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WestJet to lay off more than 3,300 workers under restructuring plan

WestJet to lay off more than 3,300 workers under restructuring plan

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it will lay off 3,333 employees as part of major restructuring amid the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated the travel industry.
Search underway in B.C. backcountry for Alberta man missing since November

Search underway in B.C. backcountry for Alberta man missing since November

PEMBERTON, B.C. — A search is underway in a remote and mountainous area in British Columbia where the burned out vehicle of a missing Alberta man was found by hikers last November.
Alberta Opposition NDP label referendum bill a covert Jason Kenney power grab

Alberta Opposition NDP label referendum bill a covert Jason Kenney power grab

EDMONTON — Alberta's NDP Opposition says a new government bill that calls for broadening the use of referendums is an anti-democratic power grab by Premier Jason Kenney that would allow him to game public opinion while introducing big money back into
Alberta spending on blood test studies to better track spread of COVID-19

Alberta spending on blood test studies to better track spread of COVID-19

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is spending $10 million on four studies to track the spread of COVID-19 through blood tests. The studies aim to detect the presence of antibodies.

Hiker dies in fall on Mount Fable in Canadian Rockies

CANMORE, Alta. — A woman in her 40s has been found dead in the Rockies after being separated from her hiking group. Kananaskis Country's public safety section says they were called to Mount Fable east of Canmore, Alta., around 8:30 p.m.
Alberta government quietly halts closure of 17 provincial parks due to COVID-19

Alberta government quietly halts closure of 17 provincial parks due to COVID-19

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has quietly halted the closure of 17 provincial parks and recreation sites this year because of COVID-19.
Aurora Cannabis to lay off 700 staff, close five sites, take impairment charges

Aurora Cannabis to lay off 700 staff, close five sites, take impairment charges

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. is making its second round of significant cuts this year as it continues with a restructuring plan meant to address profitability struggles.
Alberta to reinstate environmental monitoring in industry, oilpatch on July 15

Alberta to reinstate environmental monitoring in industry, oilpatch on July 15

EDMONTON — Alberta industries, including the oilpatch, will resume environmental monitoring and reporting in three weeks. The Alberta government and its energy regulator have each issued orders for reporting to resume on July 15.

Third phase to make Capital Power's Whitla Wind project Alberta's largest

CALGARY — Capital Power Corp. says a $92-million expansion of its Whitla Wind power facility in southern Alberta will make it the largest in the province.
Alberta ups ante in NHL hub bid, pitches mountain visits for players' families

Alberta ups ante in NHL hub bid, pitches mountain visits for players' families

EDMONTON — Alberta is upping the ante in its bid for Edmonton to co-host the NHL's summer Stanley Cup tournament, pitching Rocky Mountain excursions for players' families.