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Alberta health agency closes cafe that skirted COVID-19 public health orders

Alberta health agency closes cafe that skirted COVID-19 public health orders

MIRROR, Alta. — Alberta Health Services says it has physically closed a central Alberta cafe that has been skirting COVID-19 public health orders for months. The agency says it is barring access to the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror, Alta.

Alberta confirms AstraZenca death, Moderna doses arrive early: In The News for May 5

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 5 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Alberta confirms blood clot disorder death linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

Alberta confirms blood clot disorder death linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

EDMONTON — An Alberta woman in her 50s has died from a rare blood clot disorder after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Canada's Einarson continues world curling comeback with win over Scotland

Canada's Einarson continues world curling comeback with win over Scotland

CALGARY — Canada's Kerri Einarson kept chipping away at her women's world curling championship deficit with a third straight win Tuesday in Calgary.

WHL Roundup: Williams leads Oil Kings over Hurricanes with OT winner

EDMONTON — Josh Williams scored his second goal of the game 21 seconds into overtime as the Edmonton Oil Kings edged the Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-2 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League play.

AstraZeneca-linked death confirmed in Alberta

Alberta's chief medical officer of health has confirmed the death of a patient linked to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. In a statement, Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the woman in her 50s died from immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT). More coming.
Alberta's Kenney tightens COVID rules to prevent looming hospital catastrophe, triage

Alberta's Kenney tightens COVID rules to prevent looming hospital catastrophe, triage

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney, with surging COVID-19 rates threatening to overwhelm Alberta’s hospitals, is reintroducing stricter rules on gatherings, businesses and schools not seen since the first wave of the pandemic.
'A chilling effect:' Lawyer argues Alberta government wanted to censor church pastor

'A chilling effect:' Lawyer argues Alberta government wanted to censor church pastor

EDMONTON — A lawyer for an Alberta pastor accused of violating COVID-19 rules says the province's health agency decided to penalize the church leader as a way to censor him.
Barrick Gold shareholders approve US$750 million payout at virtual annual meeting

Barrick Gold shareholders approve US$750 million payout at virtual annual meeting

CALGARY — Barrick Gold Corp. says a proposal to hand out US$750 million in cash to its shareholders has been approved by those who stand to pocket the outlay of 42 cents per share.
Suncor delays maintenance project as COVID-19 cases plague Fort McMurray area

Suncor delays maintenance project as COVID-19 cases plague Fort McMurray area

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc.