City of Leduc announces measures to help residents, businesses hurting financially over COVID-19 pandemic

Three weeks after Leduc declared a local state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, the city announced new measures it says are aimed at helping those in the community facing financial troubles because of COVID-19. “Council has clearly heard that…

Kenney to present Albertans with COVID-19 projections during televised address Tuesday

Premier Jason Kenney will present some of the COVID-19 modelling projections put together by provincial health officials to Albertans on Tuesday evening during a special televised address. Kenney announced his plans for the address during a news conference in Edmonton…

Work starts in Montana on Keystone XL pipeline

TC Energy said Monday that it’s started construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border despite calls from Indigenous leaders and environmentalists to delay the US $8-billion project amid the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesperson for TC Energy…

RCMP rescind Calgary-area teen’s $1,200 fine for not practising physical distancing in vehicle

RCMP in Alberta have rescinded a Cochrane teenager’s $1,200 fine for not practising physical distancing while in a vehicle. The fine was issued Thursday evening and fell under new social distancing legislation, according to RCMP. The 16-year-old boy’s father, Chris…

2 Edmonton Police Service employees have now tested positive for COVID-19

The Edmonton Police Service confirmed Thursday that a second employee has tested positive for COVID-19. An EPS spokesperson told Global News the second confirmed case involves “a civilian member” and that this marks EPS’ “first case of the virus acquired…

Dog parks to face restrictions as Edmonton copes with COVID-19 crisis

The list of things that you won’t be able to do in Edmonton continues to grow as city councillors, who extended a local state of local emergency over the COVID-19 crisis on Thursday, heard that dog parks are going to…

Some Alberta convicts move to house arrest to mitigate COVID-19 risk: official

Some offenders serving the custody portion of their intermittent sentences on weekends are being moved to house arrest over concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 in the province’s correctional facilities, according to a spokesperson for Alberta Justice. In an…

Spruce Grove announces new measures to combat spread of COVID-19

On the same day provincial officials announced the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases had reached 419, the City of Spruce Grove announced new measures it is taking to try to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in its community. “Effective immediately, all…

Edmonton declares local state of emergency over COVID-19, suspends some fees for citizens

Mayor Don Iveson announced late Friday afternoon that city council voted to declare a local state of emergency in response to the deepening COVID-19 crisis. Councillors also agreed to take steps to ease financial burdens many Edmontonians are facing because…