Covid-19

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Podcast pick: Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast

The folks behind Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast believe that "disasters are everyone's business," an idea that may not have been as evident when the podcast started in 2016 but has become undeniable throughout more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing extreme weather induced by climate change.

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COVID still causing trouble for arts scene

Edmonton's arts calendar came back to life with shows galore after the province lifted most public health restrictions on March 1, but COVID-19 is still wreaking havoc with events.

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Mayor Amarjeet Sohi wearing a mask during the swearing-in ceremony at City Hall in October 2021
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Council kills mask bylaw but may resurrect mandate

After repealing Edmonton's mask bylaw on March 8, city council is to consider two new bylaws to reinstate the mandate.

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Mayor Amarjeet Sohi and Councillor Andrew Knack wear masks at council's swearing in ceremony
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Coming up at council: March 7-11, 2022

Community and public services committee meets on March 7, urban planning committee meets on March 8, and executive committee is on March 9. There is also a special city council meeting scheduled for March 8. Here are some of the key items on the agenda:

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Winterruption YEG postponed as COVID-19 cases rise

Winterruption YEG, a winter music festival scheduled to run Jan. 27 to 30, has been postponed as COVID-19 cases in Alberta hit record highs.

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Entos Pharmaceuticals secures partial funding for commercial manufacturing facility in Edmonton

The provincial government has committed $15.5 million in funding to Entos Pharmaceuticals to establish a new commercial manufacturing facility in Edmonton, which would produce vaccines as well as future genetic medicines. Now it's "a dance" to secure the rest of the funding needed.

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Newspaper clipping headlined: Future of Royal Alexandra Hospital Might be in Hands of University Says Ald. Malone
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A moment in history: Oct. 28, 1922

Ninety years ago today, a newspaper reported a city leader's wish to go slow on expanding the Royal Alexandra Hospital. But the Alex has continued to grow and grow to meet Edmonton's health-care needs

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More Edmonton employers require proof-of-vaccination from workers

A growing number of Edmonton employers are warning workers they must get vaccinated against COVID-19 to remain on the payroll, while other businesses are struggling with how to deal with unvaccinated staff.

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Clinical trial finds convalescent plasma ineffective in treating COVID-19

An international study led by Canadian researchers, including the University of Alberta's Susan Nahirniak, has found that blood transfusions from patients who recovered from COVID-19 are not an effective treatment for the virus.

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