More support for businesses keeping Albertans safe
In response to the latest public health actions, government is providing funding to help offset costs of implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) and support training for workers.
“Businesses need support to survive in our ever-changing health environment. Today’s announcement acknowledges this, providing assistance for businesses participating in the REP program. These training grants will help keep business owners, employees, and patrons safe and our economy moving.” – ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly
Vaccine eligibility expands, milestone hit
More than 75 per cent of eligible Albertans are now fully immunized against COVID-19 Starting Oct. 6, Albertans age 75 and older and First Nations, Inuit and Métis people age 65 and older can begin booking for a third dose at least six months after their second dose.
COVID-19 fourth wave in schools
Alberta’s government is resuming public reporting of COVID-19 cases in schools, initiating contact notification in schools, clarifying COVID-19 outbreak definitions, providing rapid testing kits and encouraging school authorities to have proof of COVID-19 vaccination policies for adults.
Driving unemployed Albertans back to work
Funding totalling $5 million in 2021-22 will provide 500 unemployed Albertans with the opportunity to obtain a Class 1 driver’s licence. The grant program is part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.
Canada invokes 1977 pipelines treaty: Joint statement
Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Energy Sonya Savage issued a statement on the federal government invoking the dispute settlement provision of the 1977 Transit Pipelines Treaty.
Dow investment in Alberta: Premier Kenney
Premier Jason Kenney issued a statement
on Dow announcing to build the world’s first net-zero carbon emissions ethylene and derivatives complex in Alberta.