Edmonton hospital staff fighting COVID-19 with ‘renewed commitment and renewed energy’: doctor

As a critical care physician at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton , Dr. Peter Brindley is used to being busy, but working in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic has taken that to a new level. “There are…

Edmonton boy battling 2nd brain tumor becomes pilot for a day

A 12-year-old boy, who is battling his second brain tumor, got to fulfill his dreams of piloting a plane on Monday. Tyler Palmowski acted as first officer as a Flair Airlines 737 was taxied down the runway in Edmonton. “We…

Dog parks to face restrictions as Edmonton copes with COVID-19 crisis

The list of things that you won’t be able to do in Edmonton continues to grow as city councillors, who extended a local state of local emergency over the COVID-19 crisis on Thursday, heard that dog parks are going to…

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…

Lethbridge tenants receive eviction letter despite COVID-19 rental rules

Despite new rules in Alberta surrounding evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, one landlord in Lethbridge distributed several 14-day eviction warnings on Tuesday. Legacy McAdam and her boyfriend were shocked to find a letter from their landlord on Tuesday evening. The…

City of Leduc temporarily lays off 100 casual employees amid COVID-19 crisis

Citing facility closures and service adjustments amid the COVID-19 public health crisis, the City of Leduc announced Tuesday that it has temporarily laid off 100 casual city employees, effective April 18. “Over the course of the pandemic, we have had…

Bad connection: Why home offices are slowing down work and play

If you’re working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you likely know the frustration that comes with a bad internet connection. “It’s not fun,” says Kori Wray. “Not having technology [work] properly… or the connection being spotty — especially when…

Spruce Grove announces new measures to combat spread of COVID-19

On the same day provincial officials announced the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases had reached 419, the City of Spruce Grove announced new measures it is taking to try to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in its community. “Effective immediately, all…