Canadian travellers frustrated as U.S. cruise lines won’t recognize mixing-and-matching COVID-19 vaccines

Some Canadians are frustrated after cruise lines in the United States issued policies stating they do not recognize mixing-and-matching of COVID-19 vaccines as being fully vaccinated. Thousands of Canadians heeded … Read More

U.S. senator requests Canada investigated for religious freedom violations over Alberta pastors arrests

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 25, 2021 4:18 pm     Updated June 25, 2021 4:28 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Alberta man says AstraZeneca shot led to serious health issue, wants federal compensation

An Alberta man says he experienced a serious adverse effect from a COVID-19 vaccine and is now seeking compensation from a federal program designed to support such individuals. Murry Hellekson … Read More

Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine lottery now includes 40 travel-related prizes

Albertans who get fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine will have the chance to win one of several travel-related prizes, as part of the government’s Open for Summer … Read More

Alberta stops giving first doses of AstraZeneca vaccine due to supply issues

Alberta has stopped administering first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. In a statement Tuesday, Alberta Health spokesperson Tom McMillan said since there are no known future shipments of AstraZeneca … Read More

Alberta stops giving first doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Alberta has stopped administering first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. In a statement Tuesday, Alberta Health spokesperson Tom McMillan said since there are no known future shipments of AstraZeneca … Read More

Alberta oil sands group starts offering on-site COVID-19 vaccines as CNRL confirms 2 deaths

The Oil Sands Community Alliance has started rolling out on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinics at industrial camps and sites in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Oil camp COVID-19 vaccination The … Read More

Alberta to begin booking COVID-19 vaccines for people ages 12+ by May 10

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced on Wednesday that the province’s vaccine rollout will expand to include anyone over the age of 12 years old by May 10. “Today I am … Read More

Schools go online as Alberta adds more COVID-19 restrictions for 3 weeks

EDITOR’S NOTE: The original headline for this article said Alberta schools were moving to online learning for three weeks. For clarity, it has been changed to say two weeks as … Read More

Alberta’s current COVID-19 status worse than every province and state: Former top doctor

While other provinces in Canada are getting a handle on the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta is heading in the wrong direction. The province reported more than 2,000 … Read More

‘A cautious relief:’ COVID-19 vaccinations to begin at two Alberta meat plants

COVID-19 vaccination clinics are to begin Thursday at two of Canada’s largest beef packing plants in southern Alberta. Both the Cargill plant, near High River south of Calgary, and the … Read More

Alberta reports first AstraZeneca-linked blood clot

Alberta Health says a man in his 60s has had a confirmed case of a blood clot connected to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The man’s identity is not being released … Read More

World men’s curling championship positive COVID-19 tests deemed ‘false positives’

The four positive COVID-19 tests that interrupted the men’s world curling championship are considered “false positives” from potentially contaminated samples, according to the World Curling Federation. The men’s championship concluded … Read More

COVID 19 weakened environmental rules across Canada, mostly in Alberta: study

A University of Calgary study has found Alberta relaxed more environmental rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic than any other government in Canada. Victoria Goodday at the university’s School … Read More

Alberta humanitarian aid worker calling for hotel quarantine exemptions

Fletch is seeking an exemption to the hotel quarantine rule for aid workers like herself. She said she can quarantine safely at home, like she has for the past six … Read More

COVID-19: Calgary man says he was given no reason for quarantine in undisclosed hotel

When Mitch Beaulieu arrived home in Calgary from a business trip to Florida on Jan. 25, he says he was whisked away by police and security in a van with … Read More

Notley blasts Kenney for lifting health restrictions as new COVID-19 variants arrive in Alberta

Opposition Leader Rachel Notley criticized Premier Jason Kenney on Friday for announcing the lifting of more public health restrictions just days after the health minister said strong public health measures … Read More

Alberta to lift some COVID-19 restrictions and reopen gyms, in-person dining Feb. 8

Albertans will be able to go to the gym and eat in a restaurant again starting Feb. 8 after Premier Jason Kenney announced several COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted. “These … Read More

Report finds Alberta left millions of dollars in federal COVID-19 funds ‘on the table’

The Alberta government failed to access more than $300 million in available federal supports for things like long-term care and low-wage essential worker top-ups amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to … Read More

Officials confirm Canada’s 1st case of South African variant of COVID-19 detected in Alberta

The Public Health Agency of Canada confirmed late Friday night that the country’s first case of the South African variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Alberta. On Friday afternoon, … Read More

COVID-19: Alberta’s 1st Moderna vaccine dose given to Medicine Hat long-term care resident

Alberta’s first dose of the Moderna vaccine for the novel coronavirus was given Wednesday to a long-term care home resident in Medicine Hat. In a tweet, Premier Jason Kenney shared … Read More

Twist of fate: Prairie provinces become COVID-19 hot spot in pandemic’s second wave

The three Prairie provinces have become the epicentre of COVID-19‘s second wave in Canada — surpassing Ontario and Quebec, the two most populous provinces that were initially the hardest hit. … Read More

New COVID-19 restrictions expected to be announced in Alberta Tuesday afternoon

Additional restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta are expected to be announced by the premier and health officials on Tuesday afternoon. Premier Jason Kenney is scheduled to … Read More

Alberta enacts 2nd COVID-19 state of public health emergency. Here’s what it means

Alberta is in a second state of public of health emergency as of Tuesday, after 1,115 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. New targeted restrictions were also introduced … Read More

Alberta introduces COVID-19 pilot project that could reduce quarantine times for international travel

Starting in November, some travellers coming to Alberta from international destinations will be able to opt in for a COVID-19 test when they enter Canada that could reduce the time … Read More

O’Toole and Kenney sit side-by-side for UCP general meeting livestream with no masks

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole praised Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for his province’s handling of COVID-19 as the two sat side-by-side during a livestream on Saturday, while neither leader wore a … Read More

Passenger shocked by packed Air Canada flight: ‘I was a little disappointed’

An Edmonton woman who works in medical sales and flies frequently for work is speaking out after she says nearly every seat on her Air Canada flight home from Toronto … Read More

Energy companies continue job cuts amid low oil prices, COVID-19 pandemic

The cuts in the oil patch are continuing as companies adjust to lower oil prices in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cathedral Energy Services Ltd. and McCoy Global Inc. … Read More

Youngest COVID-19 death so far in Canada is Alberta woman in her 20s

Hinshaw said she has heard some people in Alberta suggest that young people do not have to be as concerned about the novel coronavirus as much as others, but said young people are also getting sick. Everyone needs to take the health crisis seriously as the pandemic still has so many unknowns to it, she said.

Calgary researcher leads global study to improve diagnosis, treatment for kids with COVID-19

A researcher from the University of Calgary is leading a global study aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with COVID-19. The study, overseen by Dr. Stephen Freedman, … Read More

Pet adoptions on hold across Canada as animal shelters struggle to cope with COVID-19

Adoptions are on hold and pet shelters across the country are scrambling to make ends meet to take care of their animals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Humane society offices in … Read More

Premier Jason Kenney declares COVID-19 public health emergency in Alberta

Premier Jason Kenney declared a state of public health emergency in Alberta over the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday. Kenney said the decision came after a meeting with the emergency management … Read More

Premier Jason Kenney to share ‘important update’ on COVID-19 in Alberta

Posted March 17, 2020 3:04 pm Updated March 17, 2020 3:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Premier Jason Kenney … Read More