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CWB Financial reports Q2 profit down as provisions for credit losses soar

EDMONTON — CWB Financial Group reported its second-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago as the economy tanked due to the steps taken to slow the COVID-19 pandemic and its provisions for credit losses more than doubled.
Alberta introduces bill to change rules on charter schools, home-schooling

Alberta introduces bill to change rules on charter schools, home-schooling

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is proposing to change the rules on charter schools and home-schooling.
NDP mocks Alberta premier's UCP for taking COVID cash from 'sugar daddy' Trudeau

NDP mocks Alberta premier's UCP for taking COVID cash from 'sugar daddy' Trudeau

EDMONTON — The Alberta Opposition says Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservatives have a new "sugar daddy" in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and should not accept a federal COVID-19 wage subsidy the party has applied for.
Private nursing home owners under pressure as COVID-19 exposes flaws in system

Private nursing home owners under pressure as COVID-19 exposes flaws in system

CALGARY — The owners of Canada's private nursing homes are under increasing pressure from investors and critics alike as infections and deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak continue among the country's oldest and most vulnerable citizens.
How to put 'found money' generated from pandemic savings to good use

How to put 'found money' generated from pandemic savings to good use

CALGARY — An elevator salesman in Calgary says two months of working from his house in the northwest part of the city have convinced him there's no place like home to conduct business.

One dead, four hurt in head-on crash on one-way street in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A 75-year-old man is dead and four other people are hurt after police say a pickup truck drove the wrong way down a one-way street in Edmonton.

Hockey Canada cancels summer camps, going virtual with training camps

CALGARY — Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday that it has cancelled all summer camps for national teams — including the Canadian junior team — and will hold virtual training sessions instead. The cancellation of scheduled events runs until Sept.
Alberta introduces bill to put deadlines on energy project approvals

Alberta introduces bill to put deadlines on energy project approvals

EDMONTON — Alberta is introducing legislation to allow the government to set maximum time limits on approvals for energy projects.

Graffiti on Chinese Consulate office potential hate crime: Calgary police

CALGARY — Police in Calgary have opened a hate-crime investigation into graffiti sprayed on the wall of a Chinese Consulate building.
Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence

Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta has been among the world leaders in staunching the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, but at a staggering financial cost the province cannot afford to repeat should there be a second wave.