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

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

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

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

Immune but infectious: Can someone vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the virus?

As the cross-Canada roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines continues this week, it’s still unclear whether the injections can actually prevent the spread of the virus. While both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna … 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 health minister rejects suggestions province too lax with coronavirus restrictions

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro is rejecting suggestions his province’s spiking coronavirus cases are the result of not moving quickly or toughly enough in slapping restrictions on the public. His … Read More

Twist of fate: Prairie provinces become COVID-19 hot spot in pandemic’s second wave

The three Prairie provinces have become the epicentre of COVID-19‘s second wave in Canada — surpassing Ontario and Quebec, the two most populous provinces that were initially the hardest hit. … 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

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

Canada’s coronavirus patients getting younger as pandemic moves west

The coronavirus pandemic, once concentrated in older adults in Quebec and Ontario, is moving west and appearing in younger groups. On April 15, Quebec and Ontario accounted for nearly 84 … 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

Cargill meat plant in High River, Alta., ‘idles’ processes amid coronavirus outbreak

A coronavirus outbreak at a meat-packing facility in High River, Alta., has led operators to “temporarily idle” processes. Effective Monday, April 20, employees at the Cargill Meat Solutions plant were … Read More

Coronavirus: Can cold weather impact the spread of COVID-19?

Temperatures are expected to take a dip in Calgary this weekend, and with many questions swirling about how warmer weather could slow the spread of COVID-19, some are wondering what … 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

Wuhan to Trenton to Calgary: Alberta family experiences coronavirus quarantine 3 times

The Zhang family has been through so many stages of quarantine in recent months that it’s become almost too familiar. Bin Zhang, along with his wife Emiley, their three-year-old daughter … 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

Coronavirus pandemic: WestJet suspending international travel

One of Canada’s biggest airlines is suspending international flights amidst a global effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In a statement on its website late Monday evening, … Read More