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Differing COVID-19 orders a challenge for boundary city of Lloydminster

Differing COVID-19 orders a challenge for boundary city of Lloydminster

LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. — Gerald Aalbers lives and works in Alberta, but he can see Saskatchewan from his office window. As the mayor of Lloydminster, which straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary, he's dealt with some unique situations.
'Very difficult:' 2020 Calgary Stampede cancelled in light of COVID-19 pandemic

'Very difficult:' 2020 Calgary Stampede cancelled in light of COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY — It survived the Great Depression, the Second World War and a massive flood seven years ago, but the Calgary Stampede has become a casualty of COVID-19.
Alberta doctor withdrawing services says any new aid won't fix core trust issue

Alberta doctor withdrawing services says any new aid won't fix core trust issue

EDMONTON — One of numerous doctors giving up hospital work due to funding changes says even if Alberta delivers extra support for rural physicians, it doesn't solve the underlying problem. Dr.
Alberta teen who shot and paralyzed German tourist sentenced to 21 months

Alberta teen who shot and paralyzed German tourist sentenced to 21 months

CALGARY — A judge who sentenced a teen to 21 months for shooting a German tourist in the head on a highway west of Calgary has heard that the victim continues to suffer.
Pandemic blamed as Dominion Diamond enters court protection from creditors

Pandemic blamed as Dominion Diamond enters court protection from creditors

CALGARY — The owner of Canada's first diamond mine blames transportation and business disruptions caused by measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic for its decision to seek court protection from creditors.

Q&A: How does Western Canadian Select oil pricing work?

CALGARY — Western Canada's oil price woes are often illustrated by references to the Western Canadian Select benchmark crude oil price.
Bellatrix sale to Return Energy proposed as exit to creditor protection status

Bellatrix sale to Return Energy proposed as exit to creditor protection status

Calgary-based Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. says it has struck a deal to exit Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act court protection after six months through a sale of its assets to Return Energy Inc. Return would pay $87.
Preventive measures at Alberta meat plants came too late to stop outbreaks

Preventive measures at Alberta meat plants came too late to stop outbreaks

CALGARY — The rapid spread of COVID-19 at Canada's meat-packing plants isn't a surprise, say union and health officials.
Alberta investigating COVID-19 outbreaks at two major beef processing plants

Alberta investigating COVID-19 outbreaks at two major beef processing plants

EDMONTON — Alberta has launched workplace safety investigations into two beef processing plants afflicted with COVID-19 outbreaks.
NHL kicks tires on Edmonton as one possible hub site to complete regular season

NHL kicks tires on Edmonton as one possible hub site to complete regular season

Edmonton is under consideration by the NHL as a hub where games could be played in a compressed timeline to complete the regular season.