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Federal leaders point fingers at each other over Alberta's COVID-19 health emergency

Federal leaders point fingers at each other over Alberta's COVID-19 health emergency

Trudeau said Conservative politicians across the country have not been as effective in fighting the pandemic; O'Toole pinned the deteriorating situation on Trudeau, saying the Liberal leader let the Delta variant gain a "bigger hold" than necessary; and Singh said Kenney bears the blame, but insisted Trudeau must share responsibility, since he set off an election campaign that has soaked up attention and resources.
British Columbia won't take COVID-19 patients from Alberta: Dix

British Columbia won't take COVID-19 patients from Alberta: Dix

Adrian Dix said the B.C. Health Ministry told its Alberta counterpart Thursday that the province will help in other ways if it can and may be able to take patients in the future.
Alberta reaches out on COVID-19 hospital crisis; talks to Ontario on taking patients

Alberta reaches out on COVID-19 hospital crisis; talks to Ontario on taking patients

Dr. Verna Yiu, the head of Alberta Health Services, said AHS has begun briefing staff on how the triage protocol would work if necessary as an "absolute, absolute last resort." Under triage protocol, physicians will have to ration life-saving equipment and resources, effectively deciding who lives and who is left to die.
Mountain goat kills attacking grizzly bear

Mountain goat kills attacking grizzly bear

“Grizzly bear predation of mountain goats is relatively common, and I guess the mountain goat was successful in this instance and turned the tables on the grizzly. These mountain goats are big animals and those horns are very sharp.”
Goodbye Pfizer, hello Comirnaty: top COVID-19 vaccines renamed in Canada

Goodbye Pfizer, hello Comirnaty: top COVID-19 vaccines renamed in Canada

Health Canada points out the vaccines themselves are not changing — only the names are.
Federal leaders argue over affordability plans as campaigns make pitch for votes

Federal leaders argue over affordability plans as campaigns make pitch for votes

The spending plans from each party could put more pressure on prices and interest rates, and they could hurt, rather than help, voters' pocketbooks, according to a Scotiabank analysis of platform commitments.
Alberta post-secondary schools cancel in-person classes as new COVID rules kick in

Alberta post-secondary schools cancel in-person classes as new COVID rules kick in

Online learning is set to continue.
Vaccine passports brought in as Alberta declares state of public-health emergency

Vaccine passports brought in as Alberta declares state of public-health emergency

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney apologizes as he ushers in restrictions, including limits to social gathering to curb the fourth wave.
Trudeau, O'Toole battle for trust as poll suggests Liberals, Tories tied in support

Trudeau, O'Toole battle for trust as poll suggests Liberals, Tories tied in support

If the trajectory of polls bear out on election day, the country could find itself again with a minority government with the NDP or Bloc Québécois potentially holding the balance of power.
Alberta's 'Open For Summer' plan was premature: chief medical officer of health

Alberta's 'Open For Summer' plan was premature: chief medical officer of health

"We're looking at a situation in which an entire cohort of health-care workers, doctors, nurses, anesthetists, and administrators are going to live with long-term consequences of having to make life or death decisions for a situation that was completely preventable," Dr. James Talbot, a former chief medical health officer for Alberta, said in an interview Tuesday.