COVID-19 Update: Gyms waiting for word on potential Monday reopening | AHS apologizes for problems with vaccine appointment launch

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Stay tuned to this page for the latest news on COVID-19 throughout the day Author of the article: Newsroom Staff People arrive at the old Greyhound terminal for their COVID-19 vaccination appointment on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. COVID-19 vaccinations are now available for Albertans 75 and older. Azin Ghaffari/Postmedia 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 My COVID Story: How have you been impacted by coronavirus? Postmedia is looking to speak with people who may have been impacted by COVID-19 here in Alberta.  Have you undergone a travel-related quarantine?

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Anti-maskers and counter-protesters face off at Calgary city hall

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 white nationalist torch rally in Charlottesville, Va. There were about 150 anti-racism demonstrators who went to city hall to counter-protest about 500 anti-maskers who gathered for the “Walk for Freedom” march. Calgary police arrived just before the two crowds could clash, dividing the protests with a line of bikes on the sidewalk between city hall and Macleod Trail S.E. Calgary police were busy keeping peace

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COVID-19 Update: 415 new cases, six deaths | Gyms anxious for word on potential Monday reopening | U.S. approves another vaccine

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Stay tuned to this page for the latest news on COVID-19 throughout the day Author of the article: Newsroom Staff People arrive at the old Greyhound terminal for their COVID-19 vaccination appointment on Friday, February 26, 2021. COVID-19 vaccinations have been available for Albertans 75 and older since yesterday. Azin Ghaffari/Postmedia Photo by Azin Ghaffari /Azin Ghaffari/Postmedia 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 Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. My COVID Story: How have you been impacted by coronavirus?

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Gyms eagerly await potential Monday reopening as Alberta logs 415 COVID-19 cases

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Alberta’s cabinet committee on COVID-19 will meet Monday to discuss moving into the second stage. Author of the article: Jason Herring Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  1 minute ago  •  3 minute read  •  6 Comments The province has suggested gyms could be allowed to reopen as early as March 1. Currently gyms are only open for one-on-one fitness training. Photo by Brendan Miller/Postmedia 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

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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine cleared for use in U.S.

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Author of the article: Bloomberg News Riley Griffin Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  25 minutes ago  •  5 minute read  •  Join the conversation The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine for use. Photo by Dado Ruvic/Illustration /REUTERS Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine was cleared for use in the U.S., making a third shot available that could plug gaps in the nation’s immunization campaign as concern grows over an influx of virus variants. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Saturday that it had granted an emergency-use authorization for the single-dose vaccine for people 18 and older. The decision comes after the U.S.

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COVID-19 Update: 415 new cases, six deaths | Authority to enforce restrictions expires for some peace officers

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Stay tuned to this page for the latest news on COVID-19 throughout the day Author of the article: Newsroom Staff Health Minister Tyler Shandro. Photo by Government of Alberta 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 Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. My COVID Story: How have you been impacted by coronavirus? Postmedia is looking to speak with people who may have been impacted by COVID-19 here in Alberta.  Have you undergone a travel-related quarantine? Have you received your vaccine,

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‘We can be better’: Head of AHS apologizes for troubles with vaccine appointment launch

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’ (AHS) online portal and 811 lines were overburdened on Wednesday when general COVID-19 immunization bookings opened for residents aged 75 or older. Hart said it was “virtually impossible” to get on the website throughout the day and each time he tried 811 he was met with a busy signal. It took him 12 hours to secure a coveted slot, which he was told by an 811 operator was one of the last available in Calgary. It left him feeling “extremely distressed” and worried

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Nieman: Children’s parasomnia keeps parents up at night

Even though I am not a geneticist I enjoy entertaining my patients by giving them genetic advice. Two conditions come to mind: parasomnias and bedwetting. When I see a child who wets the bed or a child who sleepwalks or has night terrors, I start with the serious aspects of listening deeply, putting the pieces of the story together, and making suggestions around possible solutions. I always aim to give them hope by explaining that these conditions will pass; I have never met a newlywed couple where one of the partners wet the bed.  But I tell my patients to be careful who they marry. A family history of sleepwalking, sleep talking, night terrors or bedwetting means that

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Your letters for Feb. 27

Canada urged to boycott China and its Olympics Re: Uyghur genocide label likely to be rebuked; Beijing may impose sanctions to send message to other nations, says former ambassador, Feb. 23 Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet stuck their necks in the sand and hid when Ottawa voted to condemn China for their treatment of their Uyghur minorities as genocide. He also abdicated his responsibilities by passing the buck to the Canadian Olympic Committee as to whether we should boycott the Beijing Olympics. There is some pressure on the International Olympic Committee to move the Olympics from China, but the IOC royalty doesn’t care about human rights. The Olympics have become a despotic expose where dictators showcase their

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Chorney-Booth: Chakalaka brings multi-culturalism to the table

Breadcrumb Trail Links Life Food Author of the article: Elizabeth Chorney-Booth Publishing date: Feb 27, 2021  •  36 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation Chakalaka is a new restaurant along 17th Ave. SW. Thursday, February 18, 2021. Brendan Miller/Postmedia Brendan Miller/Postmedia Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. The best kinds of restaurants are the ones that tell a story about the people behind the business, be it a tale about the owner’s grandmother’s cooking or a tangible reflection of a chef’s passion for specific ingredients and culinary traditions. Chakalaka, a new restaurant and bar on 17th Avenue S.W. paints a picture of owner Ronnie Mupambwa and

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