He got a ticket, then called the police chief. But suspension of Canada’s first black justice minister draws criticism from some

He got a ticket, then called the police chief.  But suspension of Canada’s first black justice minister draws criticism from some

EDMONTON — The swift suspension of Alberta Justice Minister Kaycee Madu following reports that he called the Edmonton police chief after receiving a distracted driving ticket is causing concern of some members of the province’s black community. CBC News published an article on Monday detailing how Madu, Canada’s first black justice minister, was ticketed last … Read more

Ottawa Senators score five times in 3rd period to rally for 6-4 win over Oilers

Ottawa Senators score five times in 3rd period to rally for 6-4 win over Oilers

EDMONTON — Scoring five goals in the third period may not be the usual game plan, but it was the perfect path to a win for the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Josh Norris scored twice as the Senators overcame a 3-1 third-period deficit in a 6-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Adam Gaudette, Alex Formenton, … Read more

Data shows mixed impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Vancouver businesses

Data shows mixed impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Vancouver businesses

A retail location for rent on Robson Street in Vancouver on October 9, 2020.Rafal Gerszak/The Globe and Mail The pandemic has had a mixed impact on business openings and closings in Vancouver, with data showing there were fewer retail stores and restaurants than before COVID-19, but more offices had opened l ‘last year. For one … Read more

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe will not reinstate restrictions to contain the spread of Omicron

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe will not reinstate restrictions to contain the spread of Omicron

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has said he has no plans to impose restrictions in an attempt to contain the spread of the Omicron.Liam Richards / The Canadian Press Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe faces the prospect of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 rushing to his province. But unlike his counterparts in other parts of the country, … Read more

Alberta Unions Call for COVID-19 Breaker Lockout, But Premier Kenney Says No

Alberta Unions Call for COVID-19 Breaker Lockout, But Premier Kenney Says No

Leaders of Alberta’s largest public and private sector unions are immediately calling for drastic lockdowns to tackle the spiraling variant of COVID-19 Omicron. Executives are calling for no in-person service at restaurants and bars, closing theaters and casinos, closing gyms, suspending recreational sports and sending students home to learn online as a last resort. They … Read more

Schools in Alberta and Saskatchewan face staff shortage due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Schools in Alberta and Saskatchewan face staff shortage due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Alberta students board a school bus as they return to school today for the first time since their vacation was extended due to increased COVID-19 cases , near Cremona, Alta, Jan.10.Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press Schools in Alberta and Saskatchewan facing staff shortages due to Omicron variant of COVID-19 struggle to find enough substitute … Read more

Increase in hospitalization cases in Ontario and Quebec; British Columbia and Alberta prepare to go back to school

Increase in hospitalization cases in Ontario and Quebec;  British Columbia and Alberta prepare to go back to school

Paramedics walk a patient past ambulances outside a Toronto hospital on January 5. Hospitals in many parts of Canada are under the weight of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.Chris Young / The Canadian Press The rapidly spreading Omicron variant of COVID-19 pushed hospital admissions to dangerous levels over the weekend in eastern Canada, as children … Read more

Parents in British Columbia and Alberta worried as schools prepare to reopen amid COVID-19 outbreak

Parents in British Columbia and Alberta worried as schools prepare to reopen amid COVID-19 outbreak

Parents drop off their children at Lynn Valley Elementary School in North Vancouver on September 9, 2021.DARRYL DYCK / The Canadian Press As the number of COVID-19 cases in British Columbia and Alberta continue to break records, some parents say they have never felt more anxious and frustrated during the pandemic than today, as they … Read more

Alberta’s isolation period for COVID-19 cases reduced from 10 days to five days today

Alberta’s isolation period for COVID-19 cases reduced from 10 days to five days today

EDMONTON – Starting today, people in Alberta with at least two doses of the vaccine that test positive for COVID-19 will only need to self-isolate for five days instead of 10. Health Minister Jason Copping announced the change last week to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, saying it was based on evidence that fully immune … Read more

Staff shortage forces Alberta hospital to temporarily suspend work, delivery services

Staff shortage forces Alberta hospital to temporarily suspend work, delivery services

Women who were planning to give birth in a hospital in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Are told to have their babies elsewhere. Alberta Health Services say due to a staff shortage, the Women’s Health Program at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital will temporarily suspend labor and delivery services. The city of 27,000 people is located about … Read more