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Athabasca Oil to shut down Hangingstone SAGD oilsands project and cut staff

Athabasca Oil to shut down Hangingstone SAGD oilsands project and cut staff

CALGARY — Athabasca Oil Corp. is suspending operations at its Hangingstone SAGD oilsands operation due to the drop in oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Thirsty, hungry, injured:' Two women sentenced for abuse of girls in basement

EDMONTON — A mother of two young girls and her roommate have been sentenced to eight years in prison for beating, starving and confining the children in the basement of their Edmonton home.
Alberta announces new COVID-19 rules for workers at long-term care centres

Alberta announces new COVID-19 rules for workers at long-term care centres

EDMONTON — Alberta is imposing new rules on long-term care centres following rising levels and outbreaks of COVID-19 at several facilities. Dr.
Oilpatch workers face pay cuts and layoffs as companies react to low prices

Oilpatch workers face pay cuts and layoffs as companies react to low prices

CALGARY — Budget cuts in the western Canadian oil and gas sector are hitting home for front-line workers who are facing smaller paycheques as well as an ever-increasing risk of being laid off. On Thursday, oilsands producer Cenovus Energy Inc.

Second-degree murder charges in shooting deaths of two Alberta men on rural road

BONNYVILLE, Alta. — Police have laid charges in the fatal shooting of two men on a rural road in eastern Alberta last week. Anthony Bilodeau, who is 31 and from Glendon, Alta.
'Inappropriate behaviour:' Alberta warns of prescription abuse during COVID

'Inappropriate behaviour:' Alberta warns of prescription abuse during COVID

EDMONTON — Alberta's chief medical officer is warning of prescription-dispensing abuse for drugs that are possibly, but not conclusively, linked to fighting COVID-19.
Convention centre to house homeless in Calgary during COVID-19 pandemic

Convention centre to house homeless in Calgary during COVID-19 pandemic

Calgary's mayor says organizers have done an extraordinary job transforming a downtown convention centre into a temporary homeless shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic, but he believes hotel rooms would have been a better option.
Police investigate COVID-19 threats to Chinese restaurant, Indigenous people

Police investigate COVID-19 threats to Chinese restaurant, Indigenous people

CALGARY — Police in Calgary are looking into alleged threats connected to COVID-19. Police say a Chinese restaurant received an anonymous threat on March 14 that is believed to have been motivated by the outbreak.

Man and woman found dead in apparent murder-suicide in rural Alberta home

SUNDRE, Alta. — A man and a woman are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide in central Alberta. Sundre RCMP responded to a report of sudden deaths at a rural home near the town, which is about 100 kilometres northwest of Calgary.
Alberta Medical Association calls health-care changes irresponsible during pandemic

Alberta Medical Association calls health-care changes irresponsible during pandemic

EDMONTON — The Alberta Medical Association says it's irresponsible for the provincial government to go ahead with its health-care restructuring as doctors battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Association president Dr.