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Shaw Communications laying off about 10% of workforce because of COVID-19

Shaw Communications laying off about 10% of workforce because of COVID-19

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. says it is temporarily laying off about 10 per cent of its workforce effective Thursday as a result of "unpredictable conditions" created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oilers, Cave family announce new charity honouring forward Colby Cave

Oilers, Cave family announce new charity honouring forward Colby Cave

Edmonton Oilers chairman Bob Nicholson remembers Colby Cave as a tireless worker on the ice and in the community.
Alberta Hope study looks to find treatment for COVID-19

Alberta Hope study looks to find treatment for COVID-19

"AHS is rallying alongside its academic partners at the Universities of Calgary and Alberta to help leverage research in the response to this global pandemic."
Union leader asks Cargill for 14-day shutdown to protect workers

Union leader asks Cargill for 14-day shutdown to protect workers

38 employees at the beef processing plant have been diagnosed with COVID-19

Alberta 10-year-old killed, brother hurt when both hit by car in Lethbridge

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A 10-year-old Alberta boy has died after being hit by a car while crossing a street with his father and brother. Police in Lethbridge say it happened Monday afternoon.
Check stops deterred most visitors from Banff during COVID-19 crisis

Check stops deterred most visitors from Banff during COVID-19 crisis

While the vast majority of visitors stayed away, more than half the day-trippers intercepted at checkpoints in Banff chose to continue driving into the community despite recommendations against that.
Alberta expands COVID-19 testing to everyone experiencing symptoms

Alberta expands COVID-19 testing to everyone experiencing symptoms

EDMONTON — Alberta is expanding its eligibility for COVID-19 testing to anyone with symptoms of the illness. Dr.

Union 'deeply troubled' by lack of COVID-19 protection at meat plant

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — The operator of a meat plant south of Calgary says it is reducing shifts a day after a union raised concerns about a lack of COVID-19 safety measures.
All Albertans with COVID-19 symptoms now eligible for testing

All Albertans with COVID-19 symptoms now eligible for testing

The province records 81 new cases of coronavirus and two more deaths
Canadian oilpatch cutbacks expected to continue despite OPEC agreement

Canadian oilpatch cutbacks expected to continue despite OPEC agreement

CALGARY — Canadian oil wells will continue to be shut down amid weak global oil prices despite an agreement to limit production struck by OPEC and other major producers on the weekend, producers say.