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Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — A COVID-19 vaccination clinic for thousands of workers at a southern Alberta beef-packing plant isn't going ahead as planned due to a lack of vaccine.
Alberta passes bill to give all workers paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

Alberta passes bill to give all workers paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

EDMONTON — Alberta has passed legislation that will give all workers three hours of paid, job-protected leave to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Labour Minister Jason Copping says Bill 71 will reduce barriers for Alberta workers to get vaccinated.
Kenney comment a "small story" compared to bigger COVID picture

Kenney comment a "small story" compared to bigger COVID picture

Premier linked Athabasca school outbreak to party where virus had “100 per cent attack rate” 
Hundreds of area residents in isolation as COVID cases soar

Hundreds of area residents in isolation as COVID cases soar

Numerous Chinook's Edge Schools on outbreak, alert status
Alberta begins rolling out AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for those aged 40 or older

Alberta begins rolling out AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for those aged 40 or older

EDMONTON — Alberta will officially allow people as young as 40 to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday, with some pharmacies already opening up on Monday.
Five active cases of COVID-19 in Saddle Lake are UK variant

Five active cases of COVID-19 in Saddle Lake are UK variant

Nearly 900 vaccines have been administered in Saddle Lake.
UK variant confirmed in Saddle Lake

UK variant confirmed in Saddle Lake

Only one active case of COVID-19 reported in Saddle Lake, as of April 13.
Athabasca case rate highest in Alberta by far

Athabasca case rate highest in Alberta by far

As COVID numbers rise, mayors, reeve and MLA ask for patience and cooperation
Picking up masks can bring all Albertans together

Picking up masks can bring all Albertans together

Organizer urges everyone to support the grassroots campaign, and reduce mask pollution
Kenney pleas for COVID-19 compliance

Kenney pleas for COVID-19 compliance

“All of our leading indicators are telling us now that we are in a significant new wave of COVID-19."