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Calgary to host 2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

Calgary/IBNS: Calgary has been selected to host the 2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games, Mayor Jyoti Gondek said in a release.

Canada: Alberta to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions

Alberta/IBNS: The province of Alberta in Canada is lifting all the remaining COVID-19 public health restrictions including mandatory masking on public transit and isolation.

Canada: Alberta to pause provincial fuel tax collection amid high prices of gas

Calgary (AB)/IBNS: In the wake of the skyrocketing price of gas in Canada, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Monday that his government would help the hard-hit consumers by pausing the collection of its 13-cent per litre provincial fuel tax on April 1.

Canada: RCMP investigates COVID-19 related massive death in Alberta meat plant outbreak

Alberta/IBNS: A criminal investigation has been launched by the RCMP in Canada's Alberta into a COVID-19 death due to a massive meat plant outbreak in the province, media reports said. 

Canada: Alberta plans to send COVID-19 teams to hard-hit areas in Edmonton, Calgary

Alberta/IBNS: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said that its government is planning to send COVID-19 teams into the 11 hardest-hit neighbourhoods in Edmonton and Calgary to offer masks, hand sanitizer and to provide free hotel rooms to allow people in those areas to self-isolate if necessary.

Canada: Alberta records alarming surge in Covid-19 cases

Alberta (Canada)/IBNS: An alarming surge in the coronavirus infection cases and deaths has been reported among Albertans in the age range of 80 and above compared to the entire rest of the pandemic period, media reports said.

Canada’s Alberta bans outdoor gatherings, mandates telecommuting as COVID spikes: Premier

Toronto/Sputnik: The Canadian province of Alberta is introducing a ban on outdoor gatherings in concurrence with other measures to stem the tide of COVID-19 cases in the province, Premier Jason Kenney said during a press briefing.

Alberta Health Services' proposal to lay off about 11,000 staff revolted by AUPE and UNA

Alberta/IBNS: Tyler Shandro, Alberta Health Minister, has announced that Alberta Health Services (AHS) plans to lay off between 9,700 and 11,000 employees, mostly working in laboratory, linen, cleaning, and in-patient food services, by outsourcing these jobs to the private companies.

Alberta's last two weeks' COVID-19 new cases are maximum per capita of all provinces: Federal data

Alberta/IBNS: Alberta's new cases of COVID-19 from July 7 to 21 are maximum per capita, of all provinces, according to federally compiled data, media reports said.

Canada: Witness amazed how anyone could survive Alberta bus crash that killed 3, injured 24

Alberta/IBNS: A witness, Vanja Krtolica, to a Jul 18 fatal bus crash in Jasper National Park, Alberta that killed three and injured 24, expressed surprise how anyone could survive after the glacier sightseeing bus rolled four or five times in the Alberta park, reported CBC News.

Canada: Alberta's delayed fund dispersal for oil clean up results in slow boost in oil and gas sector

Alberta/IBNS:  Alberta's delayed dispersal of funds to oil and gas workers to clean up oil wells to keep oilfield service companies afloat has resulted in the slow recovery of the oil and gas industry sectors, media reports said.

Alberta becomes Canada's top business destination due to its lowest national corporate tax rate

Alberta/IBNS: Alberta's corporate tax rate has dropped to eight per cent, at least 30 per cent lower than any other Canadian provincial rate, making it Canada's top business destination, media reports said. 

Alberta becomes first Canadian province to invest in serology testing of Covid-19

Alberta/IBNS: Alberta has announced an investment of $10 million for targeted serology testing to help to track the spread of Covid-19 across the province, media reports said.

Canada: Alberta makes free non-medical masks to stem Covid-19 spread

Alberta/IBNS: In a bid to stem the spread of Covid-19 during the first phase of its reopening, Canadian province Alberta distributed more than 14 million free non-medical masks at A&W, McDonald’s Canada, and Tim Hortons drive-thrus across the province, media reports said.

Canada: Alberta RCMP fines 7 Americans for stopping to sightsee in Banff National Park

Alberta/IBNS: Seven tickets were issued by Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to Americans who stopped in Banff National Park in Alberta to see the sights last week despite Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)'s current rules which bans non-essential travel between Canada and the United States till July 21, media reports said.