October 24th, 2020

Provincial News

N.L. reports one new COVID case involving man returning from work in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting one new case of COVID-19, bringing the province’s number of active cases to nine. In a release sent Thursday, public health officials say the new case is a man between 20 and 39 years old who returned to the province from work in Alberta. A spokeswoman ... Read More »

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Rapid COVID-19 tests to be piloted at Calgary airport, U.S. border crossing

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

CALGARY – The Alberta government says rapid COVID-19 tests will soon be available at the Calgary airport and a United States border crossing in the province. The pilot project is to start Nov. 2 and will be voluntary. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says if travellers take the tests, they will not have to quarantine for ... Read More »

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Alberta premier tests negative for COVID-19 but will isolate for a week

By Daniela Germano, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has tested negative for COVID-19 but will continue to isolate at home after one of his cabinet ministers tested positive. Kenney says he was tested Wednesday afternoon because he attended events with Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard last week. “The results have come back negative,” he said in the ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Alberta premier tests negative for COVID-19 but will isolate for a week

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has tested negative for COVID-19 but will continue to isolate at home after one of his cabinet ministers tested positive. Kenney says in a statement he is feeling healthy and not exhibiting symptoms. He says because he has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, he will isolate ... Read More »

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Alberta premier isolating after minister tests positive for COVID-19

By Daniela Germano, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is isolating at home after one of his cabinet ministers tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesman for Kenney said the premier went into self-isolation Wednesday afternoon after learning that Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard was infected. Shortly before that, Kenney was speaking in the legislature during question period. “Despite ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Alberta premier isolating after minister tests positive for COVID-19

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is isolating at home after one of his cabinet ministers tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesman for Kenney says the premier went into self-isolation after learning that Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard was infected. Deputy press secretary Harrison Fleming says Allard had been isolating since the weekend because a ... Read More »

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Alberta to cut 930 public service jobs in agriculture, forestry, community service

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

EDMONTON – The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says the government is cutting 930 public service jobs. Union president Guy Smith says in a news release that he has been told the cuts will begin immediately. Details were revealed in a letter sent this week to the union team bargaining a new contract with the ... Read More »

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‘Bona fide police service:’ Alberta expanding power, status for First Nations police

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

EDMONTON – The Alberta government has introduced proposed changes to the province’s Police Act which would expand the powers of First Nations police forces. The changes are part of a number of proposed amendments under the Justices Statutes Amendment Act, Justice Minister Kaycee Madu said Wednesday. First Nations police forces have been in place in ... Read More »

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Advisers suggest Alberta students not learn about residential schools before Grade 4

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

EDMONTON – The chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says young children aren’t too emotionally vulnerable to learn about residential schools as a leaked draft of proposed Alberta curriculum changes suggests. Senator Murray Sinclair says survivors have shared their stories with young children and there’s no evidence it was damaging. A draft of proposed ... Read More »

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British Columbia man dies during ski trip near glacier west of Calgary

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2020

CALGARY – A man has died while skiing on a backcountry trail near the Robertson Glacier in Kananaskis Country west of Calgary. RCMP say the 40-year-old man, from Invermere, British Columbia, died Monday. He was skiing with three friends when a whiteout hit and the group was separated. Kananaskis Public Safety and Alpine Helicopters responded ... Read More »

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Sinkhole 23 metres deeps shuts down busy Edmonton intersection for repairs

By Fakiha Baig, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2020

EDMONTON – An Edmonton utility company says a sinkhole that’s about four times as deep as an adult giraffe is tallwon’t cause any structural risks to nearby homes and businesses, but it will cause traffic headaches. “Out of an abundance of caution and public safety, we have closed the intersection as we continue to investigate ... Read More »

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