Category Archives: Prairies/BC

Alberta’s new proof-of-vaccination cards can be easily edited, residents say

EDMONTON — Albertans needing proof they're vaccinated against COVID-19 were able to download cards from the province's website on Sunday, but almost right away some residents said they were easily able to edit them. Dan Shugar, who lives in Calgary, sa...

Winnipeg South has a history of siding with winners in federal elections

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg South This large suburban area is a true bellwether riding. Since its reincarnation in 1988 (it had been dissolved into parts of two ridings in 1979), it has always elected a politician of the winning party. Liberal incumbent

B.C. school district to lock doors during class after COVID-19 protests

SALMON ARM, B.C. — A British Columbia school district says it will begin locking its schools' outside doors during classtime after protesters opposed to COVID-19 protective measures entered several facilities on Friday. School District 83 (North Okanag...

B.C. willing to help Alberta in COVID-19 battle, but needs hospital space: Horgan

VANCOUVER — Premier John Horgan says the province is willing to help Alberta when it comes to battling COVID-19, but the priority is on ensuring hospitals in British Columbia don't become overwhelmed. Horgan says he's spoken to Alberta Premier Jason Ke...

Alberta premier notes COVID-19 vaccine uptake since passport announcement

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says COVID-19 vaccine bookings have nearly tripled in the province since he announced a passport system.  Kenney said in a Facebook live video that nearly 25,000 vaccine appointments were recorded by Thursday nigh...

B.C. Lions to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Sept. 24 game

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions are trying to raise awareness about the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. The CFL team's vice-president, George Chayka, says players will wear orange tape when they face the Saskatchewan Roughriders...

Manitoba to have first female premier: Two Tory leadership candidates are women

WINNIPEG — Manitobans will have a female premier for the first time. Shelly Glover, a former Winnipeg police officer and one-time Conservative member of Parliament, and Heather Stefanson, a former Manitoba health minister, are the official candidates f...

Calgary Chamber of Commerce wants more clarity around Alberta COVID-19 restrictions

Calgary Chamber of Commerce is praising the Alberta government's decision to launch a new program to to fight against COVID-19, but says more clarity around the initiative is needed. The chamber says the restriction exemption program giving businesses ...

Health care strained: Premier to address Saskatchewan as COVID-19 cases surge

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is to hold a COVID-19 briefing this afternoon in Saskatoon as surging COVID-19 cases continue to strain health care.  Moe is to be joined by the province's chief medical health officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, at

Saskatchewan to require proof of COVID vaccination to try to increase uptake: premier

REGINA — Saskatchewan will be bringing in a proof of vaccination program in an attempt to increase the number of people immunized against COVID-19.  Premier Scott Moe made the announcement on his social media accounts Thursday. He said the policy is ex...