Alberta government redirects school funding into COVID-19 response following class cancellations

The UCP has announced it will be redirecting $128 million dollars of funding initially slotted for K-12 schools in the province into Alberta’s COVID-19 response, following the cancellation of all classes on March 15. The funding that’s being adjusted would…

Red Arrow closes shop in Alberta, lays off most staff citing coronavirus effects

Red Arrow Motorcoach has announced it’s suspending all of its bus routes in Alberta, effective Monday, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve been providing service to Alberta for 40 years getting people safely home,”said John Stepovy, Red Arrow’s director of…

Alberta government to address efforts to protect food security during COVID-19 pandemic

The Alberta government is scheduled to provide an update Thursday morning on how the province is addressing food security during the growing COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen and Paul Wynnyk, Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs, are…

Alberta premier, chief medical officer of health to provide COVID-19 update Wednesday afternoon

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the chief medical officer of health will provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday afternoon. Kenney and Dr. Deena Hinshaw are scheduled to speak at the Alberta legislature at 3:30 p.m. MT. Global News…

Eligible Albertans can now apply for emergency COVID-19 isolation support

Albertans who have been forced to self-isolate due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have no other source of income can now apply for financial support from the province. Last week, the Alberta government announced $50 million in financial support for…

Suncor cuts $1.5 billion from budget to cope with low oil prices, COVID-19 impact

By The Canadian Press Posted March 24, 2020 12:16 pm Updated March 24, 2020 12:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Suncor Energy Inc. is cutting its 2020 capital spending budget…

Calgary researcher leads global study to improve diagnosis, treatment for kids with COVID-19

A researcher from the University of Calgary is leading a global study aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with COVID-19. The study, overseen by Dr. Stephen Freedman, is already underway at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. READ MORE:…

Precision Drilling moves to cut costs and capital spending plan in response to COVID-19

By The Canadian Press Posted March 24, 2020 8:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Precision Drilling Corp. says it is reducing staff, cutting salaries and lowering its capital spending plan…

Coronavirus: Alberta family pleads for COVID-19 compliance

14-year-old Mikah Dupuis was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in June 2019. As a result of her diagnosis, she must undergo aggressive chemotherapy treatment for two and a half years. Family members said the chemotherapy weakens her immune system and…