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Canada's Sports Hall of Fame closes museum for 2020, will still induct athletes

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame closes museum for 2020, will still induct athletes

CALGARY — Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is closing the doors on its Calgary museum until the end of 2020, but will still announce a class of inductees this year. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the Hall's major spring fundraiser.
COVID-19 isolation hotel for Calgary homeless has first guests, no known cases

COVID-19 isolation hotel for Calgary homeless has first guests, no known cases

CALGARY — A Calgary hotel that has been transformed into a COVID-19 isolation site for people with no fixed address is about one-tenth full more than a week after it opened.

Cavalry FC sign 20-year-old Canadian futsal international Mohamed Farsi

CALGARY — Cavalry FC have signed 20-year-old Canadian futsal international Mohamed Farsi. A native of Montreal, Farsi was 17 when he started playing in Quebec's PLSQ circuit.
Alberta's changes to doctors' billing during pandemic are unethical: experts

Alberta's changes to doctors' billing during pandemic are unethical: experts

EDMONTON — A University of Calgary professor says it was unethical for the Alberta government to bring in changes during the COVID-19 pandemic to how doctors bill for their services. Dr.
'What's going to happen?' Alberta teen recounts brush with death from COVID-19

'What's going to happen?' Alberta teen recounts brush with death from COVID-19

OKOTOKS, Alta. — Matt Greenshields never worried about COVID-19 until he found himself thinking about death as he was being wheeled down the empty, darkened hallways of a hospital on his way to intensive care.
Vermilion, Surge added to list of energy producers that have slashed dividends

Vermilion, Surge added to list of energy producers that have slashed dividends

CALGARY — Shares in Calgary-based Vermilion Energy Inc. and Surge Energy Inc. plunged on Wednesday after they announced the suspension of their dividend programs in response to persistently low oil prices.
Alberta golf industry lobbies to open courses amid COVID-19 pandemic

Alberta golf industry lobbies to open courses amid COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY — Some golf courses in British Columbia are open or about to open and Alberta golf clubs want to do the same despite the reluctance of provincial health officials to give the green light.
Alberta reports high COVID-19 rates in Calgary region, long-term care homes

Alberta reports high COVID-19 rates in Calgary region, long-term care homes

EDMONTON — Alberta reported a higher percentage of positive COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths as the province's chief medical officer of health raised concerns about high infection rates in the Calgary region and long-term care homes. Dr.
Cattle group looks for help to weather COVID-19 as meat-packers slow work

Cattle group looks for help to weather COVID-19 as meat-packers slow work

CALGARY — A cattle industry group says measures that helped ranchers weather the BSE crisis in the early 2000s should be brought back immediately as the COVID-19 pandemic slows down work at packing plants.
Alberta announces more firefighters, fire bans to limit wildfire risk

Alberta announces more firefighters, fire bans to limit wildfire risk

EDMONTON — Alberta is taking steps to try to minimize the risk of wildfires during the COVID-19 crisis.