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  • Gyms eagerly await potential Monday reopening as Alberta logs 415 COVID-19 cases February 28, 2021
    At least one Calgary gym is planning for a same-day reopening Monday if more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The plans come as case positivity rates climb in Alberta. In an email to members Friday, GoodLife announced it would tentatively reopen at 12:15 p.m. March 1 at all its Alberta locations. The gym said in the email they have not received any confirma […]
  • Anti-maskers and counter-protesters face off at Calgary city hall February 28, 2021
    Duelling demonstrations took place on Saturday afternoon, one week after a similar rally in Edmonton where hundreds of protesters and counter-protesters gathered at the legislature grounds. Anti-racism protesters called out white supremacy as leaders of the anti-mask movement held tiki torches in front of Calgary city hall, reminding some of a deadly 2017 wh […]
  • Fire crews put out two nearby blazes in southeast Calgary February 28, 2021
    Calgary fires crews were kept busy Saturday, fighting two nearby blazes in the city’s southeast. Firefighters attended a Willow Park home in the 200 block of 99 Avenue S.E. after receiving calls of a fire just before 11:30 a.m. “When crews arrived there were flames showing through the roof and structure, but they were able to control the fire,” said Alistair […]
  • COVID-19 Update: 415 new cases, six deaths | Gyms anxious for word on potential Monday reopening | U.S. approves another vaccine February 28, 2021
    With news on COVID-19 happening rapidly, we’ve created this page to bring you our latest stories and information on the outbreak in and around Calgary. What’s happening now Two groups of protesters including a group of anti-maskers came close to clashing on Saturday afternoon outside Calgary city hall. AHS president and CEO Dr. Verna Yiu issued a public apol […]
  • 'We can be better': Head of AHS apologizes for troubles with vaccine appointment launch February 28, 2021
    Seventy-five-year-old Calgarian David Hart says it’s “nice” that top-level officials are apologizing for disarray with Alberta’s vaccine booking system but says it shows their failure to “really think about seniors at all.” Alberta Health Services’ online portal and 811 lines were overwhelmed on Wednesday when general COVID-19 immunization bookings opened fo […]

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  • What slavery looked like in Canada February 27, 2021
    They came in great, dusty columns trudging north; the persecuted refugees of a new country founded on freedom and liberty. These were the United Empire Loyalists; the thousands of men, women and children loyal to the Crown who were forced into Canada by the victory of rebel forces in the American War of Independence. “Neither confiscation of their property, […]
  • Fact check: How much does Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine rollout lag other provinces? February 27, 2021
    Critics have been decrying the speed, or lack thereof, at which the Ontario government is vaccinating its people against the coronavirus. Well ahead of the game — according to per cent of population inoculated — are all three territories by a long chalk, as well as Quebec and P.E.I. While vaccine procurement is a federal task, deployment is up to each provin […]
  • Netflix will create CanCon but wants more flexibility than traditional broadcasters get, MPs told February 27, 2021
    Netflix is fine with the CRTC requiring it to contribute to Canadian content, but those regulations should be tailored to the streaming service and be less stringent than the rules traditional broadcasters have to abide by, its Canadian representative told MPs. “We are not saying that we do not wish to contribute. We want to participate in the system. It’s j […]
  • The price of worship during COVID: Ontario church is fined and an Alberta pastor sits in prison February 27, 2021
    The authority of God, and the necessity of worship during a time of great tribulation supersedes the imposition of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, argue a number of churches across Canada that are facing legal action for holding services in violation of lockdown rules against indoor gathering. The latest, Trinity Bible Chapel in Waterloo, Ontario, w […]
  • COVID cases are falling globally but 'it's not over for anybody,' WHO official cautions February 27, 2021
    In Texas, state leaders are contemplating lifting the state-wide masking order. In cities across Latin America, they’re pleading for oxygen tanks to keep people from suffocating from COVID. The global picture of COVID is complicated. While the number of confirmed infections have dropped globally — from more than five million cases a week in January, to 2.5 m […]