Alberta seeks to diversify economy by becoming crypto destination

Alberta seeks to diversify economy by becoming crypto destination

The Canadian province better known for its oil-rich resources is now looking to become an international destination for the cryptocurrency industry.  Alberta is placing itself on a path to host all aspects of the crypto world including digital token mining, data centres and access to a high-tech workforce.  “This is an area of huge disruption … Read more

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Monday, Dec. 6

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Monday, Dec. 6

Calgary·THE LATESTThe number of people in Alberta confirmed to have the omicron variant of concern has increased to 11.Albertans 60 and older are eligible for a third dose of the vaccine starting MondayCBC News · Posted: Dec 06, 2021 9:25 AM MT | Last Updated: 39 minutes agoThomas Banack is pictured receiving the Covishield/AstraZeneca vaccine in … Read more

Wondering about vaccinating younger kids against COVID-19? Alberta experts weigh in

Wondering about vaccinating younger kids against COVID-19? Alberta experts weigh in

Many Alberta parents have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 12, as regulators in Canada and the United States get closer to making a decision about whether to approve it. Health Canada is currently reviewing Pfizer-BioNTech’s request to approve its vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds and, on Tuesday, a U.S. Food … Read more

Alberta sees no ‘significant bump’ in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving weekend

Alberta sees no 'significant bump' in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving weekend

Alberta did not see an increase in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving, but health officials continue to monitor for any possible “secondary impact,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday. Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, told a news conference that Albertans can “celebrate that we haven’t seen a significant bump” after the October holiday but … Read more

Alberta reports 770 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 new deaths

Alberta reports 770 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 new deaths

Alberta reported 770 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and eight new deaths. There are 912 patients in hospital being treated for the disease, including 201 in ICU. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, told a news conference that 11,800 tests were completed in the previous 24 hours with a positivity rate of … Read more

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Friday, Oct. 15

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Friday, Oct. 15

Calgary·THE LATESTAlberta reported 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday out of 14,054 tests.16 new deaths were reported Friday CBC News · Posted: Oct 15, 2021 8:02 AM MT | Last Updated: October 15Seven doctors and nurses flew out from Newfoundland to help at the Fort McMurray hospital. (Jennifer Richard)The latest on COVID-19 in Alberta: A total of 2,946 Albertans have … Read more

Alberta launches app to read COVID-19 vaccination QR code

Alberta launches app to read COVID-19 vaccination QR code

A new app is out in Alberta for restaurants and businesses to scan patrons’ proof of COVID-19 vaccine QR code. Click here for Tuesday’s daily COVID-19 numbersAt the beginning of the month, the province announced vaccinated Albertans would be able to sign up for a unique QR code to use as proof of immunization. At the time, … Read more