• Alberta's NDP said Premier Kenney and the UCP are heeding to political pressure as opposed to scientific evidence as the province prepares to start lifting public health measures. “We must reconsider if now is actually the best time to be loosening public health restrictions, as so many provinces and the federal government are actually moving to tighten them,” said NDP leader Rachel Notley. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said on Feb. 1 that there is an "emergency brake" factored into the reopening plans.
  • Dr. Deena Hinshaw said she can't intervene in enforcing public health measures, when it comes to the Edmonton-area church that defied restrictions last weekend. "It’s critical that the enforcement of laws in the province is done in an independent way by those bodies who have the authority under legal frameworks to create orders or penalties,” Hinshaw said.
  • "Alberta Health Services is now following up with all Albertans who test positive for COVID-19, following a recruitment drive for contact tracers this winter," reports CBC News.
  • CTV News writes that a reality television writer has discovered The Bachelorette may not be filmed at Jasper Park Lodge after all, following new federal travel restrictions.
  • Coun. Andrew Knack talked to Global News about whether Edmonton’s drive to move beyond the car is realistic as the city plans for two million people.