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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Lethbridge is poised to welcome 11 new doctors through a sponsorship program for international graduates by the end of this year, according to Dr. Michael Auld, an associate zone medical director at Chinook Regional Hospital. Three have accepted offers, seven others are pending and one more is awaiting a site tour next month. Members of […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

If you’ve seen a boost in your mood as the spring season rolls into town, you’re not alone. As the weather warms and the sun sticks around longer, southern Albertans are feeling the positive effects. “It’s remarkable. You can feel something almost lift in Lethbridge after a long winter season,” said Todd Atkinson, who walks […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

“I’m living proof as a kidney recipient that the gift of life is something that is to be treasured,” said Janis Clemis, the Alberta director of the Canadian Transplant Association. The Taber Golden Suns hockey club hosted a Green Shirt Day event on Saturday, where organ transplant recipients and the family of late Humboldt Broncos […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

The Town of Coaldale is moving forward on a new bylaw that would see long-gone video lottery machines make a comeback. On Monday, council voted 5-2 to pass the bylaw’s first reading and move forward to a public hearing on Feb. 14. History of VLTs in Coaldale In 1997, Alberta communities were given the […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Lethbridge firefighter union president Warren Nelson is no stranger to the dangers of his profession, but earning the title of ‘smoke eater’ can have long-term effects. “Specifically here in Lethbridge, since 2003 we’ve actually had eight members who have died from an occupational cancer, stemming from brain, bladder and prostate cancers,” Nelson said. According […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Last week, the provincial government announced $11 million in grant funding for palliative and end-of-life-care in Alberta. Dr. Konrad Fassbender, the scientific director of the Palliative Institute with Covenant Health, which operates 10 hospice beds at the St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, said palliative care is a relatively new advancement in medicine. “For […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

The City of Lethbridge has announced it will be mandating full COVID-19 vaccination for staff by mid-November as a way to protect the health and safety of its employees. The city joins others like Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto in taking this step. “I am pleased to see that we are moving towards mandatory […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

As the indoor event season approaches, the City of Lethbridge isn’t requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination at any of its facilities. “We have not made any decision to require mandatory vaccination to attend city facilities or events at this time but do encourage those who are able to be vaccinated, to do so,” the […]

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Alberta doctors cautiously optimistic 2 weeks after nearly all COVID-19 restrictions lifted

For people working outside, it’s a topic that’s been hanging over their heads — literally. “When it comes to smoke, I don’t remember it being as bad as it was (Monday),” said Dean Savage, the owner of Dino’s Landscaping and Design. Wildfire smoke in southern Alberta is prompting reminders to limit time outside. But […]

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A ‘discouraged daughter’ and the vital surgery her N.S. mother is still waiting for - Halifax

Appointments are no longer needed for those age 12 to 17 in Alberta Health Services’ South zone to get their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Read more: COVID-19: Southern Alberta communities lagging behind on first-dose immunizations Fourteen walk-in vaccine clinics across the south — including Exhibition Park in Lethbridge — are now […]

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