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COVID-19: Union alleges at least 2 St. Albert fire chiefs vaccinated before firefighters

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At least two St. Albert fire chiefs and/or deputy chiefs got their COVID-19 vaccine ahead of firefighters actively working in the field, according to the local union. Warren Gresik is the president of IAFF Local 2130, which represents 116 people. He said members have come forward with at least …

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AHS warns Albertans over 75 of scam offering vaccine appointments for money

AHS warns Albertans over 75 of scam offering vaccine appointments for money

Albertans over the age of 75 in the general population are still waiting for their opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19, however some people have been getting calls telling them they can make their appointment — if they pay for it. In a tweet Wednesday evening, Alberta Health Services …

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Booze and no shoes: Inside the Vancouver ‘makeshift nightclub’ that flouted COVID-19 orders

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When guests arrived at what Vancouver police have described as a “makeshift nightclub” inside a downtown penthouse apartment last month, they were told to remove their shoes to prevent making noise. Exotic dancers were spinning on a stripper pole than ran from the second floor down to the first …

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Lethbridge College researchers working on homegrown solution to potential antibiotics crisis

Lethbridge College researchers working on homegrown solution to potential antibiotics crisis

A potential health crisis is more likely as infectious diseases become increasingly immune to current antibiotic treatments, according to experts. Researchers from Lethbridge College are collecting and testing more than a thousand species of plants that are native to Alberta to find out if they can be a part …

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Canada adds 3,235 new coronavirus cases, 142 deaths as total infections near 790K – National

Canada adds 3,235 new coronavirus cases, 142 deaths as total infections near 790K - National

Health officials across the country reported 3,235 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, as the total number of infections reached 789,654. Another 142 people have died in Canada after testing positive for COVID-19, pushing the country’s death toll to 20,355. However, more than 720,000 people have recovered …

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Coronavirus testing on the decline in Saskatchewan

COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan over the past two and a half months.

As new daily coronavirus cases, actives cases and other epidemiological markers appear to be trending downwards in Saskatchewan, so does one other important measure: testing. “We have a pandemic that’s taking effect in our province that includes a lot of people who will be mildly symptomatic or potentially not …

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Front-line workers awaiting guidance regarding COVID-19 variant now in New Brunswick – New Brunswick

Front-line workers awaiting guidance regarding COVID-19 variant now in New Brunswick - New Brunswick

Now that a COVID-19 variant has been confirmed in New Brunswick, front-line staff in both health care and the classroom are awaiting guidance on what needs to be done next to keep people safe. Three cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, which was first discovered in the U.K., were reported …

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Sixteen new COVID-19 deaths, 414 new cases, as variant confirmed at B.C. high school

Sixteen new COVID-19 deaths, 414 new cases, as variant confirmed at B.C. high school

British Columbia marked its deadliest day of COVID-19 reporting since Jan. 1, with 16 deaths and 414 new cases on Wednesday. It marked the fifth consecutive day that new cases were below 500, and left the seven-day average for daily new cases at 437. Of the new cases, 108 …

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Coronavirus: Orange alert level could become new baseline for New Brunswick – New Brunswick

Coronavirus: Orange alert level could become new baseline for New Brunswick - New Brunswick

For much of the COVID-19 pandemic, yellow has been the goal for New Brunswickers. In the colour-coded alert system, yellow has acted as a baseline, the phase with the least restrictions attached to it. But comments from the province’s chief medical officer of health and the minister of health …

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Coronavirus: Riverview winter carnival gets creative amid COVID-19 – National

Coronavirus: Riverview winter carnival gets creative amid COVID-19 - National

The town of Riverview, N.B., has had to overhaul its winter carnival plans amid COVID-19, but has come up with a safe way to add a little magic to their festivities. With typical large gatherings on skating rinks and sliding hills off the table amid the red phase of …

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