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