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Want a mask with your Big Mac? Alberta handing out masks at drive-thrus

Want a mask with your Big Mac? Alberta handing out masks at drive-thrus

EDMONTON — Alberta is planning to distribute 20 million non-medical masks for free at hundreds of drive-thru fast-food restaurants.

Death of man after fire at Calgary seniors facility investigated as homicide

CALGARY — Police in Calgary say the death of a man in his late 80s after a fire at a seniors facility last month is being investigated as a homicide. Police say the man died on Wednesday as a result of his injuries.

Six-year-old Alberta girl uninjured after car backs over her in driveway

ST. ALBERT, Alta. — A six-year-old Alberta girl is unhurt after being run over by a car. RCMP in St.

Police say two arrested, drugs and weapons seized, in northwestern Alberta bust

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — RCMP say a lengthy investigation has ended with the arrest of two Alberta residents and a sizable seizure of drugs and weapons.

CWB Financial reports Q2 profit down as provisions for credit losses soar

EDMONTON — CWB Financial Group reported its second-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago as the economy tanked due to the steps taken to slow the COVID-19 pandemic and its provisions for credit losses more than doubled.
Alberta introduces bill to change rules on charter schools, home-schooling

Alberta introduces bill to change rules on charter schools, home-schooling

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is proposing to change the rules on charter schools and home-schooling.
NDP mocks Alberta premier's UCP for taking COVID cash from 'sugar daddy' Trudeau

NDP mocks Alberta premier's UCP for taking COVID cash from 'sugar daddy' Trudeau

EDMONTON — The Alberta Opposition says Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservatives have a new "sugar daddy" in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and should not accept a federal COVID-19 wage subsidy the party has applied for.
Private nursing home owners under pressure as COVID-19 exposes flaws in system

Private nursing home owners under pressure as COVID-19 exposes flaws in system

CALGARY — The owners of Canada's private nursing homes are under increasing pressure from investors and critics alike as infections and deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak continue among the country's oldest and most vulnerable citizens.
How to put 'found money' generated from pandemic savings to good use

How to put 'found money' generated from pandemic savings to good use

CALGARY — An elevator salesman in Calgary says two months of working from his house in the northwest part of the city have convinced him there's no place like home to conduct business.

One dead, four hurt in head-on crash on one-way street in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A 75-year-old man is dead and four other people are hurt after police say a pickup truck drove the wrong way down a one-way street in Edmonton.