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Calgary Stampeders sign defensive lineman Nicolas, linebacker Tillery

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have signed defensive lineman Dadi Nicolas and linebacker JoJo Tillery. Nicolas, a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was selected in the sixth round (203rd overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2016 NFL draft.

Nova Scotia LNG project decision delayed due to market conditions, COVID-19

CALGARY — Pieridae Energy Ltd.
WestJet to lay off 1,700 pilots as airline crisis deepens amid pandemic

WestJet to lay off 1,700 pilots as airline crisis deepens amid pandemic

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. has confirmed it will lay off 1,700 pilots as the company continues to struggle with fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Almost 2,000 total Alberta COVID-19 cases, including outbreak at oilsands camp

Almost 2,000 total Alberta COVID-19 cases, including outbreak at oilsands camp

EDMONTON — Alberta has reached almost 2,000 cases of COVID-19 and is now dealing with an outbreak at an oilsands facility. Dr.
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame closes museum for 2020, will still induct athletes

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame closes museum for 2020, will still induct athletes

CALGARY — Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is closing the doors on its Calgary museum until the end of 2020, but will still announce a class of inductees this year. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the Hall's major spring fundraiser.
COVID-19 isolation hotel for Calgary homeless has first guests, no known cases

COVID-19 isolation hotel for Calgary homeless has first guests, no known cases

CALGARY — A Calgary hotel that has been transformed into a COVID-19 isolation site for people with no fixed address is about one-tenth full more than a week after it opened.

Cavalry FC sign 20-year-old Canadian futsal international Mohamed Farsi

CALGARY — Cavalry FC have signed 20-year-old Canadian futsal international Mohamed Farsi. A native of Montreal, Farsi was 17 when he started playing in Quebec's PLSQ circuit.
Alberta's changes to doctors' billing during pandemic are unethical: experts

Alberta's changes to doctors' billing during pandemic are unethical: experts

EDMONTON — A University of Calgary professor says it was unethical for the Alberta government to bring in changes during the COVID-19 pandemic to how doctors bill for their services. Dr.
'What's going to happen?' Alberta teen recounts brush with death from COVID-19

'What's going to happen?' Alberta teen recounts brush with death from COVID-19

OKOTOKS, Alta. — Matt Greenshields never worried about COVID-19 until he found himself thinking about death as he was being wheeled down the empty, darkened hallways of a hospital on his way to intensive care.
Vermilion, Surge added to list of energy producers that have slashed dividends

Vermilion, Surge added to list of energy producers that have slashed dividends

CALGARY — Shares in Calgary-based Vermilion Energy Inc. and Surge Energy Inc. plunged on Wednesday after they announced the suspension of their dividend programs in response to persistently low oil prices.