Coronavirus: Emergency department at Devon hospital to reopen in phases beginning this month

Nearly four months after the emergency department (ED) at Devon General Hospital was closed to protect long-term care residents from potential exposure to the novel coronavirus, Alberta Health Services says the department will reopen in phases beginning later this month.…

COVID-19: Hinshaw says Albertans should know government supported her back-to-school recommendations

After the province announced Tuesday that students between grades 4 and 12 will be required to wear masks in common areas when they return to school in the fall, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health told reporters she feels her…

Coronavirus: Drumheller proposes Dino Bucks instead of mandatory mask bylaw

It’s a town known for dinosaurs. Now the talk in Drumheller is about a new currency called Dino Bucks — a novel approach to fight the novel coronavirus. Town administration is proposing that businesses hand out $5 Dino Buck vouchers…

Edmonton residents 80% compliant with new mandatory mask bylaw, city says

The City of Edmonton said about 80 per cent of Edmontonians wore face masks at indoor public spaces over the August long weekend. Enforcement officers patrolled 160 areas over the long weekend, including transit, recreation centres, places of worship and…

CFL would use federal government loan to cover hub, player costs: source

If successful in securing a $30-million, interest-free loan from the federal government, the CFL would use the money to cover such operating costs as player salaries, COVID-19 testing and hub-city expenses during a shortened 2020 season. A source with knowledge…

Good Samaritan Southgate care centre records another death, toll now 24

Another death related to COVID-19 has been reported at Good Samaritan Southgate care centre in Edmonton, bringing the total number of fatalities related to that outbreak to 24. According to numbers released Tuesday, all 24 deaths recorded were residents. Currently,…

Dr. Deena Hinshaw to give update on COVID-19 numbers in Alberta Tuesday afternoon

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is set to give an update on weekend numbers of COVID-19 in the province. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak at a news conference at 3:30 p.m., which will be live streamed in…