September 28th, 2021

Provincial News

Regulatory group warns several Alberta doctors about sharing COVID-19 misinformation

By The Canadian Press on September 22nd, 2021

EDMONTON – A group that oversees the practice of medicine in Alberta says it has told at least seven doctors who were spreading misinformation about COVID-19 that their behaviour was unprofessional. Scott McLeod, registrar with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, says the regulator has also spoken to doctors who gave into pressure ... Read More »

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Mom, toddler found dead were killed in suspect’s Hinton, Alta., apartment: RCMP

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2021

HINTON, Alta. – RCMP say a woman and her 16-month-old toddler found dead in Hinton, Alta., were killed in the apartment of the suspect charged in their deaths. Police say the bodies of the 24-year-old woman and her child were discovered last Thursday but they are unable to say where they were found because the ... Read More »

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Cites health reasons: Former Liberal MP Kent Hehr drops out of Calgary mayoral race

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2021

CALGARY – Former Liberal MP Kent Hehr has withdrawn from the race to become Calgary’s mayor. Hehr, who filed his nomination papers earlier this month, says he is withdrawing over health concerns. “I began feeling ill on Sunday morning. I got a COVID test and have not received the results yet, but I immediately suspended ... Read More »

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Rural schools close as Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine passport system begins

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

EDMONTON – Two schools in rural Alberta are closing their classrooms over the number of students not attending because of COVID-19 infections. The Big Valley School and the Donalda School, both in the central part of the province, report that over 10 per cent of their students are away because of the illness. Both are ... Read More »

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The vaccinated may enter: Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine passport system begins today

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

EDMONTON – Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine passport system comes into force today. The program allows businesses and venues to operate without capacity limits and other public health measures if they require proof of vaccination or a negative test result from anyone entering. It applies at restaurants, nightclubs, casinos, concerts and fitness facilities, and is not mandatory. ... Read More »

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Alberta’s new proof-of-vaccination cards can be easily edited, residents say

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

EDMONTON – Albertans needing proof they’re vaccinated against COVID-19 were able to download cards from the province’s website on Sunday, but almost right away some residents said they were easily able to edit them. Dan Shugar, who lives in Calgary, says the card was in a PDF file which he was able to edit to ... Read More »

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Edmonton Police Service investigating suspicious death case

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Police Service says it is investigating a suspicious death that occurred Saturday evening. Police say that just after 6 p.m. they received a report of an assault with a weapon in the area of 104 Avenue and 95 Street. Officers responding to the call found a man with serious injuries. Police ... Read More »

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Mother and child lived in same complex as man charged in their murders: Alberta RCMP

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

HINTON, Alta. – RCMP in Alberta say a man charged in the deaths of a woman and her 16-month-old toddler lived in the same apartment complex as the victims, but otherwise had no connection to them. Police say in a news release that Robert Keith Major, 53, from Hinton, Alta., has been charged with two ... Read More »

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Alberta RCMP investigating deaths of mother and her toddler as homicides

By The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

HINTON, Alta. – Alberta RCMP say its major crimes unit is investigating the deaths of a mother and her 16-month-old toddler as homicides. Mounties in Hinton, Alta., say the pair were reported missing on Thursday night from the community 290 kilometres west of Edmonton. Police say the bodies of the mother and her child have ... Read More »

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B.C. willing to help Alberta in COVID-19 battle, but needs hospital space: Horgan

By The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

VANCOUVER – Premier John Horgan says the province is willing to help Alberta when it comes to battling COVID-19, but the priority is on ensuring hospitals in British Columbia don’t become overwhelmed. Horgan says he’s spoken to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney about the COVID-19 situation and B.C. will help in any way it can. But ... Read More »

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