July 11th, 2020

Provincial News

No new COVID cases at Edmonton hospital, one death no longer linked to illness

By The Canadian Press on July 10th, 2020

EDMONTON – Health officials say a death previously linked to a COVID-19 outbreak at an Edmonton hospital was not caused by the illness. Catholic health provider Covenant Health said this week that six patients at the Misericordia Community Hospital had died due to the outbreak. The provider says that has changed to five. It says ... Read More »

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Shaw: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

By The Associated Press on July 10th, 2020

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) on Friday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $131.7 million. The Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had profit of 25 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per ... Read More »

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Survey suggests 40 per cent of Alberta doctors have considered leaving province

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on July 10th, 2020

CALGARY – A survey by the Alberta Medical Association suggests more than 40 per cent of the province’s physicians have at least considered looking for work elsewhere in Canada. The group blames the potential exodus on the United Conservative government’s announced changes to how doctors are paid. Some of the measures announced in February were ... Read More »

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Alberta politicians swap charges of bullying, misogyny after member ejected

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Opposition NDP tried and failed Thursday to censure the deputy speaker for evicting one of their members from the house in a day that saw both sides accuse each other of belittling and marginalizing women in politics. The governing United Conservatives voted down an NDP motion to discuss whether deputy Speaker Nicholas ... Read More »

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Three more patients die from COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton hospital

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2020

EDMONTON – Three more patients linked to a COVID-19 outbreak at an Edmonton hospital have died. Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro reported the deaths at the Misericordia Community Hospital in a statement on Twitter. The announcement comes one day after health officials said three patients had died from the illness, and 20 other patients and ... Read More »

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Alberta RCMP charge man with attempted murder after Mountie beaten with club

By The Canadian Press on July 9th, 2020

COLD LAKE, Alta. – RCMP say a man faces two dozen criminal charges, including attempted murder, after a Mountie was beaten with a club. Police say an officer was trying to make an arrest on Tuesday after a stolen vehicle was spotted in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Cold Lake, Alta. Investigators ... Read More »

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Gave up seat for Kenney to run: Premier defends hiring ex-MLA for trade office

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says hiring the former legislature member who gave up his constituency seat for Kenney was the right thing to do. The premier dismissed a reporter’s question Wednesday on whether his appointment of Dave Rodney is political payback. “He (Rodney) never asked for any kind of consideration in the future,” ... Read More »

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Kenney defends hiring ex-MLA for trade office who gave up seat for Kenney to run

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says hiring the former legislature member who gave up his constituency seat for Kenney was the right thing to do. Kenney dismissed a reporter’s question on whether his appointment of Dave Rodney as Alberta’s agent general in Houston is political payback. He says Rodney has critical political skills important ... Read More »

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Calgary officer justified in fatal shooting of man having mental crisis: ASIRT

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2020

CALGARY – Alberta’s police watchdog says a Calgary officer was justified in the shooting death of a man having a mental breakdown two years ago. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says in a release that officers were attempting to get the 43-year-old man medical help. The man had declining mental health due to a ... Read More »

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Three patients dead: Edmonton hospital declares full COVID-19 outbreak

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2020

EDMONTON – A hospital in Edmonton is no longer admitting patients due to a full outbreak of COVID-19. An outbreak at the Misericordia Community Hospital was first declared by Alberta’s chief medical health officer two weeks ago, and restrictions were tightened as case numbers increased. Alberta Health Services says that 20 patients and 15 staff ... Read More »

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