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Alberta beef plant returning to two shifts per day after COVID-19 outbreak

BROOKS, Alta. — The JBS beef-processing plant in southern Alberta was planning to return to two shifts a day on Thursday for the first time in a month.
Alberta ramps up COVID-19 screening, isolation checks for international arrivals

Alberta ramps up COVID-19 screening, isolation checks for international arrivals

EDMONTON — Alberta is ramping up screening of international visitors to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Aurora to enter U.S. market with $40 million of acquisition of CBD brand Reliva

Aurora to enter U.S. market with $40 million of acquisition of CBD brand Reliva

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is entering the U.S. market by acquiring hemp-based cannabidiol company Reliva LLC.

Man facing murder charge in stabbing of seven-year-old girl in Edmonton home

EDMONTON — Police in Edmonton have charged a man in the killing of a seven-year-old girl. David Michael Moss, who is 34, faces a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Bella Rose Desrosiers.

TC Energy joins pumped hydro power storage project at retired coal mine site

CALGARY — Developers of a stored hydroelectric power project to be built next to a retired open pit coal mine east of Jasper National Park have enlisted TC Energy Corp. as a partner. Kipp Horton, CEO of Calgary-based WindRiver Power Corp.
Chiefs captain Ty Smith named WHL top defenceman for second straight year

Chiefs captain Ty Smith named WHL top defenceman for second straight year

CALGARY — Ty Smith of the Spokane Chiefs has been named the Western Hockey League's defenceman of the year for the second straight season.
Calgary, Brooks to learn Friday if restaurants, hair salons can reopen

Calgary, Brooks to learn Friday if restaurants, hair salons can reopen

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Calgary and the city of Brooks will get a lot more advance notice this time around on opening up their economies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Group urges rehab for three Alberta grizzly cubs, upgrades to bear protection

Group urges rehab for three Alberta grizzly cubs, upgrades to bear protection

BANFF, Alta. — A group of scientists and animal advocates wants the Alberta government to rehabilitate three orphaned grizzly cubs rather than allow them to be sent to zoos.
'A real mess:' Alberta law firm sounds alarm as COVID-19 grinds courts to a halt

'A real mess:' Alberta law firm sounds alarm as COVID-19 grinds courts to a halt

EDMONTON — A criminal law firm is warning that the extension of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta's courthouses will worsen a backlog that existed before the pandemic.
Country music star Paul Brandt to head human trafficking committee in Alberta

Country music star Paul Brandt to head human trafficking committee in Alberta

EDMONTON — Country music star Paul Brandt will lead a committee on human trafficking in Alberta. The Calgary-born musician is one of seven people appointed to the committee set up by the provincial government.