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WestJet warning recent passengers of possible exposure to COVID-19

WestJet warning recent passengers of possible exposure to COVID-19

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines says some of its passengers may have been exposed to people infected with the novel coronavirus on recent flights.
'Saddened' - Calgary Stampede temporarily lays off 80 per cent of workforce

'Saddened' - Calgary Stampede temporarily lays off 80 per cent of workforce

CALGARY — The future of the 2020 'Greatest Show on Earth' is up in the air after the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede temporarily laid off 80 per cent of its staff Tuesday as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal prison in Alberta locked down, some inmates tested for COVID-19

INNISFAIL, Alta. — A federal prison in central Alberta has been locked down as a precaution as some inmates who showed flu-like symptoms await test results for COVID-19.
Crown appeals acquittal of Calgary man accused in drug-fuelled attack

Crown appeals acquittal of Calgary man accused in drug-fuelled attack

CALGARY — The Crown is appealing the acquittal of a Calgary man who court heard was delirious on magic mushrooms when he broke into a professor's house naked and assaulted her.
Public emergency: Alberta premier tells people to cancel weddings, funerals

Public emergency: Alberta premier tells people to cancel weddings, funerals

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Tuesday banned all gatherings of more than 50 people — including weddings and funerals — as he declared a state of public emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Alberta confirms 23 new cases of COVID-19, 97 in total

Alberta confirms 23 new cases of COVID-19, 97 in total

Additional measures put in place to help "flatten the curve"
Some physician pay changes cancelled due to COVID-19

Some physician pay changes cancelled due to COVID-19

Fast food chains switch to drive-thrus as COVID-19 spreads

Fast food chains switch to drive-thrus as COVID-19 spreads

Increased cleaning of restaurants, sanitation among other measures
Casinos in Alberta to close after province declares state of emergency

Casinos in Alberta to close after province declares state of emergency

EDMONTON — Casinos in Alberta are to close immediately after Premier Jason Kenney declared a state of public emergency to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Enmax wins regulator approval to buy Emera Inc.'s Maine electricity utility

Enmax wins regulator approval to buy Emera Inc.'s Maine electricity utility

CALGARY — The sale of Halifax-based Emera Inc.'s Maine power utility to City of Calgary-owned Enmax Corp. is expected to be finalized after winning approval from a key state regulator.