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Lethbridge police not taking ‘heavy-handed’ approach in COVID-19 enforcement – Lethbridge

Lethbridge police not taking ‘heavy-handed’ approach in COVID-19 enforcement - Lethbridge

On Thursday, Lethbridge police confirmed they have issued two fines to the organizer of Tuesday’s anti-COVID restrictions rally, which took place in front of city hall. The Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) issued the organizer two tickets over mandatory health measures in relation to COVID-19. Mike Hoffman, the organizer of …

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Alberta records 811 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, 12 additional deaths

Alberta records 811 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, 12 additional deaths

On Sunday, Alberta Health reported 811 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, as well as 12 additional fatalities related to the disease, including a woman in her 30s. The additional 811 cases came from 12,302 tests performed on Jan. 9, resulting in a provincial positivity rate of 6.6 …

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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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Alberta records 989 new cases of COVID-19, 31 additional deaths

Alberta records 989 new cases of COVID-19, 31 additional deaths

On Saturday, Alberta recorded an additional 989 new cases of COVID-19, plus 31 additional fatalities related to the disease. There was an increase in active case numbers provincially, with Alberta now sitting at 14,437 currently active cases. Saturday’s numbers show there have been just 149 additional recoveries over the …

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Kenney clarifies he doesn’t encourage travel during pandemic despite thinking it’s safe, good for the economy

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Premier Jason Kenney reiterated on Thursday that he believes travelling by air during the COVID-19 pandemic is safer than going to a grocery store, but clarified he does not encourage Albertans to travel during the health crisis. “I’m not telling people to travel,” the premier said while speaking to …

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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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COVID-19: No clear answer on when Alberta’s public health restrictions will be lifted

COVID-19: No clear answer on when Alberta’s public health restrictions will be lifted

The short answer is that at this point, no decision has been made regarding when any of the current COVID-19 measures, guidelines and restrictions in Alberta will be lifted. The long answer is, it’s complicated. Like much of the world, a number of restrictions remain in place in Alberta …

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Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout rate and the plan to ramp it up

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It has been three weeks since the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Alberta. Now, three weeks later, people can start receiving their second dose to be fully vaccinated. The number of Albertans receiving a COVID-19 vaccination is on the rise but it’s only slowly getting …

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Alberta records 400 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, reduced testing around New Year’s Day

Alberta records 400 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, reduced testing around New Year’s Day

While Alberta had a much smaller increase in its COVID-19 case count Sunday, the estimated number of tests was also significantly lower than normal due to New Year’s Day. Dr. Deena Hinshaw shared an early update online related to preliminary COVID-19 numbers disease Sunday morning. There were an estimated …

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Alberta records an estimated 900 cases of COVID-19 Saturday

Alberta records an estimated 900 cases of COVID-19 Saturday

There were an estimated 900 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Alberta on Saturday, Jan. 2. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the provincial chief medical officer of health, shared the stats on her Twitter account. The estimated 900 cases came from approximately 12,700 laboratory tests, giving a positivity rate of around …

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