NHL hubs in Edmonton, Toronto offer morale boost but no economic benefit: experts

A plan to operate NHL game hubs in Edmonton and Toronto could draw hundreds of hockey players and staff to both Canadian cities, but business experts say their presence won’t give a huge boost to local economies. While hundreds of…

3 more deaths linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital

Three more people have died in the last 24 hours as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital. Related News The people who died were all men — one in his 70s, one in his 80s and…

Task force to investigate Misericordia Hospital COVID-19 outbreak after 6 deaths

Three more people have died in the last 24 hours as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital. Related News The people who died were all men — one in his 70s, one in his 80s and…

Possible coronavirus transmission at 4 Lloydminster locations: SHA

The Saskatchewan Health Authority says people who visited four locations in Lloydminster over a nine-day period may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. Public health officials say a person who tested positive for the coronavirus may have visited these…

Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital on ‘full facility outbreak’ due to COVID-19

All services at the Misericordia Community Hospital in west Edmonton are temporarily closed to incoming patients as the hospital is now under a “full facility outbreak” due to COVID-19. Alberta Health Services said Wednesday morning the full facility outbreak includes…

Some Alberta pharmacies are testing for coronavirus, but you’ll have to call around

Albertans can now head to one of 20 local pharmacies to be tested for the coronavirus, but you’ll have to phone around to find a location that’s offering testing. Related News On June 25, Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced…

3 deaths now linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital

One more person has died amid a COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Community Hospital. Covenant Health — the organization that runs the hospital — confirmed the third death linked to the outbreak on Tuesday. Alberta Health confirmed the patient was…

NHL, players’ association reach tentative agreement to resume season Aug 1

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have taken a massive step towards resuming the coronavirus pandemic-hit 2019-20 season later this summer — and securing labour peace for the foreseeable future. The league and its union announced today the two sides…

Coronavirus: Edmonton to allow garage, yard sales starting Friday

As more and more coronavirus safety measures ease, garage and yard sales will once again be allowed to operate in Edmonton, effective Friday. During Thursday’s meeting of Edmonton’s emergency advisory committee, city manager Adam Laughlin said the decision came following…

Face masks continue to be ‘strongly recommended,’ not mandatory in Edmonton

Edmonton will not make face coverings or masks mandatory in public spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained, for now. The debate around making masks mandatory, particularly on public transit, has been a hot topic as cases of COVID-19 have…