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COVID-19 variant outbreaks in Alberta linked to workplaces: top doctor

COVID-19 variant outbreaks in Alberta linked to workplaces: top doctor

In a statement Monday, PTW Energy Services confirmed three positive cases of the P. 1 variant first discovered in Brazil in its Alberta offices in Drayton Valley, Edson and Hinton.
Economic Forecast Part 3: Tech sector, agrifoods and renewable energy boast most potential

Economic Forecast Part 3: Tech sector, agrifoods and renewable energy boast most potential

ATB Financial’s chief economist highlights opportunities for growth
Kenney promises recovery as province deals with fiscal hangover

Kenney promises recovery as province deals with fiscal hangover

Economic Forecast Part 2: Energy sector stands to make gains under new U.S. administration

Economic Forecast Part 2: Energy sector stands to make gains under new U.S. administration

Death of Keystone a disappointment, but industry has “bright lights on the horizon”, says ATB economist
Fire that followed a reported explosion at an Alberta oilfield site is under control

Fire that followed a reported explosion at an Alberta oilfield site is under control

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — County officials in northwest Alberta say a fire that followed a report of an early-morning explosion at an oilfield lease site is under control, and air-quality monitoring has determined there's no risk to the public.
Man dead after officer-involved shooting outside home on an Alberta First Nation

Man dead after officer-involved shooting outside home on an Alberta First Nation

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. — A man has died following an officer-involved shooting Saturday outside a home in O'Chiese First Nation in Alberta.
High vaccination rates decreasing COVID-19 cases in Indigenous communities

High vaccination rates decreasing COVID-19 cases in Indigenous communities

OTTAWA — The number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities has declined by 80 per cent since mid-January thanks to the high uptake of vaccines, says the top doctor at Indigenous Services Canada. Dr.
Officials seek to convince skeptical public of vaccine safety

Officials seek to convince skeptical public of vaccine safety

OTTAWA — Canada's deputy chief public health officer wouldn't hesitate to roll up his sleeve if the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were offered to him tomorrow, he said this week. Dr. Howard Njoo, along with chief public health officer Dr.
Horse rescued from freezing waters of Bow River in Stoney Nakoda

Horse rescued from freezing waters of Bow River in Stoney Nakoda

“We had to put ourselves in danger to rescue that horse— You could see the fast-flowing water in the crevasse the horse had broken," Wesley said. “Those people, they weren’t selfish one bit … There was such unity to jump in. They were so brave and courageous— These wonderful people put their lives on the line.”
Fighting human trafficking 'more urgent' amid pandemic: country star Paul Brandt

Fighting human trafficking 'more urgent' amid pandemic: country star Paul Brandt

CALGARY — Advocates in the fight against human trafficking say the financial hardship and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic have helped perpetrators find new targets.