Tag: Alberta Covid-19

Alberta Announces Funding to Help Business Implement Vaccine Passport Program

The Alberta government is providing new funding to offset costs businesses that choose to implement the province’s proof-of-vaccination program. Small- and medium-sized businesses that adopt Alberta’s version of a vaccine passport will soon be given a one-time payment of $2,000, the Alberta government announced on Oct. 7. “These new supports will help with the costs businesses…


After Ombudsman’s Review, CBC ‘Regrets’ Article Blasting Alberta MP

The CBC says it “regrets” an article blasting Conservative MP Rachael Harder for sharing “misinformation” after she posted a Toronto Sun column about COVID-19 deaths in Alberta on social media. Harder shared the Toronto Sun commentary on her public Facebook page in November 2020. The article discussed the number of COVID-19 deaths in Alberta relative to…


Alberta Pastor Charged with Breaking COVID-19 Restrictions Refuses Bail Conditions

A pastor of an Edmonton church remains in custody after been charged with breaking Alberta’s COVID-19 rules and continues to refuse compliance with his bail conditions. Pastor James Coates of Edmonton’s GraceLife church has been defying public health orders for weeks and holding services that provincial officials say violate COVID-19 restrictions on maximum gathering capacity,…