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…

Coronavirus prompts Quebec to put off premiers’ meeting

Quebec is postponing the Council of the Federation meeting it was set to host this summer because of COVID-19. The summer premiers’ gathering was set to take place from July 22 to July 24 at the Château Frontenac, but will…

Alberta may consider alternate dates for Phase 2 relaunch if numbers remain good: Hinshaw

May 25 2020 6:11pm Dr. Deena Hinshaw says they will continue to monitor COVID-19 numbers and could consider alternate dates for stage 2 relaunch if numbers remain good. ​ ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof…

Hinshaw responds to Lethbridge martial arts studio threatening to reopen ahead of schedule

May 25 2020 6:11pm Alberta’s Dr. Deena Hinshaw responds to news that a Lethbridge martial arts studio owner is planning to reopen ahead of phase three. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…

Alberta health officials to provide COVID-19 update Monday afternoon

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update on the province’s COVID-19 response Monday afternoon. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to provide the public health update at 3:30 p.m. The announcement will be streamed live in this story…

Coronavirus: Alberta changes PPE distribution, businesses must obtain own masks after June 30

Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced Monday the Alberta government was changing its distribution process for personal protective equipment like masks, gloves and gowns to prioritize workers at the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19. “Now, as more companies around the world…

NHL awaits player feedback on 24-team playoff format before deciding league’s next steps

The NHL is awaiting the result of a players’ vote on a 24-team playoff format before discussing its options on how to proceed in its bid to resume play. With the NHL Players’ Association executive board could release the results…

Alberta ‘on-track’ for Phase 2 re-opening: Kenney

May 22 2020 2:44pm Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the province is on track for Phase 2 of relaunch. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({…

South Calgary Health Campus and High River Hospital to reopen maternity wards

May 22 2020 2:36pm Health Minister Tyler Shandro announces the resumption of maternity services at the High River Hospital and the South Calgary Health Campus. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” )…

Kenney announces continuation of phased relaunch in Calgary and Brooks

May 22 2020 2:34pm Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces Calgary and Brooks will proceed with Phase 1 of the province’s COVID-19 relaunch on Monday, May 25. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…