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COVID-19 testing now prioritizes highest-risk groups

COVID-19 testing now prioritizes highest-risk groups

Travellers who returned to Alberta after March 12 and are showing mild symptoms will not longer be tested. The province asks anyone who is sick to self-isolate at home and stay away from others.
Home learning plans in place for northeast Alberta school region

Home learning plans in place for northeast Alberta school region

With more than 4,000 students across the Lac La Biche region out of school due to classroom cancellations at public, Catholic and Francophone schools, education officials are offering new ideas to keep young minds active.
Municipal leaders assure residents "we will get through this"

Municipal leaders assure residents "we will get through this"

Child care spaces for Alberta's essential workers to open this week

Child care spaces for Alberta's essential workers to open this week

Alberta warns against fraud, malware as number of residents with COVID-19 rises by 33

Alberta warns against fraud, malware as number of residents with COVID-19 rises by 33

Local psychologist says help is available for COVID-related mental health

Local psychologist says help is available for COVID-related mental health

With all of the focus being on physical health during the past several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s mental health that needs to be at the forefront of people’s minds, says a local psychologist.
Food banks being pushed to the limit

Food banks being pushed to the limit

Food banks across the province are facing the stresses coming at them as best as they can. In addition to increased demand and reduced donations due to the pandemic, some Alberta food banks have also had to face security concerns and thefts.
LLB POST reader submission: My Mother’s Pandemic Story

LLB POST reader submission: My Mother’s Pandemic Story

Asian flu, weddings and a family's first-hand experience with pandemics — a reader's comparison from yester-year to today.
LETTER:  Maybe this Pandemic does have a Silver Lining

LETTER: Maybe this Pandemic does have a Silver Lining

Regional Health Advisory vice chair urges premier to listen to health issues from rural northern Alberta
Fines coming for Albertans who don't follow COVID-19 safety steps

Fines coming for Albertans who don't follow COVID-19 safety steps

31 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta brings total to 226