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Families speak out on St. Albert Retirement Residence outbreak

Families speak out on St. Albert Retirement Residence outbreak

Two residents died from COVID-19 this week, according to AHS. Families who spoke with the St. Albert Gazette found out about the deaths through a Gazette article.
Foothills focused cookbook to fund food bank

Foothills focused cookbook to fund food bank

The Okotoks Food Bank's cookbook, featuring recipes by local chefs and community members to celebrate its 35 years of service, is available for pre-order.
Cost for cancer-fighting drugs triples in Canada but still no national drug plan

Cost for cancer-fighting drugs triples in Canada but still no national drug plan

Sales of medications to treat cancer have nearly tripled in Canada over the past decade, reaching $3.9 billion last year, a report by a federal agency says.
Assisted-dying bill wins approval in principle over Conservative objections

Assisted-dying bill wins approval in principle over Conservative objections

OTTAWA — Over the objections of dozens of Conservatives, the House of Commons gave approval in principle Thursday to a bill that would make it easier for dying Canadians to get medical help to end their suffering.
Changes in visitation policy at Hillcrest Lodge due to positive COVID test

Changes in visitation policy at Hillcrest Lodge due to positive COVID test

Number of visitors to Hillcrest Lodge, Golden Crest, Klondike Place and Jubilee Manor restricted to one essential visitor
Canadian researchers test groundbreaking approach to treating Parkinson's disease

Canadian researchers test groundbreaking approach to treating Parkinson's disease

TORONTO — Canadian researchers are testing a new approach to treating Parkinson's disease they hope can slow and even stop its progress.
Edmonton university offering free cybersecurity course to Indigenous people across Canada

Edmonton university offering free cybersecurity course to Indigenous people across Canada

It usually costs $299 plus GST to register for this course
Federal election during the pandemic would be challenging but feasible: PHAC official

Federal election during the pandemic would be challenging but feasible: PHAC official

OTTAWA — A senior official at the Public Health Agency of Canada says holding a federal election during the COVID-19 pandemic would be feasible, despite the logistical challenges that Elections Canada would face. Dr.
AHS confirms two deaths at St. Albert Retirement Residence

AHS confirms two deaths at St. Albert Retirement Residence

One resident died on Tuesday, Oct. 27, and a second resident died on Wednesday, Oct. 28, wrote AHS spokesperson Sabrina Atwal in an email to the Gazette. This information is not yet reflected on the province's website. AHS did not provide any more information on the two people.
Athabasca seniors centre slowly reopening

Athabasca seniors centre slowly reopening

Limited group sizes and no kitchen access to start