Nicholas Frew

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Nicholas Frew is an online reporter with CBC Edmonton. Hailing from Newfoundland, Frew moved to Halifax to attend journalism school. He has worked for CBC newsrooms in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Prior to joining the CBC, he interned at the Winnipeg Free Press.

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Some concerned UCP putting politics ahead of public health with vaccine passport survey

Some Albertans are concerned the United Conservatives are politicizing COVID-19 vaccine passports, after launching a feedback survey on the subject that asks for donations once filled out.

End credits not rolling yet for Alberta video store surviving streaming services, COVID-19 pandemic

The rise of Netflix and other streaming services in the 2010s sent the movie rental business crashing. But one video store west of Edmonton is still standing.

Alberta Health Services postponing non-urgent surgeries as COVID-19 cases surge

Alberta Health Services is postponing scheduled surgeries throughout the province in order to create capacity in intensive care units, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge.
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Time for Alberta to target COVID-19 vaccine uptake in rural, remote areas: health experts

It’s time for Alberta to make COVID-19 vaccines and information about them more accessible to people in rural and northern communities, public health experts say, as provincial data shows uptake in those areas lags behind urban centres.

Edmonton Elks approaching CFL's 85% vaccination rate benchmark, team says

The vaccination rate among Edmonton Elks players and coaches is nearly high enough for the team to avoid forfeiting a game to the Toronto Argonauts, assuming the game can be rescheduled.

Edmonton police investigating suspicious death after woman found dead in downtown apartment

The suspect in the woman's killing is also dead after being shot by an RCMP officer west of Rocky Mountain House, Alta., on Saturday.

Alberta minister blames feds for not striking child-care deal before federal election call

The Alberta government is blaming Ottawa for not reaching a deal over universal child care prior to a federal election call that will, at the least, postpone negotiations.

Alberta government releases review of early COVID-19 response — but NDP say recommendations weren't taken

The Official Opposition is slamming the United Conservative government for allegedly not heeding several recommendations made in a report that reviewed its response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 another blow to passenger traffic at Fort McMurray airport after years of decline

The COVID-19 pandemic tightened the squeeze on the Fort McMurray International Airport, which had already been seeing fewer passengers travel through its gates for several years.

Alberta, Saskatchewan removing public health restrictions 'a bad mistake' right now, experts say

Saskatchewan is the first Canadian province to lift all public health restrictions and Alberta plans to phase them out by mid-August. But public health experts warn now isn't the time for such action.

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