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More contagious COVID-19 variant may be in community: Shandro

More contagious COVID-19 variant may be in community: Shandro

The new variants have shown to have infections rates 30 to 50 per cent higher than the current strain of COVID-19.
Union boss wants meat-plant workers on early COVID-19 vaccine list

Union boss wants meat-plant workers on early COVID-19 vaccine list

CALGARY — The president of a union representing employees at some of the largest meat-packing plants in the country says there needs to be a discussion about making the COVID-19 vaccine more readily available to essential workers.
Bonnyville restaurant opens dining area in protest of provincial mandates

Bonnyville restaurant opens dining area in protest of provincial mandates

Dine-in option goes against provincial Health Orders
Alberta reports first case of COVID-19 variant that's not linked to travel

Alberta reports first case of COVID-19 variant that's not linked to travel

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting its first case of a COVID-19 variant, first seen in the United Kingdom, that cannot be directly traced to international travel.
Calgary company begins human clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Calgary company begins human clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate

CALGARY — Human clinical trials have begun in Toronto for a proposed COVID-19 vaccine made by a Canadian company. Providence Therapeutics of Calgary says 60 subjects will be monitored for 13 months, with the first results expected next month.
Bonnyville 7-Eleven issues COVID-19 alert from Jan. 16

Bonnyville 7-Eleven issues COVID-19 alert from Jan. 16

The local convenience store had a confirmed case linked to them
Alberta's COVID-19 restrictions staying in place for now: Hinshaw

Alberta's COVID-19 restrictions staying in place for now: Hinshaw

The current restrictions were imposed on Dec. 13 and were slated to last for four weeks, but were extended an additional two weeks. They will now continue for an unknown amount of time.
Care home residents prioritized: Alberta begins second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Care home residents prioritized: Alberta begins second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the province has begun giving second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with priority for residents in long-term care homes. Dr.
Alberta long-term care residents remain priority in looming slowdown of COVID vaccine

Alberta long-term care residents remain priority in looming slowdown of COVID vaccine

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says residents in long-term care and supportive living facilities will remain the priority as the province grapples with a looming slowdown in COVID-19 vaccine supply. Dr.
Running out of doses: Alberta pauses appointments for first COVID-19 vaccine shots

Running out of doses: Alberta pauses appointments for first COVID-19 vaccine shots

EDMONTON — Alberta is pausing appointments for people to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Jason Kenney said Monday. He said the province would run out of supply for first doses by the end of the day or early Tuesday.