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Collecting CPP while still contributing goes against expert advice

Collecting CPP while still contributing goes against expert advice

CALGARY — Canadians can begin collecting Canada Pension Plan payments as early as age 60, but financial advisers warn it rarely makes sense to do so. And there are even fewer reasons to start drawing retirement funds early when you're still working.
Alberta courthouses preparing for disruptions as COVID-19 spreads

Alberta courthouses preparing for disruptions as COVID-19 spreads

CALGARY — Alberta courthouses are preparing for disruptions with the number of COVID-19 cases expected to grow. The Court of Queen's Bench says members of the public should avoid attending court proceedings if they are sick.
Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Alberta public sector union case

Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Alberta public sector union case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court won't hear a case involving the rights of public-sector workers in Alberta in a labour dispute with that province's government.
Kyle Connor scores twice, Jets beat Oilers 4-2 to move into wild-card spot

Kyle Connor scores twice, Jets beat Oilers 4-2 to move into wild-card spot

EDMONTON — The night started normally for the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Then, things quickly changed.
Alberta eyes changes to support sick workers as coronavirus cases reach 19

Alberta eyes changes to support sick workers as coronavirus cases reach 19

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government is looking to change workplace rules for employees who may need time off to isolate themselves during the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Silvertips to play final home game of WHL regular season without fans

CALGARY — The Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips and Seattle Thunderbirds announced they will play upcoming regular-season home games without fans after Washington State banned large group events in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Amnesty International raises Greta sticker in letter to Trudeau, premiers

Amnesty International raises Greta sticker in letter to Trudeau, premiers

CALGARY — Amnesty International says it's not enough for political leaders to condemn a sexually suggestive decal appearing to show teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg and they should do more to protect human rights activists.
Birchcliff joins Seven Generations and MEG in cuts to 2020 capital spending

Birchcliff joins Seven Generations and MEG in cuts to 2020 capital spending

CALGARY — Players in Canada's oilpatch are continuing to cut capital spending plans in the wake of this week's sharp plunge in oil prices. After markets closed Wednesday, Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
Kenney worried layoffs coming as oil and gas sector struggles with coronavirus

Kenney worried layoffs coming as oil and gas sector struggles with coronavirus

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney flew to Ottawa on Wednesday with a list of demands and a key message for the prime minister to focus on the economy.
Cavalry FC signs centre back Robert Boskovic on loan from Toronto FC 2

Cavalry FC signs centre back Robert Boskovic on loan from Toronto FC 2

CALGARY — Cavalry FC has acquired Robert Boskovic from Toronto FC on a season-long loan. The 21-year-old centre back from Mississauga, Ont.