Pastor James Coates made a charter application in relation to a ticket he received on Dec. 20 under the Public Health Act. Provincial court Judge Robert Shaigec dismissed the application Monday.
As Alberta lifts provincewide COVID-19 restrictions, Wood Buffalo's rural communities are falling behind the provincial vaccination rate.
Alberta is offering $3 million in cash to encourage more people to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Alberta reported 179 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and four more deaths as many enjoyed the first weekend of Stage 2 of the province’s reopening plan.