Kids put their COVID-19 questions to the experts

From “how did a worldwide pandemic start?” to “just how many germs are there anyway?” Kids have questions about the COVID-19 outbreak. Lots of them. Global News invited young viewers to submit those questions. We then took them to the…

Alberta’s top doctor to provide update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon

Posted April 2, 2020 1:45 pm Updated April 2, 2020 1:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Dr. Deena Hinshaw is set to provide her daily update on the novel coronavirus…

Alberta suspends environmental reporting requirements over COVID crisis

Alberta has suspended environmental reporting requirements for industry. The move comes in a ministerial order signed on Tuesday by Environment Minister Jason Nixon. Related News It says the suspension is authorized by the state of public health emergency caused by…

‘Fear, anxiety’ for fertility clinic patients as treatments halt amid COVID-19

Fertility clinics across Canada have stopped initiating treatments as part of the broader pandemic-related suspension of elective medical procedures, leaving patients uncertain as to when, or if, they’ll get their chance at becoming parents. The closures are in response to…

Your rent is due. What help is available for tenants across Canada

Across the country, April 1 will mark the first rent due date since the COVID-19 pandemic hit home in Canada. As the pandemic ravages the economy, leaving more than a million Canadians suddenly unemployed, provincial governments have rolled out emergency measures…

Imperial Oil cutting spending plans for 2020 by $1 billion amid COVID-19 pandemic

By The Canadian Press Posted March 31, 2020 11:57 am Updated March 31, 2020 12:04 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Imperial Oil Ltd. is reducing its spending for this year…

Calgary-based Parkland Fuel cuts $300M from budget to deal with COVID 19 impact

Parkland Fuel Corp. is cutting its 2020 capital spending budget by 52 per cent and trimming executive salaries in response to the uncertain economic impact of the novel coronavirus. The Calgary-based company, which sells fuel through more than 2,600 service…

A look at research being done in Canada for a coronavirus vaccine

Thousands of scientists around the world are working on problems raised by the coronavirus pandemic, including the search for a vaccine against the virus. Canadian researchers are part of that search. Here is a summary of some of the projects…

Alberta unemployment rate to reach 9.5% amid COVID-19 pandemic: economic outlook

A new economic forecast released by one of Canada’s big banks on Friday projects a severe hit to Alberta’s economy this year as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. The TD Economics forecast projects a recession deeper than what…

Lethbridge Olympian taking Tokyo 2020 postponement in stride

Lethbridge swimmer Rachel Nicol was preparing for Olympic trials that could qualify her for her second Games, but after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced earlier this week that Tokyo 2020 would be postponed, the athlete said she felt relief.…