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Country music star Paul Brandt to head human trafficking committee in Alberta

Country music star Paul Brandt to head human trafficking committee in Alberta

EDMONTON — Country music star Paul Brandt will lead a committee on human trafficking in Alberta. The Calgary-born musician is one of seven people appointed to the committee set up by the provincial government.
Lawsuits likely if Democrat Biden cancels Keystone XL, Canadian observers warn

Lawsuits likely if Democrat Biden cancels Keystone XL, Canadian observers warn

CALGARY — Billions of dollars in lawsuits will likely result if Joe Biden is elected U.S. president this November and carries out a threat to cancel the presidential permit allowing operation of the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian observers say.
Flames prospect Dustin Wolf named Western Hockey League's goaltender of the year

Flames prospect Dustin Wolf named Western Hockey League's goaltender of the year

CALGARY — Everett Silvertips netminder Dustin Wolf has been named the Western Hockey League's goaltender of the year. Wolf compiled a 34-10-2 record, 1.88 goals-against average, .

Oilpatch M&A expected to pick up after pandemic's dampening of demand eases

CALGARY — The financial stress caused by low oil prices from plummeting fuel demand during the COVID-19 pandemic will result in a wave of Canadian energy mergers and acquisitions — but not until after the world begins to return to normal, observers s

Young girl fatally stabbed, one person in custody, after attack in Edmonton home

EDMONTON — Homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a child in Edmonton. Edmonton police say officers responded to a report of a stabbing at a home in the southeastern part of the city just before 9 p.m. Monday.

Alberta Mountie loses consciousness after reviving suspected overdose victim

JANVIER, Alta. — Mounties say an officer in northern Alberta was found in medical distress and later lost consciousness while assisting a man believed to have overdosed on drugs.
Chinese consulate blasts Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for COVID-19 criticism

Chinese consulate blasts Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for COVID-19 criticism

EDMONTON — The Chinese Consulate-General in Calgary is firing back at Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for his rebuke of China's handling of the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Alberta's Fair Deal Report finished, but won't be released until pandemic subsides

EDMONTON — A panel exploring Alberta's role in Confederation is complete, but the government says it won't be released to the public until after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
COVID-19 cannabis boom is over after spike in March, says Aurora interim CEO

COVID-19 cannabis boom is over after spike in March, says Aurora interim CEO

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc.'s interim chief executive says the COVID-19 boom in cannabis sales has dissipated.

Edmonton Oil Kings forward Dylan Guenther named WHL rookie of the year

CALGARY — Edmonton Oil Kings forward Dylan Guenther has been named the Western Hockey League's rookie of the year.