County cancels more events due to COVID-19

Kneehill County Council held their regular meeting on March 24, 2020, beginning at 8:30 am and adjourning at 12:24 pm.

At the top of the agenda, Brad Buchert, Senior Manager of Transportation & Facilities, gave a dust control report, Policy 13-4, which Council received as information.

Buchert noted that the cost for the calcium chloride dust control application is unchanged this year compared to last, and that the County would give a 50% rebate to ratepayers on this service as they have don

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Deputy Mayor attends Waste Energy Symposium

The regular meeting of Trochu Town Council was opened at 6:00pm, and entered the closed session at 6:44pm. The agenda was approved with no additions.

In the area of Housekeeping, Council noted that nearly all events Council had on the agenda had been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 virus.

CAO Carl Peterson gave the Administrator’s report. Peterson shared that Ghostpine Environmental hoped to make their application for the Lagoon Expansion the week of March 23rd, somewhat condit

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Overcoming COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused panic, stress, and uncertainty amongst all Canadians. I know this because I have heard from thousands of you, many of whom expressed concern about the virus, and what its impact will be on people’s health, your livelihood, and the economy.

While Canada faces this crisis, it would be easy to lose hope, and I am encouraging you that there is still much to hope for. As Canadians, we are resilient, from our nation’s beginning, to the bravery of our soldi

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AHS partners with Spartan Bioscience to enable rapid testing for COVID-19

EDMONTON – Albertans will soon have faster, more convenient access to COVID-19 testing through a new partnership between Alberta Health Services (AHS) and a Canadian technology company.

Spartan Bioscience Inc. is in the late stages of developing an innovative handheld, rapid-testing device for COVID-19, which can confirm test results for the virus in less than one hour. The technology is expected to help AHS provide additional, more expedient testing for COVID-19 in rural and remote commu

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