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Alberta hikes pay, hiring to fight COVID-19 in continuing-care centres

Alberta hikes pay, hiring to fight COVID-19 in continuing-care centres

EDMONTON — Alberta is bumping up salaries, funding and hiring at long-term care centres, which have been hit hard with COVID-19 infections and deaths.

'A difficult decision:' Alberta meat-packing plant pausing production

CALGARY — A meat-packing plant in southern Alberta where a worker died because of COVID-19 is temporarily shutting down as the result of an outbreak at the facility.
Doctors in at least 44 rural Alberta communities to reduce services: survey

Doctors in at least 44 rural Alberta communities to reduce services: survey

A group of rural doctors says 44 Alberta communities will be directly affected by recent government changes to the way physicians can bill for services.
University of Lethbridge axes men's and women's hockey teams, citing budget cuts

University of Lethbridge axes men's and women's hockey teams, citing budget cuts

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The University of Lethbridge has shut down its men's and women's hockey teams citing three straight years of cuts to its operating grant.
Lower commodity prices cut into PrairieSky Royalty first quarter earnings

Lower commodity prices cut into PrairieSky Royalty first quarter earnings

CALGARY — PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. is reporting a 67 per cent drop in net earnings on sharply lower oil and gas prices in the first quarter.
Negative oil price plunge a short-term anomaly with limited impact: analysts

Negative oil price plunge a short-term anomaly with limited impact: analysts

CALGARY — A Calgary energy analyst says the plunge by benchmark U.S. crude oil prices into negative territory for the first time on Monday is a short-term anomaly that likely won't have a lasting effect on Canadian producers.
Husky cuts production by 80,000 bpd, taking Canadian total to 365,000 bpd so far

Husky cuts production by 80,000 bpd, taking Canadian total to 365,000 bpd so far

CALGARY — A move by Husky Energy Inc. to halt production of 80,000 barrels per day takes the total reduction in Canadian crude output to about 365,000 bpd since the onset of measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, an analyst says.
'I just want to survive:' Greenhouses struggling with economic reality of COVID-19

'I just want to survive:' Greenhouses struggling with economic reality of COVID-19

CALGARY — Nick Zannis is thankful his greenhouse established online sales five years ago, now that the retail world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Is COVID-19 baby boom a myth? How relationships might be tested during the pandemic

Is COVID-19 baby boom a myth? How relationships might be tested during the pandemic

CALGARY — As Canadians face the possibility of being alone with their significant other for the foreseeable future, some say marital discord is more likely than the kind of intimacy that would lead to a baby boom nine months from now.

B.C and Saskatchewan issue COVID-19 warnings following cases at oilsands site

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Health officials in British Columbia and Saskatchewan are advising people to self-isolate if they're returning from an area of Alberta where an oilsands site is suffering from a COVID-19 outbreak.