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Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 deaths from COVID-19 in months to come

Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 deaths from COVID-19 in months to come

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says forecast models for the COVID-19 crisis in Alberta predict anywhere from 400 to 6,600 deaths in the months to come.
Flames GM Brad Treliving does what he can to be ready for NHL reboot

Flames GM Brad Treliving does what he can to be ready for NHL reboot

CALGARY — Prefacing his hopes that the Calgary Flames return to the ice soon with the acknowledgment that pro hockey is not a societal priority right now, general manager Brad Treliving remains optimistic.
Most visits banned at Alberta continuing-care homes to limit spread of COVID-19

Most visits banned at Alberta continuing-care homes to limit spread of COVID-19

EDMONTON — Alberta is banning most visits to long-term care and group homes to try to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Improved technology could reduce Alberta court backlog from COVID-19: justice

Improved technology could reduce Alberta court backlog from COVID-19: justice

EDMONTON — Alberta's top trial judge says the justice system is working towards reducing a rising backlog of cases brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta minister says patience running short for federal energy industry aid

Alberta minister says patience running short for federal energy industry aid

Patience in Alberta is wearing thin for a promised aid package from the federal government for the oil and gas sector, Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage said Tuesday.
COVID-19 projections suggest Alberta peak coming in several weeks: Kenney

COVID-19 projections suggest Alberta peak coming in several weeks: Kenney

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he expects the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic to hit in several weeks, and that the more Albertans keep distancing, the faster and better it will be.
Woman scared for brother in Calgary long-term care home with COVID-19 deaths

Woman scared for brother in Calgary long-term care home with COVID-19 deaths

CALGARY — A woman says she's terrified for her brother who has a severe mental disability and is living in a Calgary long-term care home where there's a deadly outbreak of COVID-19.
Breakdown of co-op grocery partnership sparks layoffs and lawsuits

Breakdown of co-op grocery partnership sparks layoffs and lawsuits

CALGARY — When a relationship breaks down after more than 60 years of mutual benefit, feelings are bound to get hurt.

Edmonton man charged after coughing on bus driver, peace officers: police

Edmonton police say a man who tested positive for COVID-19 is facing charges under the Public Health Act for allegedly coughing on a bus driver and peace officers.
Trican Well Service cuts jobs, salaries as low oil prices stall drilling plans

Trican Well Service cuts jobs, salaries as low oil prices stall drilling plans

CALGARY — Trican Well Service Ltd. says it has cut its employee costs by half through salary reductions, layoffs and job sharing in reaction to a severe slowdown in drilling activity due to low oil prices.