Alberta, Saskatchewan COVID-19 spike a lesson for rest of Canada: experts

For 19 months, provinces across Canada have been coming up with ways to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In and out of waves, each province has handled COVID-19 differently and has … 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

Why is Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan timeline slower than other provinces?

Several provinces have released COVID-19 economic reopening plans, but Ontario’s timeline appears to lag noticeably behind others even though certain provinces had higher cases per capita during the third wave. … Read More

COVID-19 ads have had varying effects, with some ‘super cringeworthy’: marketers

When former communications agency director Erin Bury considers ads she’s seen from governments during the COVID-19 pandemic, a villainous character with an active social life is the first thing that … Read More

‘A selfless hero’: Calgary health-care aide dies from COVID-19

According to her son, Yurub Ibrahim was “the kind of person who put others first and put herself last.” The 51-year-old health-care aide lost her battle with COVID-19 at a … 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

COVID-19: RCMP charge Alberta care home worker for allegedly failing to isolate after visit to U.S.

An employee at a central Alberta care home has been charged under the Federal Quarantine Act after the RCMP alleged they did not properly self-isolate following a visit to the … Read More

Alberta reports estimated 1,100 cases of COVID-19 on Christmas Eve

Alberta reported roughly 1,100 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, in the first of a series of modified data updates the province will be posting over the holidays. An estimated … 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

Alberta’s COVID-19 ‘contingency plan’ includes requests for field hospital

The government of Alberta is considering setting up more field hospitals as part of its COVID-19 “contingency plan,” and has asked the Canadian Red Cross for help with that. COVID-19 … Read More

COVID-19: Dr. Deena Hinshaw calls leaked public health meeting recordings a ‘personal betrayal’

Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday she is “profoundly disappointed” that a member of her team leaked secret recordings of meetings with her and her public health team, where she regularly … 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

Coronavirus: Alberta is ‘past personal responsibility,’ needs strict measures, sociologist says

Albertans who still aren’t following COVID-19 guidelines are not likely to change their ways, according to one sociologist. Dr. Amy Kaler, assistant chair at the University of Alberta’s sociology department, … Read More

Some CERB recipients say funds not arriving quickly as expected

Some recipients of the federal government’s emergency coronavirus pandemic benefit say funds for September have not yet arrived in their bank accounts. Several Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) recipients told … Read More

Some CERB recipients say payments for September delayed

Some recipients of the federal government’s emergency coronavirus pandemic benefit say funds for September have not yet arrived in their bank accounts. Several Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) recipients told … Read More

Alberta K-12 students to head back to classroom in fall 2020

Alberta students will be heading back to the classroom for in-school learning this fall, the provincial government announced Tuesday. In-school classes will resume with near-normal daily operations with added health … Read More

Alberta K-12 students to head back to classroom this fall

Alberta students will be heading back to the classroom for in-school learning this fall, the provincial government announced Tuesday. In-school classes will resume with near-normal daily operations with added health … Read More

COVID-19 cases in long-term care inspire redesign, reform of institutional-style homes

Some private operators of personal care homes want the province of Alberta to consider making them part of the public system that takes care of our aging population. Karen Cazemier, … Read More

Canada’s meat industry expected to increase safety measures amid COVID-19

A group representing Canada’s meat-packers is expecting more changes in the coming months to make sure workers have protection from COVID-19. Chris White, president of the Canadian Meat Council, says … Read More

NDP demands inquiry into Alberta meat plant COVID-19 protocols as Cargill plans reopening

As the Cargill Meat Solutions plant in High River, Alta., gets set to restart its operations, the Opposition NDP is calling for an inquiry into how the coronavirus response was … Read More

2 Alberta meat plants affected by COVID-19 make up 70% of Canada’s beef processing capabilities

The temporary closure of an Alberta meat processing facility due to a COVID-19 outbreak isn’t expected to result in beef shortages, but the reduction in capacity will mean that ranchers … 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.

Coronavirus: New texting initiative gives Albertans mental health support

Albertans who feel they need a little extra mental health support as they face the COVID-19 pandemic have a new outlet to seek out advice. Alberta Health Services, in partnership … 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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