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Hope floats: Alberta town ravaged by flood rolls out parade float for COVID-19

Hope floats: Alberta town ravaged by flood rolls out parade float for COVID-19

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — A parade float parked on a downtown street in High River, Alta., seems strangely out of place in a world dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta's energy war room to spend only on 'subsistence operations' due to COVID-19

EDMONTON — Alberta's $30-million-a-year energy war room is drastically cutting its budget due to COVID-19.

Former Stampeders running back Tim Petros rose through Calgary football ranks

CALGARY — Former Calgary Stampeders running back Tim Petros has died. He was 58. Born and raised in Calgary, Petros played at the University of Calgary before joining his hometown CFL team in 1984.
Alberta Opposition tells education minister to fight for school funding or quit

Alberta Opposition tells education minister to fight for school funding or quit

EDMONTON — The Alberta Opposition says Education Minister Adriana LaGrange needs to start fighting for students or quit and make way for someone who will.
Alberta doctors send letter to province asking province to delay health-care changes

Alberta doctors send letter to province asking province to delay health-care changes

EDMONTON — More than 800 Alberta doctors have signed an open letter asking the government to delay its proposed health-care restructuring and allow physicians to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oilsands producers in the red as blended bitumen price dips below $4 per barrel

Oilsands producers in the red as blended bitumen price dips below $4 per barrel

CALGARY — Oilsands producers are likely losing money or barely breaking even as prices for Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend crude dipped as low as US$3.82 per barrel on Monday, analysts said.
Alberta heavyweight Tanner Boser waits for UFC to call again after COVID-19

Alberta heavyweight Tanner Boser waits for UFC to call again after COVID-19

His latest fight postponed because of the UFC's inability to find a place to stage it due to COVID-19, Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser is chilling in his condo with a couple of 40-pound dumbbells, a medicine ball and skipping rope.
Parkland Fuel drains$300M from budget to deal with COVID-19 demand impact

Parkland Fuel drains$300M from budget to deal with COVID-19 demand impact

CALGARY — Parkland Fuel Corp. is cutting its 2020 capital spending budget by 52 per cent and trimming executive salaries in response to the uncertain economic impact of the novel coronavirus.
Inter Pipeline cuts dividend and exec pay, suspends sale of bulk liquids storage

Inter Pipeline cuts dividend and exec pay, suspends sale of bulk liquids storage

CALGARY — Inter Pipeline Ltd. is reducing its dividend by more than 70 per cent and suspending its dividend reinvestment plan as it deals with the drop in energy prices and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calgary police search for suspect in fatal, early morning shooting

CALGARY — A man has been shot and killed in Calgary. Calgary police say the early morning shooting happened in the northeast part of the city. Paramedics located a critically injured man as police responded to several reports of gunshots.