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…

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…

Family calls for re-testing of recovered COVID-19 cases at McKenzie Towne care home

Like most families, Shauna Parks spent the Easter holiday apart from her mother, Brenda. Parks wanted nothing more than to put her arms around her mom, but a window visit from her 78-year-old mother’s second-floor suite at McKenzie Towne Continuing…

2nd COVID-19 death at McKenzie Towne seniors’ home has families ‘extremely worried’

A woman in her 70s has died from COVID-19 at the McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre in Calgary, Alberta health officials said Monday. She was one of five additional deaths connected to novel coronavirus announced by Alberta’s chief medical officer…

Alberta health officials to provide update on COVID-19 cases, response Friday afternoon

Posted March 27, 2020 2:52 pm Updated March 27, 2020 2:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ At 3:30 p.m. Friday, chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, will be…

2 more positive COVID-19 cases at Calgary care home have community on edge

The McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, adding to the three cases reported at the facility Tuesday. A resident in her 80s died after testing positive for the virus. The loss is hitting…

Baby delivered in Calgary grocery store parking lot: EMS

EMS rushed to a Calgary grocery store on Wednesday morning for reports of a woman going into labour – but said the baby was born before they arrived. Alberta Health Services confirmed paramedics were called to the Sobeys in the…