More Canadians are dying of drug overdoses — and coronavirus is to blame

Shawn Richards began the month of March, 2020 clean and sober. The Orillia, Ont. man was finishing a three-month rehabiliation program for opioid dependency and was regularly attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings. But by the end of the month, Richards was…

Alberta in discussions with other provinces about travelling between provinces

May 27 2020 6:14pm Dr. Deena Hinshaw discusses the future of travel as the provincial reopening continues. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\””…

Hinshaw says province looking at allowing some sporting facilities to open in Phase 2

May 27 2020 6:14pm Alberta’s Dr. Deena Hinshaw discusses the possibility of Edmonton being an NHL hub city, and whether they could open sporting facilities in Phase 2. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…

Alberta developing guidelines to allow Edmonton to be an NHL hub city

May 27 2020 6:13pm Dr. Deena Hinshaw announces Alberta is developing guidelines to allow Edmonton to be an NHL hub city if the season starts up. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…

Alberta to update COVID-19 situation Wednesday afternoon

Posted May 27, 2020 1:19 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is scheduled to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Deena…

Canadian homes prices could drop up to 25% in some regions: CMHC

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 27, 2020 1:14 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s housing agency says it expects home prices and sales will decline substantially this year…

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto hope to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

Tim Shipton lets out a deep breath. A laugh quickly follows. The Edmonton Oilers senior vice-president of communications and government relations is pondering a question about how long the team has been working on its bid to serve as an…

Parks Canada releases full list of national parks partially reopening on June 1

Parks Canada announced on Wednesday which national parks will be reopening on June 1. National parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas have been closed since late March to slow the spread of COVID-19. READ MORE: Coronavirus — Parks Canada…

Alberta legislature to resume Wednesday with COVID-19 work, other bills, sitting into July

Alberta politicians are going back to the legislature this week with a plan to sit until late July and pass 10 bills, while physical distancing and dealing with COVID-19. Government house leader Jason Nixon said Premier Jason Kenney and his…

Alberta temporarily suspends hydroxychloroquine COVID-19 trial

Alberta has temporarily suspended a province-wide trial investigating the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19. A spokesperson with Alberta Health confirmed Tuesday that the “clinical trial has been temporarily suspended by the research team so they can…