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Neighbours in St. Albert organize community 'pub crawl' for twins' 18th birthday

Neighbours in St. Albert organize community 'pub crawl' for twins' 18th birthday

Residents pull together a birthday for Mikayla and Hunter Vanderkracht they will never forget
Grizzly bears eating grain contaminated with heavy metals and hydrocarbons

Grizzly bears eating grain contaminated with heavy metals and hydrocarbons

Researcher studied when grizzly bears most often travelled along the train tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks

Calgary Stampeders sign defensive lineman Nicolas, linebacker Tillery

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have signed defensive lineman Dadi Nicolas and linebacker JoJo Tillery. Nicolas, a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was selected in the sixth round (203rd overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2016 NFL draft.
Banff townsite may ban visitors if warnings to stay away are ignored

Banff townsite may ban visitors if warnings to stay away are ignored

“Obviously, many, many of our regional friends understand the severity of this virus and chose to stay away. We want to thank those in the region who are the doing the right thing – and that’s easily the vast majority of day-trippers.”

Nova Scotia LNG project decision delayed due to market conditions, COVID-19

CALGARY — Pieridae Energy Ltd.
WestJet to lay off 1,700 pilots as airline crisis deepens amid pandemic

WestJet to lay off 1,700 pilots as airline crisis deepens amid pandemic

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. has confirmed it will lay off 1,700 pilots as the company continues to struggle with fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Almost 2,000 total Alberta COVID-19 cases, including outbreak at oilsands camp

Almost 2,000 total Alberta COVID-19 cases, including outbreak at oilsands camp

EDMONTON — Alberta has reached almost 2,000 cases of COVID-19 and is now dealing with an outbreak at an oilsands facility. Dr.
Alberta has 126 new cases of COVID-19, province experiences data disruption

Alberta has 126 new cases of COVID-19, province experiences data disruption

A total of 126 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the province bringing the provincial total to 1,996.
Province boosts mental health funding by $53M to help people cope during pandemic

Province boosts mental health funding by $53M to help people cope during pandemic

“Our message to Albertans today, especially to those feeling psychologically or emotionally overwhelmed, is that help is available.”
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame closes museum for 2020, will still induct athletes

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame closes museum for 2020, will still induct athletes

CALGARY — Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is closing the doors on its Calgary museum until the end of 2020, but will still announce a class of inductees this year. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the Hall's major spring fundraiser.