1 month after Alberta’s first COVID-19 case, what’s changed?

It’s been just over one month since the first case of COVID-19 was recorded in Alberta and a lot has changed. Schools have closed, businesses have shuttered, thousands have been laid off and the daily lives of Albertans are nowhere…

Alberta MLAs to debate COVID-19 legislation

Posted March 31, 2020 7:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s government house leader is schedule to hold a media availability Tuesday morning to discuss legislation needed to respond to…

Publisher lifts limit on eBooks for libraries in light of novel coronavirus pandemic

Macmillan Publishers lifted the embargo it previously put in place limiting the number of titles for eBooks public libraries could buy due to the current health crisis. READ MORE: 79 mayors, U.S. Congress wade into publisher’s limit on eBooks for…

Coronavirus: How Edmonton seniors are coping with self-isolation

Self-isolation is hard on everybody, but for seniors it can be especially lonely. Seniors’ facilities in Edmonton are working on ways to help residents through quarantine. “One site does hula dancing at the doorway, and (one woman) just had her…

AGLC can’t mandate whether liquor and cannabis retailers should close amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the state of public health emergency continues in Alberta, it looks like residents may still be able to access liquor and wine stores amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. On Wednesday, Prince Edward Island announced, effective Thursday afternoon, liquor and…

Alberta government commits $100M to upgrade hospital operating rooms, reduce surgery waits

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 4, 2020 5:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta is spending $100 million to upgrade hospital operating rooms and move some low-risk surgeries…

Edmonton cannabis retailer removes window coverings amid safety concerns

An Edmonton-based cannabis retailer has removed the window coverings from a number of its stores amid safety concerns. On Monday, Fire and Flower removed the window coverings from three of its Edmonton locations: Rice Howard Way, Merchants Row and Westmount.…

City staff tell Edmonton councillors to hold off on cannabis lounge bylaw

The idea of cannabis lounges in Edmonton got an airing out by city councillors on the community services committee on Wednesday. But any hope the industry would get a foot in the door in Edmonton didn’t pan out. Councillors heard…

Future of cannabis lounges in Edmonton remains up in the air

The future of cannabis consumption lounges or cafes in Edmonton will rely on regulations by higher levels of government, according to a report to be discussed by a city committee next week. In November, city administration was tasked with looking…