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Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Recent social media posts have fed into the notion that swabbing the throat with a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit might yield more accurate results against the Omicron variant than only testing for virus in the nostrils.
Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

The new COVID-19 variant was first detected in South Africa and has been declared a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization.
Children aged 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Children aged 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Children now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine.
Janssen COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta

Another option for COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta.
COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant, nursing mothers: experts

COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant, nursing mothers: experts

Hinshaw hosts town hall on COVID-19 vaccine and whether or not it is safe during pregnancy and beyond
Alberta reaches 80 per cent vax status

Alberta reaches 80 per cent vax status

More Albertans are getting vaccinated against COVID.
Offloading of mandatory vaccine decision 'extremely unfair'

Offloading of mandatory vaccine decision 'extremely unfair'

"We're shooting in the dark... it's very frustrating," says the St. Paul Education board chair, speaking to a provincial recommendation asking school authorities to create a mandatory vaccine policy for adults in schools.
Town of St. Paul will enforce REP for adult clubs at arenas and curling rink

Town of St. Paul will enforce REP for adult clubs at arenas and curling rink

The Town of St. Paul will be implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program at its arenas and curling rink during adult sport activities, but not during youth sport activities.
Respiratory illness outbreaks confirmed at two St. Paul schools

Respiratory illness outbreaks confirmed at two St. Paul schools

A total of five schools within St. Paul Education have reported over 10 per cent absenteeism, including both schools in Elk Point.
Town imposes new restriction on council meetings

Town imposes new restriction on council meetings

Bonnyville swimming pool also shifts to abide by new health measures.