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Some doctors call for mandatory mask use in Alberta to prevent spread of COVID-19

Some doctors call for mandatory mask use in Alberta to prevent spread of COVID-19

CALGARY — A group of Alberta doctors and scientists is calling for the mandatory use of masks in all indoor spaces outside the home, in crowds and on public transit.
Canadian crude-by-rail exports drop by half in April as fuel demand plunged

Canadian crude-by-rail exports drop by half in April as fuel demand plunged

Canadian exports of crude oil by rail dropped by more than half in April compared to March as North American fuel demand plunged due to measures taken to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bonavista shares-for-debt proposal leaves existing shareholders with 7% stake

CALGARY — Oil and gas producer Bonavista Energy Corp. is proposing a deal with lenders that would eliminate about half of its outstanding debt but leave existing shareholders with only seven per cent of the company.
Mouths to feed, no money coming in; rodeo stock contractors feel pandemic pain

Mouths to feed, no money coming in; rodeo stock contractors feel pandemic pain

CALGARY — Canada's rodeo stock contractors are caught between bulls and broncs and an empty bank account. Rodeos cancelled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic means bucking stock isn't bringing in money this summer.
Do-it-yourselfers keep renovation sector hopping during COVID-19 pandemic

Do-it-yourselfers keep renovation sector hopping during COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY — An army of Canadian do-it-yourselfers building fences, repairing decks and slapping thousands of litres of paint on weather-beaten siding have helped building centres across Canada escape the worst of the pandemic economic downturn.

Body of third drowning victim found in southern Alberta river: RCMP

SPRING COULEE , Alta. — RCMP in southern Alberta say the body of the third victim of a drowning in the St. Mary River has been found. Police say the 17-year-old girl's body was recovered Thursday afternoon.
WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner

WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner

CALGARY — Western Hockey League teams need their arenas at least half full with spectators next season to operate, according to the league's commissioner.
Alberta introduces bill to extend COVID-related emergency labour, health rules

Alberta introduces bill to extend COVID-related emergency labour, health rules

EDMONTON — Alberta has introduced legislation to extend existing emergency health and labour rules tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kenney, NDP trade barbs on pitch for Alberta to quit CPP, build own pension plan

Kenney, NDP trade barbs on pitch for Alberta to quit CPP, build own pension plan

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition says having the province quit the Canada Pension Plan is a massive money-losing proposition and that Premier Jason Kenney is pursuing it out of spite against his nemesis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Ovintiv lays off 25% of staff as fears rise for delayed oil industry recovery

CALGARY — Fears of persistently lower demand for oil are hitting home for industry workers as the world economy slowly strengthens following the deepest disruptions of the COVID-19 crisis. Oil and gas producer Ovintiv Inc.