Feds torn between moving toward cleaner energy or bailing out oil and gas sector

Canada’s oil producers could only sit and watch as the price of their product plummeted last month to less than what it costs to buy a litre of soda, hit by the double whammy of a COVID-19-induced drop in global…

Suncor Energy donates 40,000 masks to federal government in bid to curb COVID-19

Suncor Energy has joined the growing number of companies finding unique ways to try to stop the spread of COVID-19. The company announced via a Facebook post March 31 they had donated 40,000 N95 masks to the federal government for…

Alberta’s ‘Bits and Pieces’ medical supply program recognizes organizations’ help during COVID-19 pandemic

Alberta is recognizing more than 1,000 groups that have stepped up to support the province in a myriad of ways during the COVID-19 health crisis. The government said Friday that support has “poured in” from more than 1,100 non-profit and…

Man showing up at ex’s home saying he has COVID-19 leads to charges: Edmonton police

Edmonton police said several charges have been laid after a man showed up at his ex’s house Thursday night, where he allegedly claimed to have COVID-19 and said she had to let him stay. Police in the southwest part of…

Extreme speeding an ongoing issue on Edmonton roads during COVID-19 pandemic

Edmonton police say they continue to see cases of “extreme speeding,” as traffic volume has gone down over the past few weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Related News The Edmonton Police Service said Friday there’s been a “significant increases…

Athabasca Oil to shut down oilsands project due to drop in oil prices, COVID-19 pandemic

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 3, 2020 2:27 pm Updated April 3, 2020 2:28 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Athabasca Oil Corp. is suspending operations at its Hangingstone…

Alberta man possibly exposed to COVID-19 charged after coughing in officer’s face: police

Police in Lethbridge have charged a 27-year-old man after they allege he coughed in an officer’s face in an attempt to expose him to COVID-19. According to the Lethbridge Police Service, officers were called to a northside home at around…

Alberta health officials to hold daily COVID-19 update Friday afternoon

Posted April 3, 2020 1:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is scheduled to update the province on the COVID-19 pandemic Friday afternoon. Dr. Deena…

65 cases of COVID-19 at Calgary’s McKenzie Towne care centre

Melanie Morris’ 76-year-old mother, Audrey, is one of the dozens of McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Morris and her husband, Jeff Balzer, say they’re worried about the lack of staff at the Calgary…

Fifteen cases of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities to date, Canadian minister reports

To date, there have been a total of 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities, according to Marc Miller. The federal minister of Indigenous services spoke at a press conference on Thursday. He did not specify where in Canada…