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Alberta, B.C. health ministers urge people to stay home for long weekend

Alberta, B.C. health ministers urge people to stay home for long weekend

Health ministers in Alberta and British Columbia are urging residents of both provinces to stay home over the coming long weekend. Alberta's Tyler Shandro and B.C.

Securities regulators warn of 'aggressive' junior gold miner promotion

CALGARY — Alberta and B.C. securities regulators are warning investors about the "aggressive promotion" of a Canadian junior gold mining firm in a mailout that claims its stock will soar during the COVID-19 related recession.
WestJet bringing workers pack on payroll with help of wage subsidy program

WestJet bringing workers pack on payroll with help of wage subsidy program

CALGARY — WestJet says it plans to bring back nearly 6,400 employees on to its payroll with the help of Ottawa's emergency wage subsidy program. WestJet chief executive Ed Sims made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter.
Alberta projects peak COVID hospitalizations to peak at 800-plus in late May

Alberta projects peak COVID hospitalizations to peak at 800-plus in late May

EDMONTON — Early forecasts on Alberta's COVID-19 crisis suggest hospitalization cases will peak in late May.
Alberta plan to use smartphones to enforce quarantines raises privacy questions

Alberta plan to use smartphones to enforce quarantines raises privacy questions

CALGARY — A privacy expert says Alberta's plan to use smartphone technology to enforce quarantines should come with a clear end date and detailed explanation of how data would be handled.
Border screenings and smartphone apps: A look at Alberta's relaunch strategy

Border screenings and smartphone apps: A look at Alberta's relaunch strategy

EDMONTON — Albertan Premier Jason Kenney has announced some details about what he calls the province's relaunch strategy. The plan focuses on gradually boosting the economy while preventing a second wave of COVID-19.

Judge acquits driver who struck and killed Mountie on bicycle on Alberta highway

HINTON, Alta. — An Alberta judge has found a driver not guilty of charges relating to the death of an off-duty Mountie on a bicycle. Const.
Calgary woman who died of COVID-19 was expecting 2020 to be best year: husband

Calgary woman who died of COVID-19 was expecting 2020 to be best year: husband

CALGARY — A man whose wife died of COVID-19 last month says the two of them were expecting 2020 to be the best year of their lives.
Man arrested after series of vehicle break-ins at University of Alberta hospital

Man arrested after series of vehicle break-ins at University of Alberta hospital

EDMONTON — A man is facing 38 charges after a series of vehicle break-ins near Edmonton's University of Alberta hospital. Police say the man was arrested Friday after officers saw him speeding away from the area on a bike.
'Little to do with COVID:' Landowners, law experts criticize well cleanup bill

'Little to do with COVID:' Landowners, law experts criticize well cleanup bill

EDMONTON — Landowners and legal experts say Alberta's hastily passed bill to help clean up the province's huge stockpile of abandoned energy facilities harms property rights without addressing why the problem exists in the first place.