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In the News — Tuesday, May 12

By Collin Gallant on May 12, 2020.

PHOTO COURTESY AMBER POELZER - Amber Poelzer's children pose while on duty as ninjas to help dole out gifts as a part of a Facebook group in this undated photo.

A roundup of coverage in the Medicine Hat News on the morning of Tuesday, May 12, 2020 and a look at the day’s developing stories.

Monday’s daily COVID update from Alberta Health revealed only 47 new cases and 1,524 remaining active cases in the province. There are 312 active cases in Brooks and six in Medicine Hat. More information and an overview of government action ahead of this week’s re-open phase is here.

Relaunch nears
Local child care advocates are calling for more information and more funding from the province as facilities begin reopening this week. The protocols, released by the province, for specific sectors covered in this week’s relaunch phase are found here.

Redcliff, city tax news
Town residents could see a tax reduction this year, while the city of Medicine Hat has extended appeal dates. Find out more here.

Police warning
Authorities are urging caution to those who share personal information or contact details with online groups aiming to help lift spirits during the pandemic, stating that the groups are often targeted by scammers.

How does your garden grow?
Local food advocate Alison Van Dyke discusses how to the get the most out of you garden plot this year in a guest column to the News.

Provincial news
Another beef plant worker has died from the Coronavirus, leading to increased criticism of the government’s handling of the outbreak, and Premier Jason Kenney says he will look into why a single protester was arrested on the Legislature grounds.

Ottawa, Washington discuss border
Federal officials are discussing how to increase traffic gradually between Canada and the United States as provinces and states begin easing pandemic orders. That’s the top story among many that the Canadian Press is following today.

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