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Alberta's education tax hike cancelled

Alberta's education tax hike cancelled

The premier said reversing the 3.4-per-cent increase should save around $55 million for households and $32 million for businesses, for a total of $87 million a year.
COVID-19 a 'devastating blow' to mountain towns that rely on tourism

COVID-19 a 'devastating blow' to mountain towns that rely on tourism

CALGARY — The COVID-19 pandemic has walloped tourism-dependent mountain towns by cutting short what had been shaping up to be a great ski season in Western Canada.

Banff World Media Festival slated for June cancelled over COVID-19

BANFF, Alta. — Another major entertainment event has been cancelled because of COVID-19, this time the Banff World Media Festival in Alberta.
Calgary reducing numbers in homeless shelters; relocating some to hotels

Calgary reducing numbers in homeless shelters; relocating some to hotels

CALGARY — The City of Calgary will be decreasing the number of people staying in homeless shelters and housing some of them in hotels to try to limit the effect of COVID-19. The city said it is shrinking the total number of shelter spaces by 400.
Spruce Meadows cancels summer show jumping series because of COVID-19

Spruce Meadows cancels summer show jumping series because of COVID-19

CALGARY — World-renowned in the equestrian community, Spruce Meadows has cancelled its summer tournament season because of COVID-19.
COVID-19 testing now prioritizes highest-risk groups

COVID-19 testing now prioritizes highest-risk groups

Travellers who returned to Alberta after March 12 and are showing mild symptoms will not longer be tested. The province asks anyone who is sick to self-isolate at home and stay away from others.
This is what you need this morning. Mic'd up Mason is back!

This is what you need this morning. Mic'd up Mason is back!

Orillia's Mason Rupke starred in a video that went viral globally a year ago; the five-year-old is back in another smile-inducing video
Ensign Energy Services cuts capital spending plan, executive salaries

Ensign Energy Services cuts capital spending plan, executive salaries

CALGARY — Ensign Energy Services Inc. is cutting its capital budget and says its top executives will take a pay cut as it moves to deal with the crash in the oilpatch due to COVID-19 and the oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Dancers strip from homes when pandemic prompts cancellation of burlesque show

Dancers strip from homes when pandemic prompts cancellation of burlesque show

EDMONTON — When social distancing prompted the cancellation of a sold-out burlesque show at a downtown Edmonton bar on Friday, organizers kept the show going with livestreamed stripteases direct from the performers' own living rooms.
Child care spaces for Alberta's essential workers to open this week

Child care spaces for Alberta's essential workers to open this week