Alberta

Alberta under state of public health emergency; 1,077 new cases identified in last 24 hours

News Release Update 146: COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta (Nov. 26, 5:15 p.m.) Alberta is under a state of public health emergency. Aggressive new measures will protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19. Latest updates Over the last 24 hours, 1,077 new cases were identified. There are 383 people in hospital due to … Continue reading

Alberta

Alberta to launch rapid testing for COVID-19

News Release Alberta to launch rapid testing for COVID-19 Alberta will soon begin piloting point-of-care rapid testing for COVID-19, providing faster, more convenient testing for the disease. Over the last two months, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) have been working to evaluate the effectiveness of the Abbott IDNow and PanBio COVID-19 … Continue reading

Alberta

NDP CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT COVID ADVISORY GROUP AFTER KENNEY’S DISMISSAL OF HINSHAW’S ADVICE REVEALED

News Release NDP CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT COVID ADVISORY GROUP AFTER KENNEY’S DISMISSAL OF HINSHAW’S ADVICE REVEALED EDMONTON – Alberta’s NDP Opposition is calling for the establishment of an independent COVID-19 advisory group to report data and provide advice to Albertans, following the revelation that Dr Deena Hinshaw’s relationship with Premier Jason Kenney has become a … Continue reading

Alberta / covid 19

Strong restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19

News Release Strong restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 Alberta’s government is declaring a state of public health emergency and putting aggressive measures in place to protect the health system and reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 cases. New restrictions and increased enforcement will reduce the spread of COVID-19 in communities, protect hospitals, keep … Continue reading

Alberta

UCP’S SECOND-QUARTER UPDATE IGNORES ECONOMIC REALITIES OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

News Release UCP’S SECOND-QUARTER UPDATE IGNORES ECONOMIC REALITIES OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC EDMONTON – The UCP have tabled a second-quarter update that paints an overly optimistic picture of Alberta’s economy as the province is in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19.  On Tuesday, UCP Finance Minister Travis Toews claimed Alberta’s economy was recovering just … Continue reading