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$1,200 one-time payment for critical workers in Alberta

$1,200 one-time payment for critical workers in Alberta

Thousands of Albertans working on the frontlines during the pandemic will receive a one-time $1,200 payment from the government.
Alberta variant cases now at 68; province says strict testing and tracking in place

Alberta variant cases now at 68; province says strict testing and tracking in place

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, said two of the new cases have potentially exposed two Calgary zone schools.
Outbreak deaths at Youville Home rise to 19

Outbreak deaths at Youville Home rise to 19

On Monday, Youville reported that 74 of the 189 residents in the home had contracted COVID-19 since the outbreak began, as well as 55 staff members. Eleven residents and five staff members were still considered active cases, while 44 residents and 50 staff members had recovered. Nineteen residents have died, according to the home.
Alberta at standoff with church over COVID rules; medical chief says can't intervene

Alberta at standoff with church over COVID rules; medical chief says can't intervene

EDMONTON — Alberta’s top doctor says her hands are tied when it comes to a rural church that is defying public COVID-19 health orders by hosting Sunday services with hundreds of maskless congregants. Chief medical health officer Dr.
Mayor Cathy Heron on keeping focused on the work ahead

Mayor Cathy Heron on keeping focused on the work ahead

Heron reflects on the last year and opportunities ahead for St. Albert
St. Albertans dealing with grief and loss during pandemic

St. Albertans dealing with grief and loss during pandemic

Free group grief counselling offered Feb. 1
West-end servicing approved for $25 mil

West-end servicing approved for $25 mil

Borrowing will have no impact to taxpayers, city confirms
New framework to identify benchmarks for when restrictions can be lifted is coming

New framework to identify benchmarks for when restrictions can be lifted is coming

Dr. Hinshaw says hospitalization rate from COVID-19 is now down to early December levels
St. Albert council dismisses three code of conduct complaints

St. Albert council dismisses three code of conduct complaints

Council voted unanimously to dismiss all three complaints against members of council who travelled outside of the city during the pandemic
Union boss wants meat-plant workers on early COVID-19 vaccine list

Union boss wants meat-plant workers on early COVID-19 vaccine list

CALGARY — The president of a union representing employees at some of the largest meat-packing plants in the country says there needs to be a discussion about making the COVID-19 vaccine more readily available to essential workers.