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Ensign Energy Services cuts capital spending plan, executive salaries

Ensign Energy Services cuts capital spending plan, executive salaries

CALGARY — Ensign Energy Services Inc. is cutting its capital budget and says its top executives will take a pay cut as it moves to deal with the crash in the oilpatch due to COVID-19 and the oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Dancers strip from homes when pandemic prompts cancellation of burlesque show

Dancers strip from homes when pandemic prompts cancellation of burlesque show

EDMONTON — When social distancing prompted the cancellation of a sold-out burlesque show at a downtown Edmonton bar on Friday, organizers kept the show going with livestreamed stripteases direct from the performers' own living rooms.
Food banks being pushed to the limit

Food banks being pushed to the limit

Food banks across the province are facing the stresses coming at them as best as they can. In addition to increased demand and reduced donations due to the pandemic, some Alberta food banks have also had to face security concerns and thefts.
Few precautions taken at major airport, say travellers returning from Cuba

Few precautions taken at major airport, say travellers returning from Cuba

Federal health officials say anyone returning from abroad needs to self-isolate
'No new anything:' Guards union says prison needle exchange expansion on hold

'No new anything:' Guards union says prison needle exchange expansion on hold

CALGARY — The union representing Canadian correctional officers says a program making clean needles available to inmates at a number of prisons across the country won't be expanding to new institutions during the COVID-19 crisis.
Raphael Lavoie signs entry-level three-year deal with Edmonton Oilers

Raphael Lavoie signs entry-level three-year deal with Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON — Raphael Lavoie signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. The 19-year-old Lavoie is in his fourth season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Alberta COVID-19 cases jump as province launches economic aid, daycare plan

Alberta COVID-19 cases jump as province launches economic aid, daycare plan

EDMONTON — Alberta announced its biggest one-day jump in COVID-19 cases Friday as the government promised further measures to help the homeless and parents working on the front lines of the pandemic. Dr.
Woman convicted in Calgary quadruple killing case appeals

Woman convicted in Calgary quadruple killing case appeals

CALGARY — A woman found guilty on two charges in a Calgary quadruple killing is appealing her convictions and sentences.

Fort McMurray worker camp sends guest to hospital with suspected COVID-19

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The operator of one of the many worker lodges in the Fort McMurray area of northern Alberta confirms that a guest has been transported to hospital with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
Crude-by-rail shipments expected to fall after setting record high in January

Crude-by-rail shipments expected to fall after setting record high in January

CALGARY — Canadian crude-by-rail exports hit a record high in January but observers say they've likely fallen since then and stand to plummet even further as low oil prices force producers to cut growth spending and shut in high-cost wells.