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Thursday , 15 April 2021

COVID-19

Province continues expansion of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The province of Alberta is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination program and is now on pace to distribute more than 300,000 doses per week according to a statement from the provincial government on April 12. Bookings for Phase 2C which includes all health care professionals and their support staff opened at …

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Lakeland College Vermilion campus linked to 56 COVID cases

Submitted Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart, Lakeland College President and CEO. I am reaching out to our community to share an update on the COVID-19 outbreak that is affecting our Vermilion campus. On April 5, Alberta Health Services (AHS) declared an outbreak at the Vermilion campus and we are working with them …

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KERR: Social buy-in for more restrictions isn’t there

When Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the phased re-opening in January, I said to my husband that this needed to work because I didn’t think people would tolerate a third round of restrictions. On Tuesday, Kenney announced a rollback to phase 1 of the “plan”, if we must call it …

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Local fitness club plans to open despite restrictions

The owner of at least one local fitness centre plans to stay open despite yesterday’s announcement of renewed COVID-19 restrictions by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. As of 11:59 p.m. April 6, indoor adult fitness activities are once again limited to one-on-one training, with no drop in activities, no unsupervised individual …

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Outbreak declared at Lakeland College’s Vermilion campus

Alberta Health Services has declared an outbreak at Lakeland College’s Vermilion campus, the post-secondary said on Monday. There are over 10 active cases in students and faculty at Lakeland College with the Vermilion site being the outbreak location. Lakeland College said in a statement that classes for agricultural sciences, environmental …

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Province hits pause on AstraZeneca vaccine for those under 55

Alberta is pushing pause on further doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following further reports from Europe of a link between receiving the vaccine and blood clots. The vaccine will continue to be available to Albertans ages 55+, but will no longer be offered to Albertans below the age of …

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No restrictions easing at this time Health Minister says

Now is not the time to ease current health restrictions, Health Minister Tyler Shandro said on Monday afternoon. Shandro alluded to the hospital benchmarks being partially met because there needed to be fewer than 300 hospitalizations while those rates continue to decline. There are 280 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19, …

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