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New measures expected in Alberta and pandemic weight gain: In The News for Nov. 24

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 24 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Alberta researcher gets award for COVID-19 mask innovation

Alberta researcher gets award for COVID-19 mask innovation

Salt that crystallizes with sharp edges is the killer ingredient in the development of a reusable mask because any COVID-19 droplets that land on it would be quickly destroyed, says a researcher who is being recognized for her innovation.

Alberta nurses reject government's call to delay bargaining for new deal

EDMONTON — Alberta's nurses union says the province's health delivery agency has rejected a call for a settlement similar to one reached with nurses in Saskatchewan that would have provided stability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suncor agrees to begin operating Syncrude by end of next year

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. says it has agreed to become the operator of the Syncrude project by the end of 2021, as long as each of the joint venture's owners grants formal approval. Suncor owns a 58.

Winning prize of $495,900 for EE Football Club's Joey Moss 50/50 draw claimed

EDMONTON — The winning ticket for a record-breaking 50/50 raffle held by the CFL's EE Football Team has been claimed.
Some Alberta businesses taking extra COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge

Some Alberta businesses taking extra COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge

EDMONTON — Owners of some Alberta shops and restaurants say they are not waiting for the provincial government to enforce stricter regulations and have taken matters into their own hands.
Rolling snowball: Alberta chief health officer urges immediate new steps on COVID-19

Rolling snowball: Alberta chief health officer urges immediate new steps on COVID-19

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says immediate action is needed to reverse the rate of skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in the province.
Obsidian Energy shareholders approve stock issuance in pursuit of Bonterra takeover

Obsidian Energy shareholders approve stock issuance in pursuit of Bonterra takeover

CALGARY — Obsidian Energy Ltd. says shareholders have voted to approve its proposal to issue up to 72.3 million shares to buy Bonterra Energy Corp. in a hostile takeover. The Calgary-based oil and gas producer says 91.
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson announces he's not running for re-election next fall

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson announces he's not running for re-election next fall

EDMONTON — The mayor of Edmonton says he won't seek re-election next fall. Don Iveson, who first became mayor in 2013, says that he had only ever hoped to serve two terms as leader of the Alberta capital.

Owners of horse disqualified as winner of 2017 Canadian Derby lose appeal

EDMONTON — The owners of a horse that was disqualified after initially winning the Canadian Derby more than three years ago have lost a bid to reclaim the title.