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Edmonton hospital stops admitting patients due to COVID-19 outbreak

Edmonton hospital stops admitting patients due to COVID-19 outbreak

EDMONTON — A hospital in Edmonton is tightening restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to increase at the facility.

Cannabis retailer Fire & Flower unveils pilot stores in Circle K partnership

EDMONTON — Fire & Flower Holdings Inc. has unveiled the first examples of its new cannabis retail partnership with the owner of Circle K convenience stores and gasoline bars.
Global oil demand rebound from pandemic's lows prompts price spike forecasts

Global oil demand rebound from pandemic's lows prompts price spike forecasts

CALGARY — Oil analysts say a rebound in the world's hunger for oil has already started after demand destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic fell far short of what many experts had expected.
Float plane touched down briefly on lake before deadly crash in Alberta field

Float plane touched down briefly on lake before deadly crash in Alberta field

LEDUC COUNTY, Alta. — The Transportation Safety Board says an amateur-built plane with amphibious floats was being used in training when it went down last week south of Edmonton, killing three people on board.
After prior rejections, Alberta announces sandhill crane hunt for this fall

After prior rejections, Alberta announces sandhill crane hunt for this fall

EDMONTON — Alberta has announced there will be a sandhill crane hunting season this fall — a hunt that's been opposed by an environmental group and was previously rejected by the provincial government three times.

Alberta First Nation monitors hundreds for COVID-19 as it announces curfew

SIKSIKA NATION, Alta. — A First Nation in southern Alberta has implemented a curfew as its health workers monitor more than 200 people for signs they may have developed COVID-19.
'You have to show up:' NDP MP questions virtual attendance of Alberta Tories

'You have to show up:' NDP MP questions virtual attendance of Alberta Tories

EDMONTON — Alberta's only non-Conservative member of Parliament says she's disappointed some of the province's Tory MPs haven't been participating in virtual House of Commons special COVID-19 committee meetings.
Attendance for Alberta MPs at special COVID-19 committee since the end of May

Attendance for Alberta MPs at special COVID-19 committee since the end of May

EDMONTON — The average attendance for Alberta's Conservative MPs for a special COVID-19 committee, which has acted as a stand-in for the chamber, was about 42 per cent from May 27 to June 18.
CFL's Edmonton Eskimos plan to talk to Inuit communities about team name

CFL's Edmonton Eskimos plan to talk to Inuit communities about team name

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos "will ramp up" their engagement with Inuit communities to evaluate their views on the CFL team's name. The Eskimos made the announcement Friday.

Flood warning, mandatory evacuation for people in remote Alberta hamlet

PEACE RIVER, Alta. — A flood warning has been issued for the rain-swollen Smoky River near the Hamlet of Watino in northwestern Alberta.