Alberta asks feds for help as 29 COVID-19 deaths reported in 24 hours Tuesday

Alberta’s Infrastructure minister said Tuesday that the province has officially asked Ottawa for help with the COVID-19 crisis. “As part of our ongoing efforts to boost health-care capacity during the … Read More

Kenney will join Hinshaw for COVID-19 update as Alberta asks feds for help

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health will be joined by Premier Jason Kenney Tuesday evening to provide an update on COVID-19 in the province. Their news conference is scheduled for … Read More

Alberta’s top doctor says ‘Open for Summer’ plan set stage for 4th wave of COVID-19

As Alberta hospitals struggle to keep up with rising COVID-19 case numbers, the province’s chief medical officer of health has suggested the surge is because most health restrictions were removed … Read More

Reality Check: How vulnerable will children be in Canada’s fourth wave of COVID-19?

When Desiree McCue first noticed mysterious marks on her teenage daughter last March, she thought it was some kind of rash. “She was also vomiting and had headaches, so we … Read More

Alberta to adjust COVID-19 masking, isolation, testing rules over next month

In several phases, Alberta will be changing some COVID-19 rules around masking and isolating to recommendations, as about three-quarters of eligible people have at least one dose of vaccine. Starting … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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