Calgary widow grieving loss of twin sister marks bittersweet 82nd birthday

It was a bittersweet birthday for 82-year-old Dorothy Vaughan. Friends and family gathered outside her Calgary retirement home in McKenzie Towne to mark the occasion. “I have the most wonderful friends and daughters,” Dorothy said. Her daughter, Nina Vaughan, wanted…

Hospitalization rates remain low Friday but Alberta sees 2 more COVID-19 deaths

Alberta confirmed 32 new COVID-19 cases Friday, Alberta Health said, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 865. Two more Albertans died from the virus. Health officials said the two individuals who passed away were a…

Class action lawsuit filed against Revera for McKenzie Towne centre’s COVID-19 response

A class action lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Revera Inc., the company that operates McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre in Calgary, the site of a deadly COVID-19 outbreak. The lawsuit, filed May 12 by James H. Brown and Associates and…

$350 million of federal help on the way for charities

April 21 2020 8:13pm Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged $350 million to charities struggling with problems linked to COVID-19. Fletcher Kent has more on where the money is going and what kind of difference it will make. ‘ });…

‘This will happen again’: Advocates call for national rules for long-term care amid COVID-19 crisis

Families agonize over putting a parent into long-term care and it’s a decision that can be overwhelmed with stress. Valerie Stitchman said it wasn’t easy, but it was necessary to have her mother, June, placed into a long-term care home. June Lawrence lives with…