More detailed breakdown of COVID-19 testing needed in northern B.C., says region’s former health officer

The former chief medical health officer for Northern Health is calling on the B.C. government to provide individual communities with COVID-19 test results. Dr. David Bowering says there

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Alberta still leads all provinces in COVID-19 testing but limited supplies mean tests are changing

As of Wednesday evening, Alberta had completed just over 35,000 COVID-19 tests — more than any other province in Canada — but, like many jurisdictions,

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Drive-thru COVID-19 testing now offered for health-care workers in Vancouver

Health-care workers can now access drive-thru testing for the COVID-19 virus at an assessment site in Vancouver, where they can be swabbed without having to

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Edmonton nurses defy order to resume COVID-19 testing without N95 masks

A dozen Edmonton nurses have defied an order by Alberta Health Services to resume testing for the coronavirus without N95 masks. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

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Don’t line up for coronavirus testing without calling 811 first, health officials say

Health-care officials are urging people to not wait in line at drop-in clinics, emergency rooms or urgent care centres for COVID-19 testing unless they

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Parents frustrated as long wait times continue for new driver testing

Driver exam wait times continue to drag on, after Alberta’s previous NDP government changed the private system to a public one. The current administration said

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New K-4 school curriculum field testing paused while government reviews work

Field testing Alberta’s new kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum, which was to begin in September, has been “paused” by Education Minister Adriana LaGrange. LaGrange said she is

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Calgary Transit testing smartphone ticket app

Calgary Transit is trying out a new app that will let riders buy and validate their fares using a smartphone. Users who have the

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Manitoba RCMP testing new oral fluid devices for roadside pot screening – Winnipeg

As recreational cannabis has been legalized in Canada for 6 months, RCMP officers are looking at different ways to test the level of intoxication

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2 new $50,000 drug testing machines deployed in Vancouver, B.C.

Daniel Beaverstock produces two tiny morsels of ‘down’ he bought on the street in the Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. He hands the first sample of drugs

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