The Government of Alberta says a phased relaunch will put Albertans’ safety first as the province gradually reopens closed businesses and services to get people back to work. Among the relaunch opportunities is the allowing vehicle access to parking lots and staging areas in parks, some boat launches on May 1st, and the opening of golf courses on May 4 with clubhouses and pro shops closed. Broader measures including the ability to get a haircut could start as early as May 14. […]
Alberta reported another 190 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total provincial cases to date to 5,355. Of that number, 2,161 (40.3%) Albertans have recovered, and 89 (1.6%) have died, two of those deaths in the last 24 hours. A previously recorded death has been reclassified as non-COVID-related. […]
The Cargill meat processing plant in High River will reopen on Monday, although nearly 16 per cent of the province’s COVID-19 cases to date are associated with the plant’s workers. As of Wednesday, 821 of the province’s 5165 cases were workers at the Cargill plant, and another 276 cases are among workers and contractors at the JBS plant in Brooks.
Alberta reported another 315 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total provincial cases to date to 5165. Of that number, 1953 (37.8%) Albertans have recovered, and 87 (1.7%) have died, seven of those deaths in the last 24 hours. All of the deaths were at continuing care facilities in Calgary. […]
In response to a question sent to AHS Monday afternoon, Morinville News confirmed that the small outbreak at Sturgeon General Hospital was confined to the one patient, transferred to Edmonton General on the weekend. […]
The NDP says not enough is being done to protect Alberta’s homeless, particularly in Calgary where four new cases of COVID-19 were identified at the Calgary Drop-In Centre and Salvation Army shelter in Calgary. […]
Alberta reported another 216 on Monday, bringing the total provincial cases to date to 4696. Of that number, 1664 (35.4%) Albertans have recovered, and 75 (1.5%) have died, NEW DEATHS of those deaths in the last 24 hours. […]
Social media is being used to bring the province’s historic sites and museums into Albertans’ homes. Alberta’s provincial historic sites and museums will be joining the #MuseumFromHome movement, which began around the world after museums closed their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
The Government of Alberta announced Friday it was pausing overhead changes announced earlier this year for urban physicians and that effective immediately, it was abolishing the $60,000 cap on the Rural and Remote Northern Program (RRNP).
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program Friday morning, and the Government of Alberta says it will be joining the program. The province expects to spend $67 million on CECRA.
With 620 cases of COVID-19 linked to the Cargill meat processing plant in High River and the JBS plant in Brooks, the NDP Official Opposition is demanding Premier Jason Kenney to commit to the launch a public inquiry into the handling of COVID-19 outbreaks at the plants.
Another day of extensive COVID-19 tests took place in the past 24-hour reporting period. Alberta reported another 319 on Thursday, bringing the total provincial cases to date to 3720. Of that number, 1357 Albertans have recovered, and 68 have died, two of those deaths in the last 24 hours. […]