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NewsAlert: WestJet to suspend international and transborder flights for 30 days

NewsAlert: WestJet to suspend international and transborder flights for 30 days

CALGARY — WestJet says it is suspending all commercial international and transborder flights for a 30-day period to help control the spread of COVID-19, effective March 23.

Alberta cities ramping up measures to fight spread of COVID-19

CALGARY — Two Alberta cities have called local states of emergency to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
Alberta's chief medical health officer in self-isolation, gets coronavirus test

Alberta's chief medical health officer in self-isolation, gets coronavirus test

EDMONTON — A doctor who has become the face of Alberta's medical response to the novel coronavirus outbreak is in self-isolation.
Calgary airport expects steep passenger, revenue drop from COVID-19

Calgary airport expects steep passenger, revenue drop from COVID-19

CALGARY — The Calgary Airport Authority expects to lose revenues equivalent to nearly one quarter of its annual budget as the COVID-19 pandemic spurs flight cancellations, reduced bookings and travel restrictions.
Spring breakup slowdown offers needed pause for hard-hit drilling industry

Spring breakup slowdown offers needed pause for hard-hit drilling industry

CALGARY — It's a "glass half-full" way of looking at a crisis but as plunging oil prices cast a shadow over oil and gas companies in Western Canada, the drilling industry is already slowing down because of the weather.
Former Aurora Cannabis CEO Terry Booth sells 12.2M shares in company

Former Aurora Cannabis CEO Terry Booth sells 12.2M shares in company

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says founder and former chief executive Terry Booth has sold nearly 12.2 million shares in the company into the open market.
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.