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Third horse dies at Stampede chuckwagon races; driver fined, disqualified

Third horse dies at Stampede chuckwagon races; driver fined, disqualified

CALGARY — A chuckwagon driver has been barred indefinitely from competing at the Calgary Stampede after a collision caused a horse's death.
Trudeau visits Alberta pipeline site, says national unity is not under threat

Trudeau visits Alberta pipeline site, says national unity is not under threat

EDMONTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dismissing claims by conservative politicians that national unity is under threat. The Liberal leader says conservative politicians are playing petty politics, which is hurting people across the country.

Man from Europe hiking with friends plunges to death on Alberta mountain

CROWSNEST, Alta. — A man from the Czech Republic is dead after a fall from a mountain in southwestern Alberta.
Alberta's Jason Kenney tells premiers' meeting national unity still  threatened

Alberta's Jason Kenney tells premiers' meeting national unity still threatened

SASKATOON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he still believes national unity is under threat despite two days of collaborative discussions with the country's leaders.
Cenovus produces one billionth barrel from thermal oilsands operations

Cenovus produces one billionth barrel from thermal oilsands operations

CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. says its thermal oilsands operations in northern Alberta produced their one billionth barrel of bitumen on Wednesday.
Horse euthanized after injury in Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

Horse euthanized after injury in Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

CALGARY — A horse has died from an injury that occurred during a chuckwagon race at this year's Calgary Stampede.
Wrangling waste: Calgary Stampede trying to reduce waste going to landfill

Wrangling waste: Calgary Stampede trying to reduce waste going to landfill

CALGARY — More than 20,000 people chowed down on pancakes last weekend during a family breakfast on the Calgary Stampede grounds. That's an awful lot of disposable forks, knives and plates — not to mention cups for water and coffee.
Quebec premier at odds with Alberta and Saskatchewan over Energy East pipeline

Quebec premier at odds with Alberta and Saskatchewan over Energy East pipeline

SASKATOON — Alberta's premier says it doesn't matter if Quebec opposes the idea of an oil pipeline as part of the Energy East project — the federal government should step in and make it happen.
OCS pulls some CannTrust pot amid Health Canada probe, Alberta puts pot on hold

OCS pulls some CannTrust pot amid Health Canada probe, Alberta puts pot on hold

TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store has removed certain CannTrust Holdings Inc.
High dividend yields due to cheaper shares spook investors, say oil and gas CEOs

High dividend yields due to cheaper shares spook investors, say oil and gas CEOs

CALGARY — Mid-sized Alberta oil and gas producers say their share prices have fallen so low that investors are starting to worry their rising dividend yields are becoming unsustainable.