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Hinshaw says positivity rate dropping, but hospitals under 'severe strain'; 12 new cases, 11 recoveries in Fort McMurray
Alberta’s positivity rate for COVID-19 continues dropping and is currently around 5.6 per cent, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said at her Tuesday media briefing. However, the province’s health-care system is still struggling to cope with the hundreds of people fighting the virus in hospitals.
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Kenney urges Trudeau to act on Keystone XL, says Biden's plan to scrap project would set dangerous precedent
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make a last-minute push to save the Keystone XL pipeline, saying a decision by U.S. president-elect Joe Biden to scrap the project’s permits would set a dangerous precedent for the Canadian economy.
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Ptarmigan Court homeowners can now request buyouts or flood-proofing funding
Ptarmigan Court property owners can now request buyouts from the municipality. Anyone who does not want to leave can tell the municipality if they are interested in raising their mobile homes above the flood line. The options were approved by council in December .
Syncrude heavy hauler rolls its way to 150,000 operating hours, more than double original operating life
After nearly 56 million tons of material hauled and more than 157,000 trips, a Syncrude heavy hauler has hit a world-record with 150,000 operating hours over 21 years. The hauler was originally designed to have an operating life of 72,000 hours, but hit the milestone last month.