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Shop ramping up production of Alberta medical officer's periodic table dress

VICTORIA — A British Columbia clothing maker says it has seen a surge in demand for a dress Alberta's chief medical officer wore during a COVID-19 briefing this week.
Pet adoptions on hold as animal shelters struggle to cope with COVID-19

Pet adoptions on hold as animal shelters struggle to cope with COVID-19

CALGARY — Adoptions are on hold and pet shelters across the country are scrambling to make ends meet to take care of their animals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Humane society offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto are closed to the general public.

Alberta announces new emergency payments because of COVID-19, falling oil prices

EDMONTON — Alberta is beginning measures to help people stay financially afloat during the COVID-19 crisis, including $50 million right away for those self-isolating.
Canadian Natural cuts spending, salaries as more producers trim capital plans

Canadian Natural cuts spending, salaries as more producers trim capital plans

CALGARY — Oilsands giant Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. is joining a lengthening list of oilpatch players who are cutting 2020 capital spending due to the COVID-19 pandemic and plunging oil prices.
Rescue teams warn backcountry users to limit risk in Alberta, B.C. mountains

Rescue teams warn backcountry users to limit risk in Alberta, B.C. mountains

Rescue groups are asking backcountry users to choose low-risk activities at a time when resources are stretched due to COVID-19. The Alberta government has asked ski hills in the province to close to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Beef bandit: 180 kilograms of ground meat stolen from food bank in Edson, Alta.

EDSON, Alta. — Police have charged a man after $3,100 worth of goods, including 180 kilograms of ground beef — were stolen from a food bank in western Alberta.
WestJet warning recent passengers of possible exposure to COVID-19

WestJet warning recent passengers of possible exposure to COVID-19

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines says some of its passengers may have been exposed to people infected with the novel coronavirus on recent flights.
'Saddened' - Calgary Stampede temporarily lays off 80 per cent of workforce

'Saddened' - Calgary Stampede temporarily lays off 80 per cent of workforce

CALGARY — The future of the 2020 'Greatest Show on Earth' is up in the air after the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede temporarily laid off 80 per cent of its staff Tuesday as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal prison in Alberta locked down, some inmates tested for COVID-19

INNISFAIL, Alta. — A federal prison in central Alberta has been locked down as a precaution as some inmates who showed flu-like symptoms await test results for COVID-19.
Crown appeals acquittal of Calgary man accused in drug-fuelled attack

Crown appeals acquittal of Calgary man accused in drug-fuelled attack

CALGARY — The Crown is appealing the acquittal of a Calgary man who court heard was delirious on magic mushrooms when he broke into a professor's house naked and assaulted her.