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Alberta to share surplus ventilators, masks and gloves with Ontario, Quebec and B.C.

Alberta to share surplus ventilators, masks and gloves with Ontario, Quebec and B.C.

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta has more than enough protective masks, gloves and ventilators for its own COVID-19 needs, so it's sharing some of its surplus with provinces in more dire need.

Alberta announces new rules for health staff, as well as seven new COVID-19 deaths

EDMONTON — As Alberta announced the most new deaths in a single day from COVID-19, including four in a nursing home, its chief medical health officer unveiled new measures to prevent staff from spreading the disease.
Eskimos sign wide receiver Armanti Edwards

Eskimos sign wide receiver Armanti Edwards

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos announced on Friday that the club has signed wide receiver Armanti Edwards.

Shaw suspends share buybacks amid economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19 impact

CALGARY — Shaw Communications executives said Thursday that the Freedom Mobile service won't meet its 2020 target for growing its subscriber base, because the COVID-19 crisis has kept stores closed and customers distracted, but they said the lost rev

Alberta announces extra $1B to create jobs repairing roads, bridges, schools

EDMONTON — Alberta is adding $1 billion to its budget to repair more roads, schools, bridges and potholes as a way to create jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta doctors file lawsuit against province over changes to billing

Alberta doctors file lawsuit against province over changes to billing

EDMONTON — The Alberta Medical Association has filed a lawsuit against the province over how the government pushed through changes in the way doctors can bill for their services. The association's president, Dr.
Alberta, B.C. health ministers urge people to stay home for long weekend

Alberta, B.C. health ministers urge people to stay home for long weekend

Health ministers in Alberta and British Columbia are urging residents of both provinces to stay home over the coming long weekend. Alberta's Tyler Shandro and B.C.

Securities regulators warn of 'aggressive' junior gold miner promotion

CALGARY — Alberta and B.C. securities regulators are warning investors about the "aggressive promotion" of a Canadian junior gold mining firm in a mailout that claims its stock will soar during the COVID-19 related recession.
WestJet bringing workers pack on payroll with help of wage subsidy program

WestJet bringing workers pack on payroll with help of wage subsidy program

CALGARY — WestJet says it plans to bring back nearly 6,400 employees on to its payroll with the help of Ottawa's emergency wage subsidy program. WestJet chief executive Ed Sims made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter.
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.