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Downtown Calgary daycare closed after child tests positive for COVID-19

Downtown Calgary daycare closed after child tests positive for COVID-19

CALGARY — A two-year-old who recently returned from a family vacation in Florida is among four new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta, prompting a daycare in a downtown Calgary office tower to temporarily shut down.
Calgary-based energy company fined for pipeline failure three years ago

Calgary-based energy company fined for pipeline failure three years ago

CALGARY — An energy company has been fined $125,000 for a pipeline failure southwest of Edmonton nearly three years ago. Calgary-based Journey Energy Inc. was originally facing five charges under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.
Kissel benefit concert for Nashville tornado victims raises $57,000

Kissel benefit concert for Nashville tornado victims raises $57,000

EDMONTON — Canadian country music star Brett Kissel's benefit concert in Edmonton has raised $57,000 for victims of last week's tornadoes in Tennessee.
Pipeline sale to provide protection from 'severe downturn,' Tidewater says

Pipeline sale to provide protection from 'severe downturn,' Tidewater says

CALGARY — A deal to sell its Pioneer Pipeline will help insulate Calgary-based Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. from a "severe downturn" that's afflicted the energy industry for the past three years, the company's CEO said Thursday.
World Cup cross-country event in Canmore cancelled

World Cup cross-country event in Canmore cancelled

CANMORE, Alta. — A World Cup cross-country ski event scheduled for next week in Canmore, Alta., has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Collecting CPP while still contributing goes against expert advice

Collecting CPP while still contributing goes against expert advice

CALGARY — Canadians can begin collecting Canada Pension Plan payments as early as age 60, but financial advisers warn it rarely makes sense to do so. And there are even fewer reasons to start drawing retirement funds early when you're still working.
Alberta courthouses preparing for disruptions as COVID-19 spreads

Alberta courthouses preparing for disruptions as COVID-19 spreads

CALGARY — Alberta courthouses are preparing for disruptions with the number of COVID-19 cases expected to grow. The Court of Queen's Bench says members of the public should avoid attending court proceedings if they are sick.
Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Alberta public sector union case

Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Alberta public sector union case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court won't hear a case involving the rights of public-sector workers in Alberta in a labour dispute with that province's government.
Kyle Connor scores twice, Jets beat Oilers 4-2 to move into wild-card spot

Kyle Connor scores twice, Jets beat Oilers 4-2 to move into wild-card spot

EDMONTON — The night started normally for the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Then, things quickly changed.
Alberta eyes changes to support sick workers as coronavirus cases reach 19

Alberta eyes changes to support sick workers as coronavirus cases reach 19

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government is looking to change workplace rules for employees who may need time off to isolate themselves during the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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