COVID-19

Get a jab, and maybe win a million bucks

With the vaccination rate hitting a stall 68.7 per cent, just under the 70 per cent range needed to remove all restrictions, the Government of Alberta is offering a cash prize of one million dollars to anyone 18 or older who has had or gets their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.  […]

COVID-19

Alberta enters Stage 2 on Thursday

Thursday, June 10 marks the start of Stage 2 of the province’s Open For Summer Plan with fitness centres, libraries and movie theatres reopening along with the resumption of large outdoor gatherings.  […]

COVID-19

Notley questions pace of Kenney’s Open For Summer plan

NDP Leader Rachel Notley expressed concern over the pacing of the UCP government’s reopening plan announced Wednesday morning. That plan would see the lifting of all restrictions by early July if hospitalizations continue down and vaccines continue up. […]

COVID-19

Area students set to return to classrooms next week

With the exception of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the province’s students will return to their classrooms as planned on May 25, and the government says the two-week shift move to at-home learning gave the education system time to address operational challenges from the rise of COVID-19 cases. […]

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Hot spots get tighter restrictions

The new measures announced by Premier Jason Kenney at a later-than-usual daily update Thursday affect junior and senior high schools, and sports and fitness activities in the targeted communities. […]

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New legislation will see Albertans paid for time off to get vaccine

The Government of Alberta says it intends to amend the Employment Standards Code to make sure working Albertans get up to three hours of paid, job-protected leave to get the COVID-19 vaccine, allowing employees to take the needed time from work without fear of penalty, reprisal or loss of pay. […]