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Update: Long term care residents roll up their sleeves as Alberta begins distributing 16,900 doses of Moderna vaccine

Update: Long term care residents roll up their sleeves as Alberta begins distributing 16,900 doses of Moderna vaccine

Moderna vaccine doses have arrived in Alberta and will be offered to residents in continuing care facilities starting before the new year.
Alberta missed COVID-19 vaccination goal but is picking up the pace: Kenney

Alberta missed COVID-19 vaccination goal but is picking up the pace: Kenney

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the province missed its initial COVID-19 vaccination goal, but it is working as close to around the clock as possible to catch up.
Okotoks area doctors answer COVID-19 vaccine questions

Okotoks area doctors answer COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vegreville councillor shares frightening COVID experience

Vegreville councillor shares frightening COVID experience

'These people saved my life'
Alberta sees fewer new COVID cases; top doc says reason is fewer tests on Christmas

Alberta sees fewer new COVID cases; top doc says reason is fewer tests on Christmas

EDMONTON — Alberta's chief medical officer of health says there were an estimated 500 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Boxing Day, but she cautions the low number is a result of fewer tests being performed on Christmas Day. Dr.
2021: Alberta eyes post-COVID economic rebound but faces big budget questions

2021: Alberta eyes post-COVID economic rebound but faces big budget questions

EDMONTON — Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews says the goal in 2021 is to get vaccines out and put the COVID-19 pandemic in the rear-view mirror, then work to fix a battered and beleaguered economy.
Supreme Court declines to hear bid for injunction in flight refund case

Supreme Court declines to hear bid for injunction in flight refund case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada won't hear a case linked to a challenge about air passenger refunds for flights cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 vaccine rolls out across the province

COVID-19 vaccine rolls out across the province

Edmonton, Calgary sites will receive new vaccine doses in coming days
Single Albertans can visit one other house over the holidays

Single Albertans can visit one other house over the holidays

"It will make a world of difference for single Albertans who otherwise would not be able to visit their families over Christmas," Kenney said.
Judge dismisses application for injunction against Alberta's COVID-19 rules

Judge dismisses application for injunction against Alberta's COVID-19 rules

The judge said the case had some merit and wasn't vexatious. But she also said she wasn't sure there has been irreparable harm, so there wasn't enough to persuade her to temporarily suspend restrictions.