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Alberta announces next phase of COVID vaccinations, doses for about 437,000 residents

Alberta announces next phase of COVID vaccinations, doses for about 437,000 residents

EDMONTON — Alberta’s health minister says 437,000 people can soon begin booking appointments for the next round of COVID-19 vaccinations and the province hopes to hit a major milestone before July.
Jailed Alberta pastor should be able to lead services until his trial: lawyer

Jailed Alberta pastor should be able to lead services until his trial: lawyer

EDMONTON — The lawyer for a pastor accused of holding Sunday services that ignored COVID-19 rules says his client should be released from jail and be free to lead worshippers until his trial.
Parkland blames pandemic as Q4 profits and revenue slide on lower fuel sales

Parkland blames pandemic as Q4 profits and revenue slide on lower fuel sales

CALGARY — Parkland Corp. is reporting lower fourth-quarter earnings and revenue as affects of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns continue to erode fuel sales.
Canadian Natural takes Keystone XL pipeline charge, raises dividend 11 per cent

Canadian Natural takes Keystone XL pipeline charge, raises dividend 11 per cent

CALGARY — The move by U.S. President Joe Biden to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline in January continues to plague Canadian oil companies, with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
'A frightened workforce': Union worries as Olymel reopens after COVID-19 shutdown

'A frightened workforce': Union worries as Olymel reopens after COVID-19 shutdown

CALGARY — Some employees of a central Alberta pork plant that shut down due to COVID-19 are afraid to go back to work, their union president says. Olymel's facility in Red Deer was shuttered Feb.
Calfrac Well Services reports Q4 profit due to debt settlement gain

Calfrac Well Services reports Q4 profit due to debt settlement gain

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $125.9 million, boosted by a gain on the settlement of debt. The oilfield services company says the profit for the quarter ended Dec. 31 amounted to $2.19 per diluted share.
Maple Leafs thump Oilers 6-1 to complete emphatic three-game sweep

Maple Leafs thump Oilers 6-1 to complete emphatic three-game sweep

EDMONTON — The Maple Leafs talked a lot about finding consistency following last summer's disappointment in the NHL's post-season bubble.
Avalanche Canada special warning for mountains in western Alberta, eastern B.C.

Avalanche Canada special warning for mountains in western Alberta, eastern B.C.

REVELSTOKE, B.C. — Avalanche Canada has issued a special warning to people who use the backcountry in the mountains of western Alberta and eastern British Columbia.

Alberta woman accused of murdering former common-law husband with pickup truck

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A woman in southern Alberta is accused of murdering her former common-law husband by running him down with a pickup truck.
'Racism is a real problem:' Growing number of attacks against Black Muslim women

'Racism is a real problem:' Growing number of attacks against Black Muslim women

EDMONTON — Five Black Muslim women, all Somali-Canadians wearing hijabs, have been attacked or threatened in Edmonton in the last 10 weeks. The city's Al-Rashid Mosque began offering Muslim women self-defence lessons following the attacks.