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Stricter border controls for travellers to begin Feb. 22

Stricter border controls for travellers to begin Feb. 22

Incoming travellers will need tests upon arrival, and another one toward the end of their quarantine, while those arriving by air will have to wait out the first part of that period in a hotel until that first test comes back.
Canadian cardiac researchers warn women about risks of heart attack and stroke

Canadian cardiac researchers warn women about risks of heart attack and stroke

Goal of Wear Red Day on February 13 is to arm women with knowledge, questions to ask their doctors: U of A nursing expert
Paralympic ski star Brian McKeever helps out Canada's next generation of racers

Paralympic ski star Brian McKeever helps out Canada's next generation of racers

The 41-year-old and 13-time Paralympic ski champion from Canmore, Alta., is testing wax for young Canadian racers at this week's world junior and under-23 championship in Vuokatti, Finland.
Feds and province to provide $400 million for oil and gas well cleanup

Feds and province to provide $400 million for oil and gas well cleanup

Program is part of $1 billion in funding allocated by the federal government to help provide jobs to Albertans during the pandemic.
O'Toole pledges detailed Tory climate plan will meet goals faster than Liberals

O'Toole pledges detailed Tory climate plan will meet goals faster than Liberals

O'Toole told a virtual audience of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade that he "loves" the net-zero approach to carbon emissions, though not the wide-ranging federal carbon tax, and his party is working on a plan that would get Canada to its emissions goals.
Senators demand race-based data on who requests, receives MAID in Canada

Senators demand race-based data on who requests, receives MAID in Canada

The amendment reflects concern that Black, racialized and Indigenous people with disabilities, already marginalized and facing discrimination in the health system, could be induced to end their lives prematurely due to poverty and lack of support services.
Pucks shatter, blades break: Hockey players face off against bitter cold for cancer

Pucks shatter, blades break: Hockey players face off against bitter cold for cancer

Pieces of masks are falling off as glue lets go and goalie pads are cracking in the cold as 40 players participate in the world's longest hockey game.
Alberta goes to court in fight with municipality over medical emergency dispatch

Alberta goes to court in fight with municipality over medical emergency dispatch

The move comes a day after Wood Buffalo councillors voted to stop transferring emergency medical calls to the provincial dispatch centres on the grounds the recent changeover has led to logistical delays and confusion, putting patient safety at risk.
Kenney defends COVID-19 caucus criticism, says final decisions rest with government

Kenney defends COVID-19 caucus criticism, says final decisions rest with government

Critics say UCP caucus members who are challenging lockdown rules are undermining Premier Jason Kenney's authority. Kenney says the members are representing their constituents and it's a matter of free speech.
Alberta, Ottawa to distribute $465M to COVID-19 front-line workers

Alberta, Ottawa to distribute $465M to COVID-19 front-line workers

Province is giving $1,200 payments to about 380,000 public and private-sector front-line workers. Recipients include gas-station attendants, school-bus drivers, social workers, grocery cashiers, custodians, hospital orderlies, pharmacy assistants, counsellors and nurses.