Booking system strained, but Alberta starts vaccinating seniors in latest phase of COVID-19 response

The phone lines at Alberta Health Services are jammed, and the government website has crashed on the first day that all Albertans born in 1946 or earlier can book COVID-19 vaccinations. An additional... Read more »

Alberta COVID-19 vaccination booking system overwhelmed on 1st day seniors 75 and older become eligible

Alberta Health Services’ phone lines are jammed and the government website has crashed on the first day that Albertans born in 1946 or earlier can book COVID-19 vaccinations. An additional 230,000 seniors... Read more »

Alberta’s system overwhelmed on first day that all those 75 and older can book COVID-19 vaccinations

Alberta Health Services’ phone lines are jammed and the government website has crashed on the first day that Albertans born in 1946 or earlier can book COVID-19 vaccinations. Alberta Health Services said... Read more »

Perceived lack of enforcement is splintering public will to follow health measures, experts fear

Alberta’s race against coronavirus variants in the coming months depends on the public’s ability to follow public health rules, but some experts fear a continued lack of consequences for some protesting essential... Read more »

Alberta says it didn’t close slaughterhouse because firm had been ‘successful’ in preventing COVID-19 spread

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the province chose not to shut down a slaughterhouse that is the site of a growing COVID-19 outbreak that claimed the life of one worker because for months... Read more »

Alberta didn’t shut down slaughterhouse because it had been ‘successful’ in managing outbreak

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the province chose not to shut down a slaughterhouse after weeks of growing cases and one worker death, because for months the company had been successfully... Read more »

Alberta slaughterhouse to close temporarily amid growing COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed one life

Darwin Doloque’s friends describe him as an eternal optimist, one who couldn’t say no to anyone who needed help. On Jan. 28, the 35-year-old permanent resident who immigrated to Canada from the... Read more »

A rare glimpse inside Calgary’s COVID-19 isolation hotel, as travellers share concerns

During his 14-day mandatory stay in Calgary’s COVID-19 isolation hotel, Angelo Vanegas says he couldn’t get food for up to 15 hours at a time overnight, was penned up in a small... Read more »

New COVID-19 outbreak declared at Cargill meat plant in Alberta — site of Canada’s largest outbreak

The site of the largest COVID-19 outbreak in Canada is now facing a new spate of cases. Alberta Health confirmed there are 11 cases linked to the Cargill meat-processing plant near High River, Alta.,... Read more »

Jason Kenney takes on COVID-19 conspiracy theorists in Facebook ‘rant’

Premier Jason Kenney is urging Albertans who have bought into conspiracy theories about COVID-19 being a hoax or part of a global effort to impose some kind of socialist order upon the world... Read more »