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Alberta expands COVID-19 testing to everyone experiencing symptoms

Alberta expands COVID-19 testing to everyone experiencing symptoms

EDMONTON — Alberta is expanding its eligibility for COVID-19 testing to anyone with symptoms of the illness. Dr.

Union 'deeply troubled' by lack of COVID-19 protection at meat plant

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — The operator of a meat plant south of Calgary says it is reducing shifts a day after a union raised concerns about a lack of COVID-19 safety measures.
Canadian oilpatch cutbacks expected to continue despite OPEC agreement

Canadian oilpatch cutbacks expected to continue despite OPEC agreement

CALGARY — Canadian oil wells will continue to be shut down amid weak global oil prices despite an agreement to limit production struck by OPEC and other major producers on the weekend, producers say.

Aurora Cannabis board approves 1-for-12 share consolidation plan

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says its board has approved a plan to consolidate all of its outstanding common shares on a 1-for-12 basis.
Alberta to share surplus ventilators, masks and gloves with Ontario, Quebec and B.C.

Alberta to share surplus ventilators, masks and gloves with Ontario, Quebec and B.C.

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta has more than enough protective masks, gloves and ventilators for its own COVID-19 needs, so it's sharing some of its surplus with provinces in more dire need.

Alberta announces new rules for health staff, as well as seven new COVID-19 deaths

EDMONTON — As Alberta announced the most new deaths in a single day from COVID-19, including four in a nursing home, its chief medical health officer unveiled new measures to prevent staff from spreading the disease.
Eskimos sign wide receiver Armanti Edwards

Eskimos sign wide receiver Armanti Edwards

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos announced on Friday that the club has signed wide receiver Armanti Edwards.

Shaw suspends share buybacks amid economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19 impact

CALGARY — Shaw Communications executives said Thursday that the Freedom Mobile service won't meet its 2020 target for growing its subscriber base, because the COVID-19 crisis has kept stores closed and customers distracted, but they said the lost rev

Alberta announces extra $1B to create jobs repairing roads, bridges, schools

EDMONTON — Alberta is adding $1 billion to its budget to repair more roads, schools, bridges and potholes as a way to create jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta doctors file lawsuit against province over changes to billing

Alberta doctors file lawsuit against province over changes to billing

EDMONTON — The Alberta Medical Association has filed a lawsuit against the province over how the government pushed through changes in the way doctors can bill for their services. The association's president, Dr.