Hollywood’s Ryan Reynolds joins fight for Edmonton toddler needing $2.8M life-saving drug

A little Alberta boy with a rare disease desperate to secure a multi-million dollar drug just got a boost from a famous Canadian actor. Ryan Reynolds has pledged $5,000 toward Kaysen’s Quest. Kaysen Martin needs a life-saving gene therapy for…

Edmonton family asks province to fund life-saving, multi-million-dollar drug for toddler

An Edmonton family is asking the province to fund a life-saving drug for their toddler. Nearly two-year-old Kaysen Martin was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy Type 1 (SMA 1) when he was eight months old. It’s a progressive motor neuron…

Recall issued for rapid coronavirus test with $9.5M Alberta Health Services contract

The company behind a rapid coronavirus test that was expected to be massively rolled out in rural Alberta has voluntarily recalled its product. Alberta Health Services had announced a partnership worth $9.5 million with Spartan Bioscience in late March. The…

Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau pledges nearly $2 billion to clean up ‘orphaned wells’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government will support work in the oil and gas sector by spending $1.7 billion to help clean up “orphaned wells.” He says restoring abandoned oil and gas wells is good for the environment,…

Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau commits $750 million to reduce methane emissions

April 17 2020 1:37pm Speaking outside Rideau Cottage on Friday, Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau announced his government would be spending $750 million to reduce methane emissions. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] !=…

Hajdu defends Health Canada after Kenney suggests Alberta may move ahead with steps to combat COVID-19 without its approval

Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu defended Health Canada’s process for approving tools to fight COVID-19 on Tuesday after Premier Jason Kenney suggested Alberta may bypass its approval to take steps to respond to the pandemic. On Sunday afternoon, Kenney tweeted…

Are your packages safe? Alberta government developing COVID-19 delivery guidelines

While many businesses are struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery services have been busy attending to Albertans needs. Everything from groceries, beer and books have been delivered to doorsteps across the province. READ MORE: Calgarians turn to…

Provinces try to recruit retired doctors as coronavirus spreads in Canada

British Columbia’s call for recently retired doctors to return to work if the COVID-19 pandemic worsens is spurring other provinces to make similar emergency preparations, says the registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Dr. Heidi…

Rule change makes it easier for women undergoing fertility treatment to access sperm from known donors

Stacey Dary always knew she wanted to be a mother. When she turned 39, and still hadn’t met a partner, she figured it was time to secure that dream in a practical way by freezing her eggs. An acquaintance who…

Opposition NDP urges Alberta government not to switch drugs for some patients

Alberta’s Opposition is urging the province not to force patients on certain drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and Crohn’s disease to switch medications. NDP health critic David Shepherd says it’s the best, safest way to make sure they don’t suffer…