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Alberta pork plant sees rise in COVID cases, one death, in recent weeks

Alberta pork plant sees rise in COVID cases, one death, in recent weeks

Richard Vigneault, a spokesman for Olymel, says there was an outbreak at the company's plant in Red Deer in November, but it wasn't until Jan. 20 that there was a significant rise in infections.
As NHL deals with COVID-19 in U.S., Canadian-based NHLers thankful for North Division

As NHL deals with COVID-19 in U.S., Canadian-based NHLers thankful for North Division

"It's been a lot easier with the rules and the restrictions we have here in Canada to stay healthy," Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom said.
WestJet to lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, citing flight suspensions

WestJet to lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, citing flight suspensions

Air Canada also said this week that it will pause all operations of Air Canada Rouge and lay off 80 employees starting Feb. 8 as a result of the flight suspensions.
Alberta to restore some coal-mining policy protections: government spokesman

Alberta to restore some coal-mining policy protections: government spokesman

Kavi Bal, a spokesperson in the Premier's office, said an announcement is to be made next week. 
Hockey Canada cancels spring championships due to COVID-19 for second straight year

Hockey Canada cancels spring championships due to COVID-19 for second straight year

The affected tournaments include the Esso Cup, the Telus Cup, the Centennial Cup and the Allan Cup.
Edmonton police investigate two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women

Edmonton police investigate two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women

In the second attack, a man pushed a woman to the ground and threatened to kill her and tear off her burqa.
Tech-savvy charity connects seniors with loved ones

Tech-savvy charity connects seniors with loved ones

Project Joy has been providing much-needed devices to centres across Alberta
Federal NDP makes pre-emptive strike with election pledge on long-term care

Federal NDP makes pre-emptive strike with election pledge on long-term care

OTTAWA — The NDP is calling for the elimination of for-profit long-term care by 2030 in a multibillion-dollar plan presented as a potential election promise.
Legislation coming this year to force Google, Facebook to pay for news content

Legislation coming this year to force Google, Facebook to pay for news content

"Our position is clear: publishers must be adequately compensated for their work and we will support them as they deliver essential information for the benefit of our democracy and the health and well-being of our communities."
Economy lost 213,000 jobs in January as lockdown measures hit Ontario, Quebec

Economy lost 213,000 jobs in January as lockdown measures hit Ontario, Quebec

The unemployment rate rose 0.6 percentage points to 9.4 per cent, the highest rate since August. Almost all the job losses were in Ontario and Quebec.