Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing will be available to anyone in Alberta

May 29 2020 9:36pm Starting next week, anyone in Alberta who wants to be tested for COVID-19 can be, regardless of whether they have symptoms. Julia Wong has that, plus other details from Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s update. ‘ }); }…

Outfitters say COVID-19 has crippled their industry

Even as restrictions begin to ease and people go back to work, outfitters who cater to hunters and fishermen say they’re still in trouble. The border remains closed and 90 per cent of money spent on Alberta outfitters comes from…

Physicians shocked as Alberta government stops supplying PPE to family doctors

May 29 2020 8:14pm For months, Alberta Health Services has been providing PPE such as masks, gloves and coveralls to doctors across the province free-of-charge. But effective this week, many physicians will have to pay for them. Sarah Ryan explains.…

Free face masks available to Albertans at some fast food drive thru windows

May 29 2020 8:13pm The Alberta government plans to distribute 20 million non-medical masks for free at hundreds of McDonald’s, A&W and Tim Hortons drive-thrus. Vinesh Pratap has more. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof…

Alberta hospital cafeteria, janitorial staff called unsung heroes of COVID-19 pandemic

There’s been a lot of attention on essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. But some workers don’t immediately come to mind — like cafeteria and janitorial staff. As Julia Wong explains, one doctor says they are the unsung heroes during…

Ongaro’s Outdoor Outfitters suffers major financial losses due to Canada-U.S. border closure

Ongaro’s Outdoor Outfitters in Ardrossan specializes in bird hunting and the majority of their customers are American tourists. Owner Claudio Ongaro joined Gord Steinke to talk about the financial devastation of the ongoing COVID-19 closure of the Canadian-U.S. border and…

Free face masks available to Albertans at some fast food drive thrus

May 29 2020 2:02pm The Alberta government plans to distribute 20 million non-medical masks for free at hundreds of McDonald’s, A&W and Tim Hortons drive-thrus. Vinesh Pratap explains how it works. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””;…

Jason Kenney changes tone on COVID-19?

May 28 2020 2:22pm Some of Jason Kenney’s critics are suggesting the premier has shifted his tone on COVID-19. As Fletcher Kent explains, Kenney made mention of not extending the state of emergency AND also called the pandemic a “flu.”…

Tensions over pandemic travel have Shuswap leaders urging kindness

May 27 2020 8:40pm Tensions over travel during the pandemic have boiled over in some parts of British Columbia leading to vigilantism. It has prompted local leaders in the Shuswap to speak out urging kindness not division during this difficult…

Alberta COVID-19 pandemic debate at the legislature

May 27 2020 7:50pm The Alberta government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was debated at the legislature Wednesday, where the spring session resumed. Provincial affairs reporter Tom Vernon has the details. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””;…