It’s Independence Day in Iceland (from Denmark in 1944). It’s the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. The most common media story mentioning Alberta Health Services this morning was about Meat Loaf, the American performer who collapsed on stage in Edmonton last night. He’s in the hands of AHS, and he’s OK.
“To see losing as a win is a rare gift,” writes the Edmonton Journal’s Liane Faulder today in a story on the 47-year legal career of the man who was, among many roles, UNA’s constitutional advisor. “It’s a stance available only to people with stamina, forbearance, and the steely knowledge they are on the right side of the issue, regardless of the outcome. People like labour lawyer Barrie Chivers.”
Alberta’s labour movement is launching a campaign calling on the government to follow through on promises to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Darius Caillan carries a black and teal striped backpack with him everywhere. What’s inside keeps him alive. The 46-year-old Edmonton man has a ventricular assist device — a mechanical heart, essentially, that pumps blood around his body to vital organs. On Monday, his temporary foreign work visa ran out. If he’s forced to return to the Philippines, he will likely die.
Researchers at the University of Alberta are suggesting there might not be as much medical benefit to vitamin D supplements as previously thought.
A 21-year-old Edmonton cancer survivor thanked the donors who gave blood used in the 75 blood and plasma transfusions she received during her treatment. Alexa Pickens
Spoke during Canadian Blood Services’ annual Honouring Our LifeBlood event in Edmonton, which recognizes donors who have given their blood at least 50 times.
The Good Samaritan Society is centralizing pharmacy supports and services through a single provider in Edmonton, much to the dismay of local pharmacists in the town of Vauxhall, the local paper reports.
They’re usually wrong, says new study.
An Alberta breastfeeding group is sounding alarms over water conditions in Fort McMurray for infants who are on formula.
United Nurses of Alberta