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'Death is so real:' Immigrant group says meat workers afraid after plant closure

'Death is so real:' Immigrant group says meat workers afraid after plant closure

CALGARY — An organization that works with immigrants says the temporary closure of a large slaughterhouse in southern Alberta has left many among its largely Filipino workforce fearful for the future.

Alberta rolls back cuts to rural doctor fees, tops up other fees in $81M plan

EDMONTON — Alberta is rolling back more billing changes to fees and adding millions of dollars in extra cash to stop rural doctors from pulling back from hospital duties.
NHL's hub-city concept intrigues Flames general manager Brad Treliving

NHL's hub-city concept intrigues Flames general manager Brad Treliving

CALGARY — Where, when and how are Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving's questions for the NHL as the league considers a hub-city concept to resume the season.
Alberta's top court overturns oilsands project approval over Aboriginal concerns

Alberta's top court overturns oilsands project approval over Aboriginal concerns

EDMONTON — Alberta's highest court has overturned regulatory approvals for a $440-million oilsands project that would have encroached on land a First Nation considers sacred.

Former MP named as Alberta's new trade representative in Washington, D.C.

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has named a former member of Parliament to be its senior representative in Washington, D.C.
Alberta unveils process for paying out $1 billion in oilfield cleanup grants

Alberta unveils process for paying out $1 billion in oilfield cleanup grants

CALGARY — Oilfield services companies in Alberta will be able to apply through an online portal starting May 1 for $1 billion in grants under the oilfield rehabilitation program announced by the federal government last week.
Differing COVID-19 orders a challenge for boundary city of Lloydminster

Differing COVID-19 orders a challenge for boundary city of Lloydminster

LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. — Gerald Aalbers lives and works in Alberta, but he can see Saskatchewan from his office window. As the mayor of Lloydminster, which straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary, he's dealt with some unique situations.
'Very difficult:' 2020 Calgary Stampede cancelled in light of COVID-19 pandemic

'Very difficult:' 2020 Calgary Stampede cancelled in light of COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY — It survived the Great Depression, the Second World War and a massive flood seven years ago, but the Calgary Stampede has become a casualty of COVID-19.
Alberta doctor withdrawing services says any new aid won't fix core trust issue

Alberta doctor withdrawing services says any new aid won't fix core trust issue

EDMONTON — One of numerous doctors giving up hospital work due to funding changes says even if Alberta delivers extra support for rural physicians, it doesn't solve the underlying problem. Dr.
Alberta teen who shot and paralyzed German tourist sentenced to 21 months

Alberta teen who shot and paralyzed German tourist sentenced to 21 months

CALGARY — A judge who sentenced a teen to 21 months for shooting a German tourist in the head on a highway west of Calgary has heard that the victim continues to suffer.