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Local MLA one of 17 opposing return to stricter restrictions

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Roger Reid wants to see a more regional approach to health restrictions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and not a return to the stricter guidelines the provincial government announced last week. The MLA for Livingstone-Macleod was one of 17 MLAs, mostly rural, who signed a letter on April 7 that stated in … Read more

Moving back into Step 1

of COVID-19 restrictions Alberta is returning to Step 1 of the four-step framework to protect the health system and reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 provincewide. Effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 6, updated mandatory health measures go into effect for retail, fitness and performance activities. Effective at noon on Friday, April 9, restaurants will be restricted to providing only … Read more

Restrictions easing as province moves to Step 2

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Libraries can re-open and some restrictions have been eased on indoor fitness facilities as Alberta moves to Step 2 in its four-step plan to ease health restrictions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. On March 1, the provincial government announced Alberta will move cautiously to Step 2 while maintaining strong measures to … Read more

Alberta will move cautiously to Step 2

of the four-step framework to ease restrictions while maintaining strong measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 provincewide. LibrariesThese facilities can now open but must limit capacity to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy, not including staff.Indoor fitness (no change to outdoor fitness)Unsupervised low intensity individual and group exercises are now allowed by appointment only. Mandatory physical distance of … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine rollout set to expand

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine strategy will roll out in the spring with more than 1.79 million Albertans set to receive inoculations. The provincial government announced on Feb. 19 that Phase 2 vaccinations will be offered in a staged approach and once completed, will have vaccinated anyone aged 50 to 74 years, anyone … Read more

COVID-19 vaccines now available to seniors 75 and older

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The provincial government will offer COVID-19 vaccines to all seniors in Alberta ages 75 and older. The province announced on Feb. 19 that starting that same day, Alberta Health Services will offer the vaccine directly to all residents in retirement centres, lodges, supportive living and other congregate living facilities with residents who are aged … Read more

Vaccinations continued in Claresholm last week

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Alberta Health Services continued its program of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus last week. Residents of the Porcupine Hills Lodge were given their second of two doses of vaccine on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Alberta Health Services reported 58 residents in the lodge have now been immunized for both doses. A total of 84 residents … Read more