While the COVID-19 pandemic has halted a number of charitable holiday events, the Downtown Business Association (DBA) of Edmonton remains focused on providing safe and enjoyable experiences for Edmontonians.
Studies have shown that the novel coronavirus can live on different surfaces, sometimes for several hours and even days, after an infected person coughs or sneezes on them. However, experts say transmission through inanimate objects poses little risk when giving Christmas presents.
While Ford pickup trucks usually top the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s annual ranking of the most-stolen vehicles in Canada, this year high-end SUVs have become the most desirable targets for thieves.
Britain became the first country in the world to authorize a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday and could be dispensing shots within days -- a historic step toward eventually ending the outbreak that has killed more than 1.4 million people around the globe.
An Alberta veterinarian who ignored a disciplinary order suspending his practice has had his registration cancelled for five years and has been ordered to pay $20,000 in fines as well as up to $80,000 in costs by an Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) hearing tribunal.
In the absence of new pandemic modelling by the United Conservative government, the Alberta NDP is pointing to capacity projections by Alberta Health Services which estimate the province could be close to breaching its regular ICU capacity by the middle of December.