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COVID Weekly: Less restrictions starting July 1

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On July 1, Alberta will enter Stage 3 of the COVID-19 Open for Summer Plan, says an Alberta government news release. On July 1, “All remaining restrictions will be lifted, including the ban on indoor social…
COVID Weekly: Pool and other facilities reopen

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On June 10, Alberta entered Stage 2 of the Open for Summer Plan. Slave Lake celebrated with the MRC reopening on June 10. On June 14, the pool, library, and the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation…
COVID Weekly: 2nd doses; isolated lodge case

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader In June, people who received their first dose in March to April can book an appointment for a second dose, says an Alberta government news release. The roll-out is – starting June 1 (March), June 14 (April), and…
Updated: COVID-19 restrictions easing on May 28 and June 1

Updated on May 28, 2021 Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Recently, COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta were eased somewhat. Starting May 28, places of worship can once again have up to 15 per cent of fire code capacity, says an Alberta government news…
First COVID-19 death in Lesser Slave River

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On May 18, a man from the M.D. of Lesser Slave River (which includes Slave Lake) died from COVID-19. This is the first Lesser Slave River death, according to information from the Government of Alberta. However,…
COVID Weekly: Nipisi rig outbreak

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader On May 11, an outbreak at Tamarack Valley Energy Drilling Rig Nipisi was added to the list on alberta.ca. This means that this workplace had 10 or more cases. Outbreaks remain on the lists for four weeks…
COVID special (May 5, 2021) – vaccines expanded

Leader staff Starting May 6, all Albertas 30 or older (born in 1991 or earlier) can book an appointment through Alberta Health Services or at a pharmacy, says an May 5 Alberta government news release. Starting on May 10, all…
COVID Weekly: Slave Lake cases rise, but not fast

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader The number of new COVID-19 cases in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River (incl. Slave Lake) has increased each week in April, but not as quickly as Big Lakes County. Lesser Slave new cases per week were…
COVID Weekly: Athabasca cases recovering

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Over the week of April 10 to 16, Athabasca County had more recovered than new COVID-19 cases. This is the opposite of the last two weeks. Unfortunately, Big Lakes County shot up by 67 new cases. The…
COVID weekly: Here we go again…

Surges in COVID cases prompts return to tighter restrictions Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader “This wave is here,” said Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in an April 6 press conference. The return to Step 1 of COVID-19 restrictions on April 7 is to…
New group eligible for vaccine

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader On March 30, Phase 2B of the COVID-19 vaccine strategy started in Alberta, but appointments in Slave Lake didn’t start until April 5. This means that any Albertan over 16 who has one of a list of…