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WestJet puts 1,000 workers on leave, citing government's 'incoherent' policy

WestJet puts 1,000 workers on leave, citing government's 'incoherent' policy

CALGARY — The CEO of WestJet Airlines Ltd. is laying the blame squarely on "incoherent" policy from Ottawa as his carrier cuts staff and flights in response to new COVID-19 testing requirements for passengers returning to Canada.
Veteran CFL receiver Walker returns for another stint with the Edmonton Football Team

Veteran CFL receiver Walker returns for another stint with the Edmonton Football Team

EDMONTON — American receiver Derel Walker is back with the Edmonton Football Team. Walker returned to Edmonton on Friday. He spent the 2019 season with the Toronto Argonauts.
Coal exploration around Alberta parks raises questions about future recreation

Coal exploration around Alberta parks raises questions about future recreation

EDMONTON — At least five popular recreation areas in southern Alberta are surrounded by coal exploration plans and one of them has been partly given over to an exploration lease, raising questions about their future with lovers of the outdoors.
Outdoor hockey traditions under shadow of climate change

Outdoor hockey traditions under shadow of climate change

KINGMAN, Alta. — Larry Asp grew up playing shinny outside in this tiny rural town he calls home again after 40 years away.
'Justice delayed is justice denied:' Canadians mark one year of Flight PS752 downing

'Justice delayed is justice denied:' Canadians mark one year of Flight PS752 downing

EDMONTON — A series of commemorative events stretching over two days has begun to mark the one-year anniversary of the downing of Flight PS752.
'Trust has been broken:' Kenney apologizes for UCP holiday travel, extends lockdown

'Trust has been broken:' Kenney apologizes for UCP holiday travel, extends lockdown

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney apologized Thursday for legislature members and political staff who travelled abroad over the holidays, saying his government broke the public trust and must rebuild it.
Alberta doctors ask for vaccine priority for staff in COVID-19 hospital units

Alberta doctors ask for vaccine priority for staff in COVID-19 hospital units

EDMONTON — More than 200 doctors in Alberta have signed an open letter asking for prioritized vaccination of health-care staff who work directly with patients on dedicated COVID-19 units.

Calgary eyes freestyle, snowboard worlds but needs health OK

Calgary wants to host the world freestyle ski and snowboard championships next month, if public health authorities approve. Calgary would be a substitute site. The world championships were scheduled for Feb.

Organizer of pro-Trump rally in Red Deer charged for breaking public health rules

RED DEER, Alta. — Police say the organizer of a pro-Trump rally in Red Deer, Alta., has been charged for ignoring public health rules. RCMP say in a news release that they were called around noon Wednesday to a protest near City Hall Park.
Calgary pivots to pursue world snowboard and freestyle ski championships

Calgary pivots to pursue world snowboard and freestyle ski championships

Calgary is making a pitch to be the host city of the world freestyle ski and snowboard championships next month if public health authorities approve it. Calgary would be a substitute site. The world championships scheduled Feb.