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Canadian conference centres, airports, stadiums join rush for anti-pandemic status

Canadian conference centres, airports, stadiums join rush for anti-pandemic status

CALGARY — Operators of Canada's conference centres, airports and stadiums are joining a global rush to be certified as pandemic-resistant while they compete for events and visitors that will bring billions of dollars in economic benefits for their ci
Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s eldest son working for Premier Jason Kenney

Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s eldest son working for Premier Jason Kenney

EDMONTON — Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s eldest son is following in his father’s footsteps by getting involved in politics. Ben Harper, who is 24, has landed a job as an aide in Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s office.
Voluntary restrictions in Edmonton area as COVID-19 case numbers keep climbing

Voluntary restrictions in Edmonton area as COVID-19 case numbers keep climbing

EDMONTON — Alberta's top doctor asked people in the Edmonton area Thursday to voluntarily abide by new health measures, as the province's COVID-19 cases climbed to its highest daily number with the majority in the capital region.
'You are Queen of Cons': Alberta woman faces angry victims during fraud sentencing

'You are Queen of Cons': Alberta woman faces angry victims during fraud sentencing

CALGARY — A chronic fraudster labelled "Queen of Cons" by one of her victims was sentenced to time served Thursday in a Calgary court.
'Definite increase:' Experts warn against underplaying recent surge in COVID-19 cases

'Definite increase:' Experts warn against underplaying recent surge in COVID-19 cases

CALGARY — Infectious disease specialists say a recent surge in COVID-19 cases that surpasses a spike last spring must not be shrugged off as merely a byproduct of increased testing. "I think minimizing right now is a real mistake," said Dr.
Edmonton Oilers bring forward Jesse Puljujarvi back with a two-year contract

Edmonton Oilers bring forward Jesse Puljujarvi back with a two-year contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers retrieved a prized prospect in signing Jesse Puljujarvi to a two-year contract.
Mounties charge man with assault at Alberta anti-racism rally

Mounties charge man with assault at Alberta anti-racism rally

RED DEER, Alta. — RCMP say a man has been charged with an assault at an anti-racism rally in central Alberta. Investigators say they reviewed numerous videos given to them from the public of disturbances at the rally in Red Deer on Sept. 20.
Alberta wants to clear the way for development of 'untapped' geothermal energy

Alberta wants to clear the way for development of 'untapped' geothermal energy

CALGARY — Alberta's energy minister says the province intends to clear hurdles to the development of clean geothermal energy.
Calgary company to provide Alberta medical staff with face masks over two years

Calgary company to provide Alberta medical staff with face masks over two years

CALGARY — The Alberta government has contracted a Calgary company to provide more than 40 million medical masks over the next two years.
'Creeped out:' Schools turn to technology in pandemic to catch online cheaters

'Creeped out:' Schools turn to technology in pandemic to catch online cheaters

CALGARY — Crowded exam halls echoing with pencil scratches, rustling papers and supervisors' footsteps have been replaced with solo tests in bedrooms or at kitchen tables — sometimes under a webcam's glare.