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Banff Centre permanently lays off 280 staff due to COVID-19 shutdown

Banff Centre permanently lays off 280 staff due to COVID-19 shutdown

"I know this will be a very tough day to be saying goodbye to friends and colleagues we have helped to build this institution over decades with their incredible skills and talents. We are very sorry to be wishing them farewell, and I want to thank those of you who will be staying on with the Banff Centre for your compassion and understanding."
Pandemic help for seniors

Pandemic help for seniors

COVID-19-related government assistance to hard-hit seniors will continue through summer, including a one-time cash payment, and relaxation of prescription drug refill limits.
Judges hear Alberta Crown appeal of couple's acquittal in toddler death

Judges hear Alberta Crown appeal of couple's acquittal in toddler death

CALGARY — The Crown says an Alberta judge showed bias against a medical expert last year when he acquitted a couple on trial in the death of their ill son, but the defence says the court process was fair.
Alberta licence plates become targets for COVID-19 fears in some B.C. towns

Alberta licence plates become targets for COVID-19 fears in some B.C. towns

VICTORIA — A British Columbia mayor says his community has embarked on a COVID-19 kindness campaign to counter concerns about animosity after reports of rudeness towards people driving vehicles with out-of-province licence plates.

Two teens dead, one missing after drowning in southern Alberta river: RCMP

SPRING COULEE , Alta. — Two teens who died and one who is missing after spending time boating with friends on a river in southern Alberta are from the Spring Valley Hutterite Colony, a community member says.
Alberta officially ends agency created to handle green rebates and programs

Alberta officially ends agency created to handle green rebates and programs

EDMONTON — Alberta is closing the door on an agency that championed eco-initiatives but was ridiculed by Premier Jason Kenney as a costly conduit for "shower heads and light bulbs.
You likely won’t get COVID-19 from your pets—but you could give it to them

You likely won’t get COVID-19 from your pets—but you could give it to them

U of A veterinary disease expert offers tips to help protect pets and livestock from possible infection.

Alberta reports 40 new COVID cases as more services prepare to open

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19. The province says there have been no new deaths, but autopsies show that two fatalities previously listed were not caused by the illness. The death toll stands at 149.
Edmonton chief concerned about defunding police service to deal with racism

Edmonton chief concerned about defunding police service to deal with racism

EDMONTON — The police chief in Alberta's capital says there's racism in Canadian policing, but he worries that any reduction in budgets could lead to a loss of officers and programs brought in to address diversity.
Mounties ready to tame Soldiers of Odin at anti-racism rally in Innisfail

Mounties ready to tame Soldiers of Odin at anti-racism rally in Innisfail

RCMP say reports that far right groups may attend is ‘concerning’ but maintain there will be police presence