COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to media as he visits a vaccine clinic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada lifts global advisory on non-essential travel, still advises against cruises

Canadians urged to be fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus before travelling abroad

 

George Rudanycz, of Sarnia, Ont., is a registered nurse with the Red Cross, who has been working at the COVID-19 testing centre in Red Deer. (Contributed by Canadian Red Cross)

Red Cross nurses arrive in Red Deer

Two registered nurses working at COVID-19 testing centre

 

NDP member of Parliament Peter Julian holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Delaying Parliament’s return until Nov. 22 will cut off COVID-19 benefits: NDP

Subsidies could be extended until Nov. 30 without a new law

 

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - A lone traveler enters the Calgary Airport in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Ottawa eyes charging airport security with vaccine verification for travellers

Airlines have been lobbying for CATSA to take the reins on vaccine checks at airports

FILE - A lone traveler enters the Calgary Airport in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Calgary Courts Centre is shown in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary judge hands out fines, not jail to prevent notoriety for COVID-19 violators

CALGARY — A Calgary judge says he is sparing a pastor, his…

The Calgary Courts Centre is shown in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Teachers’ Association president Jason Schilling says contact tracing was something the province should have never cut in the first place. (Twitter photo from ATA)

Schools need help now with contact tracing, says Alberta Teachers’ Association

Province must make it clear that abuse of school staff will not be tolerated

Alberta Teachers’ Association president Jason Schilling says contact tracing was something the province should have never cut in the first place. (Twitter photo from ATA)
Alberta saw an increase of 127 COVID-19 cases Friday.  (Image courtesy the CDC)

COVID-19 testing moving to meet increasing demand

Additional space to increase testing capacity

Alberta saw an increase of 127 COVID-19 cases Friday.  (Image courtesy the CDC)
Alberta recently announced small and medium-sized businesses can get $2,000 to help adopt the vaccine passport system. There will also be $1 million businesses can access to help staff explain the program and deal with customers. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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Alberta recently announced small and medium-sized businesses can get $2,000 to help adopt the vaccine passport system. There will also be $1 million businesses can access to help staff explain the program and deal with customers. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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FILE - Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Thanksgiving advice for Canadians

Ask their guests whether they’ve been vaccinated

FILE - Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
An activist hangs a Brazilian flag on a clothesline on Copacabana beach amid white scarves that represent people who have died of COVID-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. The action was organized by the NGO “Rio de Paz” to protest the government’s handling of the pandemic as the country nears a total of 600,000 COVID-19 related deaths. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Russia hits another record daily death toll

33% of the country have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

  • Oct 9, 2021
An activist hangs a Brazilian flag on a clothesline on Copacabana beach amid white scarves that represent people who have died of COVID-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. The action was organized by the NGO “Rio de Paz” to protest the government’s handling of the pandemic as the country nears a total of 600,000 COVID-19 related deaths. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
FILE - In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas. Philanthropies are pouring millions into programs aimed at persuading Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The money is being spent on community-based organizations, local social media influencers and other things aiming to dispel myths and misinformation. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Finland joins other Nordic nations in curbing Moderna shots

Won’t give the shot to males under age 30

  • Oct 8, 2021
FILE - In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas. Philanthropies are pouring millions into programs aimed at persuading Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The money is being spent on community-based organizations, local social media influencers and other things aiming to dispel myths and misinformation. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
B.C. Liberal MLA Mike Bernier arrives for a news conference in Vancouver on Thursday January 14, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Liberal MLA Mike Bernier arrives for a news conference in Vancouver on Thursday January 14, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Parents accompany their children outside PS 179 elementary school in the Kensington neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, in this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, file photo. Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 — and if regulators agree, shots could begin within a matter of weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Pfizer asks US to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer formally files application with the Food and Drug Administration

  • Oct 7, 2021
FILE - Parents accompany their children outside PS 179 elementary school in the Kensington neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, in this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, file photo. Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 — and if regulators agree, shots could begin within a matter of weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - A person waits to receive their COVID-19 vaccine during a drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., Friday, July 2, 2021. Canada is facing a potential wave of terminations tied to mandatory workplace vaccine policies as a growing number of employers require workers to be fully inoculated against COVID-19 — or risk losing their jobs, legal experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

A look at COVID-19 vaccine certificate programs across Canada

Restaurants that don’t require vaccination limited to outdoor dining in Alberta

FILE - A person waits to receive their COVID-19 vaccine during a drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., Friday, July 2, 2021. Canada is facing a potential wave of terminations tied to mandatory workplace vaccine policies as a growing number of employers require workers to be fully inoculated against COVID-19 — or risk losing their jobs, legal experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Jennifer Rosebluff-Thomas, left, poses with her sister Carol Charles in this undated handout photo. Rosebluff-Thomas died of COVID-19 last month. She was about 29 weeks pregnant with her ninth child. She was also unvaccinated and contracted the more dangerous Delta variant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Carol Charles
Jennifer Rosebluff-Thomas, left, poses with her sister Carol Charles in this undated handout photo. Rosebluff-Thomas died of COVID-19 last month. She was about 29 weeks pregnant with her ninth child. She was also unvaccinated and contracted the more dangerous Delta variant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Carol Charles
The City of Red Deer will decide early next week whether it will require city workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The City of Red Deer will decide early next week whether it will require city workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer to decide if mandatory vaccination will be required for city workers

Alberta Public Service employees have until Nov. 30 to show proof of vaccination

The City of Red Deer will decide early next week whether it will require city workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The City of Red Deer will decide early next week whether it will require city workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Elizabeth Richards sets off to find her new classroom. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Ten per cent of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks: student advocacy group

Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking cases since September

Elizabeth Richards sets off to find her new classroom. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Australian state’s 50% jump in COVID-19 blamed on sport fans

Melbourne’s lockdown is set to end on Oct. 26

  • Sep 30, 2021
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
FILE - This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. Video-sharing tech platform YouTube on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, announced immediate bans on false claims that vaccines are dangerous and cause health issues like autism, cancer or infertility. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Fighting wave of misinfo, YouTube bans false vaccine claims

Claims about vaccines that are being tested will still be allowed

  • Sep 30, 2021
FILE - This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. Video-sharing tech platform YouTube on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, announced immediate bans on false claims that vaccines are dangerous and cause health issues like autism, cancer or infertility. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)