Alberta obstetricians worried about babies being born to unconscious unvaccinated moms

Childbirth isn’t meant to happen in the intensive care unit. Ultrasounds to listen to a baby’s beating heart aren’t supposed to happen with an expectant mom who is unconscious. But … Read More

Leader of military nurses in Alberta hospital stays focused: ‘Do what you need to do’

A senior military nurse who has been deployed to Alberta to help overworked hospital staff caring for COVID-19 patients says she hopes to see the day when people’s smiling faces … Read More

COVID-19 surges shows continued need for protective measures: doctors

Canadians need to be “realistic” about the need for public health measures as the country heads into the fall and winter, doctors say as COVID-19 cases surge in some provinces. … Read More

Sister of pregnant Alberta woman who died of COVID-19 urges others to get vaccinated

This Thanksgiving will be a tough one for Carol Charles and her family. The 50-year-old from Regina usually travels to her younger sister’s house in Edmonton for the holiday. But … Read More

Military begins work at Edmonton hospital as Alberta battles 4th COVID-19 wave

Canadian military nurses will begin work at an Edmonton hospital to help alleviate pressure on a critical care unit overburdened with COVID-19 patients. The Canadian Armed Forces says eight critical … Read More

Military begins work at Edmonton hospital as Alberta battles fourth COVID-19 wave

Canadian military nurses will begin work at an Edmonton hospital to help alleviate pressure on a critical care unit overburdened with COVID-19 patients. The Canadian Armed Forces says eight critical … Read More

Alberta doctors invite premier, health minister to visit ICU: ‘We need you to see’

Alberta ER doctors have issued an “urgent” invitation to the premier and health minister to visit an ICU in person to witness “the unfathomable horrors we face in the hospitals … Read More

Canadian military nurses arriving in Alberta to help with COVID-19 fight

A military contingent is expected to be in position Monday to decide where to deploy eight critical care nurses who will help Alberta fight COVID-19. Public Safety Canada says the … Read More

Death in the ICU: Edmonton doctor recounts calling woman to share her mom’s dying moments

It’s a scenario that has played out countless times in intensive care units around the world: a health-care worker shepherding a gravely ill COVID-19 patient through their final moments while … Read More

COVID-19: Edmonton doctor recounts calling woman to share her mom’s dying moments

It’s a scenario that has played out countless times in intensive care units around the world: a health-care worker shepherding a gravely ill COVID-19 patient through their final moments while … Read More

COVID-19: Kenney says Alberta to accept help from feds, N.L as health system under ‘enormous pressure’

Just days after saying help offered to Alberta by the federal government and Newfoundland and Labrador was not immediately necessary, Premier Jason Kenney announced Thursday that his province has now … Read More

10% of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks: student advocacy group

An advocacy group and a school board say they fail to understand why the Alberta government is not contact tracing like it did last year even as the COVID-19 virus is … Read More

‘Extraordinary measures’ needed to fight COVID-19 in Alberta, Saskatchewan: CMA

The state of COVID-19 in Alberta and Saskatchewan is at a point where “extraordinary measures” are needed to calm the surges, the Canadian Medical Association says. In a news release … Read More

‘We weren’t thinking about other people’: unvaccinated Alberta man on his time in ICU with COVID-19

An Alberta man who recently spent time in the ICU with COVID-19 is sharing his story and pleading with those who are unvaccinated to receive the vaccine. Read more: 58 … Read More

Emergency doctor says some health triage has begun in Alberta: ‘People will suffer and will die’

The head of emergency medicine for the Alberta Medical Association says major components of triage have already begun in Alberta, even though the protocol hasn’t officially been implemented. Dr. Paul … Read More

Ottawa offers military aid as Alberta battles brutal COVID-19 surge

The federal government is ready to help Alberta in its fight against COVID-19, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair says. In a statement posted to Twitter Thursday, … Read More

Ottawa offers military aid as Alberta battles brutal COVID-19 surge: minister

The federal government is ready to help Alberta in its fight against COVID-19, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair says. In a statement posted to Twitter Thursday, … Read More

It’s time Ottawa helps Alberta in its COVID-19 fight, advocates say

Ottawa must show leadership and help handle the COVID-19 crisis in Alberta, health-care advocates say. The suggestion comes in response to Alberta’s formal request to the federal government for assistance … Read More

Alberta asks feds for help as 29 COVID-19 deaths reported in 24 hours Tuesday

Alberta’s Infrastructure minister said Tuesday that the province has officially asked Ottawa for help with the COVID-19 crisis. “As part of our ongoing efforts to boost health-care capacity during the … Read More

Kenney will join Hinshaw for COVID-19 update as Alberta asks feds for help

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health will be joined by Premier Jason Kenney Tuesday evening to provide an update on COVID-19 in the province. Their news conference is scheduled for … Read More

Alberta health-worker unions call on Kenney to request military help with COVID-19 crisis

A letter from the leaders of several unions that represent health-care workers in Alberta is calling on Premier Jason Kenney to request assistance from both the military and the Red … Read More

Alberta adds COVID-19 measures, vaccine passport in effort to prevent health-care system’s collapse

EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this article said Wednesday marked the second time Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It actually … Read More

Alberta’s top doctor says ‘Open for Summer’ plan set stage for 4th wave of COVID-19

As Alberta hospitals struggle to keep up with rising COVID-19 case numbers, the province’s chief medical officer of health has suggested the surge is because most health restrictions were removed … Read More

COVID-19: What are the political, moral impacts of anti-vaccine protests at hospitals?

Protesters were stationed outside hospitals in Alberta’s biggest cities again on Monday, carrying signs, shouting at patients and health-care workers and angrily expressing their opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies. … Read More

Alberta’s post secondary schools saying no to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Many Alberta post-secondary schools are not requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students and staff even as others across the country are making different choices. The University of Calgary, University of Alberta, … Read More

Kenney says he won’t ‘take a lecture’ from feds on COVID-19 in Alberta

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he won’t “take a lecture” from federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu on how to handle COVID-19. Hajdu earlier penned a letter to her Alberta counterpart … Read More

Alberta plan to remove COVID-19 measures is ‘risky gamble,’ fed health minister tells Shandro

Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu sent an email to Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro to raise concerns about the province’s plan to stop contact tracing, to scale back testing, and … Read More

Albertans protest ending mandatory COVID-19 isolation, masking and testing changes

Medical professionals helped organize two rallies Friday at noon showing opposition to the Alberta government’s plan to lift mandatory isolation rules, scale back contact tracing and COVID-19 testing. Read more: … Read More

Alberta to adjust COVID-19 masking, isolation, testing rules over next month

In several phases, Alberta will be changing some COVID-19 rules around masking and isolating to recommendations, as about three-quarters of eligible people have at least one dose of vaccine. Starting … Read More

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

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