Alberta terminates relations with Russian regions
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Alberta terminates relations with Russian regions

News Release Alberta terminates relations with Russian regions In response to the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Government of Alberta has terminated its relationship with three Russian regions. In letters directed to Governor of Tyumen Oblast Aleksandr Moor, Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug Natalya Komarova and Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitry Artyukhov, Premier … Continue reading

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Alberta to stop collection of provincial fuel tax to offer Albertans relief from current high fuel prices
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Alberta to stop collection of provincial fuel tax to offer Albertans relief from current high fuel prices

News ReleaseProviding relief for fuel and utility costs*Albertans will see lower fuel and utility bills through action to address rising costs. Alberta’s government will stop the collection of the provincial fuel tax to offer Albertans relief from current high fuel prices. Currently, Albertans pay 13 cents per litre in fuel tax. This change will come … Continue reading

Protecting the health-care system from Omicron peak
Alberta / covid 19

Protecting the health-care system from Omicron peak

News ReleaseProtecting the health-care system from Omicron peak Alberta is taking immediate actions to protect Albertans and health-care system capacity as hospitalizations from COVID-19 rise. COVID-19 hospitalizations have surpassed any other time in the pandemic. Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services (AHS) are building bed capacity, implementing community responses and maximizing the workforce as part … Continue reading

Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’

News ReleaseChanges to COVID-19 testing eligibility Due to rising demand for PCR tests, Alberta is changing the eligibility for these tests to focus on those who most need them. Daily PCR testing volumes are beginning to exceed system capacity. Wait times for booking a PCR test are now approaching four days and turnaround time for … Continue reading

‘Today, we have learned of some staggering COVID-19 numbers and little else’ — NDP Deputy Leader Sarah Hoffman
Alberta / covid 19

‘Today, we have learned of some staggering COVID-19 numbers and little else’ — NDP Deputy Leader Sarah Hoffman

  Media Statement NDP Deputy Leader Sarah Hoffman issued the following statement following today’s Alberta public health update:    “Today, we have learned of some staggering COVID-19 numbers and little else.    “The premier failed to share projections or modelling of where we’re going and how many of us will get sick with COVID along … Continue reading

Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign

News Release Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign Alberta is opening COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all Albertans aged 18 and older while launching an ambitious booster shot campaign to protect Albertans from the rapidly spreading Omicron variant. Starting immediately, all Albertans aged 18 and older who received their second COVID-19 vaccine at least five … Continue reading

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UCP MUST STOP RURAL EMERGENCY ROOM CLOSURES, ENSURE CRITICAL CARE AVAILABLE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

News Release   UCP MUST STOP RURAL EMERGENCY ROOM CLOSURES, ENSURE CRITICAL CARE AVAILABLE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON   EDMONTON – Jason Kenney and the UCP must ensure critical care is available in rural communities over the holiday break, as Fort Vermillion’s emergency room closes.    As of Tuesday night, Albertans in Fort Vermillion will not … Continue reading