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WestJet workers demand clarity from Ottawa on wage subsidy changes amid pay cut

WestJet workers demand clarity from Ottawa on wage subsidy changes amid pay cut

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. is warning furloughed workers who receive the federal wage subsidy they will see their pay cut by up to 53 per cent starting Sunday.
Bamboo supplies dwindling: Calgary Zoo hopeful pandas will be China-bound soon

Bamboo supplies dwindling: Calgary Zoo hopeful pandas will be China-bound soon

CALGARY — The Calgary Zoo says it's hopeful two giant pandas will be able to return home soon to China, where bamboo supplies are abundant.
Calfrac makes changes to recapitalization plan in an effort to woo shareholders

Calfrac makes changes to recapitalization plan in an effort to woo shareholders

CALGARY — Shares in Calfrac Well Services Ltd. rose on Friday after the company sweetened its recapitalization offer with cash for shareholders while it tries to fend off a rival American firm's takeover bid.
Alberta's top health official says province is not in a second wave of COVID-19

Alberta's top health official says province is not in a second wave of COVID-19

EDMONTON — Alberta's chief medical officer of health says the province is not in a second wave of COVID-19 despite increased daily case numbers in recent months. Dr.
Alberta to review concerns of four mayors who oppose 911 EMS dispatch consolidation

Alberta to review concerns of four mayors who oppose 911 EMS dispatch consolidation

EDMONTON — Alberta's health minister says he will review the concerns of four mayors who say the government's plan to consolidate 911 emergency medical service dispatch services will put lives at risk.
Pandemic's impact to influence economy, social order for long time, forum told

Pandemic's impact to influence economy, social order for long time, forum told

BANFF, Alta. — The COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally changing the way the world's economic and social orders function and some of those effects will be permanent, speakers at the Global Business Forum in Banff said on Thursday.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says throne speech spectacularly missed the mark

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says throne speech spectacularly missed the mark

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the federal government's throne speech spectacularly missed the mark for the province.

Crown drops charges against two Alberta farmers arrested in tractor checkstop

CALGARY — The Alberta Crown has withdrawn charges against two young farmers following a run-in with sheriffs at a checkstop where their tractor was towed away.

'Worst of the worse cases:' Alberta horse owners on alert for outbreak of fever

CALGARY — Sue McIntosh thought her horse, Finnegan, looked a bit off, so she rushed him to a veterinary clinic a couple of weeks ago.
Tampa's Steven Stamkos returns, Lightning beat Dallas 5-2 in Stanley Cup final

Tampa's Steven Stamkos returns, Lightning beat Dallas 5-2 in Stanley Cup final

EDMONTON — After seven months sitting on the shelf, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos came back for the Stanley Cup final Wednesday — albeit very briefly — and scored on his first shot on net. Stamkos, out since Feb.