Q and A with medical director of Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital about COVID-19 outbreak

The Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton is the site of the largest COVID-19 outbreak in an acute care setting in Alberta. No new cases were reported in staff or patients on Friday. In total, there have been five deaths linked to…

Alberta confirms 77 new COVID-19 cases on Friday

Seventy-seven more people in Alberta have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the province announced on Friday. Alberta Health said that as of Friday afternoon, there were 592 active COVID-19 cases in the province, 50 of those cases involve people being hospitalized…

Rally at Alberta legislature to protest Ethiopian government after singer killed

Members of Edmonton’s Ethiopian community gathered at the Alberta Legislature on Friday. The group called on the Canadian government to denounce the Ethiopian government and take action when it comes to growing unrest in the country. Authorities say at least…

Edmontonians share memories of The Billiard Club after closure announcement

On Thursday, The Billiard Club announced it would be permanently closing its doors. A social media post read the popular Edmonton spot would “not be reopening post-COVID. Thank you for the memories from 27 great years on Whyte Ave!” Related…

Edmonton COVID-19 deaths climb to 20 as Alberta announces 37 more coronavirus cases

Alberta Health announced three additional COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, all linked to a coronavirus outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital. The deaths brings the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in Alberta to 161 and in the Edmonton zone to 20. For…

12-year-old Edmontonian competes as finalist in Braille Challenge

Steve Kiema, 12, has spent each day this summer studying, as he prepared to write a unique exam. On Thursday, Kiema competed remotely in the Braille Challenge against students from all over Canada and the United States. The four-stage competition…

Alberta confirms 46 additional cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday

Alberta Health announced an additional 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the province’s total confirmed cases to 8,436. One additional death was also recorded. A man in his 80s in the South zone has died. Alberta Health said…

Coronavirus travel advisory between Saskatchewan and northern Alberta lifted

Health officials in Saskatchewan are no longer cautioning against non-essential travel to northern Alberta. The advisory was put in place in April after cases of COVID-19 in northern Saskatchewan were linked to travel in northern Alberta, with an outbreak at…

Relaxed visitor policies at Alberta continuing care centres expected in coming weeks

There may soon be some relief for Alberta families who have not been able to visit loved ones living in continuing care centres. Visitor restrictions were placed at the facilities early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, with visitors only being…