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Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said Thursday she was “cautiously optimistic.” Albertans were following public health advice, but warned “we are not out of the woods yet”.
“The hard truth is that we will likely continue to fight COVID-19 in 2021, so we need to practice good daily habits now,” Hinshaw said. “We have come a long way since March but the basic health measures needed to limit the spread remain the same.”
Sixty-eight Albertans are still hospitalized, including 18 in the ICU.
Provincial investment for five First Nations colleges
The province announced Friday an investment of $ 500,000 in five First Nations post-secondary institutions to overcome barriers related to COVID-19 in education.
Each college will receive $ 100,000 to cover costs associated with technology, Wi-Fi access, online program development, and school delivery and cleaning protocols.
“Like our fellow post-secondary institutions, we strive to provide our students with a learning environment that is safe and also allows them to continue to progress towards their degrees and degrees,” said Rachel Hertz Cobb, recipient of Yellowhead Tribal College. in a report.
“This enhancement to the First Nations college grant recognizes that delivering (post-secondary education) under pandemic conditions demands extraordinary feats from small institutions like ours and goes a long way in helping us achieve our goals.
One-time funding supports Yellowhead Tribal College, Maskwacis Cultural College, Old Sun Community College, Red Crow Community College, and nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills University.