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Oil price crash expected to hit thermal oilsands production in Western Canada

Oil price crash expected to hit thermal oilsands production in Western Canada

CALGARY — Record low prices for oilsands crude could result in up to 20 per cent of Canada's thermal bitumen production being shut down over the next few months, according to analyst Matt Murphy of Tudor Pickering Holt & Co.
'Porchraits:' Calgary photographer capturing family moments during COVID-19

'Porchraits:' Calgary photographer capturing family moments during COVID-19

CALGARY — A Calgary freelance photographer has been keeping busy shooting "porchraits" of families around the city since the COVID-19 pandemic sapped his usual source of income.
Alberta working to find more bed space in hospitals as COVID-19 cases grow

Alberta working to find more bed space in hospitals as COVID-19 cases grow

EDMONTON — Alberta reported 67 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with more people affected at a long-term care centre and the government working to find more bed space in hospitals. Dr.
Alberta monitoring food supplies for remote communities and food banks

Alberta monitoring food supplies for remote communities and food banks

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is reassuring people there isn't a food shortage in the province and that it's keeping an eye on demands in rural areas, Indigenous communities and food banks.
Agriculture sector scrambling to offset consequences of COVID-19 crisis

Agriculture sector scrambling to offset consequences of COVID-19 crisis

CALGARY — Canada's agriculture sector is warning of higher prices and potential food shortages if it isn't designated an essential service and allowed to do business as usual during the COVID-19 crisis.
Alberta Energy Regulator names senior Saskatchewan government official as CEO

Alberta Energy Regulator names senior Saskatchewan government official as CEO

EDMONTON — Alberta's energy regulator has named a new president and CEO. Laurie Pushor, Saskatchewan's deputy minister of energy and resources, is to take over the agency's top job April 15.
COVID couture: Calgary fashion brands feature medical chiefs on T-shirts

COVID couture: Calgary fashion brands feature medical chiefs on T-shirts

CALGARY — Two Calgary clothing makers and a local artist have teamed up on a line of T-shirts honouring three now-popular female public health officials. The shirts have colourful renderings of Canada's chief public health officer, Dr.
Alberta invoking steep fines for those who fail to follow COVID rules

Alberta invoking steep fines for those who fail to follow COVID rules

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says steep fines are coming for those who refuse to take physical distancing seriously during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fort McMurray mayor says 'time to act decisively' on keeping COVID-19 away

CALGARY — The mayor of Fort McMurray says the northeastern Alberta city and surrounding communities are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because tens of thousands of workers travel from across Canada to work in the oilsands.
Woodfibre LNG construction delayed a year as virus slows component deliveries

Woodfibre LNG construction delayed a year as virus slows component deliveries

CALGARY — Construction on the Woodfibre LNG project southwest of Squamish, B.C., on the West Coast has been delayed for a year due in part to affects of the COVID-19 pandemic.