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Proof of vaccination available to Albertans

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Beginning Thursday, September 16 Albertans will be able to print a copy of their card-sized COVID-19 proof of vaccination, or show it on their phone or tablet.
Work is also underway to make proof of vaccination available through a QR code, which will be an easier, faster, and more secure way to share the immunization record when needed. The QR code is expected to be available in the coming weeks.
“We continue to make it easier for Albertans to securely access their health information, including immunization records, in the palm of their hand any time and anywhere through MyHealth Records,” said Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro in a press release.
It is recommended Albertans plan ahead and save their proof of vaccination card on their phone, or print it out before the needed date. MyHealth Records may experience high traffic volume before major events and long weekends.
Albertans who need support can contact the MyHealth Records support line at 1-844-401-4016 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the last three weeks, more than 110,000 Albertans have created their MyHealth Records accounts, bringing the total number of users to about 910,000.
COVID-19 immunization records have been available since December 2020 for Albertans aged 14 and older. All Albertans should receive a paper immunization record when their COVID-19 vaccination is administered.


Mail delivery for Rosedale

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Residents served by the former Rosedale Post Office are one step closer to having their mail delivered locally.
Last week a panel of mailboxes was installed near the skating rink in Rosedale, as well as in Cambria.
This comes after residents were told by workers at the Drumheller Post Office they would not be getting community mailboxes, and their mail service would continue at the Drumheller Post Office with new mail addresses.
The community launched a petition with 167 signatures, and the Town of Drumheller continued talks with Canada Post to rectify the situation. On March 23, the Town of Drumheller passed on the news community mailboxes would now be installed.
Rosedale resident Sharon Hardy will soon have a new post office box, although she says they have not learned when they will be put into service. While she welcomes the addition, it is not the perfect solution.
“We still have to change all our addresses,” said Hardy. She explains they will no longer have their previous post office box numbers but rather a street address. The post office will continue to forward mail from the previous post office box address to the street address for a year.
For business owners, this adds additional layers of complication.
“For a business, all the forms and cheques have to be changed,”, she said. “The expense is on us, and there are a lot of contacts we have to let know.”
Despite this, she says it is better than having to retrieve their mail in Drumheller.

Mail delivery for Rosedale

IMG 9080

Residents served by the former Rosedale Post Office are one step closer to having their mail delivered locally.
Last week a panel of mailboxes was installed near the skating rink in Rosedale, as well as in Cambria.
This comes after residents were told by workers at the Drumheller Post Office they would not be getting community mailboxes, and their mail service would continue at the Drumheller Post Office with new mail addresses.
The community launched a petition with 167 signatures, and the Town of Drumheller continued talks with Canada Post to rectify the situation. On March 23, the Town of Drumheller passed on the news community mailboxes would now be installed.
Rosedale resident Sharon Hardy will soon have a new post office box, although she says they have not learned when they will be put into service. While she welcomes the addition, it is not the perfect solution.
“We still have to change all our addresses,” said Hardy. She explains they will no longer have their previous post office box numbers but rather a street address. The post office will continue to forward mail from the previous post office box address to the street address for a year.
For business owners, this adds additional layers of complication.
“For a business, all the forms and cheques have to be changed,”, she said. “The expense is on us, and there are a lot of contacts we have to let know.”
Despite this, she says it is better than having to retrieve their mail in Drumheller.


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