Alberta reports Canada’s 1st case of coronavirus variant found in South Africa

Alberta has detected the first case in Canada of a COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa.The case involved a recent traveller, who is now in quarantine, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, announced on social media Friday. Hinshaw said...

Alberta municipal affairs minister took Hawaii vacation, sources say

CBC News has learned that Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard spent time in Hawaii this month on a family vacation, despite direction from both the federal and provincial governments to avoid non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.Allard's press secretary, Justin...

Moms are welcoming the first wave of ‘coronial’ babies — but experts say to expect fewer births

Kennedy Amyotte's first-born child will open her eyes to the world and see her mother's face behind a mask.Due Jan. 13, she will experience many of her firsts amid the isolation and uncertainty of COVID-19. There will be no crush...

More than 900 Albertans died from opioid poisoning in first 10 months of 2020

New data released by the Alberta government Friday shows the province is on track for a record-breaking number of opioid deaths in 2020.Information published on a new government substance abuse surveillance website also shows how profoundly the COVID-19 pandemic has affected...

Video ads urge Albertans not to invite Mr. COVID home for the holidays

The province is turning to humour in its messaging urging Albertans to stay home this holiday season.Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, spoke Friday about two new ads urging Albertans not to gather socially over the holidays. The...

Military reservists preparing for possible deployment in Prairies as COVID-19 rates soar

The Canadian military is preparing for possible deployment of troops in the Prairie provinces, potentially as early as Saturday in Alberta, to assist with their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, CBC News has learned. All of the army divisions and joint...

Alberta’s COVID-19 test positivity rate of more than 10% ‘should concern us all,’ Hinshaw says

On a day that Alberta reported 18,243 active cases of COVID-19 and 15 additional deaths, the province also reported a record high test positivity rate.The positivity rate climbed to 10.5 per cent, a "grim milestone and one that should concern us all," Dr....

Secret recordings reveal political directives, tension over Alberta’s pandemic response

On the morning of June 4, a team of Alberta civil servants gathered — as it had nearly every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began — to co-ordinate the province's response to the crisis.A few minutes into the meeting in...

Alberta government to announce new COVID-19 measures this afternoon

An announcement is expected today on new measures intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta.Premier Jason Kenney, Health Minister Tyler Shandro, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw and Dr. Verna Yiu, CEO of Alberta Health Services, will...

Beloved Edmonton sports figure Joey Moss dies at age 57

Edmonton sports legend Joey Moss has died at the age of 57. Moss, who was born with Down syndrome, worked as a locker room attendant with the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Football Team for decades. He was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame...
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