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Westlock County office closed to public due to potential COVID-19 exposure

Westlock County office closed to public due to potential COVID-19 exposure

A symptomatic staff member has been tested for the virus after returning from travel abroad

Humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians detained in Ethiopia back home

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — An Alberta-based humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians who were detained in Ethiopia have returned to Canada.
WestJet flight attendants anticipate layoffs due to COVID-19

WestJet flight attendants anticipate layoffs due to COVID-19

CALGARY — The union representing WestJet flight attendants is expecting layoffs of more than 50 per cent of its staff as the number of flight cancellations continues to mount amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
List of oil producers cutting budgets lengthens with Husky, ARC and more

List of oil producers cutting budgets lengthens with Husky, ARC and more

CALGARY — Canada's oil and gas producers are continuing to cut billions of dollars from capital spending budgets and reduce payouts to investors in the wake of this week's sharp plunge in oil prices. Calgary-based ARC Resources Ltd.
House of Commons closes for five weeks over COVID-19 concerns

House of Commons closes for five weeks over COVID-19 concerns

Okotoks doctors make a stand for patient care

Okotoks doctors make a stand for patient care

Dr. Troy McKibbin, president of the Okotoks Urgent Care Physicians Group, submitted a letter to the UCP government requesting reconsideration of its recommendations for health care, which would include changing fee structures for doctors that could result in 10-minute, single-issue patient visits and impact care.

ARC Resources cuts capital budget for 2020, slashes dividend payment

CALGARY — ARC Resources Ltd. cut its capital budget and slashed its dividend to help deal with the plunge on commodity markets.
Prime minister's wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, tests positive for COVID-19: PMO

Prime minister's wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, tests positive for COVID-19: PMO

Longtime Calgary Flames executive Ken King dead at 68

Longtime Calgary Flames executive Ken King dead at 68

Calgary Flames executive Ken King has died at 68 after guiding the organization through several defining moments. King, from Hanley, Sask., was vice-chair of Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, which owns the Flames.
Alberta wants no big events, but keeps schools open during outbreak

Alberta wants no big events, but keeps schools open during outbreak

EDMONTON — Alberta's chief medical officer is urging all events with more than 250 people be cancelled immediately to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Dr.