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'People will suffer and will die': Emergency doctor says some health triage has begun

'People will suffer and will die': Emergency doctor says some health triage has begun

EDMONTON — The head of emergency medicine for the Alberta Medical Association, Dr. Paul Parks, says major components of triage have already begun in Alberta — an assertion disputed by the province.
Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan to cover 'life-changing' cystic fibrosis drug

Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan to cover 'life-changing' cystic fibrosis drug

Three provinces say they'll start covering the cost of a new drug that experts describe as a "life-changing" treatment for cystic fibrosis.
Alberta doctors call for more drug-use sites to reduce strain on acute-care resources

Alberta doctors call for more drug-use sites to reduce strain on acute-care resources

A group of Edmonton physicians says the Alberta government's overhaul of harm reduction supports for people who use drugs is needlessly straining acute-care resources as COVID-19 demands grow.
Meat packers call for changes to foreign worker cap to address labour shortage crisis

Meat packers call for changes to foreign worker cap to address labour shortage crisis

CALGARY — Canadian meat packers are lobbying the federal government to let them bring in more temporary foreign workers in light of a labour shortage crisis they say has reached an "all-time high.
Police looking at new Calgary MP after video appears to show flyer swap on doorstep

Police looking at new Calgary MP after video appears to show flyer swap on doorstep

Calgary police are investigating a newly elected Liberal member of Parliament after he was captured on a doorbell camera appearing to remove his opponent's campaign flyer.
Calgary man who fatally stabbed his case worker to be sentenced Oct. 4

Calgary man who fatally stabbed his case worker to be sentenced Oct. 4

CALGARY — A Calgary man who admitted to stabbing his case worker to death at an assisted-living home nearly two years ago is to be sentenced early next month Brandon Newman pleaded guilty last week to second-degree murder in the death of Deborah Onwu
Alberta's COVID crisis and calls for a new defence minister: In The News for Sept. 24

Alberta's COVID crisis and calls for a new defence minister: In The News for Sept. 24

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 24 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Tale of two tea houses: Differing approaches to vaccine passport in High River, Alta.

Tale of two tea houses: Differing approaches to vaccine passport in High River, Alta.

CALGARY — Two tea houses in one southern Alberta community have become an example of the uncertainty caused by the government allowing businesses to make up their own minds about what is essentially a vaccine passport.
Sad reality: Alberta top doc says COVID deaths keeping hospitals from being overrun

Sad reality: Alberta top doc says COVID deaths keeping hospitals from being overrun

EDMONTON — The head of Alberta's health system says the COVID-19 hospital crisis has become so dire, a key reason the system hasn't collapsed is because patients are dying. "Each day we see a new high (total of critically ill patients)," Dr.
Captaincy, Gaudreau's contract status the plot lines of Calgary Flames training camp

Captaincy, Gaudreau's contract status the plot lines of Calgary Flames training camp

CALGARY — Replacing the leadership and minutes of departed captain Mark Giordano is a burning issue at Calgary Flames training camp.