Wednesday , 3 March 2021


Two more deaths in Lakeland region

Two more residents of Lakeland communities have died of COVID-19 according to the province’s virus tracker map. Eight people in Lac-La-Biche, three people in Bonnyville, three people in St. Paul, six people in Smoky Lake, two people in Two Hills, and two people in Vermilion bring the region’s death toll …

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St. Paul Fire to lobby province for vaccine access

Firefighters are asking for the community’s support in pressuring the provincial government to put them on the priority list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when doses become available again. In a brief presentation to St. Paul town council at the regular meeting Jan. 25, Fire Chief Trevor Kotowich said the …

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Vermilion Continuing Care experiencing COVID outbreak

On January 24, Vermilion’s Continuing Care Centre (CCC) was designated with COVID-19 outbreak status. AHS Central Zone’s Senior Communications Advisor, Yolanda Genu, could not confirm how many cases there were or whether they were staff or residents, saying case numbers for outbreaks change rapidly and often. On Tuesday, AHS added …

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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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