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COVID-19: Springbank coach pens petition urging school board to allow tournaments

COVID-19: Springbank coach pens petition urging school board to allow tournaments

Basketball coach Brian Hunter has had more than 1,300 sign in support his call on Rocky View Schools to reverse limited play decision
Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Recent social media posts have fed into the notion that swabbing the throat with a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit might yield more accurate results against the Omicron variant than only testing for virus in the nostrils.
New COVID-19 death reported in Cochrane as cases climb

New COVID-19 death reported in Cochrane as cases climb

The number of active COVID-19 cases increase by four in the past week and another death was recorded. The province's case data now, as of Nov. 30, shows Cochrane has 62 active cases and a total of eight deaths.
COVID-19 exposures in Cochrane schools

COVID-19 exposures in Cochrane schools

Fireside School's outbreak continues with new warning issued Nov. 29
Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

The new COVID-19 variant was first detected in South Africa and has been declared a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization.
Local parents weigh in on vaccine approval for kids

Local parents weigh in on vaccine approval for kids

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged five to 11 and the province could begin offering initial doses as early as this week.
Children aged 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Children aged 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Children now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine.
Janssen COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta

Another option for COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta.
Province steps in to help school authorities and students

Province steps in to help school authorities and students

Education minister Adriana LaGrange announced Oct. 27 that the weight of high school diploma exams will be decreased this year and Alberta school authorities will receive funding to support students in Grades 2 and 3 who have experienced learning disruptions in developing literacy and numeracy skills due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant, nursing mothers: experts

COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant, nursing mothers: experts

Hinshaw hosts town hall on COVID-19 vaccine and whether or not it is safe during pregnancy and beyond