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Northern Alberta First Nation requires masks in public following first COVID-19 case

FORT MCKAY, Alta. — The chief of a northern Alberta First Nation says masks are now mandatory after the community learned of its first COVID-19 case.
Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic won't play in NHL's restart

Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic won't play in NHL's restart

Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic has decided not to play in the NHL's restart. The Flames said Friday night that Hamonic has opted out of the NHL's return-to-play program. Players have until Monday at 5 p.m.
Class-action lawsuit alleges meat packer failed to take COVID-19 precautions

Class-action lawsuit alleges meat packer failed to take COVID-19 precautions

CALGARY — A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Cargill Ltd. that claims the meat-packing company failed to take reasonable precautions to protect its workers in Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shaw posts lower third-quarter profit, revenue amid COVID but beats expectations

Shaw posts lower third-quarter profit, revenue amid COVID but beats expectations

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc.'s third-quarter revenue and profit were down from the same time last year due to COVID-19's impact, but the cable and wireless company still beat expectations Friday.
No new COVID cases at Edmonton hospital, one death no longer linked to illness

No new COVID cases at Edmonton hospital, one death no longer linked to illness

EDMONTON — Health officials say a death previously linked to a COVID-19 outbreak at an Edmonton hospital was not caused by the illness.

Shaw: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) on Friday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $131.7 million. The Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had profit of 25 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations.
Survey suggests 40 per cent of Alberta doctors have considered leaving province

Survey suggests 40 per cent of Alberta doctors have considered leaving province

CALGARY — A survey by the Alberta Medical Association suggests more than 40 per cent of the province's physicians have at least considered looking for work elsewhere in Canada.
Shell's Quest carbon capture project hits milestone of five million tonnes

Shell's Quest carbon capture project hits milestone of five million tonnes

CALGARY — Shell Canada says the Quest carbon capture and storage project north of Edmonton has reached the milestone of five million tonnes of stored carbon dioxide, equivalent to the annual emissions of about 1.25 million cars.
'Stunning:' Scientists surprised at Fort McMurray fire's long impact on rivers

'Stunning:' Scientists surprised at Fort McMurray fire's long impact on rivers

EDMONTON — Four years after its flames guttered out, the record-breaking Fort McMurray wildfire continues to astound — this time with its lasting impact on an extensive river system.
Alberta politicians swap charges of bullying, misogyny after member ejected

Alberta politicians swap charges of bullying, misogyny after member ejected

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition NDP tried and failed Thursday to censure the deputy speaker for evicting one of their members from the house in a day that saw both sides accuse each other of belittling and marginalizing women in politics.