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Not mandatory: Alberta launches COVID-19 mobile contact-tracing app

Not mandatory: Alberta launches COVID-19 mobile contact-tracing app

EDMONTON — Alberta is launching a voluntary mobile app to expand contact tracing for COVID-19 to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Union trying to stop Alberta meat plant with COVID-19 outbreak from reopening

Union trying to stop Alberta meat plant with COVID-19 outbreak from reopening

CALGARY — A union is trying to halt the planned reopening of an Alberta beef-packing plant that has been the site of a major COVID-19 outbreak. There have been 921 cases of the virus at the Cargill plant south of Calgary, which has 2,000 workers.
TC Energy says Keystone XL construction continuing despite U.S. court ruling

TC Energy says Keystone XL construction continuing despite U.S. court ruling

CALGARY — Construction work on the Keystone XL pipeline is continuing apace despite a U.S. court ruling last month that invalidated a nationwide permit allowing pipelines to cross waterways, builder TC Energy Corp. said Wednesday.

Take 2: Makeshift drive-in movies get another chance in central Alberta hamlet

MIRROR, Alta. — The show will go on in a central Alberta hamlet where impromptu drive-in movies have been screened in a cafe's parking lot during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Imperial Oil reports $188M loss as COVID-19 hits workers, slows work schedule

Imperial Oil reports $188M loss as COVID-19 hits workers, slows work schedule

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. is slowing or deferring maintenance work throughout its operations as it tries to ensure employee safety in the wake of a COVID-19 outbreak that has infected 83 workers at its Kearl oilsands mine in northern Alberta.
Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Filip Berglund to entry-level contract

Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Filip Berglund to entry-level contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Filip Berglund to a two-year entry-level contract. Berglund will be loaned to Linkoping HC of the Swedish Hockey League for the 2020-21 season.
Teck Resources exits energy industry group CAPP, citing cost-cutting

Teck Resources exits energy industry group CAPP, citing cost-cutting

CALGARY — Teck Resources Ltd. is leaving the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, an industry organization whose members represent about 80 per cent of Canada's oil and gas production.

Atco reports lower Q1 profit, says COVID-19 may cause delays, labour shortages

CALGARY — Atco Ltd. says it had lower revenue and a reduced profit of $174 million profit in the first quarter, down from $226 million a year earlier.
Golf and camping: Alberta's emergence from COVID shutdown includes the outdoors

Golf and camping: Alberta's emergence from COVID shutdown includes the outdoors

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has released its plan for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Alberta set for business reopening May 14, golf Saturday, some services Monday

Alberta set for business reopening May 14, golf Saturday, some services Monday

EDMONTON — Alberta will soon begin emerging from its COVID-19 lockdown, with the first major date for business reopenings set for May 14.