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Canadian Natural cuts spending, salaries as more producers trim capital plans

Canadian Natural cuts spending, salaries as more producers trim capital plans

CALGARY — Oilsands giant Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. is joining a lengthening list of oilpatch players who are cutting 2020 capital spending due to the COVID-19 pandemic and plunging oil prices.
Rescue teams warn backcountry users to limit risk in Alberta, B.C. mountains

Rescue teams warn backcountry users to limit risk in Alberta, B.C. mountains

Rescue groups are asking backcountry users to choose low-risk activities at a time when resources are stretched due to COVID-19. The Alberta government has asked ski hills in the province to close to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Beef bandit: 180 kilograms of ground meat stolen from food bank in Edson, Alta.

EDSON, Alta. — Police have charged a man after $3,100 worth of goods, including 180 kilograms of ground beef — were stolen from a food bank in western Alberta.
WestJet warning recent passengers of possible exposure to COVID-19

WestJet warning recent passengers of possible exposure to COVID-19

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines says some of its passengers may have been exposed to people infected with the novel coronavirus on recent flights.
'Saddened' - Calgary Stampede temporarily lays off 80 per cent of workforce

'Saddened' - Calgary Stampede temporarily lays off 80 per cent of workforce

CALGARY — The future of the 2020 'Greatest Show on Earth' is up in the air after the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede temporarily laid off 80 per cent of its staff Tuesday as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal prison in Alberta locked down, some inmates tested for COVID-19

INNISFAIL, Alta. — A federal prison in central Alberta has been locked down as a precaution as some inmates who showed flu-like symptoms await test results for COVID-19.
Crown appeals acquittal of Calgary man accused in drug-fuelled attack

Crown appeals acquittal of Calgary man accused in drug-fuelled attack

CALGARY — The Crown is appealing the acquittal of a Calgary man who court heard was delirious on magic mushrooms when he broke into a professor's house naked and assaulted her.
Public emergency: Alberta premier tells people to cancel weddings, funerals

Public emergency: Alberta premier tells people to cancel weddings, funerals

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Tuesday banned all gatherings of more than 50 people — including weddings and funerals — as he declared a state of public emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Casinos in Alberta to close after province declares state of emergency

Casinos in Alberta to close after province declares state of emergency

EDMONTON — Casinos in Alberta are to close immediately after Premier Jason Kenney declared a state of public emergency to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Enmax wins regulator approval to buy Emera Inc.'s Maine electricity utility

Enmax wins regulator approval to buy Emera Inc.'s Maine electricity utility

CALGARY — The sale of Halifax-based Emera Inc.'s Maine power utility to City of Calgary-owned Enmax Corp. is expected to be finalized after winning approval from a key state regulator.