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Alberta's top doctor says new restrictions loom as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

Alberta's top doctor says new restrictions loom as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says new public-health restrictions might be needed if high daily COVID-19 case counts continue. Dr.
Opposition bill against coal mining in Alberta's Rockies can proceed in legislature

Opposition bill against coal mining in Alberta's Rockies can proceed in legislature

EDMONTON — An Opposition bill that would preserve Alberta's Rocky Mountains from open-pit coal mines could be debated in the legislature after a government-dominated committee on Tuesday gave unanimous consent for it to move forward.
Canada's world champion beach volleyball duo finally getting games before Tokyo

Canada's world champion beach volleyball duo finally getting games before Tokyo

CALGARY — Canada's world champions in beach volleyball are amping up preparations for the Summer Olympics coming over the horizon. The COVID-19 pandemic kept Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont.

Positive COVID-19 tests at world men's curling championship deemed "false positives"

CALGARY — The four positive COVID-19 tests that interrupted the men's world curling championship are considered "false positives" from potentially contaminated samples, according to the World Curling Federation.
Start of Humpty's Champions Cup pushed back a day in Calgary

Start of Humpty's Champions Cup pushed back a day in Calgary

CALGARY — Curling's Humpty's Champions Cup in Calgary has been pushed back a day. The first of two Grand Slams was scheduled to open Wednesday morning, but Rogers Sportsnet announced Monday the first draw is now Thursday at noon MT.

Pulling the plug: Edmonton Folk Music Festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

EDMONTON — Despite Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's hope that the COVID-19 vaccine will allow summer events like the Calgary Stampede to go ahead, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has been cancelled The festival says in a statement that without full va
'Unhinged conspiracy theorists:' Kenney blasts protesters for threatening top doctor

'Unhinged conspiracy theorists:' Kenney blasts protesters for threatening top doctor

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is urging the public to hold on a little longer by following COVID-19 restrictions while condemning those using threats and intimidation to protest the rules.
Alberta legislature Speaker apologizes for condemning new COVID health restrictions

Alberta legislature Speaker apologizes for condemning new COVID health restrictions

EDMONTON — The Speaker of the Alberta legislature is apologizing for publicly condemning the government’s new COVID-19 health restrictions.
Calgary Flames deal Sam Bennett to Florida Panthers

Calgary Flames deal Sam Bennett to Florida Panthers

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames jettisoned the highest draft pick in team history when Sam Bennett was dealt to the Florida Panthers on Monday.
GreenFirst to buy six lumber mills and a newsprint mill from Rayonier for US$214M

GreenFirst to buy six lumber mills and a newsprint mill from Rayonier for US$214M

CALGARY — GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. says it has struck a deal to buy six lumber mills in Ontario and Quebec and a newsprint mill in Kapuskasing, Ont., for about US$214 million from subsidiaries of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.