Alberta to remove most COVID-19 isolation, testing requirements by mid-August

Albertans who test positive for COVID-19 will no longer be required to enter isolation starting in less than three weeks, the province's chief medical officer of health said Wednesday.While a recent rise in COVID-19 cases has caused some anxiety, increasing vaccination rates are...

Alberta parents question safety of sending children to school with no COVID-19 pandemic restrictions

For Lindsey Kemp, the Alberta government's intention to remove nearly all COVID-19 restrictions by the end of the summer feels like a slap in the face.Her son, George, is five-years-old. He has had two heart surgeries and is immunocompromised. Like...

A jab in the comfort of home and other ways Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine hesitant are being convinced

A recent Angus Reid poll found that vaccine hesitancy is more common in Alberta than in the rest of the country with one in five Albertans disinclined to get a shot.To put that into perspective, that is about twice the national average. ...

Oilsands workers inside Alberta’s largest COVID-19 outbreak fear for their safety

Workers at CNRL's Horizon oilsands mine in northeastern Alberta — the province's largest COVID-19 workplace outbreak — say work and living conditions are exposing them to dangerously high levels of risk.The mine, operated by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., is 70...

Edmonton woman who died of vaccine-induced blood clot was turned away from ER, friend says

The first Albertan to die from a rare blood clot condition linked to a COVID-19 vaccine was turned away from an Edmonton hospital two days before her death, a family friend says.Lisa Stonehouse, 52, died Saturday at the University of...