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Multiplex will stick with REP until spring

Multiplex will stick with REP until spring

Committee will re-evaluate in March
Westlock County climbs to 100 active cases, with another 125 cases identified in Athabasca and Barrhead

Westlock County climbs to 100 active cases, with another 125 cases identified in Athabasca and Barrhead

Alberta rises to all-time new record for lab-identified active cases at 62,733
Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Nose or throat? Experts say to use rapid test swabs as directed

Recent social media posts have fed into the notion that swabbing the throat with a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit might yield more accurate results against the Omicron variant than only testing for virus in the nostrils.
Updated Athabasca COVID-19 numbers climbing

Updated Athabasca COVID-19 numbers climbing

Region jumps in numbers since Christmas, New Year
Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

The new COVID-19 variant was first detected in South Africa and has been declared a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization.
Children aged 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Children aged 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Children now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine.
Janssen COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta

Another option for COVID-19 vaccine now available in Alberta.
Woodlands County will not require its staff to be vaccinated

Woodlands County will not require its staff to be vaccinated

Councillors overwhelmingly tell administration they are not in favour of a proposed mandatory employee vaccination policy
Outdoor ceremony planned for Remembrance Day

Outdoor ceremony planned for Remembrance Day

COVID restrictions limit honouring veterans for second year
COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant, nursing mothers: experts

COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant, nursing mothers: experts

Hinshaw hosts town hall on COVID-19 vaccine and whether or not it is safe during pregnancy and beyond