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Cattle group looks for help to weather COVID-19 as meat-packers slow work

Cattle group looks for help to weather COVID-19 as meat-packers slow work

CALGARY — A cattle industry group says measures that helped ranchers weather the BSE crisis in the early 2000s should be brought back immediately as the COVID-19 pandemic slows down work at packing plants.
Alberta announces more firefighters, fire bans to limit wildfire risk

Alberta announces more firefighters, fire bans to limit wildfire risk

EDMONTON — Alberta is taking steps to try to minimize the risk of wildfires during the COVID-19 crisis.
Shaw Communications laying off about 10% of workforce because of COVID-19

Shaw Communications laying off about 10% of workforce because of COVID-19

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. says it is temporarily laying off about 10 per cent of its workforce effective Thursday as a result of "unpredictable conditions" created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oilers, Cave family announce new charity honouring forward Colby Cave

Oilers, Cave family announce new charity honouring forward Colby Cave

Edmonton Oilers chairman Bob Nicholson remembers Colby Cave as a tireless worker on the ice and in the community.

Alberta 10-year-old killed, brother hurt when both hit by car in Lethbridge

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A 10-year-old Alberta boy has died after being hit by a car while crossing a street with his father and brother. Police in Lethbridge say it happened Monday afternoon.
Alberta expands COVID-19 testing to everyone experiencing symptoms

Alberta expands COVID-19 testing to everyone experiencing symptoms

EDMONTON — Alberta is expanding its eligibility for COVID-19 testing to anyone with symptoms of the illness. Dr.

Union 'deeply troubled' by lack of COVID-19 protection at meat plant

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — The operator of a meat plant south of Calgary says it is reducing shifts a day after a union raised concerns about a lack of COVID-19 safety measures.
Canadian oilpatch cutbacks expected to continue despite OPEC agreement

Canadian oilpatch cutbacks expected to continue despite OPEC agreement

CALGARY — Canadian oil wells will continue to be shut down amid weak global oil prices despite an agreement to limit production struck by OPEC and other major producers on the weekend, producers say.

Aurora Cannabis board approves 1-for-12 share consolidation plan

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says its board has approved a plan to consolidate all of its outstanding common shares on a 1-for-12 basis.
Alberta to share surplus ventilators, masks and gloves with Ontario, Quebec and B.C.

Alberta to share surplus ventilators, masks and gloves with Ontario, Quebec and B.C.

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta has more than enough protective masks, gloves and ventilators for its own COVID-19 needs, so it's sharing some of its surplus with provinces in more dire need.