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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.

Banff World Media Festival unveils virtual replacement for annual conference

BANFF, Alta. — The Banff World Media Festival has unveiled a virtual replacement for its annual conference and marketplace that was cancelled in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WestJet cancels most flights until July due to COVID-19 pandemic

WestJet cancels most flights until July due to COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. is extending its suspension of thousands of flights by another four weeks until July 4 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Calgary-based carrier is halting all U.S.
TransAlta reports $27M first-quarter profit compared with a loss a year ago

TransAlta reports $27M first-quarter profit compared with a loss a year ago

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. earned a profit of $27 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss a year ago, helped by strong earnings from its U.S. coal operations and its wind and solar business.
2nd death at Cargill: Calls from Opposition, union to shut down for worker input

2nd death at Cargill: Calls from Opposition, union to shut down for worker input

CALGARY — Alberta's Opposition NDP, along with union leaders, is calling on the province to shut down a Cargill meat-packing plant so it can be determined whether the company is meeting legal obligations to involve workers in safety concerns.

Canada West university sports conference reducing schedules for next season

EDMONTON — The Canada West conference is cutting schedules and reducing travel in many university sports for the 2020-21 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta premier questions arrest of pandemic lockdown protester at legislature

Alberta premier questions arrest of pandemic lockdown protester at legislature

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney wants answers after a man protesting public health lockdown orders was arrested outside the legislature over the weekend.
Oilpatch welcomes federal aid for large firms despite climate change conditions

Oilpatch welcomes federal aid for large firms despite climate change conditions

CALGARY — A federal financing relief package for large Canadian companies was applauded by the oil and gas sector and the Alberta government on Monday despite conditions that could link the aid to an individual company's climate change goals.
Labinjo family pleads for public's help in death deemed suspicious by police

Labinjo family pleads for public's help in death deemed suspicious by police

CALGARY — Michael Labinjo's family is struggling to make sense of the ex-CFL player's death, now considered suspicious by the Calgary police. The former Stampeders defensive lineman was found dead in his Calgary home Sept. 21, 2018 at the age of 38.
Ensign Energy Services suspends quarterly dividend, reports $29.3M Q1 loss

Ensign Energy Services suspends quarterly dividend, reports $29.3M Q1 loss

CALGARY — One of Canada's biggest drilling companies will cut its dividend and further reduce spending as a deep downturn in North American oil and gas exploration continues to weigh on the oilfield services sector.