Alberta based pharmacy chain to offer asymptotic testing in rural areas

For Albertans living in rural areas, getting an asymptomatic COVID test for work or pre-travel has meant taking a long drive to Edmonton or Calgary. But now Alberta-based Sandstone Pharmacies has opened up rapid testing in at least 12 rural communities, like Nanton, Bragg Creek and Innisfail where the province no longer offers asymptomatic testing.

Aired on: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Jeannette Rocher

Jeannette Rocher

After an internship with the CBC, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, the disappearance of two little girls, murder cases and other huge court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV.

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