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DIY-ers benefit from lower prices in aftermath of lumber price correction

DIY-ers benefit from lower prices in aftermath of lumber price correction

CALGARY — Homeowners who resisted the urge to renovate during the first 18 months of the pandemic may find now is their chance, as lumber prices that soared to dizzying heights in the spring have crashed back down to earth.
WestJet names CFO interim chief executive as search for permanent replacement ongoing

WestJet names CFO interim chief executive as search for permanent replacement ongoing

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. has named Harry Taylor its interim president and chief executive. Taylor has been WestJet's chief financial officer since 2015. He will assume the interim CEO role between late November and mid-December 2021.
Alberta's 'Open For Summer' plan was premature: chief medical officer of health

Alberta's 'Open For Summer' plan was premature: chief medical officer of health

Alberta's top doctor says the province's "Open For Summer" plan set the trajectory for a crushing fourth wave of COVID-19, which her predecessor warns is leading to an "acute care system breakdown." Chief medical officer of health, Dr.
Alberta RCMP charge man knocked to ground by police vehicle during arrest

Alberta RCMP charge man knocked to ground by police vehicle during arrest

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — A central Alberta man who was knocked to the ground by an RCMP vehicle on a highway during his arrest faces weapons, assault and other charges.
Teamsters to hold unionization vote at Amazon warehouse in Alberta

Teamsters to hold unionization vote at Amazon warehouse in Alberta

CALGARY — A group of warehouse workers in central Alberta could become the first Amazon employees in Canada to hold a unionization vote, and the union behind the campaign says they won't be the last.
Alberta doctors press government to strengthen restrictions as ICU admissions rocket

Alberta doctors press government to strengthen restrictions as ICU admissions rocket

CALGARY — Alberta doctors called on the government to restrict unvaccinated people from indoor public spaces on Monday, as COVID-19 intensive care admissions reached an all-time high.
Health agency wants jail time for Calgary pastor and brother for breaking COVID rules

Health agency wants jail time for Calgary pastor and brother for breaking COVID rules

CALGARY — A lawyer for Alberta Health Services says an Alberta pastor and his brother found guilty of contempt after deliberately violating COVID-19 health orders should go to jail.

FC Edmonton requires fans to be fully vaccinated or provide negative COVID-19 test

EDMONTON — FC Edmonton will soon require spectators to be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test before entering Clarke Stadium. The Canadian Premier League club made the announcement on Monday.
Group of nine Alberta universities, colleges to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Group of nine Alberta universities, colleges to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination

EDMONTON — Nine universities and colleges in Alberta say they are ramping up COVID-19 measures by making vaccination a requirement to enter their campuses.

Amazon to hire 15,000 employees across Canada; increase wages

CALGARY — Amazon Canada is hiking wages as it seeks to fill thousands of new jobs against the backdrop of a labour market that has been dramatically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.