Tags : COVID-19

Citizens’ Hearing on COVID-19 pandemic measures next week

A grassroots movement called Canadian Covid Care Alliance is hoping to launch what they call a national conversation about the impact the pandemic measures had on Canadians. A citizen’s hearing is coming up next Wednesday in Toronto where we will hear from an expert panel, lawmakers and politicians. Sonya Anderson from Canadian Covid Care Alliance […]Read More

Former addict discusses supervised injection sites

When the province shut down the Lethbridge supervised consumption site and brought in a mobile unit many thought that was a mistake since the necessary supports were no longer there for those battling drug addictions. There are others who believe it was a good thing since the province was no longer acting as an enabler. […]Read More

Calgary woman says federal travel mandates should be dropped

A Calgary woman is speaking out against Ottawa’s travel mandates after her father experienced major car troubles while driving across the country to attend his mother’s funeral. During her father’s 36- hour long drive to Ontario, Zoe VanSickle says his vehicle suffered car troubles, forcing him to wait hours for a tow in the freezing […]Read More

‘Immunocompromised could be at higher risk of contracting COVID-19:’ Infectious

Now that many COVID-19 restrictions have been dropped, including face mask-wearing, this could have people worrying about contracting the virus quicker, especially those who are immunocompromised. An Infectious Disease Physician says those who have immune issues are losing half of their protection, especially with people around them who won’t be wearing masks anymore. “Many of […]Read More

Border travel restrictions to be eased February 28

Beginning Monday, more travelers will be able to take to the sky as more restrictions have been eased by the Canadian government. Ottawa has adjusted its travel health notice from a level three to a level two. That means Canadians are no longer required to avoid non-essential travel. As Micah Quinn explains, the folks at […]Read More

Truckers leave Coutts border

It appears as though most of those who were protesting government mandates have left the Coutts Border crossing. It was a place that was previously blocked by protesters supporting the Freedom Convoy and those who are against government COVID-19 mandates. A number of highway tractors and other vehicles could be seen leaving the scene and […]Read More

Alberta begins loosening of restrictions

The Alberta government announced on Tuesday that is dropping a number of its COVID-19 mandates. The Restrictions Exemption Program or vaccine passport is being removed. Premier Jason Kenney says restrictions on food and beverage at entertainment venues will be removed as well. Capacity limits have been removed except at large venues. Effective February 14th there […]Read More

Coutts cafe speaks about convoy at border

The owner of Hills of Home Cafe in the village of Coutts says the convoy at the border has been actually helping her business as lots of people have been ordering food from the restaurant. Caroline Dangerfield says she has been receiving support from the truckers who have come in to eat.  Read More

Will leaders talk with truckers with Freedom Convoy?

Will any of the federal party leaders meet with the truckers with the Freedom Convoy once they arrive in Ottawa? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apparently already said no. I asked political reporter, Brian Lilley, his thoughts if perhaps Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole would make an appearance and chat with those who are part of […]Read More

New COVID-19 variant discovered in Cyprus

There is apparently a new variant which has reared its ugly head in Cyprus. It is called the Deltacron. A hybrid of both the Delta and Omicron variant of COVID-19. Our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari explains in this interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

AHS worker takes a stand against covid vaccine

We’ve brought you stories in the past about AHS health care workers who have spoken out about not wanting to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Marilyn Markell is a Clinical Nurse Educator for Alberta Health Services. She teaches long term care based out of Red Deer. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 1986 with […]Read More

Playing the blame game

Premier Jason Kenney, like many other provincial leaders, has been grilled over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says it appears as though Kenney is not accepting all of the blame but placed some of it at the feet of our province’s chief medical officer of health-Dr. Deena Hinshaw.Read More

Operation Red Nose cancels Safe Ride Services in Alberta for

Operation Red Nose will not be held in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba this year. The reason? High COVID-19 numbers. Operation Red Nose is a non-profit group that promotes responsible behaviour to prevent impaired driving by providing a volunteer chauffeur service during the Christmas holidays.    Marie-Chantal Fortin, with Operation Red Nose, says each community was […]Read More

Former Alberta surgeon critical of government’s handling of pandemic.

There are some within the medical community who question the way the government handled the pandemic. You can include Dr. Dennis Modry in that conversation. Dr. Modry implemented Western Canada’s first heart and lung transplantation system. He also served on many hospital committees. Dr. Modry says the Alberta government and Premier Kenney should have put […]Read More