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... Read more »

Wildcat strike at Alberta hospitals ordered to end by labour board

Hundreds of Alberta health care workers who walked off the job Monday are being told to stop “illegal strike activity” and return to work, the province’s labour board says. The Alberta Labour... Read more »

Unionized support workers stage wildcat strike at Alberta hospitals

Support staff walked off the job Monday at several hospitals in Edmonton, Calgary and other municipalities in a bid to halt job cuts proposed by the provincial government, says the Alberta Union... Read more »

Student group organizes art therapy project for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Asad Makhani worried that the seniors he worked with in long-term care, who already struggled with isolation, would see those feelings of loneliness amplified by the pandemic.... Read more »

‘A long, dark winter’: Experts worry about mental health in first full COVID winter

Psychologists have worried about the mental health toll of rising COVID-19 cases and tightened restrictions for months — add in the shorter days and colder weather of the approaching season, and we... Read more »

UCP members pass resolution at AGM calling for privately funded health care option

Members of Alberta’s governing United Conservative Party have narrowly endorsed a resolution at their party’s annual general meeting that supports the option of a privately funded and privately managed health-care system that... Read more »

Federal health minister appeals to Alberta to reconsider closing opioid treatment program

Canada’s health minister is calling on the Alberta government to reconsider the closure of its injectable opioid agonist treatment program, which Premier Jason Kenney says will end in the spring when the... Read more »

Ottawa comes out in favour of injectable opioid therapy, urging Alberta not to shutter program

Canada’s health minister is calling on the Alberta government to reconsider the closure of its injectable opioid agonist treatment program, which Premier Jason Kenney says will end in the spring when the... Read more »

Alberta reports 332 new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths

Alberta has avoided the second surge of COVID-19 cases being experienced by some other jurisdictions around the world, but case numbers here are creeping up. The province reported 332 new cases of the... Read more »

Dr. Deena Hinshaw to update Albertans on COVID-19

Seven months ago, Premier Jason Kenney declared a public health emergency in the province in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, public health restrictions seemed to have had an effect, helping Albertans limit the spread of... Read more »