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Alberta's top doctor adds clarity to six-week extension of COVID-19 restrictions

Alberta's top doctor adds clarity to six-week extension of COVID-19 restrictions

Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Friday that when the Sept. 27 date approaches, the province will only proceed with lifting the restrictions if it is safe to do so as Alberta continues to monitor the Delta variant.
COVID-19 WCB claims make up 11.3 per cent of all claims in 2021

COVID-19 WCB claims make up 11.3 per cent of all claims in 2021

Health-services workers make up 32 per cent of the total COVID-19-related claims filed in the province.
St. Albert employer ponders Critical Worker Benefit, extended to Aug. 31

St. Albert employer ponders Critical Worker Benefit, extended to Aug. 31

The benefit is available for workers in eligible occupations, with an eligible employer, who worked at least 300 hours between Oct. 12, 2020, and Jan. 31, 2021, and who have earned a gross hourly wage of $25 or less.
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.