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COVID-19 travel advisory between Saskatchewan and northern Alberta lifted

COVID-19 travel advisory between Saskatchewan and northern Alberta lifted

REGINA — Health officials in Saskatchewan are no longer cautioning against non-essential travel to northern Alberta.
'I love this country:' Brazilian cowboy nears end of epic horse ride in Calgary

'I love this country:' Brazilian cowboy nears end of epic horse ride in Calgary

WAIPAROUS VILLAGE, Alta. — Filipe Masetti Leite stops for a break from another long day in the saddle on his year-long trek encountering bugs, bears, buffalo and bad weather.
Alberta expands gatherings for outdoor audience events to 200 people

Alberta expands gatherings for outdoor audience events to 200 people

EDMONTON — Alberta is expanding the number of people who can meet up for audience-type outdoor events. Dr.

Fitch reduces Alberta credit rating, cites concerns on heavy borrowing

Alberta businesswoman named lieutenant-governor, first Muslim in role in Canada

Alberta businesswoman named lieutenant-governor, first Muslim in role in Canada

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named business owner and philanthropist Salma Lakhani as Alberta's new lieutenant-governor. When she formally takes over the role, Lakhani will become Canada's first Muslim lieutenant-governor.
Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

EDMONTON — Alberta is cutting business taxes, pumping billions into infrastructure and making a full court press to lure jobs from Toronto, Montreal and elsewhere to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser makes US$24,000 for UFC win

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser made US$24,000, including a $12,000 win bonus, for his knockout win over Brazil's Philipe (Monstro) Lins on Saturday's UFC Fight Night show in Las Vegas.
Aurora Cannabis co-founder Terry Booth retires from board of directors

Aurora Cannabis co-founder Terry Booth retires from board of directors

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says co-founder Terry Booth has retired from the company's board of directors. Booth stepped down as chief executive in February, but had remained a member of the board of the cannabis company.

Calgary Centre gets higher COVID classification amid condo outbreak

CALGARY — The number of active COVID-19 cases in a Calgary highrise condo building has prompted provincial officials to change the area's regional classification on the weekend from "open" to "watch.
Eskimos release Christion Jones following homophobic tweets

Eskimos release Christion Jones following homophobic tweets

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have released receiver/kick returner Christion Jones in response to homophobic comments made on his Twitter account.