COVID-19

Alberta COVID-19 Update for May 4

Alberta reported another 70 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total provincial cases to date to 5,836. Of that number, 2,942 (50.4%) Albertans have recovered, and 104 (1.7%) have died, nine of those deaths reported in the last 24 hours. Four of the additional nine deaths were in the last 24; the other five were in previous weeks but reported in the past 24 hours.
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COVID-19

Nurse practitioners to expand nursing home care

The Government of Alberta announced Monday that it was modifying regulations to allow nurse practitioners to provide expanded care to nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those changes will allow nurse practitioners to act as primary care providers in nursing homes, admitting and assessing residents, as well as offering follow-up care.
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COVID-19

Alberta COVID-19 Update for May 3

Alberta reported another 218 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total provincial cases to date to 5573. Of that number, 2359 (42.3%) Albertans have recovered, and 92 (1.65%) have died, three of those deaths in the last 24 hours.
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National News

Liberals announce a ban on 1500 firearms

On Friday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the ban of over 1,500 models and varients of what he calls “assault-style firearms,” including nine categories of firearms and two types identified by characteristic. The announcement also prohibits some firearms components. […]