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Eskimos defensive tackle Mark Mackie retires, will attend med school

Edmonton Eskimos defensive tackle Mark Mackie has retired from the CFL. Mackie made the decision after being admitted to the Schulich School of Medicine at Western University. The native of London, Ont.
Reassurances emerge after second oilsands mine work camp outbreak

Reassurances emerge after second oilsands mine work camp outbreak

CALGARY — A second outbreak of COVID-19 at an oilsands mine work camp in northern Alberta is concerning, observers say, but not even a vocal critic of the Alberta government's handling of the pandemic would shut those operations down.

Alberta to relaunch economy, but delays in Calgary and Brooks

CALGARY — Alberta will allow stores, restaurants, daycares, and hair salons to reopen across much of the province Thursday, but Calgary and Brooks will have to wait a little longer for some of those services.
Norway's wealth fund excludes oilsands investments over greenhouse gas emissions

Norway's wealth fund excludes oilsands investments over greenhouse gas emissions

CALGARY — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says news that one of the world's largest investment funds will exclude four Canadian oilsands producers from consideration for investing is part of a continuing shift in global attitudes for which oil companie
Judge finds abuse, but Calgary man acquitted in death of four-year-old daughter

Judge finds abuse, but Calgary man acquitted in death of four-year-old daughter

CALGARY — A judge has ruled that a four-year-old girl who died was clearly a victim of child abuse but there's not enough evidence to convict her father of second-degree murder.
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.