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Out and about again: Queen Elizabeth in visit with William

Out and about again: Queen Elizabeth in visit with William

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday carried out her first public engagement outside of a royal residence since early March when the coronavirus pandemic started to impact upon on all aspects of day-to-day life in the U.K.
Liberals make plea for seniors to file taxes as thousands at risk of losing benefits

Liberals make plea for seniors to file taxes as thousands at risk of losing benefits

The government estimates that 63,000 seniors could see an interruption in benefit payments if they don't file tax returns quickly
MLA Dale Nally announces natural gas plan

MLA Dale Nally announces natural gas plan

The strategy aims to make Alberta a "post-pandemic powerhouse for responsible energy production"
Alberta diploma exams optional due to COVID-19

Alberta diploma exams optional due to COVID-19

Students will be given a choice to either write exam or finish with final grades
Restricted from visits with his grandmother, student inspired to write a pandemic poem

Restricted from visits with his grandmother, student inspired to write a pandemic poem

Because of visitation limits and restrictions, McNiven-Berwick is only able to interact with his grandmother through her bedroom window
Window washing efforts appreciated by seniors

Window washing efforts appreciated by seniors

Youth council and hockey players spent the afternoon washing windows for seniors
You feel what you eat, says local neurological nutritionist

You feel what you eat, says local neurological nutritionist

Don't discount the importance of a well-balanced diet with lots of good food, explains local neurological nutritionist Katrina Breau.
Olds' Age-Friendly Committee making progress

Olds' Age-Friendly Committee making progress

Pandemic has shone a light on what was happening to seniors
Snowbirds unable to go south flock to Vancouver Island

Snowbirds unable to go south flock to Vancouver Island

Parks that would normally operate at around half-capacity during winter are fully reserved
Province targets surgical backlog

Province targets surgical backlog

The province is now making moves to reduce the backlog and expedite health care into the future by expanding surgical capacity