Alberta reports 2 more deaths, 94 new cases of COVID-19, active case numbers continue to lower

Alberta reported two additional deaths related to COVID-19 Wednesday, as well as 94 new confirmed cases of the illness. However, there were also 137 newly-recorded recoveries — more than new cases — meaning that the net active case number for…

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…

Edmonton Public Library opening more services as part of Phase 3 relaunch

The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) opened more services Tuesday as part of its Phase 3 reopening plan. The EPL said the move includes more access to in-person library services such as computers, printing and photocopying. “We have been carefully monitoring…

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…

Edmonton-based groups call for new day shelter, more supports after EXPO Centre drop-in closure

A group of Edmonton organizations that help support vulnerable people in the city is calling on officials to bring forward more options, after the Edmonton EXPO Centre officially closed its drop-in shelter program. A joint letter signed by nine local…

Health Matters: Baby boom at Edmonton maternity wards

Health Matters July 30: Edmonton maternity wards have been extra busy this month – one local hospital even saw a record number of births. As Su-Ling Goh explains, It’s partly because of the closure of the Misericordia Hospital, and partly…

Mandatory masks required in all public Edmonton spaces starting August 1 — but how will it be enforced?

The City of Edmonton officially has a new mask bylaw. On Aug. 1, you’ll need to wear a face covering on public transit and inside all public indoor spaces. But what will it look like for businesses when it comes…

NDP Opposition critical of Alberta’s back-to-school-plan

NDP education critic Sarah Hoffman joined the noon news to share her concern with the UCP’s back-to-school plan for Alberta students, calling on the province to put an additional $1.1 billion into the school plan and suggesting ways students could…

Don Iveson on mask wearing becoming a political issue: ‘Look to science, not Facebook’

When asked about mask wearing becoming a political issue, Edmonton mayor Don Iveson said the different levels of government are no longer as unified in their COVID-19 messaging as they were early on in the pandemic — and as fatigue…

Edmonton council passes bylaw making masks mandatory in all indoor public spaces

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson speaks about the city council decision to make masks mandatory inside all public indoor spaces in Edmonton, saying he believes it will protect not just the city, but the province from another shutdown as COVID-19 cases…