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Shaw suspends share buybacks amid economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19 impact

CALGARY — Shaw Communications executives said Thursday that the Freedom Mobile service won't meet its 2020 target for growing its subscriber base, because the COVID-19 crisis has kept stores closed and customers distracted, but they said the lost rev

Alberta announces extra $1B to create jobs repairing roads, bridges, schools

EDMONTON — Alberta is adding $1 billion to its budget to repair more roads, schools, bridges and potholes as a way to create jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta doctors file lawsuit against province over changes to billing

Alberta doctors file lawsuit against province over changes to billing

EDMONTON — The Alberta Medical Association has filed a lawsuit against the province over how the government pushed through changes in the way doctors can bill for their services. The association's president, Dr.
Alberta, B.C. health ministers urge people to stay home for long weekend

Alberta, B.C. health ministers urge people to stay home for long weekend

Health ministers in Alberta and British Columbia are urging residents of both provinces to stay home over the coming long weekend. Alberta's Tyler Shandro and B.C.

Securities regulators warn of 'aggressive' junior gold miner promotion

CALGARY — Alberta and B.C. securities regulators are warning investors about the "aggressive promotion" of a Canadian junior gold mining firm in a mailout that claims its stock will soar during the COVID-19 related recession.
WestJet bringing workers pack on payroll with help of wage subsidy program

WestJet bringing workers pack on payroll with help of wage subsidy program

CALGARY — WestJet says it plans to bring back nearly 6,400 employees on to its payroll with the help of Ottawa's emergency wage subsidy program. WestJet chief executive Ed Sims made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter.
Alberta projects peak COVID hospitalizations to peak at 800-plus in late May

Alberta projects peak COVID hospitalizations to peak at 800-plus in late May

EDMONTON — Early forecasts on Alberta's COVID-19 crisis suggest hospitalization cases will peak in late May.
Alberta plan to use smartphones to enforce quarantines raises privacy questions

Alberta plan to use smartphones to enforce quarantines raises privacy questions

CALGARY — A privacy expert says Alberta's plan to use smartphone technology to enforce quarantines should come with a clear end date and detailed explanation of how data would be handled.
Border screenings and smartphone apps: A look at Alberta's relaunch strategy

Border screenings and smartphone apps: A look at Alberta's relaunch strategy

EDMONTON — Albertan Premier Jason Kenney has announced some details about what he calls the province's relaunch strategy. The plan focuses on gradually boosting the economy while preventing a second wave of COVID-19.

Judge acquits driver who struck and killed Mountie on bicycle on Alberta highway

HINTON, Alta. — An Alberta judge has found a driver not guilty of charges relating to the death of an off-duty Mountie on a bicycle. Const.
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