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COVID-19 pandemic aid along with getting the economy back on its feet. Last year’s projected deficit was $6.8 billion but it has since tripled to $21 billion while taxpayer-supported debt has ballooned to $97 billion.

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Alberta Coronavirus: Main News

COVID-19 crisis edges into a second year, the food processing industry wants provinces to include plant workers in the next phase of vaccinations.After a two-week shutdown, the Olymel pork processing plant in Red Deer, Alta., resumed operations Thursday.
COVID-19 continues to taper off in Alberta, the province is setting its sights on reducing wait times for surgeries that were cancelled and postponed in the early days of the pandemic.Health Minister Tyler Shandro said Friday that the province is aiming to perform 55,000 additional scheduled surgeries this year, on top of the 29,000 operations done in a typical year. AHS starts to work through backlog of surgeries after pause due to COVID-19 “We’re going to eliminate the backlog this year and press on toward the goal of the Alberta Surgical Initiative — to provide all scheduled surgeries within clinically acceptable times by 2023,” he said.“We know what we want our wait times to be.

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