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Day: April 30, 2020

Reduction in hospital-based services not anticipated, says local doctor

Doctors in some rural Alberta communities are choosing to reduce their hospital-based services, but one local doctor doesn’t anticipate that he or his Hinton colleagues would take the same steps.

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Local businesses not in bad shape, says CFWY

Based on the results of a survey by Community Futures West Yellowhead (CFWY) in the fourth week of the COVID-19 crisis, Hinton was in relatively good shape compared to other communities.

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Crime stats drop over past month

Hinton RCMP Staff Sgt, Chris Murphy anticipates an increase in theft related calls, but says there has actually been reduction in reported crime over the last month.

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Hinton says goodbye to a forestry ‘pioneer’

A former longtime resident of Hinton is being remembered as a pioneer of the forestry industry and a champion of outdoor recreation after passing away in Calgary last week.

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Camping options restricted until after May long weekend

Many Albertans may have been looking forward to their first chance to camp this year, but will be waiting until after the May long weekend to find an open government campground due to COVID-19.

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HGC outlook remains positive, despite COVID-19

Despite current regulations that are keeping eager golfers home, the new director of the Hinton Golf Club is feeling positive and ready to take on the challenge.

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Hinton greenhouse opens for the season

The Hinton Community Greenhouse (HCGH) has officially opened for the season and released a set of guidelines and protocols to keep its members safe.

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New COVID-19 measures for long term facilities

New measures affecting both long term care facilities and residential addiction centres were announced on April 29 by Alberta’s chief medical health officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw.

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