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

COVID-19: Events sector keeps eye on Calgary Stampede to see if mass gatherings can be held safely

The Calgary Stampede officially got underway on Friday and became the first legal mass gathering of people in Alberta since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the province nearly a year-and-a-half ago. … Read More

COVID-19: Public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant in Canada

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant jumped 66 per cent in Canada this week. Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said … 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

COVID-19: Doctors’ group concerned about Calgary Stampede, major corporate partner won’t take part

It’s normally billed as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, but with the Calgary Stampede getting the conditional green light to go ahead amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some are … Read More

Mothers turning to breast milk to protect children too young for COVID-19 vaccines

After Danielle Quinn received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, she continued to breastfeed her youngest daughter, Elise, in hopes of passing some antibodies to her. Recently she’s started to … Read More

Alberta justice minister apologizes after accusing feds, provincial NDP, media of wanting COVID-19 disaster

Alberta’s justice minister issued an apology through social media on Tuesday afternoon days after he accused the federal government, the province’s Official Opposition and the media of wanting the health-care … 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

House of Commons debate over Alberta COVID-19 outbreak sees blame, no solutions

An emergency House of Commons debate on the worsening COVID-19 situation in Alberta Wednesday evening saw the Liberal government voice their concern, but offer no new funding or solutions to … Read More

Alberta woman dies of complications after receiving AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

An Alberta woman in her 50s has died after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, according to the province’s chief medical officer of health. In a news release issued Tuesday night, … 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

Should you get the vaccine if you’ve already had COVID-19?

More than one million Canadians have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. Should they also be signing up to get the vaccine when they’re eligible or does their prior infection … 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

Positive COVID-19 tests lead to postponed matches at World Men’s Curling Championship in Calgary: officials

All matches at the World Men’s Curling Championship taking place in Calgary are being postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests, Curling Canada said late Friday night. In a news release, … Read More

Why rare blood clots could be a side effect of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has ruled a link is “possible” between the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and rare but serious blood clots. Now the EU drug regulator says the disorder should … 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

Why is B.C. on its 1st age group when Alberta is opening vaccination to anyone 65+?

Why will all Alberta seniors be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine Monday, the same day British Columbia begins giving out its first doses to seniors aged 90 and over who … Read More

Coronavirus: Should food processing workers get vaccine priority?

As the COVID-19 crisis edges into a second year, the food processing industry wants provinces to include plant workers in the next phase of vaccinations. After a two-week shutdown, the … Read More

Canadian premiers blame Ottawa for delayed COVID-19 shots

Premiers say federal COVID-19 vaccine procurement delays have left them no choice but to stretch out the time between doses, as pharmacies in some parts of Ontario were preparing to … Read More

How Canadian Charter rights are playing into Alberta pastor’s fight against COVID-19 charges

The legal team for pastor James Coates, the Alberta church leader who is currently in custody after breaking COVID-19 rules, plans to argue that the charges against him are an … 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

Can the flu shot and other routine vaccines protect against COVID-19?

Sometimes the tool you need is right there in the toolbox. None of the COVID-19 vaccines has been approved for children yet, but researchers around the world are studying the … Read More

Federal data gives most detailed picture yet of where CERB went in Edmonton

The city of Edmonton had about 15.03 per cent of its residents receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) last year. An analysis of federal data by The Canadian Press … 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

‘We need a solid Plan B’: Kenney calls for inter-provincial taskforce on domestic COVID-19 vaccines

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is hoping other provincial leaders will join forces to establish an inter-provincial vaccine taskforce to see domestic COVID-19 vaccines become a steady source of immunizations for … Read More

‘Nobody wants to waste them’: What should Canada do with leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses?

Scoring a leftover dose of COVID-19 vaccine is like winning the lottery. But who should be allowed to play? Canada has approved two vaccines so far: one from Pfizer-BioNTech and … 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

2 of Alberta premier’s caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions

Two members of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s caucus are challenging the province’s COVID-19 economic restrictions and have joined a national coalition pushing against lockdowns. Drew Barnes, the United Conservative legislature … 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

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

Calgary mayor says ‘smart restrictions’ vital to fight spiking COVID-19 cases

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says rapidly rising coronavirus case counts are driving home the importance of recognizing it is “smart restrictions” — not just any restrictions — that will help … 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

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

Calgary bakery breaks bread with community during COVID-19 pandemic

An Alberta family-run bakery is lending the community a hand. European Bakery in Calgary has been delivering loaves of bread to seniors and others in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, … 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

Coronavirus: 5 tips to find the best mental health tools online

As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise across Canada, so, too, has anxiety and stress related to the pandemic. Related News Kaitlin O’Toole, an occupational therapist from … 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

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Alberta’s Dr. Deena Hinshaw in self isolation, gets coronavirus test

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 16, 2020 2:11 pm Updated March 16, 2020 2:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More