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'Opposite of busy:' Business down at pawnshops, payday lenders during pandemic

'Opposite of busy:' Business down at pawnshops, payday lenders during pandemic

CALGARY — John Sanford has been a pawnbroker for 20 years and says he's never seen anything like it. Pawnshops and payday loan lenders have long been harbingers of hard economic times due to health and financial crises.
Jarvie store burns down

Jarvie store burns down

The building also housed the community post office
Woman sentenced in toddler's death says sorry to 'every single person' she hurt

Woman sentenced in toddler's death says sorry to 'every single person' she hurt

EDMONTON — A woman who was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison for her role in the death of a toddler found outside an Edmonton church says she's sorry to everyone she hurt. But she could not explain why she did what she did.
Alberta introduces bill to create own parole board like Quebec, Ontario

Alberta introduces bill to create own parole board like Quebec, Ontario

EDMONTON — Alberta has introduced a bill to create its own parole board.
Suspect charged with arson after emergency services respond to multiple fires

Suspect charged with arson after emergency services respond to multiple fires

The Stoney Nakoda Fire Department, Exshaw Fire Rescue and Cochrane RCMP responded to the two sheds and one abandoned building set on fire Sunday (May 31)
Increase of COVID-19 cases in Edmonton linked to 2 family gatherings

Increase of COVID-19 cases in Edmonton linked to 2 family gatherings

EDMONTON — Alberta's medical officer of health says there is an increase of active COVID-19 cases in the Edmonton area linked to two private family gatherings. Dr.
Alberta cow-calf farmers harried by backlogs brought on by COVID-19

Alberta cow-calf farmers harried by backlogs brought on by COVID-19

'I think we are in a little bit of trouble,' said Chris Sloan, who runs a large cow-calf operation north of St. Paul.
First-degree murder conviction upheld for Calgary man in swarming death

First-degree murder conviction upheld for Calgary man in swarming death

CALGARY — Alberta's top court has upheld a first-degree murder conviction for a man found guilty in the swarming death of a young man outside a Calgary nightclub.
'It's unsettling:' Ranchers and feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19

'It's unsettling:' Ranchers and feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19

CREMONA, Alta. — A cacophony of bellowing cattle makes it hard to hear the other hoof drop, but rancher Bruce Bird knows that it's coming.
Online culinary adventures please viewers and cooks alike

Online culinary adventures please viewers and cooks alike

COVID-19 has pushed everyone online, including those who want to share their kitchen creations. And there's a hungry audience eager to be entertained and educated.