Alberta health-care advocates warn more private surgeries could drive up costs

One day after the Alberta government proposed a new bill that would accelerate approvals of private clinics in order to get more surgeries done, people in the health sector are reacting to how the process could affect health care across the…

Alberta confirms 47 additional cases of COVID-19, 2 more deaths

There were another 47 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Alberta on Tuesday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the province to 8,436 since the middle of March. Two additional deaths have also been added to the online…

Hollywood’s Ryan Reynolds joins fight for Edmonton toddler needing $2.8M life-saving drug

A little Alberta boy with a rare disease desperate to secure a multi-million dollar drug just got a boost from a famous Canadian actor. Ryan Reynolds has pledged $5,000 toward Kaysen’s Quest. Kaysen Martin needs a life-saving gene therapy for…

130 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta since Friday

Since the last provincial update on Friday, the province has confirmed an additional 130 new cases of COVID-19 across the province. On July 3, there were 29 new cases, 52 new cases were confirmed for July 4 and 49 cases…

Alberta to streamline approvals for new private clinics to boost surgeries

The Alberta government is proposing legislation that would accelerate approvals of private clinics in order to get more surgeries done. It’s one of the changes proposed in Bill 30, the Health Statutes Amendment Act, which has been introduced in the…

2 deaths, 32 cases associated with Misericordia Community Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

Edmonton’s Misericordia Community Hospital is adding a series of new restrictions due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases at the facility. As of Monday, there are now 18 patients and 14 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Covenant…

Alberta confirms 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

Alberta Health announced another 57 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province on Friday. That means there has been 8,259 confirmed cases in Alberta since mid-March. Read more: City taking COVID-19 precautions as Edmonton rec centres get set to reopen…

Edmonton family asks province to fund life-saving, multi-million-dollar drug for toddler

An Edmonton family is asking the province to fund a life-saving drug for their toddler. Nearly two-year-old Kaysen Martin was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy Type 1 (SMA 1) when he was eight months old. It’s a progressive motor neuron…

Alberta health minister orders review into racism after noose found at Grande Prairie Hospital

Alberta’s minister of health has ordered an independent third-party investigation into how the province’s health authority responded to a racist act. Tyler Shandro says in a statement that a piece of rope tied into a noose was found taped to…

Extended sit-down interview with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney sat down with Global Lethbridge anchor Liam Nixon to talk about a wide range of issues affecting southern Alberta, including new money for infrastructure and agriculture upgrades, rural doctors, the COVID-19 pandemic and the controversy over…