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Ekati Diamond Mine shut down to prevent spread of COVID-19 to staff, communities

CALGARY — Canada's oldest diamond mine is being shut down to protect workers and local communities from the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Baby recovers in Calgary after being found in box, police search for mother

CALGARY — A search is underway in Calgary for the mother of a newborn baby found in a box on the city's southeast side.
Alberta announces first COVID-19 death, looking into virus at doctors' bonspiel

Alberta announces first COVID-19 death, looking into virus at doctors' bonspiel

EDMONTON — Alberta has announced its first death linked to COVID-19 and says it's tracking down 72 curlers who attended a doctors' bonspiel that included a person who now has the novel coronavirus. Dr.

Producers advised to spend nothing on drilling as oil price hovers at US$25

CALGARY — World oil prices have fallen so low that producers in Canada are being advised not to spend any money on drilling and, in some cases, to stop producing crude oil from existing wells. Benchmark U.S.

Domestic violence shelters adapt as COVID-19 forces families home

CALGARY — Women's shelters are adjusting to ensure they can help anyone experiencing domestic violence as the COVID-19 pandemic forces families to stay home together, worsens economic hardship and upsets routines.

Shop ramping up production of Alberta medical officer's periodic table dress

VICTORIA — A British Columbia clothing maker says it has seen a surge in demand for a dress Alberta's chief medical officer wore during a COVID-19 briefing this week.
Pet adoptions on hold as animal shelters struggle to cope with COVID-19

Pet adoptions on hold as animal shelters struggle to cope with COVID-19

CALGARY — Adoptions are on hold and pet shelters across the country are scrambling to make ends meet to take care of their animals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Humane society offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto are closed to the general public.

Alberta announces new emergency payments because of COVID-19, falling oil prices

EDMONTON — Alberta is beginning measures to help people stay financially afloat during the COVID-19 crisis, including $50 million right away for those self-isolating.
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.