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City of Edmonton renews State of Local Emergency to continue to protect public safety

News Release City of Edmonton renews State of Local Emergency to continue to protect public safety The City of Edmonton’s State of Local Emergency has been extended another seven days as officials continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation continues to rapidly evolve, this measure allows the City to respond appropriately to help to … Continue reading

Minister Madu issues statement on Emergency Preparedness Week in Alberta
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Minister Madu issues statement on Emergency Preparedness Week in Alberta

News Release Emergency Preparedness Week: Minister Madu Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu issued the following statement on Emergency Preparedness Week in Alberta: “Disasters and emergencies can strike at any time. The goal of this year’s national Emergency Preparedness Week, May 5-11, is to raise awareness that all Albertans have a role to play in building … Continue reading

Come and spend the day with us at the 9th annual Get Ready in the Park; Find out how you and your family can prepare for an emergency at this free, fun, family-oriented event
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Come and spend the day with us at the 9th annual Get Ready in the Park; Find out how you and your family can prepare for an emergency at this free, fun, family-oriented event

Get Ready in the Park source: edmonton.ca Come and spend the day with us at the 9th annual Get Ready in the Park. Find out how you and your family can prepare for an emergency at this free, fun, family-oriented event. This year’s event will focus on the impact of extreme weather. Date: Saturday, May … Continue reading

AHS adds more EMS units and crews in Medicine Hat
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AHS adds more EMS units and crews in Medicine Hat

News Release AHS adds more EMS units and crews in Medicine Hat MEDICINE HAT – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is addressing increasing local ambulance call volumes by adding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vehicles and personnel. The additional resources include: One basic life support (BLS) ambulance, added last month to the existing complement of five peak-time … Continue reading

Initiative to improve patient flow, keep ambulances on road;  Rapid Transfer Units to open within next six weeks at two city hospitals
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Initiative to improve patient flow, keep ambulances on road; Rapid Transfer Units to open within next six weeks at two city hospitals

News Release Initiative to improve patient flow, keep ambulances on road Rapid Transfer Units to open within next six weeks at two city hospitals EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) today announced a local pilot project that will see the creation of Rapid Transfer Units and increased capacity at two emergency departments. The pilot project … Continue reading

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Canada to deploy emergency stockpile in the Philippines

NEWS RELEASECanada to deploy emergency stockpile in the Philippines OTTAWA – The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, announced up to $5 million in additional support for the deployment of relief supplies from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s (DFATD) emergency stockpile to meet the immediate needs of people … Continue reading

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Ottawa opens emergency consular assistance hotlines for Canadians affected by typhoon Haiyan

Filipino-Edmontonians and other Filipino-Canadians are advised to contact Ottawa if they know of Canadian citizens affected by super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Ottawa announced that friends and relatives can call 1-800-387-3124 or 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted) or send an email to sos@international.gc.ca. Canadians who are currently in the affected areas can avail of … Continue reading