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Take 2: Makeshift drive-in movies get another chance in central Alberta hamlet

MIRROR, Alta. — The show will go on in a central Alberta hamlet where impromptu drive-in movies have been screened in a cafe's parking lot during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Imperial Oil reports $188M loss as COVID-19 hits workers, slows work schedule

Imperial Oil reports $188M loss as COVID-19 hits workers, slows work schedule

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. is slowing or deferring maintenance work throughout its operations as it tries to ensure employee safety in the wake of a COVID-19 outbreak that has infected 83 workers at its Kearl oilsands mine in northern Alberta.
Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Filip Berglund to entry-level contract

Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Filip Berglund to entry-level contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Filip Berglund to a two-year entry-level contract. Berglund will be loaned to Linkoping HC of the Swedish Hockey League for the 2020-21 season.
Teck Resources exits energy industry group CAPP, citing cost-cutting

Teck Resources exits energy industry group CAPP, citing cost-cutting

CALGARY — Teck Resources Ltd. is leaving the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, an industry organization whose members represent about 80 per cent of Canada's oil and gas production.

Atco reports lower Q1 profit, says COVID-19 may cause delays, labour shortages

CALGARY — Atco Ltd. says it had lower revenue and a reduced profit of $174 million profit in the first quarter, down from $226 million a year earlier.
Golf and camping: Alberta's emergence from COVID shutdown includes the outdoors

Golf and camping: Alberta's emergence from COVID shutdown includes the outdoors

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has released its plan for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Alberta set for business reopening May 14, golf Saturday, some services Monday

Alberta set for business reopening May 14, golf Saturday, some services Monday

EDMONTON — Alberta will soon begin emerging from its COVID-19 lockdown, with the first major date for business reopenings set for May 14.
WestJet to use federal wage subsidy program to avoid pilot layoffs

WestJet to use federal wage subsidy program to avoid pilot layoffs

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it will be able to save more than 1,000 pilot jobs by using the federal wage subsidy program.
Planning starts for return of Alberta flood evacuees as ice jams melt, break up

Planning starts for return of Alberta flood evacuees as ice jams melt, break up

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — An ice jam had shrunk to almost half its size Thursday after causing major flooding earlier in the week that forced 13,000 people from their homes in Fort McMurray.
More Alberta doctors, present and future, criticize fee/benefit changes

More Alberta doctors, present and future, criticize fee/benefit changes

EDMONTON — Health Minister Tyler Shandro is getting an earful from Alberta doctors — current and future — for ending the government's master agreement with physicians and replacing it with what they call a dysfunctional top-down relationship rife wit