March 31st, 2020

Provincial News

Calgary researcher to lead global study on COVID-19 treatment for children

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on March 24th, 2020

CALGARY – While children appear to be better at fighting off the novel coronavirus than adults, little is known about how COVID-19 affects them and the best treatment for kids who are infected, says a Calgary researcher who hopes to fill in some of those blanks with a new global study spearheaded at Alberta Children’s ... Read More »

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Police arrest man in alleged sexual assault of eight-year-old girl in Edmonton

By The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2020

EDMONTON – A man has been arrested in Edmonton in a case where police alleged an eight-year-old girl was abducted and sexually assaulted by a stranger while she walked home. Police earlier reported the girl was walking home from another residence on March 10 when a male driver pulled her into his vehicle, sexually assaulted ... Read More »

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Kenney says ‘special place in hell’ for hoarders, scammers during pandemic

By The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says there’s “a special place in hell” for hoarders and scammers during the COVID-19 crisis. Kenney says officials are continuing to hear about cases of hoarding food and other vital supplies, along with Internet scams stoking fears about the novel coronavirus to obtain credit card information. He says such ... Read More »

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COVID-19 a ‘devastating blow’ to mountain towns that rely on tourism

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2020

CALGARY – The COVID-19 pandemic has walloped tourism-dependent mountain towns by cutting short what had been shaping up to be a great ski season in Western Canada. At the same time, there are concerns too many people are heading to wilderness trails and that regional hospitals can’t cope with a potential surge in novel coronavirus ... Read More »

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Calgary reducing numbers in homeless shelters; relocating some to hotels

By The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2020

CALGARY – The City of Calgary will be decreasing the number of people staying in homeless shelters and housing some of them in hotels to try to limit the effect of COVID-19. The city said it is shrinking the total number of shelter spaces by 400. “We’re trying to reduce the population we have in ... Read More »

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Calgary reducing numbers in homeless shelters; relocating to hotels

By The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2020

CALGARY – The City of Calgary will be decreasing the number of people staying in homeless shelters and housing some of them in hotels to try to limit the impact of COVID-19. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says the number of spaces in each shelter is being shrunk by 400. He says it’s difficult for the ... Read More »

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Dancers strip from homes when pandemic prompts cancellation of burlesque show

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2020

EDMONTON – When social distancing prompted the cancellation of a sold-out burlesque show at a downtown Edmonton bar on Friday, organizers kept the show going with livestreamed stripteases direct from the performers’ own living rooms. “At first when we talked about doing a livestream we figured we could all be at one place,” explained Delia ... Read More »

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Alberta COVID-19 cases jump as province launches economic aid, daycare plan

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on March 20th, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta announced its biggest one-day jump in COVID-19 cases Friday as the government promised further measures to help the homeless and parents working on the front lines of the pandemic. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, said there are 49 new cases, bringing the total in the province to 195. Five ... Read More »

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Woman convicted in Calgary quadruple killing case appeals

By The Canadian Press on March 20th, 2020

CALGARY – A woman found guilty on two charges in a Calgary quadruple killing is appealing her convictions and sentences. Yu Chieh Liao, who also uses the first name Diana, and Tewodros Kebede were sentenced to life in prison last month for the first-degree murder of Hanock Afowerk in 2017. The remains of sisters Glynnis ... Read More »

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‘Unique vulnerability:’ Alberta to provide more aid for homeless in COVID crisis

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on March 20th, 2020

EDMONTON – The Alberta government says it will be working with cities to deliver more help for the homeless during the COVID-19 crisis. Premier Jason Kenney says the province will be providing extra cash and staff to set up overflow homeless shelters and spots for people who need to self-isolate. “Alberta Health Services will provide ... Read More »

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Alberta Education announces new guidelines for student learning

By Lethbridge Herald on March 20th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Alberta Education has announced new guidelines are in place to direct how students will learn while in-school classes are cancelled due to the provincial health emergency. The province has worked with the Alberta School Boards Association, the College of Alberta School Superintendents, the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Association of Independent Schools & ... Read More »

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