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'A firecracker:' Colleagues mourn Edmonton-area care aide who died from COVID-19

'A firecracker:' Colleagues mourn Edmonton-area care aide who died from COVID-19

"She was kind of goofy and sarcastic a little bit, but sweet as a pie."
City lays out investigation process for Coun. Hughes' Mexico trip

City lays out investigation process for Coun. Hughes' Mexico trip

In October, council voted to not renew its contract with its integrity commissioner after concerns about whether investigations done in the past were valid and worth the money. Instead, city staff and council will determine whether an independent investigation against a councillor is necessary.
Five deaths linked to Youville Home COVID-19 outbreak

Five deaths linked to Youville Home COVID-19 outbreak

"Our residents and their families are part of the community at Youville Home. Our teams mourn the loss of each resident. We offer our deepest condolences to the families, friends and caregivers of those we’ve lost during this pandemic," wrote Cecilia Marion, senior director of operations at the Youville Home, in an email to the Gazette on Tuesday.
Alberta ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations, paramedics on priority list for shots

Alberta ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations, paramedics on priority list for shots

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the province is ramping up and expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to inoculate paramedics and other emergency service workers.
Alberta's capacity to vaccinate for COVID-19 will soon outstrip supply

Alberta's capacity to vaccinate for COVID-19 will soon outstrip supply

On Monday, Premier Jason Kenney said the province's supply of the vaccine will run out a week from now, "unless we get a huge surprise shipment."
Is it safe to be on the Sturgeon River? Definitely not, city officials say

Is it safe to be on the Sturgeon River? Definitely not, city officials say

St. Albertans remember skating on the Sturgeon River, so what's changed?
Canada's first case of South African COVID-19 variant found in Alberta

Canada's first case of South African COVID-19 variant found in Alberta

Canada's first case of a new, more infectious variant of COVID-19 that surfaced in South Africa was found in Alberta on Friday, the same day two Atlantic provinces tightened their boundaries and Ontario warned tough new measures may be on the way if
Cold Lake mayor says Florida trip wasn't a holiday

Cold Lake mayor says Florida trip wasn't a holiday

Cold Lake Mayor Craig Copeland defends trip with dad
"Trust must be repaired": Kenney responds to travel scandal amid low poll rankings

"Trust must be repaired": Kenney responds to travel scandal amid low poll rankings

"(The) buck stops with me," Kenney said
Alberta doctors ask for vaccine priority for staff in COVID-19 hospital units

Alberta doctors ask for vaccine priority for staff in COVID-19 hospital units

Alberta Health said in a statement that the province has received about 60,000 doses of vaccine and officials are rolling those out as they come in.