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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.
Parkland Fuel nears completion of maintenance work at B.C. refinery

Parkland Fuel nears completion of maintenance work at B.C. refinery

CALGARY — Parkland Fuel Corp. says it is close to finishing the maintenance work at its refinery in Burnaby, B.C. The Calgary-based company says it has begun the startup sequence at the facility.
Work camp operator filling need for COVID-19 field hospitals, testing centres

Work camp operator filling need for COVID-19 field hospitals, testing centres

CALGARY — A Calgary company says it has received more than 100 requests over the past two weeks to set up field hospitals, quarantine accommodations, testing centres and other temporary structures needed for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta to release COVID-19 projections early next week, Kenney says

Alberta to release COVID-19 projections early next week, Kenney says

EDMONTON — Alberta will release its COVID-19 projections early next week, Premier Jason Kenney said Friday as he announced five more deaths and a ban on visitors to hospitals.

Calgary ban on public events includes Flames, Stampeders should leagues restart

Calgary's ban on public events until June 30 includes NHL and CFL games should those leagues resume before then, the city's mayor said Friday.

Calgary firefighters plan 'Drive-By Birthdays' to brighten mood during pandemic

CALGARY — The Calgary Fire Department is hoping to brighten the birthdays of kids and seniors whose celebrations have been scrapped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.