Alberta

Protesters gather at the Foothills Hospital to oppose COVID-19 related public health measures in Calgary, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta doctors press government to strengthen restrictions as ICU admissions rocket

Alberta doctors called on the government to restrict unvaccinated people from indoor…

 

Telus and Bell wireless customers are experiencing outages. (Pixabay photo)

UPDATE: Telus service restored in B.C. and Alberta

It is unclear whether Bell’s services have been restored

 

A nurse prepares to give the first COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Alberta Health Services is requiring its employees — including all physicians and frontline workers — to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Necessary measure’: Alberta Health Services mandating COVID-19 vaccines for staff

Students, volunteers and medical and midwifery staff will also be required to receive both doses by Oct. 31

 

Alberta MLA Shannon Phillips speaks at an announcement of proposed new legislation to protect Alberta’s mountains and watershed from coal mining in Calgary on Monday, March 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta government backbencher denies advocating for COVID case spike in unvaccinated

Alberta has well over one million unvaccinated residents, including 660,000 children under 12

Alberta MLA Shannon Phillips speaks at an announcement of proposed new legislation to protect Alberta’s mountains and watershed from coal mining in Calgary on Monday, March 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Shell Canada President Susannah Pierce poses in this undated handout photo. The oil and gas sector is simply “not as attractive as it once was” to today’s young people, Pierce says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Shell Canada *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Top CEOs urge diversification as Alberta grapples to find its place in changing world

Alberta’s long-term unemployment rate is 2.4 per cent, higher than the national average of 1.4 per cent

Shell Canada President Susannah Pierce poses in this undated handout photo. The oil and gas sector is simply “not as attractive as it once was” to today’s young people, Pierce says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Shell Canada *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

ATB: Public sector gains employees over COVID-19 pandemic

Job growth in the private sector is likely to pick up

Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Alberta Senator Doug Black was in Red Deer in April 2019. He stopped at the luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Red Deer where he gave a speech. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta Senator Doug Black was in Red Deer in April 2019. He stopped at the luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Red Deer where he gave a speech. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.

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Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, right, cooks pancakes while hosting the Premier’s annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary, Alta., Monday, July 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Premier backs Alberta’s top doctor, defends Alberta’s response as COVID-19 cases rise

Close contacts of individuals who test positive for the virus are no longer required to isolate

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, right, cooks pancakes while hosting the Premier’s annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary, Alta., Monday, July 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney poses for a photo as he hosts the Premier’s annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary, Alta., Monday, July 12, 2021. Kenney reaffirmed Thursday his government’s commitment to a referendum on equalization payments while announcing a second vote on daylight time to be held during municipal elections this fall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Albertans to vote on equalization, daylight time during municipal elections this fall

United Conservatives promised a referendum on equalization payments during the 2019 provincial election

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney poses for a photo as he hosts the Premier’s annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary, Alta., Monday, July 12, 2021. Kenney reaffirmed Thursday his government’s commitment to a referendum on equalization payments while announcing a second vote on daylight time to be held during municipal elections this fall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney rides in the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Alta., Friday, July 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney wants Canada to reopen to fully vaccinated visitors

Canada recently got rid of its 14-day quarantine rule for fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney rides in the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Alta., Friday, July 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Preparations continue on the Stampede grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The rides are up, the stuffed animals displayed at the games tables and concession booths are loaded with supplies. Forced by the pandemic to cancel last year for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede has returned. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘We’re ready to go’: Calgary Stampede to kick off with enhanced safety measures

Forced by the pandemic to cancel last year for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede has returned

Preparations continue on the Stampede grounds in Calgary on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The rides are up, the stuffed animals displayed at the games tables and concession booths are loaded with supplies. Forced by the pandemic to cancel last year for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede has returned. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr
Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr
The 2021 Alberta Guide to Sportfish Regulations offers helpful, easy-to-view photo identifications and descriptions.

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FILE - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that Albertans could start booking second dose shots of the COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday night. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
FILE - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that Albertans could start booking second dose shots of the COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday night. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Premier Jason Kenney says the provincial government is doing everything it can to encourage Albertans to get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Travel prizes added to Alberta’s vaccine lottery

More than 40 travel rewards available for those who are fully vaccinated

  • Jun 16, 2021
Premier Jason Kenney says the provincial government is doing everything it can to encourage Albertans to get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney arrives at the 2021 budget in Edmonton on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta launches COVID vaccine lottery with million-dollar prizes to encourage uptake

The premier says the lottery will offer three prizes worth $1 million a piece, as well as other prizes

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney arrives at the 2021 budget in Edmonton on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)

B.C. regional health official arrested for sex crimes against Alberta child

Dr. Albert de Villiers, Interior B.C.’s top doctor, was arrested in Kelowna on two Grande Prairie charges

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley speaks at a news conference in Calgary on March 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta NDP’s Notley promises to make Alberta green energy powerhouse

Notley says that includes moving Alberta’s electricity grid to net-zero emissions by the year 2035

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley speaks at a news conference in Calgary on March 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh