‘We did what we were told’: Frustration as AstraZeneca recipients forced to cancel international travel

Some Albertans who received the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine are having to cancel their international travel plans, again. Several countries and tour operators, including many cruise lines, don’t recognize the Covishield version of AstraZeneca, which... Read more »

Removal of Alberta’s remaining COVID-19 protocols sparks outrage among physicians

Many Alberta doctors are reacting with surprise and disappointment to the province’s plan to relax its COVID-19 surveillance and management system despite an increase in case numbers, the positivity rate and R-value,... Read more »

Calgary Stampede COVID cases grow to 84, as doctors say repercussions still unknown

Thirteen more cases of COVID-19 have been linked to the Calgary Stampede and doctors say the full repercussions of the event likely won’t be known for weeks. As of Tuesday, 84 cases are... Read more »

Vaccine hesitancy, rising R-value mean Alberta can’t let up on pandemic fight, expert says

A rising R-value for COVID-19 in Alberta coupled with a stubborn and country-leading rate of vaccine hesitancy are two signs that the province’s battle to beat back the pandemic still has hurdles... Read more »

Public health experts concerned by Alberta premier’s claim that pandemic is over

A maskless Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands, embraces Calgary Stampede visitors and stands shoulder-to-shoulder for photo-ops in a video posted to his social media pages on Sunday. “Such a joy to connect... Read more »

Alberta will not bring in vaccine passports, premier says

Alberta will not be following the lead of Quebec and Manitoba on vaccine passports, says Premier Jason Kenney. Quebec intends to bring in the passports, beginning in September, for anyone wanting to... Read more »

Alberta’s reopening provides window for more infectious delta variant, experts caution

One week after Alberta lifted virtually all COVID-19 restrictions, many people are keeping a close eye on the more infectious delta variant — while still low in numbers, it continues to smoulder in... Read more »

Albertans had highest rate of COVID-19 antibodies due to infection in major national blood survey

Albertans had a higher rate of COVID-19 antibodies due to a past infection than people in any other province, according to a major national blood survey conducted in early 2021. The Canadian... Read more »

Holding out for 2nd dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine over Moderna? There’s no good reason, experts say

There are concerns some Albertans may be unnecessarily delaying their second COVID-19 vaccination because they’re reluctant to accept the Moderna vaccine, choosing instead to wait for a shot of the more scarce... Read more »

Injunction granted against 2nd rodeo protesting Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions

A judge in Calgary has granted an injunction blocking a weekend rodeo that was planned in protest of COVID-19-related public health restrictions and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, dismissing the organizers’ argument that it would... Read more »