Coronavirus: Calgary, Brooks get green light to move to final phase of Stage 1 of relaunch

After waiting through a tiered approach to Stage 1 of Albert’as relaunch plan, Calgary and Brooks will be able to move forward with their complete Stage 1 reopenings next week. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health,…

Calgary student builds website with 3D view of global COVID-19 cases, spread

A Calgary high school student is putting his ample extra time to good use, hoping to remind people across the world why it’s important to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Matthew Toms-Zuberec, a Grade 11 student at Calgary’s Notre…

Canada’s meat industry expected to increase safety measures amid COVID-19

A group representing Canada’s meat-packers is expecting more changes in the coming months to make sure workers have protection from COVID-19. Chris White, president of the Canadian Meat Council, says $77.5 million earmarked by Ottawa for the food-processing industry will…

COVID-19 asymptomatic tests: 48 positive cases in Calgarians with no known contact with virus

More than 3,400 people in the Calgary zone signed up for asymptomatic testing for the novel coronavirus last week, and according to the province’s top doctor, the results show the highest risk is among those who come into close contact…

Widower of Cargill worker shares his loss after losing wife to COVID-19

Speaking through a Vietnamese translator, a grieving widower shared his pain and grief after losing his wife of 27 years. Nga Nguyen spoke Monday near their home in Calgary. “I am so sad and I am speechless. I know I…

1 new COVID-19 death in Calgary zone; 96 new Alberta cases Sunday

Another Albertan has died of COVID-19 as the cases in the province rose by 96 on Sunday, according to Alberta Health. The total number of those who have caught the virus in the province is now at 5,766. Related News…

Coronavirus: 71% of Alberta’s total cases are in Calgary zone; another death brings fatalities to 51

Alberta has 165 new cases of COVID-19, reaching a total of 2,562, the province confirmed in a news release on Saturday. Of those, nearly half are recovered and over 71 per cent of the total cases have been reported in…

Coronavirus: Maternity services being consolidated at hospitals in Calgary zone

Maternity services at hospitals in the Calgary zone are being consolidated as health officials continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alberta Health Services said Thursday that as of April 21, High River Hospital and the South Health Campus would…

Calgary woman who died of COVID 19 was expecting 2020 to be best year: husband

A man whose wife died of COVID-19 last month says the two of them were expecting 2020 to be the best year of their lives. Mike Diemer’s 57-year-old wife, Deb Diemer, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 19 and died…

65 cases of COVID-19 at Calgary’s McKenzie Towne care centre

Melanie Morris’ 76-year-old mother, Audrey, is one of the dozens of McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Morris and her husband, Jeff Balzer, say they’re worried about the lack of staff at the Calgary…