Coronavirus: Calgarian living in Houston backs extended border closure

A Calgary couple currently living in Houston is urging both Canada and the United States to keep their border closed. Jim Mochulsky and Monique Ferguson told Global News the situation stateside is just too volatile to consider reopening now. “Keep…

New medical mask company will prioritize Indigenous orders

After feeling the impact of a personal protective equipment shortage amid the coronavirus health crisis, a Saskatchewan First Nation and the Alberta-based pipe company it owns are quite literally shifting gears and getting into the medical mask-making business. “There was…

Alberta escalates pay fight with doctors, asks regulatory college to intervene

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 15, 2020 7:52 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro is escalating his pay dispute with doctors, asking the College…

Spike in Alberta COVID-19 cases in younger people cause for concern: Hinshaw

The Alberta government reported that more people under the age of 40 have contracted the novel coronavirus in the last two weeks. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday — in her latest update — that of 780 new COVID-19 cases identified…

Case of COVID-19 confirmed at Edmonton Remand Centre

A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at the Edmonton Remand Centre, AHS said Wednesday morning. The inmate has been isolated and a statement to Global News says there is no evidence of transmission of the novel coronavirus within…

Alberta doctors take out newspaper ads in hopes of reaching agreement with UCP

The Alberta Medical Association is sending a message to the province’s health minister through full-page newspaper ads in the hopes of reaching a new agreement with UCP. The AMA claims that since negotiations began, Tyler Shandro has torn up the…

City says ‘no risk to transit riders’ after employee at ETS garage tests positive for coronavirus

A spokesperson for the city said Tuesday night that “there was no risk to transit riders” in connection with a COVID-19 case recently linked to an Edmonton Transit Service garage. “Once the city was notified of the positive case at…

Fighting for Reign: Alberta boy’s family says he needs $2.8M treatment for rare disorder

Reign Johnston’s family met Kaysen Martin’s when both babies were in Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s Hospital. The boys have the same rare disorder and their families say they both need the same expensive treatment. “We actually made a fairly substantial contribution…

Siksika Nation members denied service at local businesses due to COVID-19 in community: Hinshaw

Alberta’s top doctor has received reports that some Siksika Nation members were discriminated against at local businesses because of COVID-19 cases reported in the community. Read more: Hinshaw warns Albertans are ‘tired of hearing’ about COVID-19 precautions as daily numbers…

49 cases, 6 deaths now linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital

More than four dozen cases of COVID-19 and six deaths have been linked to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus at Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital. Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday that there were 49 total…