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Alberta education minister resists Opposition calls to rescind mass layoffs

Alberta education minister resists Opposition calls to rescind mass layoffs

EDMONTON — Alberta's education minister, in her first public comments since laying off more than 20,000 people in an email on the weekend, resisted Opposition calls to reverse her decision.
'What are the chances?' Youth worker one of Alberta's latest COVID-19 victims

'What are the chances?' Youth worker one of Alberta's latest COVID-19 victims

Jennifer Auger wants to continue the legacy of her husband after his death from complications of COVID-19 by opening a group home for at-risk youth in their northern Alberta community. Shawn Auger, a father of three, died Monday at the age of 34.
TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

CALGARY — A final investment decision clearing the way for construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline was greeted with relief on Tuesday by an Alberta oilpatch where production has grown faster than pipeline capacity.
Imperial Oil cutting spending plans for 2020 by $1 billion

Imperial Oil cutting spending plans for 2020 by $1 billion

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. is reducing its spending for this year by $1 billion, including a $500-million cut to its capital spending plan as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and crash in oil prices.
Hope floats: Alberta town ravaged by flood rolls out parade float for COVID-19

Hope floats: Alberta town ravaged by flood rolls out parade float for COVID-19

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — A parade float parked on a downtown street in High River, Alta., seems strangely out of place in a world dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta's energy war room to spend only on 'subsistence operations' due to COVID-19

EDMONTON — Alberta's $30-million-a-year energy war room is drastically cutting its budget due to COVID-19.

Former Stampeders running back Tim Petros rose through Calgary football ranks

CALGARY — Former Calgary Stampeders running back Tim Petros has died. He was 58. Born and raised in Calgary, Petros played at the University of Calgary before joining his hometown CFL team in 1984.
Alberta Opposition tells education minister to fight for school funding or quit

Alberta Opposition tells education minister to fight for school funding or quit

EDMONTON — The Alberta Opposition says Education Minister Adriana LaGrange needs to start fighting for students or quit and make way for someone who will.
Alberta doctors send letter to province asking province to delay health-care changes

Alberta doctors send letter to province asking province to delay health-care changes

EDMONTON — More than 800 Alberta doctors have signed an open letter asking the government to delay its proposed health-care restructuring and allow physicians to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oilsands producers in the red as blended bitumen price dips below $4 per barrel

Oilsands producers in the red as blended bitumen price dips below $4 per barrel

CALGARY — Oilsands producers are likely losing money or barely breaking even as prices for Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend crude dipped as low as US$3.82 per barrel on Monday, analysts said.