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Alberta reports one COVID death, others test positive at Calgary seniors' centre

Alberta reports one COVID death, others test positive at Calgary seniors' centre

EDMONTON — Alberta announced a senior living in a Calgary long-term care centre has died from COVID-19, and others in the facility have tested positive or are showing symptoms of the virus.

Sick worker at oilsands lodge north of Fort McMurray tests negative for COVID-19

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The operator of a work lodge north of Fort McMurray, Alta., says a guest who fell ill last week does not have COVID-19. Houston-based Civeo Corp.
Suncor cuts $1.5 billion from budget to cope with low oil prices, virus impact

Suncor cuts $1.5 billion from budget to cope with low oil prices, virus impact

CALGARY — Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc.
Not so fantastic: Thieves swipe three rare 'Fantastic Four' comic books

Not so fantastic: Thieves swipe three rare 'Fantastic Four' comic books

CALGARY — Police in Calgary are looking for a suspect following an assault and a theft of three rare comic books earlier this month. Investigators say a Fantastic Four No. 1, a Fantastic Four No. 2 and a Fantastic Four No.
Calgary researcher to lead global study on COVID-19 treatment for children

Calgary researcher to lead global study on COVID-19 treatment for children

CALGARY — While children appear to be better at fighting off the novel coronavirus than adults, little is known about how COVID-19 affects them and the best treatment for kids who are infected, says a Calgary researcher who hopes to fill in some of t
Precision Drilling moves to cut costs and capital spending plan

Precision Drilling moves to cut costs and capital spending plan

CALGARY — Precision Drilling Corp. says it is reducing staff, cutting salaries and lowering its capital spending plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and current market conditions.

Police arrest man in alleged sexual assault of eight-year-old girl in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A man has been arrested in Edmonton in a case where police alleged an eight-year-old girl was abducted and sexually assaulted by a stranger while she walked home.
Kenney says 'special place in hell' for hoarders, scammers during pandemic

Kenney says 'special place in hell' for hoarders, scammers during pandemic

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says there's "a special place in hell" for hoarders and scammers during the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 a 'devastating blow' to mountain towns that rely on tourism

COVID-19 a 'devastating blow' to mountain towns that rely on tourism

CALGARY — The COVID-19 pandemic has walloped tourism-dependent mountain towns by cutting short what had been shaping up to be a great ski season in Western Canada.

Banff World Media Festival slated for June cancelled over COVID-19

BANFF, Alta. — Another major entertainment event has been cancelled because of COVID-19, this time the Banff World Media Festival in Alberta.