‘It feels like a bad nightmare’: Daughter of first Calgary nursing home COVID-19 victim speaks out

Gayle Neal says her mother, Anna, was having difficulty breathing for more than two days before she died. (Submitted by Gayle Neal) The distressed calls started on the evening of Friday, March... Read more »

Shopping for food? Western Canada chain urges more in-store purchases to ease online demand

The uptick in online grocery shopping and delivery services has at least one major grocery chain asking people who can shop in store, to do so. This message is highlighted on Save-On-Foods... Read more »

University of Calgary medical students quadruple province’s COVID-19 contact-tracing capacity

University of Calgary medical students and residents are helping fight the spread of COVID-19 on the front lines, and with their help the province has quadrupled its contact-tracing capacity. Public Health resident... Read more »

How Alberta has managed to do more COVID-19 tests than any other province

To date, Alberta has completed just over 20,000 COVID-19 tests — more than any other province in Canada. That’s been possible due to existing infrastructure, the early availability of testing kits, collaboration with... Read more »

Alberta government backs down on forced changes to the way doctors bill province

The Alberta government has cancelled controversial changes to the way doctors bill the province that it imposed unilaterally in February. The reversal of changes to what’s known as “complex modifiers” comes as... Read more »

Alberta radiologists ‘bewildered and demoralized’ as province cancels contracts amid COVID-19 pandemic

Radiologists are “bewildered and demoralized” after the Alberta government gave notice on Friday, amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, that it would be terminating contracts signed months earlier with three of the largest... Read more »

Blood Tribe receives critical funding to expand addiction support program, policing

The Alberta government is promising funding for addiction treatment and policing for the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta. They have pledged more than $6.5 million in funding over three years to expand existing addiction support services on... Read more »

‘The house is on fire’: Nearly 600 Alberta doctors raise alarm about future of health care

Hundreds more Alberta doctors are lending their voices to the growing outcry against the provincial government’s sweeping changes to the way doctors are paid. Health Minister Tyler Shandro terminated the master agreement... Read more »

Alberta judge denies evidence was buried in autopsy scandal

A sitting Alberta provincial court judge is rejecting allegations that the province’s Justice Ministry buried key evidence in criminal cases that involved possible wrongful convictions. In an unusual step for an active judge,... Read more »