Edmonton hospital staff fighting COVID-19 with ‘renewed commitment and renewed energy’: doctor

As a critical care physician at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton , Dr. Peter Brindley is used to being busy, but working in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic has taken that to a new level. “There are…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney releases province’s COVID-19 models during broadcast address

April 7 2020 8:38pm Alberta Premier Jason Kenney released data modelling for the COVID-19 pandemic during an address to the province Tuesday. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp…

‘Probable’ Alberta COVID-19 model predicts 400-3,100 deaths: Kenney

Under a probable scenario, COVID-19 could claim between 400 to 3,100 Albertans’ lives by the end of summer, Premier Jason Kenney announced in a televised address to the province on Tuesday night. He also said under this scenario, the province…

Coronavirus FAQ: Do gloves help protect against COVID-19?

Patty Kowlin and her staff at Sunnyside Natural Market in Calgary have been doing everything possible to keep the business afloat while practicing the best safety measures to protect against COVID-19. Only five customers are allowed inside at a time,…

Mayor concerned by plan to move some seniors out of Fort McMurray hospital during COVID-19 crisis

Wood Buffalo’s mayor says he has written to Alberta’s health minister to raise concerns about seniors being moved out of a hospital in Fort McMurray to make sure there are enough beds to be ready for potential COVID-19 cases. “It…

Kenney to present Albertans with COVID-19 projections during televised address Tuesday

Premier Jason Kenney will present some of the COVID-19 modelling projections put together by provincial health officials to Albertans on Tuesday evening during a special televised address. Kenney announced his plans for the address during a news conference in Edmonton…

Edmonton family reacts to Alberta hospital visit ban amid COVID-19 pandemic

April 5 2020 9:00pm An Edmonton family is reacting to Alberta Health’s announcement Friday banning most visitors from hospitals in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Nicole Stillger reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…

Edmonton family reacts to Alberta hospital visit ban amid COVID-19 pandemic: ‘It’s heartbreaking’

Edmonton resident Cathy Fox would rather be in the hospital visiting her dad. Instead, she sat in the car. READ MORE: Alberta Health reports 69 new COVID-19 cases, bringing provincial total to 1,250 “He was diagnosed with aggressive stage four…

NDP calls for Alberta minister to resign after contacting doctor on personal phone

Alberta’s opposition NDP is calling for the province’s Health Minister Tyler Shandro to step down after allegations he abused the power of his office and contacted a doctor on his personal phone after hours. The allegations stem from a February…

City of St. Albert using nocospray to protect against COVID-19

Like many front-line services, the St. Albert Fire Department is taking extra precautions to combat the spread of the coronavirus. That includes using a sterilizer called “nocospray.” “It’s a first for [St. Albert],” said St. Albert Fire Department chief Bernd Gretzinger.…