Edmonton adjusts roads, pedestrian call buttons to promote physical distancing

The City of Edmonton is adjusting push buttons at pedestrian crossings and allocating some roadways for shared use between pedestrians and vehicles in hopes of spreading people out to promote better physical distancing. Effective Thursday, pedestrian signals will be automatic…

RCMP rescind Calgary-area teen’s $1,200 fine for not practising physical distancing in vehicle

RCMP in Alberta have rescinded a Cochrane teenager’s $1,200 fine for not practising physical distancing while in a vehicle. The fine was issued Thursday evening and fell under new social distancing legislation, according to RCMP. The 16-year-old boy’s father, Chris…

Health officials to update Alberta COVID-19 situation Wednesday afternoon

Posted April 1, 2020 2:11 pm Updated April 1, 2020 2:21 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s chief medical officer of health will be joined by other officials at 3:30…

Coronavirus: The struggle to distance social teens during a pandemic

Three weeks ago, the idea of watching movies, chatting with friends and getting to relax at home sounded pretty blissful for Adam and Spencer Castle. But as the teens prepare to turn the calendar over to April, the perks of…

The struggle to distance social teens during the COVID-19 pandemic

For a lot of Canadian teens, the prospect of skipping school to wear PJs, watch movies and Facetime friends sounded ideal. But now in the third week of school closures and social distancing, the COVID-19 honeymoon is over. Laurel Gregory…

Alberta health officials to provide update on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon

Alberta’s top doctor will be joined by other officials Tuesday afternoon for the daily update on the province’s COVID-19 situation and response. READ MORE: Live updates: Coronavirus in Canada Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. at…

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…

Co-parenting in the COVID-19 crisis

Lisa and Spencer Rufiange are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic as a team. They are separated but remain close as co-parents of their 10-year-old daughter, Madison. Related News “I’ve often joked — half joked — that he’s a better father than…

Alberta chief medical officer of health to provide update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to provide an update on the province’s current situation regarding the novel coronavirus as well as its public health response. Hinshaw has been holding daily news conferences to provide…

Coronavirus: How Edmonton seniors are coping with self-isolation

Self-isolation is hard on everybody, but for seniors it can be especially lonely. Seniors’ facilities in Edmonton are working on ways to help residents through quarantine. “One site does hula dancing at the doorway, and (one woman) just had her…