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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.
Alberta reports first case of another new variant as daily COVID-19 cases rise

Alberta reports first case of another new variant as daily COVID-19 cases rise

EDMONTON — Alberta has recorded its first case of a new COVID-19 variant that is wreaking havoc in India as the province deals with another surge in cases. Dr.
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.
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.
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” 
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
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.