‘It’s destroying me as a person’: Calgary paramedics say job is taking toll on mental health

EMS crews in Calgary say they are being pushed to their limits by an ambulance system that is overburdened and under-resourced.An online survey distributed to members in August by the local chapter of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, which represents...

Calgary ‘superspreader’ wedding responsible for at least 49 cases of COVID-19

At least 49 active cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a wedding held earlier this month in Calgary. It comes as Alberta hits its highest case numbers ever — 3,138 active cases, 998 of which are in Calgary.  The wedding featured a...

Alberta’s contact tracing raises red flags as 43% of new cases have no known source

COVID-19 cases are rising in Alberta, and there are concerns that difficulties involved in contact tracing — both manual and digital — could hamper the province's ability to slow the spread. Of the 1,812 new cases reported in Alberta last week, 772...

Hospitalization numbers hit new high as Alberta battles COVID-19 surge

Health officials are keeping a very close eye on hospital capacity as Alberta's COVID-19 cases continue to surge, driving hospitalization numbers to a new high.Between Friday and Monday, 961 new cases were identified in the province. Another 243 people tested positive...

5 hand sanitizers added to Health Canada’s evolving recall list

Five more hand sanitizers were added to Health Canada's evolving recall list on Tuesday, which now includes more than 100 products that may pose health risks. The newest recalled hand sanitizers are: Last Best Brewing and Distilling Hand Sanitizer from Last Best Brewery (Calgary)...

Alberta has gained doctors so far this year — but that doesn’t tell the full story

The number of doctors practising in Alberta has increased so far this year despite fears of an exodus due to a dispute with the UCP government — but the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta says the figures don't tell the full story. There...

Alberta has gained doctors this year despite concerns over exodus

The number of doctors practising in Alberta has increased this year despite fears of an exodus due to a dispute with the UCP government.There was a net increase of 246 doctors for a total of 11,152 in the third quarter of...

Loss of rural doctors in Alberta leaves patients uncertain as contract dispute with province drags on

On the family cattle farm just outside Caroline, Alta., Nicole and Bill Houlton are busy doing the daily chores.As they go about taking hay to the cows, there is no outward sign of the health struggles they've had over the past three years.  Nicole...