New Alberta research aims to answer important questions about kids and COVID-19

When it comes to COVID-19, why do some infected children become severely ill while others have no symptoms at all? Why does the virus tend to hit adults harder than kids? And what role do little ones play in spreading…

Coronavirus: Edmonton business struggles to get answers from province to reopen

While some businesses have reopened in Edmonton, others say they’re having trouble getting the answers they need to reopen. On May 11, the province unveiled its Alberta Biz Connect website to help all businesses figure out how to reopen safely.…

Former jockey dorm proposed to help house homeless Edmontonians

A new three-pronged proposal to provide permanent supportive housing will be debated by Edmonton city council. The proposal includes having temporary bridge housing on the Exhibition Lands and a scheme that many have seen as a longshot because part of…

Coronavirus: Okotoks musicians rock out from driveways to support food bank

Sunday brought people in Okotoks together — at a safe distance — to gather donations for the food bank through musical performances. READ MORE: Alberta Health announces 42 new COVID-19 cases Sunday Organizers dubbed it a music drive, with musicians…

Behind the Game: Billet families create a home away from home for Edmonton Oil Kings players

In junior hockey, it’s common for the teenage players to pack their bags and leave the family home at a young age to play the game. It can’t be easy for them and it can’t be easy for parents, but…

High Level launches online exhibit to mark 1 year since wildfire evacuations

The town of High Level launched an online experience to mark the first anniversary of the Chuckegg Creek wildfire, which forced the evacuation of thousands of people. “The town council requested that we put together a celebration for the Chuckegg…

Edmonton officials warn North Saskatchewan River is ‘unsafe’ after Sunday morning dog rescue

Posted May 24, 2020 4:15 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Edmonton fire officials are using the rescue of a wayward canine to warn people to stay away from the rising…

Alberta’s United Conservative Party to apply for federal emergency wage subsidy program

Alberta’s governing United Conservative Party is applying for the federal government’s emergency wage subsidy program, a party spokesperson confirmed to Global News. According to the UCP, it is applying for the program to cover employees salaries as donations to the…

From curbside pickup to home delivery: COVID-19 is shifting how Canadians get groceries

Grocery shopping is a necessity of life for many – but the pandemic is changing the experience for many. According to consulting company McKinsey – 17 per cent of Canadians surveyed at the start of May had ordered curbside pickup…

Okanagan wineries allowed to open doors again for taste testing: ‘It’s very nice’

It’s summer staple in the Okanagan: Sampling wines. For a while, it appeared tasting the latest offerings of red, white and sparkling would, like other aspects of society, fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, though, the provincial government…