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Alberta's premier Danielle Smith has said she's looking into pardoning people who received fines or were arrested for breaking rules set out during COVID-19.

In a media address at the UCP annual general meeting, Smith revealed she is getting "legal advice" on whether some Albertans who received fines or were arrested for breaking public health restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic could be issued pardons.

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Alberta's new premier Danielle Smith has been officially sworn in, but comments made during her first news conference since becoming premier have already got Albertans heated.

After being sworn in as premier on Tuesday, October 11, Smith told reporters that people who had chosen not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine were the "most discriminated against group" she had ever seen.

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An infectious diseases doctor is warning that not enough Albertans have received a third COVID-19 vaccine dose, despite the province beginning the rollout of fourth doses.

Dr. Lynora Saxinger, an infectious diseases specialist at the University of Alberta, urged people in the province — particularly those aged 65 and older — to get a third vaccine dose, as a "poor uptake" has led to more people getting sick.

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Alberta is planning to lift "almost all" COVID-19 restrictions as early as next week.

In a series of tweets, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said that "encouraging data continues to show a steep drop in the COVID-19 Omicron wave." He added that pressure on Alberta's hospitals is declining.

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A doctor in Calgary is going to a downtown bar and paying for 100 beers for its customers to try and show her support for city bars continuing to ask for proof of vaccination.

Dr. Stephanie Cooper, who works at Foothills Hospital, will be at the Ship & Anchor Pub at 534 17 Ave. S.W. starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 17.

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