August 6th, 2020

Provincial News

Stantec: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

By The Associated Press on August 5th, 2020

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ Stantec Inc. (STN) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $37.9 million. The Edmonton, Alberta-based company said it had profit of 34 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 38 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research ... Read More »

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Mayors of four Alberta cities frustrated by EMS dispatch services consolidation

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2020

Mayors of four cities affected by a change to emergency medical dispatch services say they were blindsided by the move and believe it will put lives of their residents at risk. Alberta announced Tuesday that it is consolidating all EMS dispatch call sites to save money and improve patient care. The change will affect EMS ... Read More »

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Alberta government announces $48M to support homeless during pandemic

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2020

EDMONTON – The Alberta government has announced $48 million in funding for shelters and community organizations that have been serving homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The money is on top of $25 million announced in March. Minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney says details on how the funds will be spent are ... Read More »

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Gran Tierra Energy: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

By The Associated Press on August 5th, 2020

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (GTE) on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $370.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had a loss of $1.01. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, came to 8 cents per ... Read More »

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Alberta sees dip in COVID-19 cases over August long weekend: Hinshaw

By The Canadian Press on August 4th, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the dip in COVID-19 cases over the long weekend appears to show that people are following public health guidelines about physical distancing and wearing masks. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says Alberta’s case numbers have been below 100 for four days straight. She says the downward trend began ... Read More »

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Consolidating EMS 911 dispatch services will save money, improve patient care: AHS

By The Canadian Press on August 4th, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta is consolidating all remaining municipally run emergency medical service dispatch call sites in a move that it says will save money and improve patient care. The change will affect EMS 911 dispatch services in Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Alberta Health Services has been running a ... Read More »

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Man dies after being found in Annette Lake at Jasper National Park in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on August 4th, 2020

JASPER, Alta. – A 39-year-old man has died after being found in a lake at Jasper National Park in Alberta. RCMP say they responded around 5 p.m. Monday to Annette Lake for a call about a possible drowning. When officers arrived, they found parks personnel and EMS on scene trying to save the man’s life. ... Read More »

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Alberta mandates masks for most students, all staff when schools reopen

By The Canadian Press on August 4th, 2020

EDMONTON – The Alberta government says it will follow the lead of Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia and make wearing masks mandatory for most students and staff when schools reopen in September. Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced Tuesday that students between Grades 4 to 12 and all staff will be required to wear masks in ... Read More »

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Alberta mandating masks for students and staff when schools reopen in September

By The Canadian Press on August 4th, 2020

EDMONTON – The Alberta government says it will make wearing masks mandatory for most students and staff when schools reopen in September. Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says students in Grades 4 to 12 and all staff will be required to wear masks in common areas, hallways and on buses. Children will not have to wear ... Read More »

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Man dies after being found in North Saskatchewan River southwest of Edmonton

By The Canadian Press on August 3rd, 2020

EDMONTON – A 53-year old man has died after he was found in the North Saskatchewan River near Edmonton. RCMP say officers responded to Devon Voyageur Park near the Highway 60 bridge southwest of Edmonton just before 4 p.m. Sunday. Cpl. John Pike told CTV News that police received a call about a man who ... Read More »

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Calgary police say armed jewellery store robbers used tear gas and pepper spray

By The Canadian Press on August 2nd, 2020

CALGARY – Police in Calgary are searching for the suspects in a jewellery store robbery at a shopping mall where they say the thieves were armed and used tear gas. Investigators say two masked men entered Sunridge Mall early Saturday afternoon and proceeded to Paris Jewellers. Once inside, police say the men deployed tear gas ... Read More »

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