Tag Archives: News/Canada/Calgary

CP Holiday Train won’t roll across Canada this year due to pandemic

By | September 24, 2020

Since 1999, the annual Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train has pulled into communities across Canada and the United States to raise money for local food banks. But like so many events deemed unworkable amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the festive train won’t be leaving its station this holiday season. Keith Creel, the railway’s president and CEO, said CP will instead donate to… Read More »

Lengthy, enjoyable fall ahead for most of Canada, Weather Network predicts

By | September 14, 2020

Canadians can look forward to a lengthy, pleasant fall that won’t give way to early winter temperatures and storms, according to one of the country’s top weather forecasters. The Weather Network released its fall forecast Monday, and chief meteorologist Chris Scott says the predictions bode well for people hoping to take advantage of the outdoors for a few… Read More »

WestJet extends flight cancellations into July as COVID-19 keeps passenger loads at record lows

By | May 11, 2020

WestJet says it is extending many flight cancellations into early July as it continues to deal with record-low passenger numbers due to COVID-19. In late April, the Calgary-based carrier said it was cancelling some 18,000 flights between May 5 and June 4. An announcement from WestJet on Sunday says domestic route suspensions will continue through July 4, and… Read More »

Her greatest fear was dying alone — two days after she caught coronavirus, she did

By | April 30, 2020

Jennifer Patrick was terrified of dying alone.  The 65-year-old was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis nearly two years ago. She relied on progressively higher and higher concentrations of oxygen and a few months ago was moved to a Calgary nursing home.  Since the diagnosis, Britt Patrick said her mom just kept repeating her fear — “I don’t want to die alone.” But two days… Read More »

One trip per week. One person per household. That should be the law for grocery buying, union says

By | April 17, 2020

Western Canada’s largest private-sector union is proposing that people be limited to one trip to the grocery store each week to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among customers and workers. Tom Hesse, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers 401, which represents 32,000 workers, said governments should also bring in regulations that allow only one person per… Read More »