Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto hope to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

Tim Shipton lets out a deep breath. A laugh quickly follows. The Edmonton Oilers senior vice-president of communications and government relations is pondering a question about how long the team has been working on its bid to serve as an…

Parks Canada releases full list of national parks partially reopening on June 1

Parks Canada announced on Wednesday which national parks will be reopening on June 1. National parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas have been closed since late March to slow the spread of COVID-19. READ MORE: Coronavirus — Parks Canada…

4 people hospitalized after fire at St. Albert apartment building

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Canadian cities won’t be chosen as NHL hubs if players must quarantine in hotel rooms: league

The three Canadian cities shortlisted to play host to the NHL playoffs will be skipped over by the league if players are forced to quarantine in their hotels rooms after arriving, the NHL’s deputy commissioner says. Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton…

Coronavirus: NHL to abandon regular season, go to new playoff format if play resumes

The NHL announced Tuesday it will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 if it is able to resume play amid the novel coronavirus. Commissioner Gary Bettman said…

91 warnings related to COVID-19 public health orders issued in Edmonton over the weekend

Edmonton’s interim city manager is warning residents that recently reopened amenities could close again if users don’t obey public health orders related to the novel coronavirus. Appearing on The Ryan Jespersen Show on 630 CHED Tuesday morning, Adam Laughlin said…

Alberta temporarily suspends hydroxychloroquine COVID-19 trial

Alberta has temporarily suspended a province-wide trial investigating the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19. A spokesperson with Alberta Health confirmed Tuesday that the “clinical trial has been temporarily suspended by the research team so they can…

Alberta downgrades fire ban due to ‘great work’ of wildfire crews, favourable weather

Alberta has downgraded its fire ban to a fire advisory due to favourable weather. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen said in a tweet Tuesday that 243 fires have been extinguished by crews this spring. The fire ban, which…

Banff ‘ready to welcome visitors back’ as Alberta eases COVID-19 restrictions

The mayor of Banff says the idyllic mountain town is once again welcoming tourists two months after declaring a state of local emergency amid the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to Global News Morning Calgary on Tuesday, Karen Sorenson thanked Calgarians and…

Coronavirus prompts Quebec to put off premiers’ meeting

Quebec is postponing the Council of the Federation meeting it was set to host this summer because of COVID-19. The summer premiers’ gathering was set to take place from July 22 to July 24 at the Château Frontenac, but will…