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Canada secures millions more COVID-19 vaccine doses as Alberta pressures for more supply

Canada secures millions more COVID-19 vaccine doses as Alberta pressures for more supply

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has agreed to purchase another 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, bringing the total number of vaccines secured by the federal government this year to 80 million. “We are on track to have every Canadian who wants a vaccine receive one …

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Vaccine distribution, Washington riots are top topics during Trudeau call with premiers – National

Vaccine distribution, Washington riots are top topics during Trudeau call with premiers - National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the country’s provincial and territorial premiers met via teleconference Thursday afternoon for about an hour — and improving vaccine distribution was the top topic. But they also turned their attention to the recent events in Washington, D.C. “(The prime minister) emphasized the need to …

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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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Edmonton ups COVID-19 enforcement, praises province for ‘prudent’ extension of restrictions – Edmonton

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Edmonton’s Emergency Advisory Committee heard an update on the COVID-19 situation Thursday. As of Jan. 7, the Edmonton zone had 5,465 active cases of COVID-19, 455 people were in Edmonton hospitals because of the novel coronavirus (64 of whom were in intensive care) and a total of 646 people …

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Alberta ‘not in a position’ to relax all COVID-19 public health measures: Jason Kenney

Alberta ‘not in a position’ to relax all COVID-19 public health measures: Jason Kenney

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the province is not in a place right now to relax the COVID-19 public health measures that were put in place last month. Current restrictions put in place in mid-December include a ban on in-person dining and limit grocery and retail stores to 15 …

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Kenney expresses support for safe travel during COVID-19 pandemic despite his government’s website advisory

Kenney expresses support for safe travel during COVID-19 pandemic despite his government’s website advisory

Amid a public outcry over members of his government ignoring an advisory to avoid non-essential travel, Premier Jason Kenney suggested Wednesday that he is in favour of people travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic if they do so safely. “I think we need to support safe travel,” he said in …

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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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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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‘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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Albertans angry over COVID-19 travel scandal, feel consequences came too late

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Outrage has been building over the past few days, as many Albertans are still furious that MLAs and senior staff travelled abroad during the pandemic. Businesses are shocked members of government went against the public health rules they’ve been accommodating — at a moment’s notice — all year. Read …

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