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Banff Marathon returns after year-and-a-half hiatus due to COVID-19

Banff Marathon returns after year-and-a-half hiatus due to COVID-19

“People want to get out, be active and do what they love,” he said. “One of our COVID plans was to move all of our activities outside. We had an expo to get their package at Fenlands (Recreation Centre) and there were speakers, so we had everything outside this year. … We found a way to make it safe and people are ecstatic to get back at the marathon.”
Alberta to bring in COVID-19 passport, declares health emergency

Alberta to bring in COVID-19 passport, declares health emergency

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing a COVID-19 crisis that is collapsing the province's health-care system, says his government will implement a vaccine passport.
'Open for summer plan' hinges on vaccination rates

'Open for summer plan' hinges on vaccination rates

Restrictions will be eased as more Albertans get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with a complete reopening expected for early July.
Alberta reports first case of another new variant as daily COVID-19 cases rise

Alberta reports first case of another new variant as daily COVID-19 cases rise

EDMONTON — Alberta has recorded its first case of a new COVID-19 variant that is wreaking havoc in India as the province deals with another surge in cases. Dr.
Alberta passes bill to give all workers paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

Alberta passes bill to give all workers paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

EDMONTON — Alberta has passed legislation that will give all workers three hours of paid, job-protected leave to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Labour Minister Jason Copping says Bill 71 will reduce barriers for Alberta workers to get vaccinated.
Kenney comment a "small story" compared to bigger COVID picture

Kenney comment a "small story" compared to bigger COVID picture

Premier linked Athabasca school outbreak to party where virus had “100 per cent attack rate” 
Hundreds of area residents in isolation as COVID cases soar

Hundreds of area residents in isolation as COVID cases soar

Numerous Chinook's Edge Schools on outbreak, alert status
Alberta begins rolling out AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for those aged 40 or older

Alberta begins rolling out AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for those aged 40 or older

EDMONTON — Alberta will officially allow people as young as 40 to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday, with some pharmacies already opening up on Monday.
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