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Dow to build Alberta ethylene plant expansion for more than US$200 million

Dow to build Alberta ethylene plant expansion for more than US$200 million

CALGARY — U.S. chemical producer Dow Inc. has approved an expansion of its Alberta petrochemical facilities expected to cost between US$200 million and US$225 million.
Quarterback Trevor Harris signs extension with Edmonton Eskimos

Quarterback Trevor Harris signs extension with Edmonton Eskimos

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have extended the contract of starting quarterback Trevor Harris, keeping him with the CFL team through the 2022 season. Harris originally signed with the Eskimos before last season, leaving the Ottawa Redblacks.
Imperial Oil takes crude-by-rail shipments to 100,000 bpd as differentials widen

Imperial Oil takes crude-by-rail shipments to 100,000 bpd as differentials widen

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. has ramped up crude-by-rail shipments to more than 100,000 barrels per day from zero in October and plans to continue to add railcars as profitability of the transportation option strengthens.
'Taking the lead:' Calgary police expanding mandatory drunk-driving checks

'Taking the lead:' Calgary police expanding mandatory drunk-driving checks

CALGARY — Police say all drivers in Calgary can expect a breath test if they are pulled over or go through a checkstop — an approach an anti-drunk-driving group wants forces elsewhere to follow, but one that defence lawyers warn is rife with constitu

Capstone buys stake in proposed Alberta solar power generation project

CALGARY — Toronto-based Capstone Infrastructure Corp. says it is buying a 51 per cent interest in the 132-megawatt Claresholm Solar Project in southern Alberta from Calgary-based Perimeter Solar Inc.
Oilsands producer Cenovus pledges $50 million to build Indigenous housing

Oilsands producer Cenovus pledges $50 million to build Indigenous housing

CALGARY — Indigenous leaders say they hope other companies will follow the lead of Cenovus Energy Inc.
Industry group forecasts $2-billion rise in oil and gas spending this year

Industry group forecasts $2-billion rise in oil and gas spending this year

CALGARY — Business friendly policies enacted by the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments are receiving much of the credit as the Canadian oil and gas industry forecasts a jump of about $2 billion in capital spending this year.
Oilsands producer Cenovus pledges $50 million to build Indigenous housing

Oilsands producer Cenovus pledges $50 million to build Indigenous housing

CALGARY — Indigenous leaders say they hope other companies will follow the lead of Cenovus Energy Inc.
Monahan scores shootout winner as Flames edge rival Oilers 4-3

Monahan scores shootout winner as Flames edge rival Oilers 4-3

EDMONTON — There was definitely an old-school, playoff atmosphere on display in Edmonton on Wednesday night. Sean Monahan scored the shootout winner as the Calgary Flames snapped a two-game skid with a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
Edmonton Oilers, Zack Kassian agree to four-year contract extension

Edmonton Oilers, Zack Kassian agree to four-year contract extension

EDMONTON — Forward Zack Kassian has signed a four-year contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers. The 29-year-old from Windsor, Ont., and the club agreed to a deal averaging US$3.20 million annually, according to multiple reports.