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TSB urges new way to test train brakes as probe into fatal B.C. crash continues

TSB urges new way to test train brakes as probe into fatal B.C. crash continues

CALGARY — The Transportation Safety Board says there should be a better way of determining whether a train's brakes are working as they should.
Union remembers Cargill worker who died as a 'quiet, gentle and humble man'

Union remembers Cargill worker who died as a 'quiet, gentle and humble man'

CALGARY — The union representing workers at the Cargill meat processing plant in southern Alberta has paid tribute to the second employee who died as a result of COVID-19.
Alberta restaurants expect staggered start when reopening begins

Alberta restaurants expect staggered start when reopening begins

EDMONTON — A food service industry spokesman says he expects a staggered start if restaurants in Alberta get the green light to reopen on Thursday.

Under the guise of coronavirus response, Alberta justifies education cuts

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Bye-bye bears: Calgary Zoo returning pandas to China due to bamboo barriers

Bye-bye bears: Calgary Zoo returning pandas to China due to bamboo barriers

CALGARY — The Calgary Zoo will be returning two giant pandas on loan from China because a scarcity of flights due to COVID-19 has caused problems with getting enough bamboo to feed them.

Banff World Media Festival unveils virtual replacement for annual conference

BANFF, Alta. — The Banff World Media Festival has unveiled a virtual replacement for its annual conference and marketplace that was cancelled in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WestJet cancels most flights until July due to COVID-19 pandemic

WestJet cancels most flights until July due to COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. is extending its suspension of thousands of flights by another four weeks until July 4 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Calgary-based carrier is halting all U.S.
TransAlta reports $27M first-quarter profit compared with a loss a year ago

TransAlta reports $27M first-quarter profit compared with a loss a year ago

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. earned a profit of $27 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss a year ago, helped by strong earnings from its U.S. coal operations and its wind and solar business.
2nd death at Cargill: Calls from Opposition, union to shut down for worker input

2nd death at Cargill: Calls from Opposition, union to shut down for worker input

CALGARY — Alberta's Opposition NDP, along with union leaders, is calling on the province to shut down a Cargill meat-packing plant so it can be determined whether the company is meeting legal obligations to involve workers in safety concerns.

Canada West university sports conference reducing schedules for next season

EDMONTON — The Canada West conference is cutting schedules and reducing travel in many university sports for the 2020-21 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.