Positive gains in Alberta’s COVID-19 fight ‘could all be lost overnight:’ premier warns ahead of Thanksgiving

Alberta has shown recent signs of positive gains in the fight against COVID-19, but officials say all could be lost if public health measures are not followed over Thanksgiving.
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