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Opposition, Ottawa, media looking for COVID-19 disaster: Alberta justice minister

Opposition, Ottawa, media looking for COVID-19 disaster: Alberta justice minister

His spokesman, Blaise Boehmer, said in a statement: “The minister was referring to the increasing tendency of different groups, including the NDP, to exploit the pandemic for their own political purposes."
Alberta to stop giving first doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot as supply dwindles

Alberta to stop giving first doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot as supply dwindles

"Unlike with AstraZeneca, Alberta is receiving the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in large and consistent shipments," said Alberta Health assistant communications director Tom McMillan.
Grappling with how to press the virtual flesh, parties gear up for election showdown

Grappling with how to press the virtual flesh, parties gear up for election showdown

OTTAWA — The three main national parties are firing up their election engines, even as they insist they want to steer clear of a campaign.
Two-year EI review needed to buy time for needed tech upgrades, Qualtrough says

Two-year EI review needed to buy time for needed tech upgrades, Qualtrough says

OTTAWA — Canada's employment minister says a budgetary pledge for funding to study changes to the employment insurance system reflects realities that improvements to the safety net can't happen overnight.
Statistics Canada sees more demand to fill out census online during pandemic

Statistics Canada sees more demand to fill out census online during pandemic

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the response to the census is higher than the agency expected so far, with online submissions coming from some remote communities for the first time.
Fire ravages St. Albert seniors home

Fire ravages St. Albert seniors home

About 100 evacuated from Citadel Mews West
Alberta restaurant owners frustrated as COVID-19 closures cut into prime patio season

Alberta restaurant owners frustrated as COVID-19 closures cut into prime patio season

The off-and-on closures have taken a toll, especially on employees with families who rely on a steady paycheque, Echino said Wednesday. 
Wood Buffalo declares state of emergency as oilsands sites added to AHS outbreak list

Wood Buffalo declares state of emergency as oilsands sites added to AHS outbreak list

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has declared a state of emergency due to the increasing cases of COVID-19. Several oilsands sites within the region are on Alberta's COVID-19 outbreak list.
Alberta justice minister hikes fines, promises renewed effort on COVID-19 scofflaws

Alberta justice minister hikes fines, promises renewed effort on COVID-19 scofflaws

Madu said there is also a new protocol for health officials, police and government to co-ordinate and target repeat individuals and groups that flout the law.
COVID-19 outbreaks declared at two Westlock schools, another on alert

COVID-19 outbreaks declared at two Westlock schools, another on alert

In total, eight cases were detected and nearly 300 people are isolating
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