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

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

CALGARY — 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. Dr.
Vaccine hesitancy highest in Alberta, racialized groups at rollout's start: survey

Vaccine hesitancy highest in Alberta, racialized groups at rollout's start: survey

TORONTO — A national survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians planned to get vaccinated against COVID-19 when the country's rollout began, but intentions were lower among certain demographics, including residents of Alberta and racialized commu

Trial date set for student accused of killing teenager at Alberta school

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — A trial date has been set for a student accused of killing a 17-year-old girl at an Edmonton-area school. Dylan Thomas Pountney is to appear before a jury in January 2023 for an approximately 10-day trial.
Elks release offensive lineman Jacob Ruby for breach of COVID protocols

Elks release offensive lineman Jacob Ruby for breach of COVID protocols

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks have released offensive lineman Jacob Ruby for breaching the team's COVID-19 protocols.
Grocery store sticker shock hitting consumers as drought takes toll on crops

Grocery store sticker shock hitting consumers as drought takes toll on crops

CALGARY — Canadians have started to pay more for groceries as severe drought drives up prices for agricultural commodities, and experts say more price hikes are likely this fall.
Canada blanks Switzerland 4-0, meets U.S. for women's world hockey gold

Canada blanks Switzerland 4-0, meets U.S. for women's world hockey gold

CALGARY — Melodie Daoust hopes the first women's world hockey championship final of her career yields gold for Canada. The 29-year-old from Valleyfield, Que., scored twice to lead the host country in a 4-0 semifinal win over Switzerland on Monday.

Canada, US advance to women's hockey final

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The United States and Canada will face off in the final of the women’s hockey world championship for the 19th time in 20 tournaments. The five-time defending champion U.S.
United States blanks Finland 3-0 to advance to women's world hockey final

United States blanks Finland 3-0 to advance to women's world hockey final

CALGARY — The United States is a win away from a sixth straight women's world hockey championship. Alex Carpenter, Abbey Murphy and Kendall Coyne Schofield, with an empty-net goal, scored for the U.S.
Alberta government backbencher denies advocating for COVID case spike in unvaccinated

Alberta government backbencher denies advocating for COVID case spike in unvaccinated

EDMONTON — The chairman of Alberta's United Conservative caucus is denying he said he wanted more unvaccinated people to catch COVID-19 so the province could attain herd immunity.
Man faces numerous charges after male pedestrian dies, woman and child hospitalized

Man faces numerous charges after male pedestrian dies, woman and child hospitalized

CALGARY — Police in Calgary have laid charges related to a February collision that killed a man and sent a woman and child to hospital.