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Delivery packages a pandemic problem? Not if you wash your hands, says expert

Delivery packages a pandemic problem? Not if you wash your hands, says expert

CALGARY — The risk of catching COVID-19 from packages delivered to doorsteps is believed to be low, but a health expert says taking a few extra steps when handling it can diminish the risk even more.
Man dead, Mountie injured after shootout on busy highway near Edmonton

Man dead, Mountie injured after shootout on busy highway near Edmonton

LEDUC, Alta. — A man is dead and an RCMP officer has been wounded after a shooting in central Alberta ended in a police chase and a shootout on a busy highway south of Edmonton.
Cargill employee's father dies; moment of silence at plant for worker who died

Cargill employee's father dies; moment of silence at plant for worker who died

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — A moment of silence to honour a worker who died of COVID-19 was held at a southern Alberta meat-packer Wednesday as news broke that the father of another plant employee had also died of the illness.

Frontera suspends dividend, withdraws guidance as it reports $388-million loss

CALGARY — Frontera Energy Corp. says it has suspended its dividends, withdrawn its guidance for the year and won't repurchase shares because of difficult operating conditions. The Calgary-based oil producer says it lost nearly $388 million or $4.

Parkland Fuel sees $79-million loss in first quarter on higher revenues

CALGARY — Parkland Fuel Corp. says it saw a $79-million loss in the first quarter. The Calgary-based company says that equalled a loss of 53 cents per diluted share, compared with a profit of 52 cents per share or $77 million a year earlier.
Alberta suspends environmental monitoring rules for oilsands over COVID concerns

Alberta suspends environmental monitoring rules for oilsands over COVID concerns

EDMONTON — The Alberta Energy Regulator has suspended a wide array of environmental monitoring requirements for oilsands companies over public-health concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suncor CEO predicts slow recovery for sector from pandemic demand crunch

Suncor CEO predicts slow recovery for sector from pandemic demand crunch

CALGARY — Consumer demand for fuel is growing slightly after a sudden decline due to measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic but the CEO of Suncor Energy Inc.
Alberta education minister eyeing three scenarios for fall school year

Alberta education minister eyeing three scenarios for fall school year

EDMONTON — Alberta's education minister has confirmed that students from kindergarten to Grade 12 won't be back for the rest of this school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
'In anguish:' Inquiry details Calgary police shooting of man in wheelchair

'In anguish:' Inquiry details Calgary police shooting of man in wheelchair

CALGARY — David McQueen's life was in a downward spiral years before the disabled man started shooting randomly from his house and was killed by a police sniper bullet to the head, says a report into his death.

Family in murder-suicide east of Edmonton identified, mourned

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — Two of three people from the same family who police say died in a murder-suicide in a rural area just east of Edmonton have been identified.