Ottawa offers military aid as Alberta battles brutal COVID-19 surge

The federal government is ready to help Alberta in its fight against COVID-19, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair says. In a statement posted to Twitter Thursday, … Read More

Ottawa offers military aid as Alberta battles brutal COVID-19 surge: minister

The federal government is ready to help Alberta in its fight against COVID-19, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair says. In a statement posted to Twitter Thursday, … Read More

It’s time Ottawa helps Alberta in its COVID-19 fight, advocates say

Ottawa must show leadership and help handle the COVID-19 crisis in Alberta, health-care advocates say. The suggestion comes in response to Alberta’s formal request to the federal government for assistance … Read More

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 vaccine passport starts Monday amid growing fourth wave

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 20, 2021 6:39 am     Updated September 20, 2021 10:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Alberta’s vaccine passport starts today amid growing fourth wave

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 20, 2021 6:39 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine passport … Read More

Alberta health-worker unions call on Kenney to request military help with COVID-19 crisis

A letter from the leaders of several unions that represent health-care workers in Alberta is calling on Premier Jason Kenney to request assistance from both the military and the Red … Read More

Alberta’s COVID-19 surge a cautionary tale. Vaccines alone ‘won’t be fast enough’: Tam

Canada’s top doctor says Alberta’s COVID-19 response is an example of the kind of consequences a jurisdiction can face if it reopens too soon. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public … Read More

Alberta adds COVID-19 measures, vaccine passport in effort to prevent health-care system’s collapse

EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this article said Wednesday marked the second time Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It actually … Read More

Kenney says he won’t ‘take a lecture’ from feds on COVID-19 in Alberta

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he won’t “take a lecture” from federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu on how to handle COVID-19. Hajdu earlier penned a letter to her Alberta counterpart … Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Alberta, set to meet with Jason Kenney

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 7, 2021 7:26 am     Updated July 7, 2021 8:04 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … 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

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

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 to begin booking COVID-19 vaccines for people ages 12+ by May 10

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced on Wednesday that the province’s vaccine rollout will expand to include anyone over the age of 12 years old by May 10. “Today I am … 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

#GenX wins social media as 40+ crowd flocks to get AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Several provinces lowered the eligible age bracket for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week, prompting Gen X’ers to proudly share their vaccination journeys on social media. Read more: Ontario, Alberta … 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

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

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

Alberta health-care workers receive province’s 1st COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine was administered on Tuesday afternoon. During a provincial COVID-19 update, Kenney announced a respiratory therapist at the University … Read More

Alberta’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in Calgary Tuesday afternoon: Kenney

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in the province will happen Tuesday afternoon. Kenney made the announcement while appearing on the Danielle … Read More

Alberta health-care workers to receive province’s 1st COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in the province will happen Tuesday afternoon. Kenney made the announcement while appearing on the Danielle … Read More

‘We haven’t made a final decision’ on federal COVID-19 app, Alberta premier says

The federal COVID-19 app is still not available in Alberta, but the province’s top doctor wants Albertans to use AB Trace Together to help COVID-19 contact tracing. Dr. Deena Hinshaw … Read More

Expedited COVID-19 testing now available at Calgary airport, Coutts border crossing

International travellers arriving in Alberta via the Calgary International Airport now have the option of taking a free expedited COVID-19 test to avoid quarantining for a full two weeks upon … 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

Feds say they’re prepared to discuss health-care funding after provinces voice concerns

The federal government is prepared to discuss more funding for provinces that saw their health-care systems severely impacted by the novel coronavirus, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said. He told … Read More

Kenney says federal government told Apple, Google not to work with Alberta on contract tracing apps

Alberta has run into a roadblock with its COVID-19 contact tracing app after the federal government intervened with Alberta’s relationship with tech giants Apple and Google, Premier Jason Kenney said … Read More

Kenney says federal government told Apple, Google not to work with Alberta on contact tracing apps

Alberta has run into a roadblock with its COVID-19 contact tracing app after the federal government intervened with Alberta’s relationship with tech giants Apple and Google, Premier Jason Kenney said … Read More

Kenney slams China’s handling of COVID-19, calls for ‘great reckoning’ for country’s role

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 13, 2020 6:01 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is … Read More

Alberta suspends some environmental monitoring at 16 oilsands projects due to COVID-19

The Alberta Energy Regulator has suspended more than a dozen environmental rules at 16 different oilsands projects after four major companies in the Canadian oil patch asked for relief amid … Read More

Oil site cleanup program sees 18,000 applications in 4 days, ‘significantly’ over expectations

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan says interest in a new federally-funded program to put oil industry workers back to work cleaning up abandoned wells in Alberta amid the coronavirus pandemic … Read More

Hajdu defends Health Canada after Kenney suggests Alberta may move ahead with steps to combat COVID-19 without its approval

Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu defended Health Canada’s process for approving tools to fight COVID-19 on Tuesday after Premier Jason Kenney suggested Alberta may bypass its approval to take steps … Read More

Federal meat inspectors union seeks safety guarantee amid coronavirus pandemic

The union representing federal meat inspectors says its members will be back at work Monday at a meatpacking plant just north of Calgary if the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is … 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

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