Quebec Premier François Legault speaks to the media at the COVID-19 press briefing Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Montreal. Canada's premiers are growing impatient with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's failure to schedule a meeting to discuss their demand for at least $28 billion more each year for health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Premiers call on PM to schedule meeting on health funding without delay

Premiers call on PM to schedule meeting on health funding without delay

 

“Our members have decided they just can’t do this anymore. We’ve protected this province and you’ve treated us like dirt, so enough is enough,” says AUPE vice-president Bonnie Gostola, whose members protested outside the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Momday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Updated: Hospital workers strike in Red Deer

Some surgeries and ambulatory care clinics postponed around the province

 

A Red Deer woman wants the government to cover shingles vaccines to benefit many older Albertans who can’t afford to pay. (Contributed photo)

Alberta Health should cover shingles vaccine cost, says Red Deer woman

Many people can’t afford the $300 expense

 

Ponoka doctor leaving due to long hours

Ponoka doctor leaving due to long hours

Dr. Gage Seavilleklein wants more time with family after deaths of colleagues

Ponoka doctor leaving due to long hours
Corinne Mielnichuk underwent liver surgery in February, and has just recently been given the go-ahead from her doctors to begin working again. (File Photo)

Organ donation ‘changed my life,’ says Sylvan Lake woman

After receiving a liver transplant, Corinne Mielnichuk has seen how organ donation can change lives

Corinne Mielnichuk underwent liver surgery in February, and has just recently been given the go-ahead from her doctors to begin working again. (File Photo)
The “Let’s Bust Cancer” Barrel Race, hosted by Busted Ladies Lingerie, takes place on Sept. 12 at Galloway Arena, Ponoka County. (Photo: Corina Cowie “Art Of All Trades”)

Barrel race returns to BUST cancer!

Cancer doesn’t rest during a pandemic, so neither will this lingerie shop’s annual fundraiser

  • Aug 10, 2020
The “Let’s Bust Cancer” Barrel Race, hosted by Busted Ladies Lingerie, takes place on Sept. 12 at Galloway Arena, Ponoka County. (Photo: Corina Cowie “Art Of All Trades”)
Tick Awareness Canada Association has been spreading the word online about how people can protect themselves against ticks. (Photo from Tick Awareness Canada on Facebook)

COVID-19 interferring with Lyme disease detection

Tick Awareness Canada Association continues to raise awareness

Tick Awareness Canada Association has been spreading the word online about how people can protect themselves against ticks. (Photo from Tick Awareness Canada on Facebook)

Can Flushing the Toilet Spread the Virus?

Can Flushing the Toilet Spread the Virus?

  • Jul 6, 2020

How Apples Work for Your Waist

How Apples Work for Your Waist

  • Jun 29, 2020
Lanny Wilson was among the people waiting a long time in line for blood work at Red Deer’s DynaLIFE laboratories on Wednesday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Many Red Deerians are waiting hours in lineup for blood tests

The hospital’s lab closure and need for physical distancing are the reasons given

Lanny Wilson was among the people waiting a long time in line for blood work at Red Deer’s DynaLIFE laboratories on Wednesday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Alberta Health Services says decisions on which surgeries will proceed are being made at the zone level, and the agency will begin contacting those currently on wait-lists in the coming days to reschedule procedures. (Photo by Advocate staff).

Elective surgeries to return to Red Deer ‘incrementally’

Pre-pandemic backlog of surgeries must still be addressed

Alberta Health Services says decisions on which surgeries will proceed are being made at the zone level, and the agency will begin contacting those currently on wait-lists in the coming days to reschedule procedures. (Photo by Advocate staff).

Who’s Fighting the Obesity and Diabetes Pandemics?

Who’s Fighting the Obesity and Diabetes Pandemics?

  • Apr 27, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals have been working long and hard to treat patients. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A salute to health care workers

How much do you know about doctors, nurses and medicine? Put your knowledge to the test.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals have been working long and hard to treat patients. (Black Press file photo)
The Denture & Implant Centre is helping health care workers protect their ears while wearing masks during COVID-19 crisis. (Photo contributed)

Protecting ears from mask straps

Red Deer denture clinic produces ear defenders

The Denture & Implant Centre is helping health care workers protect their ears while wearing masks during COVID-19 crisis. (Photo contributed)
Telus Health Babylon app under investigation

Telus Health Babylon app under investigation

Ponoka physician reminds residents BRMC is still responding to health needs

Telus Health Babylon app under investigation
Telus Health Babylon app under investigation

Telus Health Babylon app under investigation

The Babylon Telus Health app, which was designed to give Albertans an…

Telus Health Babylon app under investigation
3M says it will maintain its exports to Canada and Latin America after reaching a deal with the White House, in an April 7, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

N-95 respirators and emergency relief on the way for Canada

OTTAWA — Coveted N95 respirators will continue to come to Canada from…

3M says it will maintain its exports to Canada and Latin America after reaching a deal with the White House, in an April 7, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination

FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination

FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination

FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination
Health Canada is reducing some of its usual regulatory requirements for handsanitizers, in a March 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Health Canada acts to boost supply of hand sanitizer, disinfectants, swabs, masks

OTTAWA — Health Canada is waiving some of its usual regulatory requirements…

Health Canada is reducing some of its usual regulatory requirements for handsanitizers, in a March 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Joel French, executive director of Public Interest Alberta, said while Canadians talk about creating a national pharmacare system, Alberta is doing the opposite, in a Feb. 12, 2020 story. (Image from Facebook)

Alberta heading in wrong direction

Pharmaceutical drug coverage reduced

Joel French, executive director of Public Interest Alberta, said while Canadians talk about creating a national pharmacare system, Alberta is doing the opposite, in a Feb. 12, 2020 story. (Image from Facebook)