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“The Stoney Nakoda People will be at high risk of infection causing a potential loss of life as well as taxing the available local resources,” the notice said.

Stoney Nakoda Nation reported 13 new cases on Sunday bringing the total number of active cases in the nation to 86. There have been 225 cases of COVID-19 on the nation since March 24, including 139 recovered.


Monday

RCMP investigating Cargill worker’s death from COVID-19

The Cargill plant north of High River, AB, south of Calgary is shown on Friday, April 17, 2020. Jim Wells/Postmedia
The Cargill plant north of High River. Jim Wells/Postmedia

Alberta RCMP have opened an investigation into the COVID-19 death of a worker at the Cargill meat-packing plant near High River.

An RCMP spokesperson said a family member of Benito Quesada, who died May 7, filed a complaint with the High River detachment on Friday alleging the company was negligent in protecting its workers.

Cpl. Tammy Keibel said the RCMP is “reviewing the information to see if there’s any criminality.”

Quesada and fellow Cargill worker Hiep Bui, 67, both died from COVID-19 last spring while working at the plant during one of the largest outbreaks in North America.

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Monday

Calgary hair salon decides against defying health orders

A passerby looks through the window of the True You Salon & Spa in Midnapore on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Photo by Gavin Young/Postmedia

A Calgary hair salon and spa has reconsidered its defiance against provincial health orders to remain closed during the province’s lockdown.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, True You Salon in Midnapore said it was considering opening today “to shed light on our industry, to shed light on the double standards that have been put in place & to make it known that many more small businesses will close forever if we don’t act now, but still in a safe & respectful manner. ”

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