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Calgary blocks traffic lanes to help pathway users maintain two-metre separation

Calgary blocks traffic lanes to help pathway users maintain two-metre separation

CALGARY — Fans of a decision by Calgary officials to block off some traffic lanes to give pedestrians and cyclists extra room for social distancing hope others cities will follow suit.
'A new hazard': Union representing federal meat inspectors want safety guarantee

'A new hazard': Union representing federal meat inspectors want safety guarantee

CALGARY — The union representing federal meat inspectors says its members will be back at work Monday at a meatpacking plant just north of Calgary if the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is reassured that it's safe.
Big Oil's interest in renewable energy investments expected to waver: report

Big Oil's interest in renewable energy investments expected to waver: report

CALGARY — Budget cutting in response to the twin challenges of COVID-19 demand destruction and low oil prices mean the world's oil and gas industry will likely spend less on renewable energy going forward.

Drumheller Institution in Alberta locked down, two inmates tested for COVID-19

DRUMHELLER, Alta. — Another federal prison in Alberta has been locked down as a precaution after some inmates showed flu symptoms.
Alberta's premier rejects call to fire health minister over abuse of citizens

Alberta's premier rejects call to fire health minister over abuse of citizens

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has rejected calls to fire his health minister for threatening to sic legislature security on a private citizen and berating a physician in front of his family.
Injured Humboldt Bronco player launches lawsuit against drivers in deadly crash

Injured Humboldt Bronco player launches lawsuit against drivers in deadly crash

CALGARY — A hockey player paralyzed from the chest down in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash has launched a lawsuit that names both drivers involved in the deadly collision.

Alberta imposes more measures to deal with pandemic, says landlords can't evict

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has announced that landlords will not be able to evict anyone for not paying their rent until at least the end of April, as the province deals with the economic fallout of COVID-19.
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.