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The pandemic's toll on health care workers

The pandemic's toll on health care workers

Unless COVID-19 brings us or our loved ones into hospital, most don't understand the weight health care workers are bearing through the pandemic, union reps say.
Langdon bar re-opens after temporarily closing following threats over vaccination passes

Langdon bar re-opens after temporarily closing following threats over vaccination passes

A popular Langdon pub and live music venue is bringing back in-person dining and performances on Sept. 23 following a temporary shut-down - a result of threatening messages received on social media after the decision to opt into the Alberta government’s vaccine passport program.
Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor back in Canada after detention in China

Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor back in Canada after detention in China

Greetings and well-wishes poured in from across the country after the return of the men who have come to be known around the world as "The Two Michaels."
Judge says unvaccinated prospective jurors in sex assault trial will be excused

Judge says unvaccinated prospective jurors in sex assault trial will be excused

"The public and judicial resources dedicated to a jury trial are both scarce and precious, especially right now. Needlessly increasing the risk that a trial run under these circumstances is aborted due to a COVID 19 infection would bring the administration of justice into disrepute in the eyes of the public." 
'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

Parks and other physicians, meanwhile, are urging Kenney to put in a "firebreak" to reverse the slew of new infections, starting with shutting down schools and banning mass gatherings, such as sports events.
Hawks to hummingbirds: Study finds roads quieted by COVID-19 fill with birdsong

Hawks to hummingbirds: Study finds roads quieted by COVID-19 fill with birdsong

Of the 82 bird species in the study, 80 per cent of them changed their behaviour in places where the pandemic had altered circumstances.
Counting of federal election mail ballots expected to continue until the weekend

Counting of federal election mail ballots expected to continue until the weekend

Elections Canada said today that 12 ridings have not started counting mail ballots.
School disruption, 'long COVID,' all factors in choice to vaccinate young kids: Tam

School disruption, 'long COVID,' all factors in choice to vaccinate young kids: Tam

Children's risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 are low compared to the rest of the population, but Tam warned rare incidents can become more common as the virus spreads. 
'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

"We already are in positions in many hospitals across Alberta where the doctors know that it would be best for this patient to be in ICU and be on a ventilator, but we're not providing that option until they absolutely deteriorate to the point of crashing."
'It's going to be an expensive winter': Gas prices to push heating bills higher

'It's going to be an expensive winter': Gas prices to push heating bills higher

Rising commodity prices, while bad news for consumers, are good news for Canada's natural gas sector. Improved balance sheets should result in increased spending, production, and employment into 2022. But other industries, everything from manufacturing to agriculture, will feel the pinch.