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Alberta adds 700 enforcers to stop COVID-19 rule-breakers as hospitalizations climb

Alberta adds 700 enforcers to stop COVID-19 rule-breakers as hospitalizations climb

CALGARY — Alberta is giving 700 more peace officers the power to enforce COVID-19 restrictions as hospitalizations for the virus continue to climb in the province.
Growth investing needed as pandemic wanes, says former BoC governor David Dodge

Growth investing needed as pandemic wanes, says former BoC governor David Dodge

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Canada must shift its attention to investing for economic growth as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic downturn over the next few years, says former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge.
Calgary panda pair heading home to China after pandemic crimps zoo's bamboo supplies

Calgary panda pair heading home to China after pandemic crimps zoo's bamboo supplies

CALGARY — The Calgary Zoo says two giant pandas are on their way home to China today. The zoo said in May that it would be sending the pair back early because the COVID-19 pandemic was making it difficult to source bamboo.
Calfrac says appeal court rejects Wilks Brothers attempt to block recapitalization

Calfrac says appeal court rejects Wilks Brothers attempt to block recapitalization

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. says the Alberta Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by Wilks Brothers LLC to block the approval of the company's recapitalization plan.
'No crying': Venezuelan refugee Kenney cited says interaction was less dramatic

'No crying': Venezuelan refugee Kenney cited says interaction was less dramatic

EDMONTON — The Venezuelan woman who believes she was used as part of Jason Kenney's argument not to lockdown restaurants in Alberta remembers her encounter with the premier as less dramatic than he suggested.
Alberta's top doc says she feels betrayed by media leak, launches investigation

Alberta's top doc says she feels betrayed by media leak, launches investigation

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says a member of her inner circle committed a “personal betrayal” and fractured the working relationship of her COVID-19 team by leaking private conversations to the media. Dr.
As Alberta's COVID-19 cases rise, so does tension over world junior championship

As Alberta's COVID-19 cases rise, so does tension over world junior championship

Alberta's spike in COVID-19 infections and the virus's infiltration of Canada's team is concerning for the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton, according to a health and law expert and an epidemiologist.
Public health officers walk fine line between public and politicians, scholars say

Public health officers walk fine line between public and politicians, scholars say

EDMONTON — There's a fine line between a public health officer's duty to the people they serve and their duty to the elected officials who appoint them, scholars say. But they add governments should be clear about what's science and what's politics.

Hockey Canada suspends world junior selection camp after positive COVID-19 tests

RED DEER, Alta. — Hockey Canada has temporarily shutdown national junior team selection camp following the confirmation of two positive COVID-19 tests among players.
Alberta hits 500 COVID-19 deaths, debate rages on whether new health rules will work

Alberta hits 500 COVID-19 deaths, debate rages on whether new health rules will work

EDMONTON — On a day Alberta hit a sobering 500 COVID-19 deaths, the Opposition accused Premier Jason Kenney of implementing short-sighted, half-baked health restrictions that will provoke the very economic collapse he seeks to avoid.