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... Read more »

‘We’re all scared’: 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... Read more »

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.... Read more »

Alberta woman in her 50s dies of rare blood clot linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

An Alberta woman in her 50s has died from a rare blood clot condition after receiving the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, says the province’s chief medical officer of health. In a statement Tuesday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said... Read more »

Alberta health officials investigating 2 workplace outbreaks of P1 coronavirus variant

Alberta public health officials are investigating two workplace outbreaks of the P1 variant of the coronavirus first detected in Brazil, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Monday. One outbreak involves three work sites in... Read more »

Alberta breaks 300-patient mark as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue upward trend

Alberta passed an important COVID-19 mile marker on Tuesday — moving in the wrong direction — with 301 patients now being treated in hospitals for the illness. View original article here Source Read more »

Edmonton woman hopes anonymous kidney donation inspires others to do the same

Mary McVeetors, a paralegal in Edmonton’s Assiff Law Office, started the journey to donating her kidney with the simple idea that she wanted to help someone in need.  View original article here Source Read more »

Next few weeks are critical in preventing a 3rd wave of COVID-19, Hinshaw says

Indoor social gatherings, absence of precautions and a growing number of variants are a problematic combination, says Alberta’s chief medical officer of health View original article here Source Read more »

Tentative agreement would allow Alberta to withhold doctor pay to balance physician budget

A tentative agreement between Alberta’s doctors and the provincial government would set the current physician services budget at the 2018-19 level and allow the government to withhold payments from doctors if overspending is... Read more »

Alberta confirms private supportive living outbreak linked to coronavirus variant

For the first time, an outbreak of COVID-19 in a Alberta private supportive living facility has been linked to a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus. View original article here Source Read more »