Opposition NDP urges Alberta government not to switch drugs for some patients

Alberta’s Opposition is urging the province not to force patients on certain drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and Crohn’s disease to switch medications. NDP health critic David Shepherd says it’s the best, safest way to make sure they don’t suffer…

AMA receives 6 times more calls than usual for roadside assistance during cold snap

Extreme cold that has set in across Alberta has led to six times the usual volume of calls for roadside assistance from AMA. Since Sunday, when much of the province was first put under an extreme cold warning, the Alberta…

Near-record demand triggers electricity emergency alerts in Alberta Monday night

Furnaces and space heaters working overtime to keep homes heated, vehicles plugged in, and more people hunkering down indoors all lead to increased power usage during a deep freeze. In fact, every time the temperature dips by 10 degrees, we…