

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

Alberta Health confirmed 1,633 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths from the disease on Sunday. Both deaths had comorbidities: a man in his 50s in the Calgary zone and a man in his 60s in the Central zone. Read more: Calgary mayor says anti-mask rallies are ‘thinly veiled white …

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Alberta confirms 2,042 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths on Saturday

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

Alberta Health reported 2,042 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths from the disease on Saturday. A man in his 60s in the North zone without comorbidities and a woman in her 80s in the Central zone with comorbidities died, the province said. On Saturday, Alberta identified 406 variant …

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COVID-19: Doctor, businesses react to new Alberta restrictions

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

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced new restrictions on Tuesday, moving students online and closing patios among other measures amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. Read more: Schools go online as Alberta adds more COVID-19 restrictions for 3 weeks Dr. Stephanie Smith, an infectious disease physician at the University of …

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Premier, Dr. Hinshaw to update Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout Monday

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

Albertans can expect an update on the province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout on Monday from the premier and chief medical officer of health. Premier Jason Kenney and Dr. Deena Hinshaw are set to speak at 4 p.m. The update will be live-streamed in this post. Alberta reached another single-day record …

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‘We can see it coming,’ doctor says as Alberta reports 1,731 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 1,731 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths from the disease on Sunday. All deaths included comorbidities: a man in his 40s in the South zone, a man in his 60s in the Calgary zone and a woman in her 80s in the Calgary zone. The …

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From Whoop-Up Days to Pride Fest: What southern Alberta events are happening this summer

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

Planning a major event takes time, and with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing on, organizers in southern Alberta are considering their options. Some have already cancelled, such as the Rotary Dragon Boat Festival and the Lethbridge International Air Show, while others are cautiously planning to move ahead. 2021 Lethridge Rotary …

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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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