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Fatty liver disease a growing public health concern in Canada: study

Fatty liver disease a growing public health concern in Canada: study

CALGARY — Doctors are warning that soaring rates of a common, but often undetected, liver disease could impose an enormous burden on Canadian health care over the next decade if there isn't more public awareness.

Calgary man dies in mountain hiking incident, others injured by rock fall

CANMORE, Alta. — The RCMP say a Calgary man died of injuries he suffered Saturday afternoon while hiking in Kananaskis Country near Canmore, Alta. Police say the 30-year-old man was on a popular trail on Mount Yamnuska when he fell about six metres.
N.W.T. ignored in Alberta monitoring suspension despite agreement: leaked emails

N.W.T. ignored in Alberta monitoring suspension despite agreement: leaked emails

EDMONTON — Alberta suspended environmental monitoring for oilsands companies without notifying the Northwest Territories, despite a legally binding agreement to do so.
As postponed NHL season resumes, some fans say the lure of parties will be strong

As postponed NHL season resumes, some fans say the lure of parties will be strong

EDMONTON — As hockey fans gear up for a truncated season to begin next month, some in Canada's two "hub cities" say the temptation to celebrate — and flout physical distancing guidelines — may prove too great.
Pace, health, return to winning form the goals at Flames training camp, says GM

Pace, health, return to winning form the goals at Flames training camp, says GM

CALGARY — Proper pacing, staying disease-free and being ready to beat the Winnipeg Jets when the NHL reboots is the balancing act at Calgary Flames training camp, according to the team's general manager. The Flames open training camp 2.

Northern Alberta First Nation requires masks in public following first COVID-19 case

FORT MCKAY, Alta. — The chief of a northern Alberta First Nation says masks are now mandatory after the community learned of its first COVID-19 case.
Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic won't play in NHL's restart

Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic won't play in NHL's restart

Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic has decided not to play in the NHL's restart. The Flames said Friday night that Hamonic has opted out of the NHL's return-to-play program. Players have until Monday at 5 p.m.
Class-action lawsuit alleges meat packer failed to take COVID-19 precautions

Class-action lawsuit alleges meat packer failed to take COVID-19 precautions

CALGARY — A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Cargill Ltd. that claims the meat-packing company failed to take reasonable precautions to protect its workers in Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shaw posts lower third-quarter profit, revenue amid COVID but beats expectations

Shaw posts lower third-quarter profit, revenue amid COVID but beats expectations

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc.'s third-quarter revenue and profit were down from the same time last year due to COVID-19's impact, but the cable and wireless company still beat expectations Friday.
No new COVID cases at Edmonton hospital, one death no longer linked to illness

No new COVID cases at Edmonton hospital, one death no longer linked to illness

EDMONTON — Health officials say a death previously linked to a COVID-19 outbreak at an Edmonton hospital was not caused by the illness.