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Day: 7 May 2020

SURVIVOR STORY: Hinton’s first confirmed COVID-19 patient

Hinton’s first confirmed COVID-19 patient discusses the journey from contraction, diagnosis, isolation, and, ultimately, recovery

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Hinton Golf Club opening sooner than expected on May 9

Alberta’s relaunch strategy included the reopening of golf courses sooner than the Hinton Golf Club expected, but on May 9 the club is welcoming back local golfers.

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Wild Mountain now setting its sights on 2021

The Wild Mountain Music Society is setting its sight on 2021 after their 2020 festival was cancelled due to the current COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings in Alberta.

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A look into Hinton’s emergency response

The first time Hinton’s Mayor, Marcel Michaels, found himself in an Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) was when a fire burned south of Hinton about a year and a half ago. The fire only lasted a few days and the EOC wrapped up its emergency planning quickly.

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At-home learning continues until end of school year

Teacher-directed at-home learning continues for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, reiterated Alberta’s Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education, as the province engages the education system on a re-entry plan for September.

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Town fills provincially-funded FRN position

Hinton’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) hired a caregiver education coordinator as part of the new Family Resource Network (FRN).

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AB relaunch strategy earlier than expected

With the Provincial announcement to reduce COVID-19 restrictions, Hinton’s Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) adjusted their plan to move up some of their own relaunch strategy.

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COVID driving collaboration, innovation: mayors

Mayors of Hinton, Jasper, Edson, and Yellowhead County each pointed out that businesses within their communities are working collaboratively to help each other through this crisis and are finding new innovative ways to keep their businesses afloat.

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Jasper mayor asks visitors to stay away for now

The Municipality of Jasper reminded Albertans this past weekend that restrictions for national parks remain in place and are not included in the provincial relaunch strategy that opened provincial parks on May 1.

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