Coaldale greenhouse becomes exclusive lettuce supplier for Wendy’s Canada

An 11-acre greenhouse in southern Alberta has become the lone supplier of leafy greens for Wendy’s fast-food restaurants across the country. Whole Leaf in Coaldale, Alta., will now supply all 384 Wendy’s Canada locations with lettuce for burgers and salads…

Alberta hockey foundations pleased with introduction of online 50/50 ticket sales ahead of NHL playoffs

Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis has introduced new electronic options for charity raffles across the province. In a news release Friday, AGLC announced that online sales of 50/50 tickets will be made available to all adult Albertans. AGLC’s president and…

International student in Calgary loses life’s savings to scammers

When 22-year-old Giulia Hallais moved to Calgary from Brazil 10 months ago, she never expected she’d be the victim of a common Canadian scam. But that’s exactly what happened to the international student. Read more: Phone scam tells Albertans they…

Pregnant Canadians worry they won’t get parental leave benefits because work hours affected by COVID-19

When Kayla Erhardt found out she was “unexpectedly expecting” in January, she never imagined her pregnancy would unfold parallel to a pandemic. “I had a plan for my maternity hours and COVID unfortunately threw a wrench in that.” When the…

Edmonton business owner gets idea for urban farming from Yukon

An Edmonton business owner is hoping to take urban farming to new heights. Jason Courtepatte is introducing high-tech cargo containers capable of producing more than 100 pounds of food a week. He first came across these agricultural systems while on…

Alberta Safeway union votes to strike as contract talks stall, hero pay removed

Safeway workers in Alberta have voted in favour of a strike, according to the union that represents them. Related News Seventy-nine per cent of the workers voted yes in a recent strike vote, according to numbers on the union website.…

4 Edmonton-area movie theatres reopen with COVID-19 prevention measures

After months of being closed, movie theatres are back. One Landmark Cinema and three Cineplex locations officially reopened in the Edmonton area Friday. “The experience that you have in our theaters will be a little bit different with respect to…

WestJet will end physical distancing on flights starting July 1

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is ending its seat distancing policy on board its aircraft starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. The airline has blocked the purchase of middle seats and adjacent seats…

Cross-border travellers angered they’re paying annual travel insurance amid COVID-19 pandemic

Some travellers are questioning why they are still paying for travel insurance when the Canada-U.S. border remains closed to all non-essential travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gail Bourne travels to the United States at least twice a year. The…

Some Edmonton restaurants reopen after briefly closing due to COVID-19 cases

A couple of the Edmonton restaurants that decided to temporarily close when one case of COVID-19 was confirmed in either a patron or employee are reopening Thursday. Alberta Health nor Alberta Health Services required these businesses to close. Instead, it…