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Province ends mask distribution program having given out 40-million – Lethbridge News Now

LETHBRIDGE, AB – The Government of Alberta has given out 40-million non-medical face masks across the province.

The government teamed up with 700 A&W, McDonald’s, and Tim Horton’s drive-thrus around Alberta to distribute 26.1-million masks.

The rest were given out to First Nations and Metis Settlements, places of worship, and transit services in Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer.

“I want to thank our corporate partners, A&W, McDonald’s Canada, and Tim Hortons, for their tremendous support and contribution in making this program a success,” says Health Minister Tyler Shandro. “Through this program, we helped kick-start individuals’ efforts to acquire masks as the supply chain caught up with demand.”

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