Alberta judge turns down request for injunction to maintain last-resort opioid treatment program

A judge has rejected an application for an emergency injunction that would have maintained a last-resort treatment for Albertans suffering from the most severe forms of opioid addiction.The application was filed by 11 Albertans struggling with severe substance abuse. They wanted an injunction to prevent...

Alberta judge rejects injunction to maintain last-resort opioid treatment program

An emergency court injunction that would have maintained a last-resort treatment for Albertans suffering from the most severe forms of opioid addiction has been rejected. The application for an injunction was filed by 11 Albertans struggling with severe substance abuse. If granted, the...

Optimism, relief as Alberta’s long-term care centres see significant drop in COVID-19 cases

After months of worrying about the risk of COVID-19 in long-term care homes, Nicole Bugeaud is finally feeling some relief.Bugeaud's sister, Dominique, has Down Syndrome and lives at Centre de Santé Saint-Thomas, a supportive living facility in Edmonton. The past year has been...

No decision on easing COVID restriction until at least March 1, Alberta’s top MD says

With new case numbers rising slightly in recent days, Alberta won't make any decision about easing or tightening restrictions until March 1 at the earliest, the province's top public health doctor says."Businesses have asked us for a week's notice to be...

Frustration as Edmonton cancer institute excluded from first phase of vaccine rollout, documents show

Documents show frustration at an Edmonton cancer centre due to its exclusion from Alberta's first phase of vaccinations.Memos obtained by CBC News detail the unsuccessful efforts from leadership at the Cross Cancer Institute to have Alberta Health Services make its...

Opioid drug deaths killed 997 Albertans in the first 11 months of 2020

A new surveillance report from the Alberta government indicates that 997 people died of opioid overdoses from January to November 2020.The latest numbers give a glimpse at November, where a total of 113 people died, 106 of them from opioids. In the...

Alberta, federal governments giving $1,200 pandemic danger pay to front-line workers

About 380,000 public and private-sector workers will receive one-time payments of $1,200 for putting themselves at risk on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health-care and social-services workers and education support workers are among the public-sector employees who will receive the...

Doctors who contracted COVID-19 at a bonspiel dug into how they got it. Here’s what they found.

A new study of one of Alberta's first COVID-19 superspreader events — a bonspiel last March attended by doctors from across Western Canada — suggests that most of the transmission occurred off the ice as curlers gathered to socialize and dine...

Alberta restaurants, bars reopen for dine-in customers in next step of relaunch

Alberta restaurants can reopen today for in-person dining as part of the province's four-step plan to reopen the economy.Restaurants had been closed to in-person dining after a resurgence of COVID-19 late last year sent case numbers soaring. Premier Jason Kenney...

COVID-19 economic relaunch plan: Alberta restaurants, bars reopen to indoor customers

Alberta restaurants can reopen today for in-person dining as part of the province's four-step plan to reopen the economy.Restaurants had been closed to in-person dining after a resurgence of COVID-19 late last year sent case numbers soaring. Premier Jason Kenney...
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