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UPDATED: Sighting of white grizzly bear in Banff 'exceedingly rare'

UPDATED: Sighting of white grizzly bear in Banff 'exceedingly rare'

Parks Canada urges drivers to obey all signs and to avoid stopping on the Trans-Canada Highway where a rare white grizzly bear and its sibling have been hanging out. “They’ve been getting onto the highway right-of-way fairly regularly and we’ve been getting reports of them along that section."
Federal scientists predict high wildfire risk across Western Canada

Federal scientists predict high wildfire risk across Western Canada

Spruce Meadows cancels Masters show jumping event because of COVID-19

Spruce Meadows cancels Masters show jumping event because of COVID-19

CALGARY — Spruce Meadows has cancelled its marquee Masters show jumping tournament scheduled for September because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MEG Energy cuts capital spending plan again, reports $284M Q1 loss

MEG Energy cuts capital spending plan again, reports $284M Q1 loss

CALGARY — Shares in oilsands producer MEG Energy Corp. rose by as much as nearly 15 per cent on Tuesday amid strengthening oil prices after it reported it would cut its capital spending plan for a second time in two months.
'Numb and very lost': Meat plant reopens as memorial held for Cargill worker

'Numb and very lost': Meat plant reopens as memorial held for Cargill worker

HIGH RIVER, Alta.
Testing eligibility for COVID-19 expands again

Testing eligibility for COVID-19 expands again

In the last 24 hours, the province has confirmed 70 new cases of COVID-19.
Mayor says Fort McMurray needs help after 'devastating' floods from ice jams

Mayor says Fort McMurray needs help after 'devastating' floods from ice jams

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The mayor of a northern Alberta city hit hard by flooding says he will seek disaster aid from higher levels of government while residents have been told they may need to boil their tap water for months.
CP Rail moves record 2.8 million tonnes of grain in April after strong Q1

CP Rail moves record 2.8 million tonnes of grain in April after strong Q1

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway says it moved the most grain last month in the company's 139-year history. The Calgary-based railway transported 2.
Restrictions lifting in Alberta on non-urgent scheduled surgeries

Restrictions lifting in Alberta on non-urgent scheduled surgeries

Shandro said the province will use a careful, phased approach to bring back the surgeries, and will give priority to patients who are at a greater risk if their surgeries are delayed further.
COVID-19 causes Alberta to delay release of guidelines on parks partnerships

COVID-19 causes Alberta to delay release of guidelines on parks partnerships

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has delayed information on its plan to hand off dozens of parks and recreation sites to third-party managers. Guidelines on how the partnerships are to work were supposed to have been released Monday.