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Groups speak out on Premier Kenney's lack of leadership during the COVID pandemic

Groups speak out on Premier Kenney's lack of leadership during the COVID pandemic

Union leaders say government's emergency measures are too little, too late.
AHS urges pregnant individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible

AHS urges pregnant individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible

Pregnant women encouraged to get COVID-19 shots, as hospital admissions spike.
Winspear and Citadel Theatre require proof of double vaccinations or negative COVID-19 test to attend performances

Winspear and Citadel Theatre require proof of double vaccinations or negative COVID-19 test to attend performances

Local arts groups require proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test to attend fall programming.
New card-sized COVID-19 vaccination record on the way for Albertans

New card-sized COVID-19 vaccination record on the way for Albertans

Albertans can soon get their proof of vaccination on a new card-sized printout through MyHealth Records.
Local union says Anti-vax protestors don't speak for Alberta frontline workers

Local union says Anti-vax protestors don't speak for Alberta frontline workers

Statement from AFL president Gil McGowan decries recent anti-vax protests at Alberta hospitals
No mention of vaccine passports: government puts money into home care to take pressure off Alberta's ICUs

No mention of vaccine passports: government puts money into home care to take pressure off Alberta's ICUs

Government says up to $36 million in new funding will improve wages and create additional workforce capacity to allow more Albertans to receive care outside of hospitals and free up resources to treat COVID-19 patients during the fourth wave.
Lottery prizes announced amidst announcement of $100 gift cards offered to the unvaccinated for getting a jab

Lottery prizes announced amidst announcement of $100 gift cards offered to the unvaccinated for getting a jab

Got the jab? Watch for vaccine lottery wins in late September. If you haven't been vaccinated yet, there's a $100 gift card waiting.
Opinion: Dr. Verna Yiu addresses protests outside AHS facilities

Opinion: Dr. Verna Yiu addresses protests outside AHS facilities

Medical staff deserve support, not protests, says AHS president
AHS postpones scheduled surgeries due to COVID-19

AHS postpones scheduled surgeries due to COVID-19

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is postponing scheduled surgeries and procedures across all zones.
'Open for summer plan' hinges on vaccination rates

'Open for summer plan' hinges on vaccination rates

Restrictions will be eased as more Albertans get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with a complete reopening expected for early July.