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COVID couture: Calgary fashion brands feature medical chiefs on T-shirts

COVID couture: Calgary fashion brands feature medical chiefs on T-shirts

CALGARY — Two Calgary clothing makers and a local artist have teamed up on a line of T-shirts honouring three now-popular female public health officials. The shirts have colourful renderings of Canada's chief public health officer, Dr.
Alberta invoking steep fines for those who fail to follow COVID rules

Alberta invoking steep fines for those who fail to follow COVID rules

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says steep fines are coming for those who refuse to take physical distancing seriously during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fort McMurray mayor says 'time to act decisively' on keeping COVID-19 away

CALGARY — The mayor of Fort McMurray says the northeastern Alberta city and surrounding communities are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because tens of thousands of workers travel from across Canada to work in the oilsands.
Woodfibre LNG construction delayed a year as virus slows component deliveries

Woodfibre LNG construction delayed a year as virus slows component deliveries

CALGARY — Construction on the Woodfibre LNG project southwest of Squamish, B.C., on the West Coast has been delayed for a year due in part to affects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telus Mobility says Alberta cellphone customers can again call 911 in an emergency

Telus says a cellphone outage that was affecting the ability of Alberta customers to call 911 has been resolved.

Regina Pats win WHL draft lottery, could pick 'exceptional player'

CALGARY — The Regina Pats have won the Western Hockey League's draft lottery. The Pats now get the No. 1 selection in the league's bantam draft on April 22.
Shaw Communications Inc. founder and executive chair JR Shaw has died at 85

Shaw Communications Inc. founder and executive chair JR Shaw has died at 85

CALGARY — The founder of Shaw Communications Inc., JR Shaw, has died, the company said Tuesday. He was 85.
Alberta reports one COVID death, others test positive at Calgary seniors' centre

Alberta reports one COVID death, others test positive at Calgary seniors' centre

EDMONTON — Alberta announced a senior living in a Calgary long-term care centre has died from COVID-19, and others in the facility have tested positive or are showing symptoms of the virus.

Sick worker at oilsands lodge north of Fort McMurray tests negative for COVID-19

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The operator of a work lodge north of Fort McMurray, Alta., says a guest who fell ill last week does not have COVID-19. Houston-based Civeo Corp.
Suncor cuts $1.5 billion from budget to cope with low oil prices, virus impact

Suncor cuts $1.5 billion from budget to cope with low oil prices, virus impact

CALGARY — Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc.