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Health, International, Politics, Society

Controversial plan for ‘paid blood’ donation resurfaces in Canada

The idea of paying people to give blood revives tragic memories in Canada, and a recent proposal to bring back paying blood clinics has revived an often bitter debate in this country. The concern has always been that those most »

Health, Society

New safety measures for schools in Alberta now mandate masks

The Alberta government is now mandating masks for students in Grades four to 12 and all school staff when school starts in September as part of a number of new school safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. According »


Red onions imported from U.S. likely source of salmonella outbreak in Canada 

Investigators from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) determined on Thursday that red onions imported from the United States are the likely source of an outbreak of salmonella infections across the country. On July 24, the PHAC said that »


Public Health Agency of Canada investigating outbreak of salmonella

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said that they are investigating an outbreak of 59 salmonella infections in five provinces across the country. According to a public health notice released on Friday, the Public Health Agency of Canada said »


Edmonton city council to discuss mandatory mask bylaw

Edmonton’s city council is set to discuss making masks mandatory in indoor public spaces on Thursday, after Mayor Don Iveson called on councillors to attend an emergency advisory committee meeting. “I am hearing that many Edmontonians would like to see »


Canadian police investigate deadly bus rollover on Alberta glacier

Police in Alberta are investigating a deadly rollover of an icefield tour bus in the Canadian Rockies that killed three people and sent two dozen to hospital on Saturday. The off-road bus crashed near the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield »


Alberta seeking third party review of COVID-19 pandemic response

The Alberta provincial government has opened a request for proposal process to have a third party review the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Sunday.  “The third-party review will enhance Alberta’s capacity to respond »


Tim Hortons mobile app under investigation by Canada’s privacy commissioner

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC), Canada’s privacy agency, announced today that they are investigating the Tim Hortons mobile application after media reports raised concerns about how the app may be collecting and using data about people’s movements and »


Alberta Premier pushing to have NHL play in Edmonton

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is pushing for Edmonton to be one of the National Hockey League’s hub cities when it resumes play later this summer, according to a tweet he made yesterday. “It’s the obvious choice to bring the NHL »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Cleanup after ‘monster’ storm ravages southern Alberta

Things were looking fairly good this season for farmers across a large area of southern Alberta, Then came the weekend. A ‘monster’ hail storm, with some funnel clouds seen, tore across the prairie province destroying crops, many of them entirely. »