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Canadian rower Silken Laumann drawn to paratriathlete's story, backs her with cash

Canadian rower Silken Laumann drawn to paratriathlete's story, backs her with cash

CALGARY — Leanne Taylor was born the same year Silken Laumann overcame long odds to stand on the Olympic podium. Laumann rowing to a bronze medal with a mangled leg at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona is part of Canadian sport lore.

Seven survivors of Alberta tour bus rollover near Jasper file lawsuit

EDMONTON — A northern Alberta woman who survived a fatal tour bus crash in Jasper National Park this summer says she is one of the lucky ones, but her recovery will be long and painful. Sweta Patel, 27, from High Prairie, Alta.
'Small number of kooks:' Alberta premier condemns apparent racist rally in Edmonton

'Small number of kooks:' Alberta premier condemns apparent racist rally in Edmonton

SPRUCE GROVE, ALBERTA — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is adding his voice to others condemning an apparent white supremacist rally in Edmonton.
Alberta top court rejects appeal of man who killed Calgary Stampeders football player

Alberta top court rejects appeal of man who killed Calgary Stampeders football player

CALGARY — Alberta's top court has upheld the conviction of a man who killed a Calgary Stampeders football player outside a nightclub in 2016.
Shell plan to cut up to 9,000 jobs could result in 100s of fewer jobs in Canada

Shell plan to cut up to 9,000 jobs could result in 100s of fewer jobs in Canada

CALGARY — Hundreds of Canadian employees of Royal Dutch Shell could be affected by its plan revealed Wednesday to cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2022. The company has 3,500 workers in Canada, accounting for about 4.
Stoney Nakoda women replace racist nickname for mountain landmark in Alberta Rockies

Stoney Nakoda women replace racist nickname for mountain landmark in Alberta Rockies

CANMORE, Alta. — Stoney Nakoda women elders have revealed a new name for a prominent landmark in the Alberta Rockies with a racist and misogynistic nickname.
Kinross Gold buys 70% of proposed open pit Alaska gold mine for $125 million

Kinross Gold buys 70% of proposed open pit Alaska gold mine for $125 million

CALGARY — Kinross Gold Corp. is moving to secure additional supply for its Alaska gold operations by buying a controlling interest in the Peak Gold project from Royal Gold, Inc., and Contango Ore, Inc., for $125 million.

Company fires staff who made racist comments at Edmonton public school

EDMONTON — A utility company says contract staff have been fired for making racist comments during a smudging ceremony at an Edmonton public school.
TC Energy inks deal for Indigenous ownership stake in Keystone XL pipeline

TC Energy inks deal for Indigenous ownership stake in Keystone XL pipeline

CALGARY — Indigenous communities are being given a chance to pursue an ownership interest in the Keystone XL pipeline project, builder TC Energy Corp. announced on Tuesday.

Racism contributes to poor attendance of Indigenous students in Alberta schools: New study

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