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Alberta temporarily reduces K-12 funds for services that won't be used in at-home learning

Alberta temporarily reduces K-12 funds for services that won't be used in at-home learning

Drumheller Institution in Alberta locked down, two inmates tested for COVID-19

DRUMHELLER, Alta. — Another federal prison in Alberta has been locked down as a precaution after some inmates showed flu symptoms.
Alberta's premier rejects call to fire health minister over abuse of citizens

Alberta's premier rejects call to fire health minister over abuse of citizens

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has rejected calls to fire his health minister for threatening to sic legislature security on a private citizen and berating a physician in front of his family.
Injured Humboldt Bronco player launches lawsuit against drivers in deadly crash

Injured Humboldt Bronco player launches lawsuit against drivers in deadly crash

CALGARY — A hockey player paralyzed from the chest down in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash has launched a lawsuit that names both drivers involved in the deadly collision.
Alberta announces more 'aggressive' measures as cases of COVID-19 continue to climb

Alberta announces more 'aggressive' measures as cases of COVID-19 continue to climb

“We know that these measures may need to be in place for many weeks, or even months. This is a delicate balance and we are implementing the restrictions that appear right for the situation in Alberta.” 
Vehicle access now banned at Alberta provincial parks and recreation areas

Vehicle access now banned at Alberta provincial parks and recreation areas

Alberta imposes more measures to deal with pandemic, says landlords can't evict

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has announced that landlords will not be able to evict anyone for not paying their rent until at least the end of April, as the province deals with the economic fallout of COVID-19.
Alberta renters can’t be evicted before May 1 for non-payment

Alberta renters can’t be evicted before May 1 for non-payment

Rent is not allowed to increase while Alberta’s state of emergency remains in effect and effective April 1 late fees cannot be applied to late rent payments for the next three months.
Alberta closing non-essential businesses; gatherings restricted to 15 people

Alberta closing non-essential businesses; gatherings restricted to 15 people

"Grocery stores, pharmacies, delivery services and other essential businesses will continue to provide Albertans with the goods and services they need, and we’ll look to Alberta’s business leaders to find innovate ways to continue remote operations and protect jobs."
Oil price crash expected to hit thermal oilsands production in Western Canada

Oil price crash expected to hit thermal oilsands production in Western Canada

CALGARY — Record low prices for oilsands crude could result in up to 20 per cent of Canada's thermal bitumen production being shut down over the next few months, according to analyst Matt Murphy of Tudor Pickering Holt & Co.