Elk Point woman killed in 2-vehicle crash near Vegreville: RCMP

Posted April 1, 2020 10:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A 73-year-old Elk Point woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision near Vegreville on Wednesday, according to RCMP. Police said…

Alberta’s top doctor warns of prescription abuse during COVID-19 crisis

Alberta’s chief medical officer is warning of prescription-dispensing abuse for drugs that are possibly, but not conclusively, linked to fighting COVID-19. “I know we are all concerned about COVID-19, and this can sometimes lead us to inappropriate behaviour,” Dr. Deena…

‘Fear, anxiety’ for fertility clinic patients as treatments halt amid COVID-19

Fertility clinics across Canada have stopped initiating treatments as part of the broader pandemic-related suspension of elective medical procedures, leaving patients uncertain as to when, or if, they’ll get their chance at becoming parents. The closures are in response to…

Alberta RV dealer donates trailers to health-care workers needing to self-isolate away from families

Every day, Laura Schnell does anywhere from 20 to 40 one-to-one COVID-19 assessments on anyone who comes into Calgary’s Sunridge Mental Health Clinic. The registered psychiatric nurse also does followups with patients at the clinic whose needs are more urgent…

Alberta oilsands struggling as Western Canadian Select plunges to $5 per barrel

Oil and gas producers in Alberta may very well be facing their toughest challenge to date, as the price of Western Canadian Select closed at US$5.29 Wednesday. Experts have attributed the price drop to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well…

Edmonton personal training business worried about making the rent with no customers

Small business owners are speaking out about a major challenge facing some entrepreneurs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Vinesh Pratap spoke with SVPT Fitness + Athletics owner Shara Vigeant about the challenge of paying the rent to her commercial landlord when…

Health Matters: April 1, 2020

April 1 2020 8:15pm Health Matters April 1: Some experts say we should all be wearing masks to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. And as Su-Ling Goh reports, some countries are even making masks mandatory. ‘ }); } else…

Lethbridge tenants receive eviction letter despite COVID-19 rental rules

Despite new rules in Alberta surrounding evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, one landlord in Lethbridge distributed several 14-day eviction warnings on Tuesday. Legacy McAdam and her boyfriend were shocked to find a letter from their landlord on Tuesday evening. The…