Thursday , 21 January 2021


Some health restrictions eased, hair salons allowed to open Monday

The Alberta Government has loosened some restrictions that will start next Monday. Personal and wellness services will be allowed to open by appointment only, Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced on Thursday afternoon, which includes hair salons, esthetics, tattoo parlours, and cosmetic treatments. While indoor gatherings remain prohibited, up to 10 …

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St. Paul Co-op Pharmacy closed after COVID-19 case

The pharmacy at the St. Paul food store is closed after a an employee tested positive for COVID-19 according to General Manager for Cornerstone Co-op Graham Getz. “We worked with AHS contact tracers to reach out to all team members who may have been in close contact,” said Getz. According …

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Outbreak at Vermilion Valley Lodge officially over

Alberta Minister of Health, Tyler Shandro declared the Covid-19 outbreak at Vermilion Valley Lodge over today. “Of the eight total cases (three residents and five staff), all have made a full recovery,” said recreation director, Brittany Lysons. For perspective on nearby living quarters, the Vermilion Valley Lodge has 84 rooms …

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Lac La Biche and Cold Lake both report COVID-19 deaths

Active and total case counts continue to rise across the Lakeland with St. Paul and Lac La Biche both seeing increases to both the active and total number of cases in their regions. Lac La Biche and Cold Lake also each reported one death from COVID-19. Lac La Biche has …

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Two more weeks of restrictions: Kenney

In-person schooling will resume on Jan. 11 as planned, but the restrictions on social gatherings and businesses imposed before Christmas will remain in place for at least another two weeks according to Premier Jason Kenney on Jan. 7. “The decision to resuming in-class learning on January 11 is based on …

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No new cases at Sunnyside; visitors by appointment only

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 linked to St. Paul’s Sunnyside Manor since Dec. 26. According to M.D. of St. Paul Foundation CAO Brigitte Sakaluk, a hospitalized resident was confirmed to have the virus on Dec. 24. Following that, all staff and residents from the lodge were tested …

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