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Alberta to release COVID-19 projections early next week, Kenney says

Alberta to release COVID-19 projections early next week, Kenney says

EDMONTON — Alberta will release its COVID-19 projections early next week, Premier Jason Kenney said Friday as he announced five more deaths and a ban on visitors to hospitals.

Calgary ban on public events includes Flames, Stampeders should leagues restart

Calgary's ban on public events until June 30 includes NHL and CFL games should those leagues resume before then, the city's mayor said Friday.

Calgary firefighters plan 'Drive-By Birthdays' to brighten mood during pandemic

CALGARY — The Calgary Fire Department is hoping to brighten the birthdays of kids and seniors whose celebrations have been scrapped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta suspends environmental reporting requirements over COVID crisis

Alberta suspends environmental reporting requirements over COVID crisis

EDMONTON — Alberta has suspended environmental reporting requirements for industry under emergency powers the province has enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta environmentalists oppose possible crane, swan hunting season

Alberta environmentalists oppose possible crane, swan hunting season

EDMONTON — Alberta environmentalists are opposing the provincial government's consideration of a hunting season for sandhill cranes and tundra swans.

Alberta man charged with assaulting peace officer in COVID-19 threat

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Police in southern Alberta have charged a 27-year-old man with assaulting a peace officer after he allegedly coughed in their face. Investigators say it happened Thursday evening in Lethbridge, Alta.
Athabasca Oil to shut down Hangingstone SAGD oilsands project and cut staff

Athabasca Oil to shut down Hangingstone SAGD oilsands project and cut staff

CALGARY — Athabasca Oil Corp. is suspending operations at its Hangingstone SAGD oilsands operation due to the drop in oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Thirsty, hungry, injured:' Two women sentenced for abuse of girls in basement

EDMONTON — A mother of two young girls and her roommate have been sentenced to eight years in prison for beating, starving and confining the children in the basement of their Edmonton home.
Alberta announces new COVID-19 rules for workers at long-term care centres

Alberta announces new COVID-19 rules for workers at long-term care centres

EDMONTON — Alberta is imposing new rules on long-term care centres following rising levels and outbreaks of COVID-19 at several facilities. Dr.
Oilpatch workers face pay cuts and layoffs as companies react to low prices

Oilpatch workers face pay cuts and layoffs as companies react to low prices

CALGARY — Budget cuts in the western Canadian oil and gas sector are hitting home for front-line workers who are facing smaller paycheques as well as an ever-increasing risk of being laid off. On Thursday, oilsands producer Cenovus Energy Inc.