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…

Cannabis vaping products will not be sold in Alberta until after provincial review

No cannabis vaping products will be available for sale in Alberta until the provincial government has completed its Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act review, according to a government spokesperson. READ MORE: Cannabis vape products spark health concerns Nationally, the sale…

Albertans won’t be able to buy cannabis edibles until mid-January: AGLC

Canadians have been under the impression they’d be able to buy cannabis edibles at retail stores as early as mid-December. On Friday, Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis said Alberta consumers won’t have access to edibles until one month later. READ…

Cities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec accelerate plans to ensure safe water, following investigation

The cities of Calgary and Regina both took steps on Tuesday toward accelerating the replacement of underground lead pipes in the wake of the Tainted Water investigation. Related News Councillors from both cities adopted motions at their respective city halls,…

Councillors want ‘more aggressive’ plan to remove Calgary’s lead pipes following Tainted Water investigation

A pair of Calgary councillors want the city to begin planning the “accelerated removal of lead water service pipes, from both public and private properties” in the wake of the Tainted Water investigation. Related News Although the city already has…

Canadian allergists’ group wants Benadryl behind the counter due to side effects

Benadryl has for decades been used as a go-to drug to treat everything from bee stings to mysterious toddler hives, but a growing number of doctors now say the antihistamine is less effective and less safe than newer alternatives and…