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New COVID-19 measures expected this afternoon

New COVID-19 measures expected this afternoon

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is slated to speak to media at 4:30 p.m.
Front-line health care workers close to the breaking point: Union reps

Front-line health care workers close to the breaking point: Union reps

"We have moved from hope and determination to fear and exhaustion"
New COVID-19 restrictions will be announced Tuesday

New COVID-19 restrictions will be announced Tuesday

1,549 COVID-19 cases were diagnosed on Monday. Five more Albertans died.
Cabinet member backtracks after saying Kenney is waiting to act on COVID

Cabinet member backtracks after saying Kenney is waiting to act on COVID

COVID-19 cases have been rising at an alarming rate for weeks in Alberta, but it still has no mandatory mask directive and bars and restaurants remain open for in-person service.
Mask mandates not a violation of rights

Mask mandates not a violation of rights

There is a duty to accommodate, but not to the point of undue hardship
Alberta government risks public buy-in on COVID-19 by withholding info: Opposition

Alberta government risks public buy-in on COVID-19 by withholding info: Opposition

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition says Premier Jason Kenney’s government needs to start showing its hand if it wants to ensure public buy-in on targeted COVID-19 health restrictions.
COVID-19 situation in Alberta “grim”: Hinshaw

COVID-19 situation in Alberta “grim”: Hinshaw

In the past week the province has confirmed more new cases than any other week to date, Hinshaw said.
St. Paul daycare confirms outbreak as nine staff members test positive for virus

St. Paul daycare confirms outbreak as nine staff members test positive for virus

St. Paul daycare aims to reopen by Dec. 1
Rapidly rising COVID cases lead to tougher restrictions in Banff, Canmore

Rapidly rising COVID cases lead to tougher restrictions in Banff, Canmore

“If we see increasing COVID cases going into hospital, the only way to provide the space to care for them is to stop doing other services … Albertans who need other care could end up having their health conditions worsen as these COVID cases rises."
Alberta expecting 680,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine early in new year

Alberta expecting 680,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine early in new year

Alberta reported 730 new infections Wednesday, with 287 people in hospital and 57 of them in intensive care.