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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
Foothills region parks among those to require new access fee

Foothills region parks among those to require new access fee

Beginning June 1, visitors to Bluerock Wildland Provincial Park, Sheep River Provincial Park, and Mesa Butte Provincial Recreation Area will be charged $15 per day or $90 per year.
Province investing in Foothills infrastructure

Province investing in Foothills infrastructure

Fish Creek Bridge replacement to be fully-funded, along with a bridge at Hartell and several paving programs to improve highways in the County.
Federal budget 'overstates' economic impact of stimulus spending, budget officer says

Federal budget 'overstates' economic impact of stimulus spending, budget officer says

The budget officer's report estimated just $69 billion out of the $101.4 billion in new spending could be considered stimulus.
Cochrane hairstylist finalist in Canada-wide Spring is in the Hair competition

Cochrane hairstylist finalist in Canada-wide Spring is in the Hair competition

“Editorial stuff is not the norm we get to do every day. It’s something exciting to do to be more creative.”
Bar staff charged for violating public health orders during after-hours gathering

Bar staff charged for violating public health orders during after-hours gathering

“The ownership is not involved and actually is very proactive in trying to stop that. The owner has been quite proactive and helpful in terms of living up to his responsibility,” said Banff RCMP Staff Sergeant Mike Buxton-Carr.
Pfizer shot approved for kids 12 and up, Alberta to offer vaccine to children

Pfizer shot approved for kids 12 and up, Alberta to offer vaccine to children

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney was the first to announce that starting on Monday, his hard-hit province would make vaccines available to everyone aged 12 and up.
Visitors asked to stay away from Banff – for now

Visitors asked to stay away from Banff – for now

“It’s sort of odd for a tourism community to say this is the time to stay away, but we have to show leadership in our community by how we communicate,” said Councillor Peter Poole.