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Energy shares continue falling as more firms cut capital budgets and dividends

Energy shares continue falling as more firms cut capital budgets and dividends

CALGARY — More Calgary-based oil and gas producers are cutting spending plans as crude prices fall further and financial analysts lower their stock ratings.
Kevin Koe curling team parts company with second Colton Flasch

Kevin Koe curling team parts company with second Colton Flasch

CALGARY — The Kevin Koe curling team has split with second Colton Flasch. Flasch won a Canadian title and world championsihp silver medal with Koe in 2019. Koe was eliminated from this year's national championship in Kingston, Ont.
Flames change plans, announce assistance program for employees

Flames change plans, announce assistance program for employees

CALGARY — The company that owns the Calgary Flames is reversing course, saying it will help part-time event staff who will be underemployed during the suspension of the NHL season.
Total at 39: Chief medical health officer says 10 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta

Total at 39: Chief medical health officer says 10 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta

EDMONTON — Alberta's chief medical health officer confirmed 10 more cases of COVID-19 in the province on Saturday, saying two of the patients were in intensive care. The new cases bring the total to 39. Dr.
University of Alberta suspends classes, moves online for rest of term

University of Alberta suspends classes, moves online for rest of term

EDMONTON — The University of Alberta says it is shutting down classes for the rest of the winter term and moving them online. In-person classes and exams had already been suspended on Friday and through the weekend.
Alberta to provide paid job-protected leave in self-isolation tied to coronavirus

Alberta to provide paid job-protected leave in self-isolation tied to coronavirus

EDMONTON — Alberta is changing labour laws to provide 14 days of paid leave for workers who self-isolate due to the novel coronavirus or who are caring for someone with COVID-19, the disease linked to it.
Calgary Stampede postpones annual chuckwagon canvas auction over COVID-19

Calgary Stampede postpones annual chuckwagon canvas auction over COVID-19

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampede has decided to postpone its annual chuckwagon canvas auction.

Humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians detained in Ethiopia back home

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — An Alberta-based humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians who were detained in Ethiopia have returned to Canada.
WestJet flight attendants anticipate layoffs due to COVID-19

WestJet flight attendants anticipate layoffs due to COVID-19

CALGARY — The union representing WestJet flight attendants is expecting layoffs of more than 50 per cent of its staff as the number of flight cancellations continues to mount amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
List of oil producers cutting budgets lengthens with Husky, ARC and more

List of oil producers cutting budgets lengthens with Husky, ARC and more

CALGARY — Canada's oil and gas producers are continuing to cut billions of dollars from capital spending budgets and reduce payouts to investors in the wake of this week's sharp plunge in oil prices. Calgary-based ARC Resources Ltd.