Alberta declares 9 outbreaks of COVID-19 in continuing care facilities

April 2 2020 6:22pm Alberta has nine outbreaks of COVID-19 in continuing care facilities, according to Dr. Deena Hinshaw. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({…

Alberta suspends hospital parking fees during COVID-19 pandemic

The government of Alberta announced Thursday that as of April 3, parking will be free at hospitals across the province. The change will remain in effect at all Alberta Health Services facilities — for health-care workers and the general public…

AHS modelling projects 250 Albertans in ICU over COVID-19 later in April: Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney said that Alberta Health Services’ projections forecast roughly 250 people in Alberta will need beds in intensive care units (ICU) by April 22 due to COVID-19. These figures, which Kenney released during Wednesday night’s emergency debate, are…

ICU beds, ventilators and COVID-19 infection modelling discussed in the Alberta legislature

Opposition leader Rachel Notley asked for modelling numbers during an emergency debate at the Alberta legislature Wednesday night, where Premier Jason Kenney said Alberta Health Services is prepared for the worse-case scenario. By the end of April, there will be…

Alberta’s top doctor to provide update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon

Posted April 2, 2020 1:45 pm Updated April 2, 2020 1:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Dr. Deena Hinshaw is set to provide her daily update on the novel coronavirus…

City of Edmonton to provide update on COVID-19 public safety measures Thursday morning

Posted April 2, 2020 1:17 pm Updated April 2, 2020 1:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The City of Edmonton will provide an update Thursday morning on the public safety…

Alberta suspends environmental reporting requirements over COVID crisis

Alberta has suspended environmental reporting requirements for industry. The move comes in a ministerial order signed on Tuesday by Environment Minister Jason Nixon. Related News It says the suspension is authorized by the state of public health emergency caused by…

Edmonton might delay rolling out its revamped waste management system because of COVID-19 crisis

The city is considering abandoning the planned summer launch of its citywide cart rollout as Edmonton moves to a new waste collection system. After a pilot project last year, one that took place over a 10-month period, the intent was…