Laid-off geologist overcoming COVID-19 crisis by creating sanitizing wipes business

It started out as a necessary experiment, due to the widespread sellout of sanitizing wipes. Morgan Keane said they couldn’t find any for her immunocompromised relatives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We started looking up do-it-yourself methods. It was sold out…

Can Alberta businesses ask for proof of a negative COVID-19 test?

With businesses and fitness facilities across the province reopening in the second phase of Alberta’s economic relaunch strategy, strict health guidelines are being followed to ensure the safety of customers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. As health measures like…

COVID-19 cases in long-term care inspire redesign, reform of institutional-style homes

Some private operators of personal care homes want the province of Alberta to consider making them part of the public system that takes care of our aging population. Karen Cazemier, who runs Community Care Cottages in Alberta, is convinced smaller…

Alberta families desperate for changes to long-term care after COVID-19 outbreaks

Michael Sondermann isn’t staying quiet about an ordeal he says his family endured in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. His parents, Margarete and Wolfgang Sondermann, live in Millrise Seniors Village in Calgary’s southeast. “You don’t have a lot of…

‘From here to the box’: Seniors voice terrifying concerns on long-term care amid COVID-19

It’s a crisis the entire country is talking about: close to 80 per cent of Canada’s deaths from COVID-19 are seniors living in Canada’s long-term care homes. For Heidi Horn, the worry is real. The 85-year-old has been living independently…

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…

Some Calgary restaurants may not open for dine-in, despite provincial green light

Hair salons, barber shops and restaurants are getting the green light to open in Calgary and Brooks on Monday as those two cities join the rest of Alberta for Phase 1 of its relaunch. However, that doesn’t mean all businesses…

Coronavirus: Alberta universities look to mostly online courses for fall semester

Alberta universities are already preparing students for the reality of mostly online courses again in the fall as they continue to adapt to the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation. In a news release on Thursday, University of Alberta president David…