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Drumheller Institution in Alberta locked down, two inmates tested for COVID-19

DRUMHELLER, Alta. — Another federal prison in Alberta has been locked down as a precaution after some inmates showed flu symptoms.
Alberta's premier rejects call to fire health minister over abuse of citizens

Alberta's premier rejects call to fire health minister over abuse of citizens

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has rejected calls to fire his health minister for threatening to sic legislature security on a private citizen and berating a physician in front of his family.
Injured Humboldt Bronco player launches lawsuit against drivers in deadly crash

Injured Humboldt Bronco player launches lawsuit against drivers in deadly crash

CALGARY — A hockey player paralyzed from the chest down in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash has launched a lawsuit that names both drivers involved in the deadly collision.

Alberta imposes more measures to deal with pandemic, says landlords can't evict

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has announced that landlords will not be able to evict anyone for not paying their rent until at least the end of April, as the province deals with the economic fallout of COVID-19.
Oil price crash expected to hit thermal oilsands production in Western Canada

Oil price crash expected to hit thermal oilsands production in Western Canada

CALGARY — Record low prices for oilsands crude could result in up to 20 per cent of Canada's thermal bitumen production being shut down over the next few months, according to analyst Matt Murphy of Tudor Pickering Holt & Co.
'Porchraits:' Calgary photographer capturing family moments during COVID-19

'Porchraits:' Calgary photographer capturing family moments during COVID-19

CALGARY — A Calgary freelance photographer has been keeping busy shooting "porchraits" of families around the city since the COVID-19 pandemic sapped his usual source of income.
Alberta working to find more bed space in hospitals as COVID-19 cases grow

Alberta working to find more bed space in hospitals as COVID-19 cases grow

EDMONTON — Alberta reported 67 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with more people affected at a long-term care centre and the government working to find more bed space in hospitals. Dr.
Alberta monitoring food supplies for remote communities and food banks

Alberta monitoring food supplies for remote communities and food banks

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is reassuring people there isn't a food shortage in the province and that it's keeping an eye on demands in rural areas, Indigenous communities and food banks.
Agriculture sector scrambling to offset consequences of COVID-19 crisis

Agriculture sector scrambling to offset consequences of COVID-19 crisis

CALGARY — Canada's agriculture sector is warning of higher prices and potential food shortages if it isn't designated an essential service and allowed to do business as usual during the COVID-19 crisis.
Alberta Energy Regulator names senior Saskatchewan government official as CEO

Alberta Energy Regulator names senior Saskatchewan government official as CEO

EDMONTON — Alberta's energy regulator has named a new president and CEO. Laurie Pushor, Saskatchewan's deputy minister of energy and resources, is to take over the agency's top job April 15.