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Alberta health minister says vaccine schedule to take hit from manufacturing delays

Alberta health minister says vaccine schedule to take hit from manufacturing delays

EDMONTON — Alberta's health minister says it will take longer than expected to start immunizing seniors over 75 outside long-term care homes due to a delay in manufacturing one of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Province announce soft easement of health measures

Province announce soft easement of health measures

“We need everyone's cooperation to stay within the rules," said Minister of Health Tyler Shandro. "Don’t bend the rules to fit you, they’re not designed to be flexible.”
The home grown effect has helped Albertans cope with COVID-19

The home grown effect has helped Albertans cope with COVID-19

'There is a wonderful purpose behind being a plant parent'
Experts say stretching out time between COVID-19 vaccine doses in Alberta reasonable

Experts say stretching out time between COVID-19 vaccine doses in Alberta reasonable

CALGARY — Infectious disease experts say it makes sense for Alberta to stretch the amount of time between first and second doses beyond what's spelled out on the labels of the two approved COVID-19 vaccines.
Family lodges criminal complaint against Cargill in COVID-19 death

Family lodges criminal complaint against Cargill in COVID-19 death

No charges have been laid
Alberta ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations, paramedics on priority list for shots

Alberta ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations, paramedics on priority list for shots

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the province is ramping up and expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to inoculate paramedics and other emergency service workers.
Alberta's capacity to vaccinate for COVID-19 will soon outstrip supply

Alberta's capacity to vaccinate for COVID-19 will soon outstrip supply

On Monday, Premier Jason Kenney said the province's supply of the vaccine will run out a week from now, "unless we get a huge surprise shipment."
Canada's first case of South African COVID-19 variant found in Alberta

Canada's first case of South African COVID-19 variant found in Alberta

Canada's first case of a new, more infectious variant of COVID-19 that surfaced in South Africa was found in Alberta on Friday, the same day two Atlantic provinces tightened their boundaries and Ontario warned tough new measures may be on the way if
Cold Lake mayor says Florida trip wasn't a holiday

Cold Lake mayor says Florida trip wasn't a holiday

Cold Lake Mayor Craig Copeland defends trip with dad
Alberta students to return to school in-person next week

Alberta students to return to school in-person next week

On Thursday, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the province would be following its original schedule for students to return to classrooms on Monday, Jan. 11.