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Hybrid COVID rules now instituted at Bowden arena

Hybrid COVID rules now instituted at Bowden arena

One set of rules for youth and another for adults at Bowden Igloo
Full club volleyball, basketball programs expected

Full club volleyball, basketball programs expected

Sports business owner says programs were "sideswiped" by COVID restrictions just after being founded last year
Local COVID-19 case counts: January 26

Local COVID-19 case counts: January 26

Regular updates for areas including Olds, Didsbury, Carstairs, Sundre, Innisfail, Mountain View County and portions of Red Deer County
Olds College extends hybrid COVID restrictions another six weeks

Olds College extends hybrid COVID restrictions another six weeks

Most in-person learning at college delayed until at least Feb. 22
Innisfail council unanimously approves COVID policy

Innisfail council unanimously approves COVID policy

Mayor Jean Barclay’s initiative to faithfully follow provincially mandated COVID restrictions approved as council policy
Specialized mental health support coming for students

Specialized mental health support coming for students

“We don’t want to be alarmist, but our schools are facing the reality that entire classrooms are being detrimentally affected by this at times,” says associate superintendent of student services
Catholic school division's vaccination procedure in place

Catholic school division's vaccination procedure in place

RDCRS employees are required to either be fully vaccinated or be required to take two rapid tests per week, or have a valid medical exemption
MLA Cooper says unions 'engaged in politics of COVID'

MLA Cooper says unions 'engaged in politics of COVID'

“When I hear from constituents the last thing the majority of them want is additional lockdown measures," said Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills MLA
Effort to pull pro-REP email from Olds council agenda package fails

Effort to pull pro-REP email from Olds council agenda package fails

It appeared that Coun. Harvey Walsh and Coun. James Cummings were the only councillors to vote in favour of the motion
Area teacher, staff absences spike

Area teacher, staff absences spike

Catholic division officials are planning to meet Tuesday to discuss whether to close classes or grades