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Life with chronic COVID-19 symptoms has taken a toll on these St. Albertans

Life with chronic COVID-19 symptoms has taken a toll on these St. Albertans

Long-term effects can be debilitating and isolating, residents say.
COVID-19 forcing elementary counsellors to adjust

COVID-19 forcing elementary counsellors to adjust

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the provincial government to implement fierce restrictions that prevent students from experiencing in-person learning.
'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.
Province rolls out rapid COVID-19 test kits for small, medium businesses

Province rolls out rapid COVID-19 test kits for small, medium businesses

Screening is optional, and businesses do not have to be a chamber member to apply for a test kit.
St. Albert businesses irate over latest round of COVID-19 restrictions

St. Albert businesses irate over latest round of COVID-19 restrictions

"It just seems redundant, and I hate to use the word abusive, but it just seems to be an abuse of small business," said Paddy's owner Ken Shebib.
Provincial support for small business falls short, say resort owners

Provincial support for small business falls short, say resort owners

“They give us $20,000 like they’re big heroes. Yesterday, I paid our rent, gas, electricity and taxes – (the bills are) over $20,000,” said Switner.
St. Albert now first in province for vaccination rates

St. Albert now first in province for vaccination rates

The COVID-19 case count dropped to 155 on Tuesday, the lowest for the city since April 10.
St. Albert looks to residents for ideas to combat future tax increases

St. Albert looks to residents for ideas to combat future tax increases

"We don't want to try and solve this in isolation. We want to work with community as much as we can, in an effort to identify opportunities for revenue growth."
Council to see rest of major fiscal review next week

Council to see rest of major fiscal review next week

Deeper dive into city operations, longer-term strategies
Swim charge marginalizes families, residents say

Swim charge marginalizes families, residents say

Councillor bringing forward motion to lower rates May 3 after city lists $175 charge for household family swimming