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25 new cases Tuesday in Alberta, provincial total at 1,373

Premier Jason Kenney to provide more information later in the evening

Special City Council meeting discusses potential curfew for City of Wetaskiwin

City of Wetaskiwin’s state of emergency has been renewed and no curfew will be implemented.

Wetaskiwin RCMP lay charges for an assault on police officers

Dwight Tootoosis claimed to have COVID-19 and coughed intentionally in an officer’s face.

Echo Lacombe launches openlacombe.ca to help residents during COVID-19 pandemic

Website offers up-to-date information on what businesses are currently operating

Cold spring weather makes self-isolation measures easier to follow for central Albertans

March was the 13th coldest on record, says Environment Canada

Alberta COVID-19 website provides more context on Lacombe-area cases

Website now reporting added geographical context, recoveries

Lacombe council meetings being conducted electronically due to COVID-19

Chief Administrative Officer and members of Council may participate in meetings via teleconferencing

Lacombe seamstress sewing non-medical masks for the community

Busy Beaver Sewing Co. in Lacombe making two-layered cotton masks

Blackfalds COVID-19 update: All Community Events Cancelled until June 1, 2020

Town of Blackfalds’ priority continues to be to inform our community and employees

Wetaskiwin County COVID-19 confirmed cases remain within the City of Wetaskiwin

The City of Wetaskiwin has three active cases and four recovered.

Samson Cree Nation opens emergency shelter

The Samson Cree Nation has opened up a temporary shelter in the…

School boards in Sylvan Lake announce layoffs due to COVID-19 funding cuts

RDCRS and Chinook’s Edge say the layoffs of bus drivers and educational assistants are temporary

Sylvan Lake man wins STARS Lottery grand prize

The grand prize winners were all from Central Alberta, including Sheldon Mudry from Sylvan Lake

COVID-19 case reported at supermarket in Wetaskiwin

Sobeys will not release names to protect employees

Rimbey textile artists creating hand-made masks

Group has also been helped out by a local business