AHS modelling projects 250 Albertans in ICU over COVID-19 later in April: Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney said that Alberta Health Services’ projections forecast roughly 250 people in Alberta will need beds in intensive care units (ICU) by April 22 due to COVID-19. These figures, which Kenney released during Wednesday night’s emergency debate, are…

Alberta’s top doctor to provide update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon

Posted April 2, 2020 1:45 pm Updated April 2, 2020 1:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Dr. Deena Hinshaw is set to provide her daily update on the novel coronavirus…

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

Premier Jason Kenney offered more new details on Wednesday about why his government announced temporary layoffs in Alberta’s education system over the weekend, explaining that the decision was made after a number of school boards told the government they were…

Alberta’s top doctor warns of prescription abuse during COVID-19 crisis

Alberta’s chief medical officer is warning of prescription-dispensing abuse for drugs that are possibly, but not conclusively, linked to fighting COVID-19. “I know we are all concerned about COVID-19, and this can sometimes lead us to inappropriate behaviour,” Dr. Deena…

TC Energy says Keystone XL pipeline will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions as opposed to other transportation

March 31 2020 5:19pm TC Energy CEO Russ Girling says the Keystone XL pipeline will be one of the safest and environmentally friendly ways to transport oil. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] !=…

‘We believe the timing is good’: Kenney cites current crisis for reasons to invest in Keystone pipeline now

March 31 2020 5:18pm Premier Jason Kenney says the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and economic uncertainty in Alberta are the reasons why it’s the right time to invest in the Keystone XL pipeline. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id =…

TC Energy says it is going ahead with US$8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline

TC Energy Corp. gave the go-ahead for construction of its US$8-billion Keystone XL Pipeline project on Tuesday, with a helping hand from the Alberta government. The company said Alberta has agreed to invest approximately US$1.1 billion as equity in the…

Alberta doctors ask for healthcare changes to be halted amid COVID-19 in open letter to Kenney government

Hundreds of doctors across Alberta have signed an open letter urging the provincial government to halt healthcare changes coming April 1, so that those on the frontline battling the new coronavirus can focus on the pandemic and their patients. The…

Federal meat inspectors union seeks safety guarantee amid coronavirus pandemic

The union representing federal meat inspectors says its members will be back at work Monday at a meatpacking plant just north of Calgary if the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is reassured that it’s safe. Production at family-owned Harmony Beef was…

Canada ‘very concerned’ with OPEC’s decisions amid coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada is “very concerned” with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) decisions amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, but that the government remains focused on helping Canadians struggling as a result of the dramatic…