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Health officials explain why not everyone can get swabbed for COVID-19 right now

Health officials explain why not everyone can get swabbed for COVID-19 right now

Alberta cities ramping up measures to fight spread of COVID-19

CALGARY — Two Alberta cities have called local states of emergency to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
Alberta provincial courts limiting operations

Alberta provincial courts limiting operations

The courts will no longer allow any members of the public in the courtrooms unless they are required for the matter before the court, including media and witnesses. Legal counsel is allowed to access the courthouse for urgent court-related business.
Alberta's chief medical health officer in self-isolation, gets coronavirus test

Alberta's chief medical health officer in self-isolation, gets coronavirus test

EDMONTON — A doctor who has become the face of Alberta's medical response to the novel coronavirus outbreak is in self-isolation.
Calgary airport expects steep passenger, revenue drop from COVID-19

Calgary airport expects steep passenger, revenue drop from COVID-19

CALGARY — The Calgary Airport Authority expects to lose revenues equivalent to nearly one quarter of its annual budget as the COVID-19 pandemic spurs flight cancellations, reduced bookings and travel restrictions.
Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, self-isolating

Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, self-isolating

Dr. Deena Hinshaw experiencing cold symptoms
Spring breakup slowdown offers needed pause for hard-hit drilling industry

Spring breakup slowdown offers needed pause for hard-hit drilling industry

CALGARY — It's a "glass half-full" way of looking at a crisis but as plunging oil prices cast a shadow over oil and gas companies in Western Canada, the drilling industry is already slowing down because of the weather.
Canada closing borders to non-residents

Canada closing borders to non-residents

On Monday morning, Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau announced to the country they will be denying entry to people who are not permanent residents or Canadian citizens. Airlines will receive the formal order to ban all travellers presenting symptoms from getting on an airplane.
Border agency adds screening questions after complaints about airport disarray

Border agency adds screening questions after complaints about airport disarray

OTTAWA — The Canada Border Services Agency announced new screening questions for travellers arriving Monday following a weekend of disarray at points of entry into the country, especially airports.
Former Aurora Cannabis CEO Terry Booth sells 12.2M shares in company

Former Aurora Cannabis CEO Terry Booth sells 12.2M shares in company

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says founder and former chief executive Terry Booth has sold nearly 12.2 million shares in the company into the open market.