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Athabasca case rate highest in Alberta by far

Athabasca case rate highest in Alberta by far

As COVID numbers rise, mayors, reeve and MLA ask for patience and cooperation
Picking up masks can bring all Albertans together

Picking up masks can bring all Albertans together

Organizer urges everyone to support the grassroots campaign, and reduce mask pollution
Kenney pleas for COVID-19 compliance

Kenney pleas for COVID-19 compliance

“All of our leading indicators are telling us now that we are in a significant new wave of COVID-19."
Several bars, restaurants voluntarily suspend in-person dining as COVID-19 cases increase

Several bars, restaurants voluntarily suspend in-person dining as COVID-19 cases increase

At least seven restaurants and bars in Canmore took the precautionary measure to close, or stop in-person dining, to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Only a few reported a confirmed case, while others cited contact tracing as part of the reason for their decision.
Rise in COVID-19 variants a 'wake-up call' but no lockdown coming: Alberta premier

Rise in COVID-19 variants a 'wake-up call' but no lockdown coming: Alberta premier

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says rising cases of more contagious COVID-19 variants should be a "wake-up call" but his government won't impose harsh measures such as curfews or stay-at-home orders.
Lac La Biche pharmacy getting requests from outside the area for vaccine

Lac La Biche pharmacy getting requests from outside the area for vaccine

One area pharmacist says he has received phone calls from as far as Edmonton, asking if they can book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine.
One of Okotoks area's first COVID victims, feels blessed, worried

One of Okotoks area's first COVID victims, feels blessed, worried

Leah Beingessner healthy one year after being diagnosed with COVID
Rapid tests rolling out in schools

Rapid tests rolling out in schools

The minister said the rapid testing program can allow for students and staff to be tested during the day without disruption to their daily routines. It can take as little as 15 minutes to get the results of a rapid test.
Albertans rush to book vaccines

Albertans rush to book vaccines

“This is great news and will go a long way in protecting those who are most vulnerable to severe outcomes from this virus."
Alberta continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Alberta continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions

"Each time we ease restrictions we increase opportunities for COVID-19 to spread if we do not continue to follow the important preventive measures required for each activity."