Coronavirus: How the rise of new variants in Canada could impact schools

After an extended period of virtual learning amid a COVID-19 lockdown, the return to in-person classes in Toronto comes as a relief to parents like David Wood. “I love my … Read More

Charges stayed against Kentucky man ticketed for violating COVID-19 quarantine rules in Banff

Charges have been stayed against a Kentucky man accused of violating a quarantine order in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains last June. John Pennington was given a $1,200 ticket on June 25 … Read More

Domestic vaccine-makers want more help from Ottawa: ‘There’s been a real lack of leadership’

In Entos Pharmaceuticals’ Edmonton lab, there’s excitement over how close the company is getting to developing a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine. There’s also dismay. With more federal help, Entos’ CEO John … Read More

Alberta to send adults to Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s ICU as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge

As Alberta’s health-care system continues to struggle with demands placed on it by a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases this fall, health officials say the situation will now see pediatric … Read More

Research finds stress, anxiety climbing for healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Levels of stress, anxiety, depression and burnout have increased in healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research out of McGill University. While that may not be completely … Read More

Health Canada approves $2.8M treatment for spinal muscular atrophy Type 1

Health Canada has approved Zolgensma, which is bringing renewed hope to Alberta families that have been tirelessly fundraising to afford its staggering cost of $2.8 million. At least four children in … Read More

Health Canada approves $2.8M treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

Health Canada has approved Zolgensma, which is bringing renewed hope to Alberta families that have been tirelessly fundraising to afford its staggering cost of $2.8 million. At least four children in … Read More

2 Alberta toddlers receive life-saving drug thanks to angel donor and pharmaceutical lottery

Two Alberta families are celebrating early Christmas miracles this week. On Thursday, two-year-old Kaysen Martin received the life-saving drug Zolgensma thanks to donations from around the world and an extraordinary … Read More

Kaysen’s Quest: Edmonton toddler receives life-saving drug thanks to angel donor

An Edmonton family is celebrating an early Christmas miracle Thursday. Two-year-old Kaysen Martin has received the life-saving drug Zolgensma thanks to donations from around the world and an extraordinary gift … Read More

Alberta Health says province has had only 1 human case of rare swine flu

An investigation into Canada’s first human case of a rare swine flu variant in central Alberta has determined it’s the only one in the area. Alberta Health says in a … Read More

‘We haven’t made a final decision’ on federal COVID-19 app, Alberta premier says

The federal COVID-19 app is still not available in Alberta, but the province’s top doctor wants Albertans to use AB Trace Together to help COVID-19 contact tracing. Dr. Deena Hinshaw … Read More

Labour board calls Alberta hospital staff walkout illegal, orders picketers back to work

General support services workers in Alberta’s health-care sector and auxiliary nursing care staff who walked off the job or didn’t show up for shifts as part of wildcat strikes across … Read More

Thousands of Alberta Health Services jobs to be cut in effort to save $600M annually

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro said the province plans to cut thousands of Alberta Health Services jobs in an effort to save hundreds of millions of dollars. Shandro announced Tuesday … Read More

NHL and its labs say COVID-19 testing doesn’t overlap with public’s

The NHL says the laboratories hired to conduct daily COVID-19 tests on players in Edmonton and Toronto keep their supply chains separate from the public’s to ensure never the twain … Read More

Provinces eye technology-enhanced contact tracing in next phase of COVID-19 fight

Using the simple tools of a telephone, paper and pen, contact tracers across Canada are handling some of the most important work in the fight against COVID-19. In Alberta, a … Read More

New approach for COVID-19 testing in Alberta targets at-risk populations

Alberta will be changing its approach to COVID-19 testing, with a new format that prioritizes at-risk populations and those at the highest risk of exposure. The changes, announced by Alberta … Read More

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