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'Planning for dropouts': Drugmakers grapple with testing unproven vaccines on seniors

'Planning for dropouts': Drugmakers grapple with testing unproven vaccines on seniors

"We don't want to include a placebo group for people that are older and at a higher risk. Not when there's a vaccine that would be available to them,” said Calgary-based Providence Therapeutics CEO Brad Sorenson.
Alberta pork plant sees rise in COVID cases, one death, in recent weeks

Alberta pork plant sees rise in COVID cases, one death, in recent weeks

Richard Vigneault, a spokesman for Olymel, says there was an outbreak at the company's plant in Red Deer in November, but it wasn't until Jan. 20 that there was a significant rise in infections.
Success of Innisfail's Dementia Friendly Initiative lauded

Success of Innisfail's Dementia Friendly Initiative lauded

Council presented with year-end summary of ground-breaking project
Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine coming to Cochrane continuing care residents in early February

Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine coming to Cochrane continuing care residents in early February

“We haven’t heard any concerns specifically for [Cochrane], but there are obviously concerns overall about the delays about protecting the residents, about protecting our most vulnerable."
As NHL deals with COVID-19 in U.S., Canadian-based NHLers thankful for North Division

As NHL deals with COVID-19 in U.S., Canadian-based NHLers thankful for North Division

"It's been a lot easier with the rules and the restrictions we have here in Canada to stay healthy," Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom said.
WestJet to lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, citing flight suspensions

WestJet to lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, citing flight suspensions

Air Canada also said this week that it will pause all operations of Air Canada Rouge and lay off 80 employees starting Feb. 8 as a result of the flight suspensions.
Alberta to restore some coal-mining policy protections: government spokesman

Alberta to restore some coal-mining policy protections: government spokesman

Kavi Bal, a spokesperson in the Premier's office, said an announcement is to be made next week. 
Hockey Canada cancels spring championships due to COVID-19 for second straight year

Hockey Canada cancels spring championships due to COVID-19 for second straight year

The affected tournaments include the Esso Cup, the Telus Cup, the Centennial Cup and the Allan Cup.
Edmonton police investigate two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women

Edmonton police investigate two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women

In the second attack, a man pushed a woman to the ground and threatened to kill her and tear off her burqa.
Remembering the backyard rink

Remembering the backyard rink

Many a Canadian will recall a childhood filled with memories of the backyard rink. Columnist Curtis Stock takes a fond look back at his own family tradition on the ice.