Alberta looks to halt COVID-19 surge with new restrictions

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Alberta’s record-breaking COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations keep growing, as it becomes the hotspot for the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.

The province has seen over 2,000 cases daily for the last several days, and has the highest active cases per capita throughout the entire country. Now Premier Jason Kenney is imposing tighten restrictions to curb the surge, but only after numerous calls for tougher measures across the province as hospitals neared a breaking point.

“These stepped-up measures will take effect province-wide, with the exception of a few communities that have very low levels of spread,” Kenney told Albertans in a live televised address Tuesday. “Our province has entered a critical stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

From restaurants, to schools, to places of worship, Christa Dao reports on what the new rules will look like and where they will take effect.

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41 comments

James May 5, 2021 - 8:57 AM

Does anyone has ever witnessed any panic or deaths anywhere because of comic ? Did you see people of been worry and scared of the plan-demic ? Nobody . All things are cool .

Spaceman John May 5, 2021 - 8:57 AM

oh man the right wing nutters are not gonna be happy

Robert Gloeden May 5, 2021 - 8:58 AM

No more oil patch farming and Logging allowed in Alberta

Kat Kat May 5, 2021 - 8:59 AM

Clearly none of these measures work!! Open everything up and go back to normal. Herd immunity is the only way!!

Sain D May 5, 2021 - 8:59 AM

Ken Dolls done like dinner…..
CPC is a bunch of liberal shills!

Ryan Peter May 5, 2021 - 9:02 AM

Remember when Wuhan built a hospital in 6 days?! This is on him not Albertans. Suck it.

Loly Blanco May 5, 2021 - 9:03 AM

Lockdown !!!!!

Jessie O. Lee May 5, 2021 - 9:04 AM

Complete lockdown please 🤫

Dan Boden May 5, 2021 - 9:19 AM

All essential government workers in the union shouldt be allowed in any businesses until no one ever dies again.

Ab by May 5, 2021 - 9:40 AM

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.
“But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted".
Mat 23 NIV

You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything, in Heaven above or in the Earth beneath, or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents up to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

"If my people who are called by my name, humble themselves and pray, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, I will hear from Heaven, will forgive their sins, and will heal their land."

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

This, then, is how you should pray:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

"Matthew 5-7 NIV Bible Gateway", we can use google search.
These are the teachings,
The Righteousness of our Lord Jesus Christ our God.
REPENT, and start doing what is right.
If you abide my teachings, you are really my disciples; then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

A time is coming and has now come, that the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth. God is Spirit, so his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and Truth; they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

In the New Heaven and New Earth,
only Righteousness dwells.
May the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ our God be with you all.

IM your FA-JA ,oh-father May 5, 2021 - 9:41 AM

BIGGEST LIE FROM A POLITICIAN , Doctors has to chose who lives who dies, talk about pushing fear, that's going overboard ,, ,everyone gets equal care regardless, this isn't a war scenario, someone blown apart, leave the patient to die and go to the next patient,,,, for cripes sake

dale johnson May 5, 2021 - 9:48 AM

Kennny sound like chicken little/boy who called wolf combined. A true embarrassment to Alberta.

Prince Phillip May 5, 2021 - 10:18 AM

Why is a bloated man telling other people how to stay healthy?
Bloody hell!

Purple Monkey May 5, 2021 - 10:48 AM

Alberta is and always will be the worst place in Canada. The worst culture. The worst people. The worst government. It's to the point where the US can go ahead and just annex it.

COVID 19 May 5, 2021 - 10:50 AM

Go on then
Lockdown
This is how I get you.
Most transmission is indoors and at home

Go ahead
MAKE MY DAY
🔫

T H May 5, 2021 - 10:54 AM

Oh now he cares about hospitals, anyone remember this useless piece of trash cutting health care funding when he got into office.

Shane Westwell May 5, 2021 - 11:42 AM

Dictators always fall hard and never get up again

Warren Boyd May 5, 2021 - 11:43 AM

Just 2 weeks right?

Greg Johnson May 5, 2021 - 11:44 AM

And once again it won't work.

The Fozzy Bear May 5, 2021 - 11:45 AM

Ah, Alberta the Texas of Canada. Have a side of covid with your steak.

weissblitz100 May 5, 2021 - 11:46 AM

Kenney and Trudeau and all of our elected leaders have failed us. It's been a year of lockdowns. The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing, expecting a different result. We need to force our leaders to be more accountable for their actions. Their "restrictions" have never been enough to successfully flatten any type of curve. Why we never learned from our Commonwealth neighbours in Australia and New Zealand still confounds and frustrates me. Do your community a favor. Lets stop dragging out these lockdowns and do it properly for everyone's sake and lets get back to normal sooner, rather than continuously dragging this thing out. Kenney needs to be removed, same with Trudeau and lets please not let Notley back into power. We deserve better than these people.

r324ever May 5, 2021 - 11:47 AM

how about the government just leaves people alone. let us decide whats safe. enough is enough. or how about they release the correlation data of how many people whov had the jab to those that are being emitted to hospitals. notice how india only has a massive spike in cases as soon as they start mass vaccinating people? think. this is all a scam… more billionaires were made in 2020 than ever before…

Elephant Company May 5, 2021 - 11:47 AM

I wont bélieve a word of this news unless its read by gord steinke or lynda steele of global edmonton. The second best news team ever. Second only to Ron burgundy and Veronica corningstone of KVWN.

Mike Sharkey May 5, 2021 - 11:50 AM

A 99.7% survival rate for most of the population. Clearly it's not about our health. It's about the rapidly approaching financial collapse. The ponzi scheme that is our "fiat currency" since ~1971 is rapidly coming to an end. The clown-ride is over folks. Getting everybody locked down, and under control, before the hyper inflation really starts to set in. Always, and I mean, ALWAYS, follow the money, if you want to understand what's happening..

Rusty Stove May 5, 2021 - 11:52 AM

All politicians and government employees first get injected with AstraZenica…One dose (0.5 ml)of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccinecontains:COVID-19 Vaccine (ChAdOx1-S* recombinant) 5 x 1010viralparticles(not less than 2.5 x 108infectious units)*Recombinant, replication-deficient chimpanzee adenovirus vector encoding the unmodified SARS-CoV-2 Spike (S) glycoprotein (GP)produced in genetically modified human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells by recombinant DNA technology.

neoarmour May 5, 2021 - 11:52 AM

To say our healthcare system is overrun with covid is to say it never was overrun to begin with.

Hallway medicine has been a contentious issue for decades. Long wait times in the ER has been a complaint for decades. Long waits to see specialists has been a problem for decades. Finding a family Doctor has been a problem for years..And when you get a family doctor, it can takes weeks now to get an appointment. And ICU capacity has been WELL OVER 90% for decades.

Covid isn't overwhelming our ICUs. Our lack of funding and care from politicians are.

Admiralsniper Productions May 5, 2021 - 12:01 PM

Blame all the foreigners that dont understand english

Johnny Baxter May 5, 2021 - 12:39 PM

I’m calling 🧢 I don’t trust anyone in this government

Xoxoxo M May 5, 2021 - 12:58 PM

Terrible plan. Absolutely the worst. I feel so bad for Albertans.

Think Canadian May 5, 2021 - 1:37 PM

He is a TRAITOR

Creating a dictatorship is not Canadian values.

Dylan Ostapyk May 5, 2021 - 4:28 PM

More depression. More overdoses, more spousal abuse, more job loss, more suicide, more stripping of rights.
Great job Kenny,

Drew Beau May 5, 2021 - 4:45 PM

They say were in a pandemic yet act surprised when hospitals get busy..shouldnt they increase staff and temp facilities..dont follow the rules we take ur rights away and fine u

Fines stop the spread

Megan Morgan May 5, 2021 - 5:11 PM

Sick fks.

Megan Morgan May 5, 2021 - 5:15 PM

It's not a dangerous virus,; its a dangerous government.

James Healy May 5, 2021 - 8:12 PM

The reason we not beating this fn virus is becouse people are still traveling. There traveling in to hot spots. Then they bring it back to there community. I walked thru my sons school to bring him in
I could here people talking about going to other cities or attractions in Alberta.
People gotta stay home at least stay in your community.

Dan Yell May 5, 2021 - 8:19 PM

Alberta: Canada's embarrassing problem child.

Cody Daniel May 5, 2021 - 8:38 PM

The amount of sheep on this site.
Never followed your restrictions never will
Tell me I'm the problem hey
Here let me turn it up for you

rolo tomassi May 5, 2021 - 9:40 PM

The Hocus Pocus virus.

Arnie Cunningham May 5, 2021 - 9:41 PM

Enhanced slavery.

Marcia Nielsen May 5, 2021 - 10:59 PM

Are you kidding me?! Jason Kenney, you should ashamed of your self!! Military state coming our way! In 3 weeks what will it be…any bets?? New variant?? How many of these cases are the flu?? I wonder how you politicians can look your family in the face?

Myles Rimmer May 5, 2021 - 11:28 PM

Show us the science to prove asymptomatic spread,, oh wait,,, there is none! Articles and assumptions don't count.