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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.
Temporary injunction sought against Alberta COVID-19 restrictions at Christmas

Temporary injunction sought against Alberta COVID-19 restrictions at Christmas

The measures limit Christmas celebrations to individual households, restrict weddings and funerals to 10 people and prohibit outdoor gatherings.
"Completely unmanageable": Pandemic taking women out of the workforce

"Completely unmanageable": Pandemic taking women out of the workforce

According to the report, women's employment hit an unprecedented low with 1.5 million women in Canada losing their jobs in the first two months of the pandemic. In April, women's participation in the workforce dropped to 55 per cent, a level not seen since 1986.
Edmonton field hospital ready by January, to be used as last resort: health minister

Edmonton field hospital ready by January, to be used as last resort: health minister

The site is being created with help from the Canadian Red Cross and is being set up inside the Universiade Pavilion.
'Feisty' Calgary infant gaining weight and alert after recovering from COVID-19

'Feisty' Calgary infant gaining weight and alert after recovering from COVID-19

The parents said they were impressed by how different specialists collaborated on Nora's care and consulted with a team in the United States that was more familiar with COVID-19 in infants.
Edmonton sports facility being turned into alternate hospital: top doctor

Edmonton sports facility being turned into alternate hospital: top doctor

The province reported 1,270 new infections of COVID-19 on Wednesday, one of its lowest daily counts in more than two weeks, and 16 additional deaths.
COVID-19 vaccinations begin Tuesday on frontline health staff in Edmonton and Calgary

COVID-19 vaccinations begin Tuesday on frontline health staff in Edmonton and Calgary

EDMONTON — Today is the day for the first COVID-19 vaccinations in Alberta. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are to be given to health workers in Edmonton and Calgary at 4 p.m.
Alberta's first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Calgary, premier says

Alberta's first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Calgary, premier says

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines each require two shots weeks apart to be effective.
Thousands more healthcare workers to get vaccinated by end of December

Thousands more healthcare workers to get vaccinated by end of December

The province has secured a second set of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with 25,350 doses coming next week,