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Calgary's COVID-19 field hospital easing emergency department backlog

Calgary's COVID-19 field hospital easing emergency department backlog

CALGARY — A field hospital built to deal with COVID-19 cases in Calgary is being used to relieve pressure on emergency departments facing significant strain in recent weeks.

FORECASTS FOR CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ALBERTA

updated forecasts for central and northern alberta issued by environment canada at 11:39 a.m. mdt friday 16 july 2021 for today and saturday. the next scheduled forecast will be issued at 4:00 p.m. mdt.

FORECASTS FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND THE MOUNTAIN PARKS

updated forecasts for southern alberta and the mountain parks issued by environment canada at 11:39 a.m. mdt friday 16 july 2021 for today and saturday. the next scheduled forecast will be issued at 4:00 p.m. mdt.
'A' is for agriculture, 'Y' is for Yahoo: Children's book on the Calgary Stampede

'A' is for agriculture, 'Y' is for Yahoo: Children's book on the Calgary Stampede

CALGARY — "A" is for agriculture, "B" is for broncs, bulls and barrel racing, and "Y" is for Yahoo! A new children's book has been released by writer Jennifer Webster and illustrator Karen Coe to capture the spirit of the Calgary Stampede.
Prairie farmers pray for rain as drought, grasshoppers ravage crops and pastures

Prairie farmers pray for rain as drought, grasshoppers ravage crops and pastures

CALGARY — Farmers are calling for emergency disaster relief as drought ravages crops and pastures across the Prairie provinces and beyond.
Brookfield Infrastructure raises hostile takeover offer for Inter Pipeline

Brookfield Infrastructure raises hostile takeover offer for Inter Pipeline

CALGARY — Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP has upped its hostile takeover bid for Calgary-based Inter Pipeline Ltd. The company is now offering $20 in cash or 0.
Albertans to vote on equalization, daylight time during municipal elections this fall

Albertans to vote on equalization, daylight time during municipal elections this fall

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reaffirmed Thursday his government's commitment to a referendum on equalization payments while announcing a second vote on daylight time to be held during municipal elections this fall.
Alberta's minister of health announces funding for Calgary's first cyclotron

Alberta's minister of health announces funding for Calgary's first cyclotron

CALGARY — Alberta is committing more than $18 million over the next three years to build Calgary's first cyclotron and a new radiopharmaceutical facility. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the funding is a part of the government's $3.
Spreading wildlife disease threatens deer, elk — and maybe humans, new research says

Spreading wildlife disease threatens deer, elk — and maybe humans, new research says

EDMONTON — The continuing spread of a fatal wildlife disease in Alberta and Saskatchewan has a federal agency recommending a deer cull across a wide swath of the Prairies.
'Old wounds': Renewed interest over residential schools difficult for survivors

'Old wounds': Renewed interest over residential schools difficult for survivors

CALGARY — Flags at the Elbow River camp at the Calgary Stampede are at half mast this year to mark recent discoveries of unmarked graves at former Canadian residential school sites. A moment of silence is observed every day in a sombre ritual.