Danielle Smith personally calling event organizers with vaccine mandates

Danielle Smith personally calling event organizers with vaccine mandates

EDMONTON—Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says that she’s personally calling event organizers and businesses with vaccine mandates in place and asking them to reconsider. The premier’s comments came Monday in response to questions from reporters about her government’s decision not to follow through on her promise to protect unvaccinated people under the province’s Human Rights Act … Read more

Smith’s bill to protect Alberta’s unvaccinated won’t be introduced in legislature

Smith’s bill to protect Alberta’s unvaccinated won’t be introduced in legislature

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 28, 2022 2:55 pm Updated November 28, 2022 4:24 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is rolling back on a promise to introduce legislation this fall that would have outlawed restrictions on people not vaccinated against COVID-19. Government house leader … Read more

Tribute to Olympic sailor and doctor Paul Hannam

Tribute to Olympic sailor and doctor Paul Hannam

At the height of the pandemic, Dr. Paul Hannam, the head of one of Ontario’s top emergency departments, knew firsthand how isolating shift work in full PPE could be. As a result, the late chief of emergency medicine and program medical director at North York General Hospital — and a former Olympian — worked to … Read more

China lockdown: Crowds angered by strict COVID measures call for President Xi to resign – National

China lockdown: Crowds angered by strict COVID measures call for President Xi to resign – National

Protesters pushed to the brink by China’s strict COVID measures in Shanghai called for the removal of the country’s all-powerful leader and clashed with police Sunday as crowds took to the streets in several cities in an astounding challenge to the government. Police forcibly cleared the demonstrators in China’s financial capital who called for Xi … Read more

Transcript reveals Trudeau’s call with former Conservative interim leader

Transcript reveals Trudeau’s call with former Conservative interim leader

OTTAWA—A newly released document shows former Conservative interim leader Candice Bergen acknowledged the prime minister did have “to be cautious” and not “set a bad precedent” when it came to demands that he meet convoy protesters. As the prime minister tested Friday, a rough transcript of a Feb. 3 call was shown at a public … Read more

Omicron changed the course of the pandemic 1 year ago and still dominates. What’s next? – National

Omicron changed the course of the pandemic 1 year ago and still dominates.  What’s next?  – National

Dr. Laura Hawryluck says she felt something more was coming. In November 2021, the Toronto-based critical care doctor had just experienced the toll COVID-19’s Delta variant could have on the human body. However, something told her that health-care workers weren’t done with the pandemic yet. “By the time Omicron attained that level of general consciousness, … Read more

Trudeau staffers’ evidence contradicts former Conservative interim leader’s recollection of call with prime minister

Transcript reveals Trudeau’s call with former Conservative interim leader

OTTAWA—Prime Minister’s Office officials say the former Conservative interim leader Candice Bergen told the prime minister there would be “significant concerns” to consider in meeting with convoy participants, a public inquiry heard Thursday. That statement contradicts Bergen’s recollection of a call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, she said in a statement sent to the Star. … Read more

Alberta nurses leaving front-line healthcare for less stressful units, jobs

Alberta nurses leaving front-line healthcare for less stressful units, jobs

Nursing has always been a demanding career, and that was never more true than over the last two-and-half years during the COVID-19 pandemic and fallout. “I’ve been in nursing for about 20 years but I’ve worked in the health-care profession since the 80s,” said Alberta nurse Renee. “I’ve always wanted to be a nurse. “I … Read more

U of A Staff Association requests return of indoor mask mandate on campus – Edmonton

U of A Staff Association requests return of indoor mask mandate on campus – Edmonton

Conversations have started up again about whether or not the University of Alberta should reinstate its mask mandate, which was dropped eight months ago. The Association of Academic Staff at the university is calling on the university to reinstate the indoor masking mandate, which would require all employees, students, contractors and community members to wear … Read more

Dr. Kieran Moore goes unmasked at party

Dr. Kieran Moore goes unmasked at party

Ontario’s chief medical officer is being accused of not walking his own talk after going maskless at a party Thursday night. Three days after pleading with Ontarians to wear masks in indoor public settings to slow the spread of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and COVID-19 — which have pushed children’s hospital emergency rooms and … Read more