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Nightmare on COVID Street: Virus-headed party provocateur stars in new Alberta ads

Nightmare on COVID Street: Virus-headed party provocateur stars in new Alberta ads

EDMONTON — Alberta, seeking to heal with hard-edged humour, has launched a COVID-19 advertising campaign starring a fashion-challenged, hard-partying, virus-headed Freddy Kruegeresque super-spreader.
COVID infection rate low in Alberta pilot project for international travellers

COVID infection rate low in Alberta pilot project for international travellers

CALGARY — The number of positive COVID-19 tests in a pilot project for international travellers at the Calgary airport and a United States border crossing in southern Alberta has been reasonably low after its first six weeks.
New AHS visitor policies to slow COVID-19

New AHS visitor policies to slow COVID-19

"We know these restrictions will be difficult, especially during the holiday season, but they are needed to stop spread of the virus and to keep patients safe."
Alberta COVID-19 vaccinations to start next week with hospital, care staff

Alberta COVID-19 vaccinations to start next week with hospital, care staff

EDMONTON — Alberta is to start distributing the COVID-19 vaccine next week to front-line health workers and caregivers. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the first round of the vaccine will be administered on Dec. 16.
Canada approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine; here's what we know about it

Canada approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine; here's what we know about it

Health Canada says the side effects from Pfizer's clinical trials were found to be "mild or moderate" and included things like pain at the site of injection, body chills and feeling tired and feverish.
Alberta government closes most businesses; allows ski hills to remain open

Alberta government closes most businesses; allows ski hills to remain open

“Many restaurants and similar operations have told us because they cannot pay their own bills right now, that this will allow them to fully access the federal supports and provincial supports as we get through the difficult following weeks."
More health measures needed: Hinshaw

More health measures needed: Hinshaw

“It’s currently looking like the measures that were put in place two weeks ago are unlikely to be sufficient to bend the curve downward, which is what we have to do if we are going to protect our acute care system,” Hinshaw said.
Top doc says rural COVID-19 rising, but Kenney says cities focus of any new rules

Top doc says rural COVID-19 rising, but Kenney says cities focus of any new rules

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says tougher health restrictions likely to be aimed at Calgary and Edmonton are coming if current public-health orders don’t bend the curve down on COVID-19.
'Grim milestone': provincial positivity rate hits double digits at 10.5 per cent

'Grim milestone': provincial positivity rate hits double digits at 10.5 per cent

The province is continuing to make plans for field hospitals, in an attempt to be prepared for all possible scenarios.
Mental health support in Alberta: something for everyone

Mental health support in Alberta: something for everyone

If you are among the many struggling with anxiety, stress, and depression during this pandemic, do not be afraid to get help.