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Alberta confirms country's second blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccine dose

Alberta confirms country's second blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccine dose

COVID-19 alarm bells sounded across the country Saturday, with Alberta confirming Canada's second rare blood clot case in a patient who received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and two long-standing infection hot spots registering concerning new peaks
Risky pandemic behaviour off the clock could mean workplace discipline: lawyers

Risky pandemic behaviour off the clock could mean workplace discipline: lawyers

CALGARY — Employment lawyers say flouting COVID-19 public health orders when off the job or coming into work while knowingly sick could warrant discipline in the workplace — including termination in the most flagrant cases.

Canadian champ Kerri Einarson leads the way at Grand Slam of Curling event

CALGARY — Reigning Canadian women's champion Kerri Einarson is off to a 3-0 start at the Grand Slam of Curling's Humpty's Champions Cup. The Manitoba rink beat Japan's Satsuki Fujisawa 8-2 in the second draw on Friday.

WHL Roundup: Corson Hopwo sends Rebels to 10th loss in a row

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Corson Hopwo scored two power-play goals, and the Medicine Hat Tigers came from behind to beat the Red Deer Rebels 4-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.
Alberta premier shouldn't say things he doesn't know: town mayor

Alberta premier shouldn't say things he doesn't know: town mayor

ATHABASCA, Alta. — The mayor of a town in northern Alberta says Premier Jason Kenney shouldn't have commented about an outbreak of COVID-19 among school students and staff if he didn't know the circumstances.
Elders, trappers from Alberta First Nation ask province to protect bison herd

Elders, trappers from Alberta First Nation ask province to protect bison herd

LITTLE RED RIVER, Alta. — Some trappers and elders from Alberta's Little Red River Cree Nation are urging the province to protect a dwindling Wabasca wood buffalo herd.
Doctors say lowering age cutoff for AstraZeneca vaccine makes sense as cases surge

Doctors say lowering age cutoff for AstraZeneca vaccine makes sense as cases surge

CALGARY — Doctors say the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine should be offered to Canadians in a wider age range as COVID-19 infections soar in many parts of the country.
Alberta's Kenney sowing distrust with misleading COVID-19 anecdotes, statements: NDP

Alberta's Kenney sowing distrust with misleading COVID-19 anecdotes, statements: NDP

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition says Premier Jason Kenney is sowing distrust by recounting misleading anecdotes to illustrate COVID-19 policy decisions. “I think this is about trust.
Alberta ministers defend widely criticized coal consultation plans

Alberta ministers defend widely criticized coal consultation plans

EDMONTON — Alberta cabinet ministers are defending the government's widely criticized plans to consult the public over open-pit coal development in the province's Rocky Mountains.

Kerri Einarson, Brendan Bottcher win Grand Slam of Curling openers

CALGARY — The reigning national women's and men's champions are off to winning starts at the 2021 Grand Slam of Curling.