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Alberta projects peak COVID hospitalizations to peak at 800-plus in late May

Alberta projects peak COVID hospitalizations to peak at 800-plus in late May

EDMONTON — Early forecasts on Alberta's COVID-19 crisis suggest hospitalization cases will peak in late May.
Alberta plan to use smartphones to enforce quarantines raises privacy questions

Alberta plan to use smartphones to enforce quarantines raises privacy questions

CALGARY — A privacy expert says Alberta's plan to use smartphone technology to enforce quarantines should come with a clear end date and detailed explanation of how data would be handled.
Border screenings and smartphone apps: A look at Alberta's relaunch strategy

Border screenings and smartphone apps: A look at Alberta's relaunch strategy

EDMONTON — Albertan Premier Jason Kenney has announced some details about what he calls the province's relaunch strategy. The plan focuses on gradually boosting the economy while preventing a second wave of COVID-19.

Judge acquits driver who struck and killed Mountie on bicycle on Alberta highway

HINTON, Alta. — An Alberta judge has found a driver not guilty of charges relating to the death of an off-duty Mountie on a bicycle. Const.
Calgary woman who died of COVID-19 was expecting 2020 to be best year: husband

Calgary woman who died of COVID-19 was expecting 2020 to be best year: husband

CALGARY — A man whose wife died of COVID-19 last month says the two of them were expecting 2020 to be the best year of their lives.
Man arrested after series of vehicle break-ins at University of Alberta hospital

Man arrested after series of vehicle break-ins at University of Alberta hospital

EDMONTON — A man is facing 38 charges after a series of vehicle break-ins near Edmonton's University of Alberta hospital. Police say the man was arrested Friday after officers saw him speeding away from the area on a bike.
'Little to do with COVID:' Landowners, law experts criticize well cleanup bill

'Little to do with COVID:' Landowners, law experts criticize well cleanup bill

EDMONTON — Landowners and legal experts say Alberta's hastily passed bill to help clean up the province's huge stockpile of abandoned energy facilities harms property rights without addressing why the problem exists in the first place.
Man charged after licking product in store as part of 'COVID Challenge:' police

Man charged after licking product in store as part of 'COVID Challenge:' police

TABER, Alta. — A man from southern Alberta has been charged with mischief after police say he tried to lick a product inside a food store as part of an online prank related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Police in Taber said it happened last Thursday.
Canadians urged to include pets in their COVID-19 emergency plans

Canadians urged to include pets in their COVID-19 emergency plans

CALGARY — Melissa David has seen the toll pandemic-related financial and physical strain can have on pet owners.

List of priorities: Kenney gives details on Alberta's relaunch strategy

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has unveiled preliminary details of what he calls the province's relaunch strategy. The plan focuses on gradually boosting the economy while preventing a second wave of COVID-19.