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Rome is still burning for finance minister as he plans budget with more spending. It makes sense that they are looking at ways to provide some stimulus this year. Giving it a boost now helps you later on.Alberta Central chief economist Charles St-Arnaud
EPS were on a roll yesterday..
Late at night, no one else in the station, Bear Clan was trying to feed folks and give them clothing to stay warm, @edmontonpolice kicked them outside because they couldn’t wear masks while eating…..
IT WAS -36 Y’ALL.
— Taylor McNallie (@TaylorMadeYYC) February 15, 2021
Remember this little gem a year ago?
With the threat of a pandemic looming, the health minister tore up our contract.
We Alberta doctors have been caring for fellow Albertans, many without a break for that year.
We won't forget. Neither should you.#abpolihttps://t.co/lhESQIhyQs
— Dr. Fiona Mattatall (@FionaMattatall) February 20, 2021
Hundreds of people gathered at the Alberta legislature in Edmonton Saturday, following a “freedom convoy” relating to COVID-19 restrictions that began in Lethbridge.
The protest was organized by the “Walk for Freedom Alberta” group. That group claims to stand up for rights and freedoms and “peacefully promote breeches to our civil liberties across Alberta.”
The convoy began in Lethbridge, went through Calgary and Red Deer, and then finished at the Alberta legislature.
There were multiple groups seen in attendance, including the group that organized it, as well as others.
While the legislature grounds fall under the jurisdiction of the Alberta Sheriffs, City of Edmonton and Edmonton Police Service officials were on hand to assist with keeping order. At least one person was seen being apprehended by police during the rally.
Updates to the ABTraceTogether application have failed to solve functionality issues for iPhone users and introduced a “minor privacy issue” on Androids, says a local software engineer.
Mathieu Fenniak, a Calgary-based software developer who has experience creating apps, replicated an assessment of the provincial COVID-19 contact tracing tool following its most recent updates in December and January on Android devices and iPhones, respectively.
In November, he concluded the apps did not effectively record potential exposures between iPhones and was inconsistent between Android and iPhone users while it ran in the background of devices.
His latest evaluation showed no improvement for the Apple app.
“It basically turned out exactly the same as in November,” said Fenniak.
“I had a total of four phones, two Android phones and two iPhones, all sitting next to my bed overnight, within a foot of each other. The two iPhones never saw each other after (the app) started running in the background.”
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