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Local COVID-19 case counts: Jan. 25

Local COVID-19 case counts: Jan. 25

Updates for areas including Sundre, Olds, Didsbury, Carstairs, Innisfail, Mountain View County, parts of Red Deer County
Subdivision fees in Didsbury waived for three months

Subdivision fees in Didsbury waived for three months

Loss of subdivision fees will be made up from Municipal Operating Support Transfer (MOST) grant funding
County offers COVID-related grants to businesses, groups

County offers COVID-related grants to businesses, groups

Allocations will depend on the category the business falls under
Alberta's COVID-19 restrictions staying in place for now: Hinshaw

Alberta's COVID-19 restrictions staying in place for now: Hinshaw

The current restrictions were imposed on Dec. 13 and were slated to last for four weeks, but were extended an additional two weeks. They will now continue for an unknown amount of time.
Former Innisfail mayor Ken Fulton passes away

Former Innisfail mayor Ken Fulton passes away

Friends and former colleagues fondly pay tribute to Fulton’s legacy
Defiant Innisfail barbershop issue spurs query in Olds

Defiant Innisfail barbershop issue spurs query in Olds

Town officials say COVID enforcement is first an issue for Alberta Health Services
Care home residents prioritized: Alberta begins second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Care home residents prioritized: Alberta begins second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the province has begun giving second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with priority for residents in long-term care homes. Dr.
Commentary: Buckle up: we’ve seen nothing yet

Commentary: Buckle up: we’ve seen nothing yet

We're repeatedly lurching between health and wealth yet somehow managing to avoid them both
Consequences ahead for defiant barbershop

Consequences ahead for defiant barbershop

Town may take action while other hair salons seek answers about rebellious business
Alberta long-term care residents remain priority in looming slowdown of COVID vaccine

Alberta long-term care residents remain priority in looming slowdown of COVID vaccine

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says residents in long-term care and supportive living facilities will remain the priority as the province grapples with a looming slowdown in COVID-19 vaccine supply. Dr.