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Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — A COVID-19 vaccination clinic for thousands of workers at a southern Alberta beef-packing plant isn't going ahead as planned due to a lack of vaccine.
Some Aspen View students back to online learning, again

Some Aspen View students back to online learning, again

Four people in Athabasca and Thorhild test positive for COVID-19
Alberta passes bill to give all workers paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

Alberta passes bill to give all workers paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

EDMONTON — Alberta has passed legislation that will give all workers three hours of paid, job-protected leave to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Labour Minister Jason Copping says Bill 71 will reduce barriers for Alberta workers to get vaccinated.
Hundreds of area residents in isolation as COVID cases soar

Hundreds of area residents in isolation as COVID cases soar

Numerous Chinook's Edge Schools on outbreak, alert status
Kenney comment a "small story" compared to bigger COVID picture

Kenney comment a "small story" compared to bigger COVID picture

Premier linked Athabasca school outbreak to party where virus had “100 per cent attack rate” 
Alberta begins rolling out AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for those aged 40 or older

Alberta begins rolling out AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for those aged 40 or older

EDMONTON — Alberta will officially allow people as young as 40 to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday, with some pharmacies already opening up on Monday.
COVID-19 cases climb to 84 in County of Barrhead

COVID-19 cases climb to 84 in County of Barrhead

Covenant Canadian Reformed School listed as having outbreak of 10-plus cases
In-school COVID transmission rare, says premier

In-school COVID transmission rare, says premier

"Virus had a 100 per cent attack rate" at Athabasca birthday party
COVID-19 cases within County of Barrhead more than double within three days

COVID-19 cases within County of Barrhead more than double within three days

UK variant of COVID-19 becomes the dominant strain of virus in Alberta
Mayor concerned continued COVID rise will cripple businesses

Mayor concerned continued COVID rise will cripple businesses

Wants to see province focus on reopening retail