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

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

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

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