Great news for residents of central Alberta

Pharmacies in locations such as Red Deer will soon be offering COVID-19 testing. This increase in testing availability is very timely, given that schools open in less than a month. Read more about this expanded testing here.

Join the Roster

Are you a socially conscious person with an interest in helping Alberta’s regulated health professions govern their members in a manner that protects and serves the public interest? Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to support the complaint and disciplinary responsibilities of the various college councils and associations that govern Alberta’s regulated health professions?

If so, Alberta Health is looking for you to become a member of the Roster of Public Members. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply for this opportunity is August 31, 2017.

Cannabis Legalization Forum

On Friday, May 5th, a public forum and discussion is being held that will focus on cannabis legalization and public health policies in Alberta. This free event is taking place at the University of Calgary’s Downtown Campus (906-8th Ave S.W.) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Currently, there are 40 tickets left out of 400. To register for the forum, visit

Vandalism with peanut-butter

Imagine taking your child to the park to play on the swings, slides and other equipment found there. Upon your arrival, you discover that something has been smeared on all of the equipment. On closer inspection, you realize that the smeared, messy substance is peanut butter. For some individuals, this would be an annoyance and somewhat upsetting. However, for others, it could be life threatening to them and/or their children. Unfortunately, this is not a fictitious event but is what occurred at some parks in Toronto, Canada. Click here to read the story found in the Toronto Star.