COVID-19: Alberta premier believes Omicron wave peaked, new measures to protect health system | FULL

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he believes the province has reached and surpassed the peak of the fifth wave of COVID-19. “There are some hopeful signs but also need for caution,” Kenney said Thursday afternoon. However, the premier also noted that while the infections may have peaked, hospitalizations are expected to continue to increase for… Continue reading COVID-19: Alberta premier believes Omicron wave peaked, new measures to protect health system | FULL

COVID-19: Alberta announces further restrictions to reduce spread of Omicron variant | FULL

Alberta has announced new public health measures to fight the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Starting at 12:01 a.m. Dec. 24 venues with a capacity over 1000 that are participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program will be reduced to 50 per cent capacity. There will also be no food or drink consumption in seated… Continue reading COVID-19: Alberta announces further restrictions to reduce spread of Omicron variant | FULL

COVID-19: Alberta reports 1,625 cases as Omicron spreads, top doctor says | FULL

Alberta’s chief public health officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, reported on Thursday a total of 1,625 new cases of COVID-19 as the Omicron variant spreads across provinces. She said the province’s positivity rate is standing at 13.6 per cent, with about 11,800 tests completed in the past 24 hours from her report. No deaths were reported… Continue reading COVID-19: Alberta reports 1,625 cases as Omicron spreads, top doctor says | FULL

How should political leaders respond to a crisis? | Power & Politics

Canada’s political leaders have welcomed a new sense of collaboration amid the COVID-19 pandemic as provincial and federal governments work to address … source

The political responses to the 3rd wave of COVID-19 | At Issue

The At Issue panel discusses how the provinces are responding to the latest surge in cases in parts of the country and whether some are playing politics with … source

Recordings suggest tension between politics, science in Alberta’s pandemic response

Recordings obtained by CBC News suggests division between Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney and Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, revealing … source

Alberta government cuts public jobs, spending in new budget | Power & Politics

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