Published in The Pulse
  • The provincial government has announced next steps in its vaccine rollout plan. Seniors aged 75 and older will be able book appointments for COVID-19 vaccines starting on Feb. 24. Residents of lodges and other continuing care facilties can book appointments beginning Feb. 26. "Dr. Noel Gibney, co-chair of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association’s pandemic committee, said (the plan) largely falls in line with federal recommendations," wrote the Edmonton Journal.
  • An anti-lockdown protest was held at the Alberta legislature over the weekend. According to CTV News, as of Sunday afternoon, Premier Jason Kenney had not responded to the event.
  • GraceLife Church held service in-person again over the weekend, despite orders from the province to abide by COVID-19 restrictions. The church's pastor is still in custody due to violating rules. A Calgary church also held a service to support the Edmonton pastor.
  • Free Play for Kids, which allows kids to play sports at no cost, has been given an outdoor rink by the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and the Scotiabank Hockey Club. “Seeing the kids, the smiles on their faces when they touch the ice — it’s all worth it,” coach Sadie Reid told Global News.
  • A UCP press secretary plans to keep her job while running for a spot on Edmonton city council. Tricia Velthuizen is hoping to get elected in the new Dene ward, which Coun. Aaron Paquette currently represents.