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Filipino workers at meatpacking plant tied to Canada's biggest COVID-19 outbreak feel unfairly blamed

Arwyn Sallegue, an employee of Cargill’s meat-packing plant in High River, Alta. — where 558 workers have confirmed cases of COVID-19 — said he’s noticed an upsetting trend online. Cases connected to the Cargill meat plant outbreak have increased dramatically over the past two weeks. As of Friday, there were 558 cases in workers from the plant, with 798 total cases…

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Rising water prompts state of local emergency and mandatory evacuations in Wood Buffalo

Mandatory evacuations and a secondary state of local emergency have been declared in Wood Buffalo on Sunday after rising water levels created a high risk of flash flooding. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in northern Alberta declared a secondary State of Local Emergency because of high water levels along the Athabasca, Snye and Clearwater Rivers.…

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Wood Buffalo issues mandatory evacuation notices

Mandatory evacuation notices were issued for some communities in Wood Buffalo on Sunday morning due to rising water levels and a high risk of flash flooding. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in northern Alberta issued a mandatory evacuation notice for Draper, an unincorporated community of around 215 people. The municipality also issued a mandatory evacuation for…

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Trans Mountain, LNG Canada say they are on track despite pandemic

Energy projects like an LNG Canada export terminal and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion may face short-term setbacks but the pandemic and oil price crash shouldn’t threaten their long-term viability, economists say. Andrew Leach, an energy economist at the University of Alberta, said the long-term forecast for both natural gas and oil remains steady, even…

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