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In-class learning will resume at Alberta schools this upcoming Monday, Premier Jason Kenney confirmed on Thursday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

In-person learning at schools resumes Monday: Alberta premier

Schools play a critical role in supporting student learning: Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange

In-class learning will resume at Alberta schools this upcoming Monday, Premier Jason Kenney confirmed on Thursday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Alberta reported an additional 24 COVID-19 deaths Thursday. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Kenney extends COVID-19 restrictions until Jan. 21

K-12 schools are also set to re-open for in-person learning Monday

  • Jan 7, 2021
Alberta reported an additional 24 COVID-19 deaths Thursday. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
City of Lacombe Mayor Grant Creasey says he apologizes for a ‘lapse in good judgement’ after decided to travel to Africa this past November. (File photo by Black Press News Services)
City of Lacombe Mayor Grant Creasey says he apologizes for a ‘lapse in good judgement’ after decided to travel to Africa this past November. (File photo by Black Press News Services)
Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen (Alberta government photo)
Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen (Alberta government photo)
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Bentley CAO tests positive for COVID-19, town office closed

Town staff are isolating and being tested for the virus while the office is closed and being cleaned

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A business owner renovating one of Lacombe’s historic buildings says it will be important to reinvest in the aging structures to maintain the city’s picturesque core. Black Press file photo
A business owner renovating one of Lacombe’s historic buildings says it will be important to reinvest in the aging structures to maintain the city’s picturesque core. Black Press file photo
Alberta reported an additional 1,123 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and 25 virus deaths. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta reports 1,123 COVID cases

Central zone has 1,418 active cases

  • Jan 6, 2021
Alberta reported an additional 1,123 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and 25 virus deaths. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
On Tuesday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said the province has completed more than 10,000 COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours with the positivity rate of 8.2 per cent. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
On Tuesday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said the province has completed more than 10,000 COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours with the positivity rate of 8.2 per cent. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
A sign commenting on the recent out-of-country travel by UCP MLA’s was put up by Jessica Jones on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

MLA Ron Orr’s office plastered with posters

Aloe vera left for MLAs returning from sunny vacations

A sign commenting on the recent out-of-country travel by UCP MLA’s was put up by Jessica Jones on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (FILE - Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)

Update: Family of 4 killed in Alberta helicopter crash

RCMP responded to emergency signal in rural county, found crashed helicopter, no survivors

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (FILE - Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada was released for Oct. 7, 2020. (File photo)

Alberta adds estimated 900 COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Latest COVID-19 death statistics not available until Monday

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada was released for Oct. 7, 2020. (File photo)
Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw during a COVID-19 update on Dec. 10, 2020. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw during a COVID-19 update on Dec. 10, 2020. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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Wolf Creek Public Schools: pandemic caused lower class sizes, deficits

Superintendent Lovell expands on items from December board meeting

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Alberta premier Jason Kenney declared a public health state of emergency Tuesday and sweeping new measures as COVID-19 cases in the province continue to rise.  (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Kenney concerned about rise in COVID-19 cases following Christmas and New Year’s

Central zone sits at 1,430 active cases

  • Dec 31, 2020
Alberta premier Jason Kenney declared a public health state of emergency Tuesday and sweeping new measures as COVID-19 cases in the province continue to rise.  (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Two additional COVID-19 deaths in Central zone

Province reports additional 1,287 cases Wednesday, Red Deer down to 277 active

  • Dec 30, 2020
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced that Red Deer and other rural locations would soon be getting doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. (photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Alberta Tuesday

Vaccine expected to be delivered at long-term care facilities in Red Deer Wednesday

  • Dec 29, 2020
Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced that Red Deer and other rural locations would soon be getting doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. (photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
Alberta Chief Medicial Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 19 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Updated: Alberta tops 1,000 COVID-19 deaths over holidays

Red Deer records fourth COVID death, all residents of Point West Living seniors facility

  • Dec 28, 2020
Alberta Chief Medicial Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 19 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (Photo by the Canadian Press/AP-NIAID-RML via AP)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (Photo by the Canadian Press/AP-NIAID-RML via AP)
Alberta Chief Medicial Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 19 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

19 new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, 1,301 additional cases

Central zone has 1,391 active cases of the virus

  • Dec 23, 2020
Alberta Chief Medicial Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 19 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Nicolas Henkel’s family is hoping a GoFundMe campaign will help cover some expenses as he battles a second bout of cancer. (Photo courtesy of Jamelle Bloomer)

Four-year-old from Sylvan Lake battling second bout of cancer

At 16 months old, Nicolas Henkel fought off cancer– Now, at 4, the cancer has returned

  • Dec 22, 2020
Nicolas Henkel’s family is hoping a GoFundMe campaign will help cover some expenses as he battles a second bout of cancer. (Photo courtesy of Jamelle Bloomer)