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Hinshaw offers COVID-safe tips for Halloween

Hinshaw offers COVID-safe tips for Halloween

COVID numbers continue to fall in St. Albert
Province to only report youth COVID deaths after review process: Hinshaw

Province to only report youth COVID deaths after review process: Hinshaw

“The initial report of the death of the 14-year-old included COVID as a secondary cause. We have now received additional information that indicates COVID was not a cause of death,” said Hinshaw.
Case numbers fall, but fourth wave not over yet: Hinshaw

Case numbers fall, but fourth wave not over yet: Hinshaw

Another St. Albertan has died from COVID-19 this past week.
COVID outbreak sends Wild Rose students home

COVID outbreak sends Wild Rose students home

Board chair calls for contact tracing by province
Two more COVID deaths in St. Albert

Two more COVID deaths in St. Albert

Local case count shows a slight drop from last week.
Advance polling opens today; city eyes COVID-19 measures for upcoming election

Advance polling opens today; city eyes COVID-19 measures for upcoming election

St. Albert’s returning officer David Leflar encouraged electors to vote, arguing the election is one of the most important St. Albert has had “for quite some time.”
Sturgeon Hospital sidewalk chalk spreads positivity

Sturgeon Hospital sidewalk chalk spreads positivity

Orissa Shima, the nurses’ union representative for the Sturgeon, described the atmosphere in the hospital as one of "exhaustion," highlighting the Alberta government's lack of adequate response.
'State of crisis:' Medical group calls for lockdowns in Alberta and Saskatchewan

'State of crisis:' Medical group calls for lockdowns in Alberta and Saskatchewan

"Early relaxation of public-health measures has left two crumbling health-care systems in their wake and the dire realities are now in full view," said Dr. Katharine Smart, president of the Canadian Medical Association.
Alberta's Kenney rejects new health rules as COVID-19 cripples hospitals

Alberta's Kenney rejects new health rules as COVID-19 cripples hospitals

“If we were to bring in widespread restrictions, [they] would most likely be complied with by people who are vaccinated, but we would likely see large scale non-compliance among the unvaccinated population. That wouldn’t necessarily get us much further ahead,” said the premier.
All city staff must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 25

All city staff must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 25

The province's vaccine passport system, referred to as the "restriction exemption program," detailed vaccine requirements for customers, but not employees. St. Albert has adopted a new mandate to expand the program.