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New EMS committee chaired by son of private EMS company owner

One of the co-chairs of Alberta’s new emergency medical services advisory committee is the son of the late founder of a private Calgary-based ambulance firm.

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Alberta lost 85 physician registrations to other provinces in 2021

Last year, 140 Alberta physicians cancelled their registrations because they were moving to other provinces.

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26,000 Albertans got their 1st COVID vaccine in Jan

Maybe our perceptions aren’t quite accurate regarding how we view Albertans who are still unvaccinated.

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Record number of drug responses for Lethbridge EMS in 2021

This was driven by the third quarter, which saw EMS responding to more opioid-related events than in any other third quarter since 2018. Actually, than any other quarter since 2018.

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AHS cut services during the holidays in 7 rural hospitals

Alberta Health Services cut services—including surgery, emergency, ambulatory, and obstetrics—in the hospitals of 7 communities in rural Alberta over the Christmas holidays.

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My response to Mike Ellis on Alberta’s opioid deaths

The associate minister of addictions seems to think that the pandemic is to blame for Alberta’s record numbers of drug-related deaths.

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AB health minister picks business partner as special advisor

The company the two of them used to manage specializes in making “significant operational and structural changes”.

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Drug-related deaths in public rising in Alberta

Deaths in private residences, however, are declining.

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Alberta sees record numbers of opioid-related EMS calls

Alberta’s EMS data for 2021 is nearly 50% higher than last year’s, and the year isn’t even over yet.

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UCP donor appointed as chair of AHS board

Over the last 15 years, Greg Turnbull and his spouse have donated over $50,000 to the UCP or its predecessor.