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Local businesses clamber under weight of latest COVID guidelines

Local businesses clamber under weight of latest COVID guidelines

With over 20,000 active COVID-19 cases in the province and an announcement from Premier Jason Kenney introducing a new proof of vaccination program, many local businesses are clambering to figure out a solution to keep their operations afloat.
Proof of vaccination cards available tomorrow

Proof of vaccination cards available tomorrow

Starting Sept. 20, some businesses must follow one of two options
'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.
Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — A COVID-19 vaccination clinic for thousands of workers at a southern Alberta beef-packing plant isn't going ahead as planned due to a lack of vaccine.
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