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Police investigate COVID-19 threats to Chinese restaurant, Indigenous people

Police investigate COVID-19 threats to Chinese restaurant, Indigenous people

CALGARY — Police in Calgary are looking into alleged threats connected to COVID-19. Police say a Chinese restaurant received an anonymous threat on March 14 that is believed to have been motivated by the outbreak.

Man and woman found dead in apparent murder-suicide in rural Alberta home

SUNDRE, Alta. — A man and a woman are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide in central Alberta. Sundre RCMP responded to a report of sudden deaths at a rural home near the town, which is about 100 kilometres northwest of Calgary.
Alberta Medical Association calls health-care changes irresponsible during pandemic

Alberta Medical Association calls health-care changes irresponsible during pandemic

EDMONTON — The Alberta Medical Association says it's irresponsible for the provincial government to go ahead with its health-care restructuring as doctors battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Association president Dr.
Alberta education minister resists Opposition calls to rescind mass layoffs

Alberta education minister resists Opposition calls to rescind mass layoffs

EDMONTON — Alberta's education minister, in her first public comments since laying off more than 20,000 people in an email on the weekend, resisted Opposition calls to reverse her decision.
'What are the chances?' Youth worker one of Alberta's latest COVID-19 victims

'What are the chances?' Youth worker one of Alberta's latest COVID-19 victims

Jennifer Auger wants to continue the legacy of her husband after his death from complications of COVID-19 by opening a group home for at-risk youth in their northern Alberta community. Shawn Auger, a father of three, died Monday at the age of 34.
TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

CALGARY — A final investment decision clearing the way for construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline was greeted with relief on Tuesday by an Alberta oilpatch where production has grown faster than pipeline capacity.
Imperial Oil cutting spending plans for 2020 by $1 billion

Imperial Oil cutting spending plans for 2020 by $1 billion

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. is reducing its spending for this year by $1 billion, including a $500-million cut to its capital spending plan as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and crash in oil prices.
Hope floats: Alberta town ravaged by flood rolls out parade float for COVID-19

Hope floats: Alberta town ravaged by flood rolls out parade float for COVID-19

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — A parade float parked on a downtown street in High River, Alta., seems strangely out of place in a world dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta's energy war room to spend only on 'subsistence operations' due to COVID-19

EDMONTON — Alberta's $30-million-a-year energy war room is drastically cutting its budget due to COVID-19.

Former Stampeders running back Tim Petros rose through Calgary football ranks

CALGARY — Former Calgary Stampeders running back Tim Petros has died. He was 58. Born and raised in Calgary, Petros played at the University of Calgary before joining his hometown CFL team in 1984.