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Effective Today Alberta's isolation period for COVID-19 cases drops from 10 days to five today

Effective Today Alberta's isolation period for COVID-19 cases drops from 10 days to five today

EDMONTON — Effective today, people in Alberta with at least two doses of vaccine who test positive for COVID-19 will only need to isolate for five days instead of 10.
Winter break extended for K-12 students

Winter break extended for K-12 students

Classes are set to resume on Jan. 10, a week later than originally planned.
Sixty-nine bills presented to the House before the holidays

Sixty-nine bills presented to the House before the holidays

A summary of the first session of the 44th Parliament
Province and feds announce rural broadband plan

Province and feds announce rural broadband plan

'Albertans living outside major urban centres have been at a digital disadvantage because of unreliable broadband.'
Alberta's top doctor, cabinet committee to discuss threat of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Alberta's top doctor, cabinet committee to discuss threat of Omicron COVID-19 variant

This afternoon's scheduled COVID-19 update has been moved to tomorrow.
As COVID-19 cases rise, Ontario study suggests Omicron is less severe

As COVID-19 cases rise, Ontario study suggests Omicron is less severe

The agency said Omicron appears to be the first dominant variant to show a decline in severity but warned that, due to its higher transmissibility, "the absolute number of hospitalizations and impact on the health-care system is likely to be significant, despite possible reduced severity."
CPP premiums are getting a bigger bump than planned. Here's why.

CPP premiums are getting a bigger bump than planned. Here's why.

EI premiums are going up as well once a two-year federal freeze on increases thaws next year. The premiums need to go up to refill the EI fund after it was drained by pandemic-induced demand. The government's fall economic statement projected that the EI account would come back to balance by 2028.
Alberta doubles active COVID-19 cases in a week, sets single-day record

Alberta doubles active COVID-19 cases in a week, sets single-day record

A record-setting 2,775 new cases were reported Wednesday, bringing Alberta's active total to almost 17,400 from 8,359 last Thursday.
Author Yann Martel, former senator Murray Sinclair among 135 named to Order of Canada

Author Yann Martel, former senator Murray Sinclair among 135 named to Order of Canada

Gov.-Gen. Mary Simon will host next year's investiture ceremonies for the nominees at Rideau Hall, her official residence in Ottawa, bestowing recipients with the insignia of the order: a white enamel snowflake of six points with a stylized maple leaf at its centre.
World junior hockey championship cancelled due to COVID-19 cases on multiple teams

World junior hockey championship cancelled due to COVID-19 cases on multiple teams

After two days of games, players testing positive for COVID-19 had put defending champion United States, Russia, and Czechia into mandatory quarantines.
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