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Premier Kenney turns into TV host. Interviews Capital Power about groundbreaking new technology

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We’re not sure where he finds the time, but when it comes to promoting Alberta there seems to be no stopping Premier Kenney.  Normally the Premier is on the answering end of these Q & A sessions.  Today the province released this video featuring Premier Kenney in the role of host / reporter, asking questions of Brian Vaasjo, President and CEO of Capital Power.

No doubt many Albertans would prefer that the Premier leave interviewing to the professionals, but this interview proves to be quite informative due to Vaasjo’s excellent description of what could turn out to be an incredible achievement for Alberta business.

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A key generator of electricity in Alberta, Capital Power has just announced a series of big investments today.

This will provide more affordable, sustainable power for Albertans, and lead in development of innovative carbon nanotube technology that could have major applications in industries across Alberta!

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Kenney to deliver update with Alberta on cusp of dropping all COVID-19 restrictions

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EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will deliver an update today on COVID-19 health rules, with the province on the cusp of fully reopening its economy.

Kenney has said Alberta needs 70 per cent of those eligible for vaccination to receive at least one dose in order to safely lift all restrictions.

That number was at 69.9 per cent in yesterday’s update.

Restrictions would lift two weeks after the 70 per cent mark, putting Alberta’s official reopening date in early July.

It would also make Alberta the first Canadian province or territory to return to near normal pre-COVID community activity.

Alberta has administered nearly 3.6 million vaccine doses to those aged 12 and older, and almost one-quarter of those eligible have had the required two shots.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 18, 2021

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Alberta confirms two patient deaths from COVID-19 Delta variant at Calgary hospital

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EDMONTON — A health official says two patients at Calgary’s Foothills hospital have died from the Delta variant of COVID-19 — and one had been fully immunized.

Kerry Williamson with Alberta Health Services says the two patients, a man and a woman, were in their 80s, had significant co-morbidities and likely acquired the virus in the hospital.

One patient had received two doses of an mRNA vaccine, while the other had not been immunized.

They were among 23 hospital patients and staff who became infected with the Delta variant, one of the variants first identified in India.

Health experts have stressed that it is still possible to contract COVID-19 even with full immunization, but that the chances of severe outcomes drop significantly with vaccination.

The Delta variant is being watched carefully in Alberta, given it is now the dominant strain in the United Kingdom and, with its rapid transmission, is threatening plans there to reopen the economy and lift health restrictions.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 17, 2021.

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