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Alberta sets sombre new record Sunday with 22 COVID-19 deaths announced

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On Sunday, Alberta hit a grim milestone. Alberta Health reported the largest number of COVID-19-related deaths announced in a 24-hour period since the pandemic hit the province. There were a total of 22 deaths related to the virus, as well as 1,717 new cases. Here is a summary of …

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Calgary, Edmonton protesters rally against COVID-19 measures as Alberta adds 1,590 new cases

Calgarians gather to protest government restrictions intended to stop the spread of COVID-19, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020.

As Alberta added 1,590 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 13 deaths related to the disease, protests took place in Calgary and Edmonton against stronger restrictions set to take place in the province midnight Sunday. There are now 20,072 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, the majority …

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Edmonton COVID-19 committee recommends circuit-breaker lockdown amid rising cases, hospitalizations – Edmonton

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Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson called a special city council meeting Tuesday morning, where councillors and health officials discussed potential measures the city could take to slow the spread of COVID-19, amid rising growth in the city and across the province. Interim city manager Adam Laughlin presented what he called …

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U of A students helping Edmonton businesses go digital as part of COVID-19 recovery push – Edmonton

U of A students helping Edmonton businesses go digital as part of COVID-19 recovery push - Edmonton

As COVID-19 increases the urge for many to shop online, the University of Alberta has partnered with the City of Edmonton to help local businesses improve their presence on the web. The Making Edmonton Digital program aims to get small businesses that may not have been able to make …

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Coronavirus: Edmonton extends mandatory mask bylaw until December 2021 – Edmonton

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Edmonton city council has voted to extend its mandatory face covering bylaw until Dec. 31, 2021. The bylaw can be rescinded if needed. The extension passed in a vote of 12 to one. Coun. Mike Nickel was the only councillor to vote no. When the city’s face covering bylaw …

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Edmontonians asked to help as city sees ‘rapid and aggressive’ growth in 2nd COVID-19 wave – Edmonton

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The City of Edmonton said it is currently considering what it can do within the municipality’s mandate to slow the spread of COVID-19. The city held an emergency advisory committee meeting Thursday morning, during which interim city manager Adam Laughlin provided an update on the city’s COVID-19 response. It …

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MacEwan University outbreak sees 12 students in Theatre Arts program test positive for COVID-19 – Edmonton

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An outbreak at MacEwan University in Edmonton has resulted in 12 positive cases in students who were in the same program, according to officials at the school. The outbreak was declared on Friday by Alberta Health Services, and an update from the university said that 12 students, part of …

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City of Edmonton announces new measures to address rise in COVID-19 cases – Edmonton

City of Edmonton announces new measures to address rise in COVID-19 cases - Edmonton

One week after Alberta’s chief medical officer of health made suggestions for steps people can take to address an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Edmonton, the city announced it is taking additional measures to address the situation. “We continue to be concerned by the continuing increase in case numbers,” …

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Possible new COVID-19 restrictions in Edmonton likely won’t look like the old ones

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COVID-19 restrictions have kept Tyson Boyd’s business closed since March. He doesn’t like hearing indications that restrictions in Edmonton may get stricter. “It’s unfortunate,” Boyd said. “We would like to see a little more light at the end of the tunnel and not see the target continuously move back.” …

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85 additional cases of COVID-19 in Alberta Tuesday, over half of them recorded in the Edmonton zone

85 additional cases of COVID-19 in Alberta Tuesday, over half of them recorded in the Edmonton zone

Alberta Health officials released the latest numbers of COVID-19 in the province Tuesday, where 85 additional cases and three new deaths were recorded. Two men in their 70s in the Calgary zone, as well as one woman in her 80s in the North zone, died from COVID-19, although none were …

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