October 20th, 2020

Provincial News

Appeal Court dismisses appeal of Calgary couple convicted in son’s death

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2020

CALGARY – Alberta’s top court has dismissed the appeal of a Calgary couple convicted in the death of their 14-month-old son. Jennifer and Jeromie Clark were sentenced last year to 32 months in prison, after a jury found them guilty of criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessaries of life. Lawyers for ... Read More »

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Alberta government to cut up to 11,000 health-care jobs

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2020

The Alberta government says it is cutting up to 11,000 jobs at Alberta Health Services to save money. Health Minister Tyler Shandro made the announcement Tuesday at a news conference in Edmonton. He said nurses and front-line workers will not lose their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the cuts will come from further ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Alberta government to cut up to 11,000 health-care jobs

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2020

The Alberta government says it is cutting up to 11,000 jobs at Alberta Health Services to save money. Health Minister Tyler Shandro made the announcement at a news conference in Edmonton. He says nurses and front-line workers will not lose their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. He says some of the cuts will come from ... Read More »

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New COVID-19 case in N.L. is man who returned from work in Alberta

By The Canadian Press on October 12th, 2020

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting one new case of COVID-19. The case is a man in between 20 and 39 years old in the province’s central health region. The Public Health Department says the case is travel-related and the man returned to the province from work in Alberta. The department says ... Read More »

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‘Creeped out:’ Schools turn to technology in pandemic to catch online cheaters

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on October 11th, 2020

CALGARY – Crowded exam halls echoing with pencil scratches, rustling papers and supervisors’ footsteps have been replaced with solo tests in bedrooms or at kitchen tables – sometimes under a webcam’s glare. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced post-secondary instructors to overhaul how they assess students’ knowledge. Some have turned to remote programs that can detect ... Read More »

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Edmonton police homicide unit investigating suspicious death case

By The Canadian Press on October 11th, 2020

EDMONTON – Homicide detectives have been called in to investigate a suspicious death case in Edmonton’s west end. The Edmonton Police Service says officers were called to a complex near 180 Street and 74 Avenue Saturday evening where they found a male lying on the ground outside. They say the person was in medical distress ... Read More »

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Alberta, Canada Infrastructure Bank providing support for irrigation upgrade

By The Canadian Press on October 9th, 2020

CALGARY – Southern Alberta’s eight irrigation districts will be getting an $815-million upgrade. Premier Jason Kenney says the money is to be used to modernize and build new irrigation infrastructure and increase water storage capacity. The project includes $245 million from the province and $163 from the districts. The Canada Infrastructure Bank is to provide ... Read More »

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Alberta premier says province will continue ‘lighter approach’ in fighting COVID-19

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on October 9th, 2020

CALGARY – Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta will not follow Ontario’s lead on stricter restrictions because of a jump in COVID-19 cases. Starting Saturday, indoor dining in restaurants and bars will be prohibited in Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa, while gyms, movie theatres and casinos will be closed. Ontario marked a record 939 new cases ... Read More »

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Voluntary restrictions in Edmonton area as COVID-19 case numbers keep climbing

By The Canadian Press on October 8th, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta’s top doctor asked people in the Edmonton area Thursday to voluntarily abide by new health measures, as the province’s COVID-19 cases climbed to its highest daily number with the majority in the capital region. Chief medical health officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported 364 new infections in Alberta, with 276 of those in ... Read More »

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Voluntary restrictions in Edmonton as COVID-19 case numbers keep climbing

By The Canadian Press on October 8th, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta is reporting it’s highest daily number of COVID-19 cases, with 364 new infections. Three quarters of those — 276 — are in the Edmonton area. The province’s chief medical health officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, has announced three voluntarily public health measures in the capital region. She wants people to limit family gatherings ... Read More »

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‘You are Queen of Cons’: Alberta woman faces angry victims during fraud sentencing

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on October 8th, 2020

CALGARY – A chronic fraudster labelled “Queen of Cons” by one of her victims was sentenced to time served Thursday in a Calgary court. Jane Moore earlier pleaded guilty to a single charge of fraud over $5,000 in a scam that involved telling people she was about to inherit more than $38 million. Court heard ... Read More »

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