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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.
Provincial budget could mean higher taxes for St. Albert, pressure to find new revenue

Provincial budget could mean higher taxes for St. Albert, pressure to find new revenue

Cuts to provincial grants, expanding responsibilities impacting city's ability to fund growth projects
In-school COVID transmission rare, says premier

In-school COVID transmission rare, says premier

"Virus had a 100 per cent attack rate" at Athabasca birthday party
City supports should have come sooner, some St. Albert businesses say

City supports should have come sooner, some St. Albert businesses say

"When your sales are down by that much, and you've had it over a year ... it's almost too late," local business owner says
St. Albert council approves $100K for COVID-19 business resiliency program

St. Albert council approves $100K for COVID-19 business resiliency program

"I do agree that it's late but we're getting it done now," said Mayor Cathy Heron
Sixteen more cases of COVID-19 in St. Albert on Friday

Sixteen more cases of COVID-19 in St. Albert on Friday

Across Alberta, another 1,521 cases were diagnosed overnight.
EPC school outbreak reaches 97

EPC school outbreak reaches 97

All Athabasca students shifted to online learning today
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
City councillor Ken MacKay announces bid for re-election

City councillor Ken MacKay announces bid for re-election

"As we move out of the pandemic, we're going to be facing larger impacts associated to the new reality … I believe it’s important that there’s some continuity as we move forward.”
Several bars, restaurants voluntarily suspend in-person dining as COVID-19 cases increase

Several bars, restaurants voluntarily suspend in-person dining as COVID-19 cases increase

At least seven restaurants and bars in Canmore took the precautionary measure to close, or stop in-person dining, to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Only a few reported a confirmed case, while others cited contact tracing as part of the reason for their decision.