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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.
'Porchraits:' Calgary photographer capturing family moments during COVID-19

'Porchraits:' Calgary photographer capturing family moments during COVID-19

CALGARY — A Calgary freelance photographer has been keeping busy shooting "porchraits" of families around the city since the COVID-19 pandemic sapped his usual source of income.
Alberta working to find more bed space in hospitals as COVID-19 cases grow

Alberta working to find more bed space in hospitals as COVID-19 cases grow

EDMONTON — Alberta reported 67 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with more people affected at a long-term care centre and the government working to find more bed space in hospitals. Dr.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rises by 67 in Alberta, 27 people have recovered

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rises by 67 in Alberta, 27 people have recovered

To further protect those who are most vulnerable to exposure, Alberta Health Services has developed an online assessment tool specifically for health care workers, which will launch tomorrow morning. This is in addition the public online assessment tool. 
Couple relieved to be home from cruise and two weeks at CFB Trenton

Couple relieved to be home from cruise and two weeks at CFB Trenton

Geno and Barb Goettler have arrived home after two weeks at CFB Trenton in Ontario with fellow Grand Princess cruise ship passengers, where they were taken when their vacation was cut short due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
AHS asks Albertans to support food banks instead of dropping off food to healthcare workers

AHS asks Albertans to support food banks instead of dropping off food to healthcare workers

"Although we cannot accept your donations of food, Alberta’s food banks can. We ask you to please pass your kindness on to them."
'Do not hoard food and daily essentials': Dreeshen

'Do not hoard food and daily essentials': Dreeshen

"Albertans can be confident that the necessary steps are being taken to make sure people have what they need."
Alberta monitoring food supplies for remote communities and food banks

Alberta monitoring food supplies for remote communities and food banks

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is reassuring people there isn't a food shortage in the province and that it's keeping an eye on demands in rural areas, Indigenous communities and food banks.
Agriculture sector scrambling to offset consequences of COVID-19 crisis

Agriculture sector scrambling to offset consequences of COVID-19 crisis

CALGARY — Canada's agriculture sector is warning of higher prices and potential food shortages if it isn't designated an essential service and allowed to do business as usual during the COVID-19 crisis.