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'Little to do with COVID:' Landowners, law experts criticize well cleanup bill

'Little to do with COVID:' Landowners, law experts criticize well cleanup bill

EDMONTON — Landowners and legal experts say Alberta's hastily passed bill to help clean up the province's huge stockpile of abandoned energy facilities harms property rights without addressing why the problem exists in the first place.
Man charged after licking product in store as part of 'COVID Challenge:' police

Man charged after licking product in store as part of 'COVID Challenge:' police

TABER, Alta. — A man from southern Alberta has been charged with mischief after police say he tried to lick a product inside a food store as part of an online prank related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Police in Taber said it happened last Thursday.
Canadians urged to include pets in their COVID-19 emergency plans

Canadians urged to include pets in their COVID-19 emergency plans

CALGARY — Melissa David has seen the toll pandemic-related financial and physical strain can have on pet owners.

List of priorities: Kenney gives details on Alberta's relaunch strategy

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has unveiled preliminary details of what he calls the province's relaunch strategy. The plan focuses on gradually boosting the economy while preventing a second wave of COVID-19.
Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 deaths from COVID-19 in months to come

Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 deaths from COVID-19 in months to come

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says forecast models for the COVID-19 crisis in Alberta predict anywhere from 400 to 6,600 deaths in the months to come.
Flames GM Brad Treliving does what he can to be ready for NHL reboot

Flames GM Brad Treliving does what he can to be ready for NHL reboot

CALGARY — Prefacing his hopes that the Calgary Flames return to the ice soon with the acknowledgment that pro hockey is not a societal priority right now, general manager Brad Treliving remains optimistic.
Most visits banned at Alberta continuing-care homes to limit spread of COVID-19

Most visits banned at Alberta continuing-care homes to limit spread of COVID-19

EDMONTON — Alberta is banning most visits to long-term care and group homes to try to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Improved technology could reduce Alberta court backlog from COVID-19: justice

Improved technology could reduce Alberta court backlog from COVID-19: justice

EDMONTON — Alberta's top trial judge says the justice system is working towards reducing a rising backlog of cases brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta minister says patience running short for federal energy industry aid

Alberta minister says patience running short for federal energy industry aid

Patience in Alberta is wearing thin for a promised aid package from the federal government for the oil and gas sector, Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage said Tuesday.
COVID-19 projections suggest Alberta peak coming in several weeks: Kenney

COVID-19 projections suggest Alberta peak coming in several weeks: Kenney

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he expects the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic to hit in several weeks, and that the more Albertans keep distancing, the faster and better it will be.