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Several bars, restaurants voluntarily suspend in-person dining as COVID-19 cases increase

Several bars, restaurants voluntarily suspend in-person dining as COVID-19 cases increase

At least seven restaurants and bars in Canmore took the precautionary measure to close, or stop in-person dining, to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Only a few reported a confirmed case, while others cited contact tracing as part of the reason for their decision.
Rise in COVID-19 variants a 'wake-up call' but no lockdown coming: Alberta premier

Rise in COVID-19 variants a 'wake-up call' but no lockdown coming: Alberta premier

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says rising cases of more contagious COVID-19 variants should be a "wake-up call" but his government won't impose harsh measures such as curfews or stay-at-home orders.
BREAKING: Edwin Parr Composite COVID outbreak now at 47

BREAKING: Edwin Parr Composite COVID outbreak now at 47

Almost 600 close contacts identified in last week 
Mask clean-up efforts scheduled for Sunday

Mask clean-up efforts scheduled for Sunday

A community mask clean-up effort is taking place across Alberta this weekend. Leaders are being sought to help with the efforts in the Lakeland region.
One of Okotoks area's first COVID victims, feels blessed, worried

One of Okotoks area's first COVID victims, feels blessed, worried

Leah Beingessner healthy one year after being diagnosed with COVID
Mallaig School shifts to at-home learning for all students

Mallaig School shifts to at-home learning for all students

Six active cases have been reported at Mallaig school, resulting in a shift to at-home learning for the K-12 school.
Rapid tests rolling out in schools

Rapid tests rolling out in schools

The minister said the rapid testing program can allow for students and staff to be tested during the day without disruption to their daily routines. It can take as little as 15 minutes to get the results of a rapid test.
Albertans rush to book vaccines

Albertans rush to book vaccines

“This is great news and will go a long way in protecting those who are most vulnerable to severe outcomes from this virus."
Kehewin Community Education Centre closed for the week due to positive COVID-19 case

Kehewin Community Education Centre closed for the week due to positive COVID-19 case

Kehewin Community Education Centre was closed down for the week due to positive COVID-19 cases linked to the school
Alberta continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Alberta continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions

"Each time we ease restrictions we increase opportunities for COVID-19 to spread if we do not continue to follow the important preventive measures required for each activity."