COVID-19 Update: How schools are preparing across Canada | Lilydale plant to remain open amid outbreak

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The Alberta government said it had not yet received any of its $262.8 million cut of the funding announced Tuesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with school districts in the province only days away from welcoming back students for the fall semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Given that the funding was suddenly announced on Tuesday, officials are still working out details on how this funding will be distributed to Alberta’s school authorities,” said Colin Aitchison, press secretary to Education Minister Adriana LaGrange, in a statement.

“At this point I cannot give a timeline as we have not received the funding from the Federal Government yet.”

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Calgary chicken processing plant will remain open after COVID-19 outbreak

Multiple workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Lilydale poultry plant in southeast Calgary. Photo by Postmedia Archives

The Sofina Foods/Lilydale poultry processing plant in Calgary will remain open despite a growing COVID-19 outbreak.

An Alberta Health official said Friday there had been 19 cases of the virus with 18 of them still considered active.

But an official with the company said the number is now higher than that.

“Alberta Health Services (AHS) confirmed that, after we encouraged all our employees to take a second test, 9 additional individuals tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This brings our total to 27 employees, all from the same shift,” said spokesperson Daniele Dufour said in an email to The Canadian Press.

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Two Canadian Forces members test positive for COVID-19

A Canadian flag sits on a members of Canadian forces that are leaving from CFB Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., on October 16, 2014. The Department of National Defence says 16 military members linked to hateful actions or groups in a report last year have been warned, disciplined or order to take counselling but allowed to remain in uniform. National Defence had previously reported that seven of the 36 members identified through the military-intelligence report on white supremacy and hate groups in the ranks were no longer in the Canadian Armed Forces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg ORG XMIT: CPT112
A Canadian flag sits on a members of Canadian forces that are leaving from CFB Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., on October 16, 2014. Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Two members of the Canadian military who recently flew back to Canada from the Middle East have tested positive for COVID-19, the Defence Department said Saturday.

In a statement, the department said the Canadian Armed Forces members were aboard a flight bringing 35 personnel from Operation IMPACT, a Middle East training mission, back to Canada.

“While all COVID-19 health and safety protocols and precautions were observed before, during, and after the flight, there does remain a risk for deployed personnel,” the statement read.

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