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Auditor scolds Alberta over mine cleanup fund, how province handles polluted sites

Auditor scolds Alberta over mine cleanup fund, how province handles polluted sites

EDMONTON — Alberta's auditor general is criticizing the government for failing to fix problems pointed out six years ago in a program that's supposed to guarantee coal and oilsands mines clean up after themselves.
Embattled Keystone XL pipeline continues to divide experts — even post-mortem

Embattled Keystone XL pipeline continues to divide experts — even post-mortem

CALGARY — Even after its death, the divisive Keystone XL pipeline continues to leave Canadian energy industry experts at odds. While some suggest TC Energy Corp.
Canada, Alberta sign deal for $1.3B hydrogen plant in Edmonton

Canada, Alberta sign deal for $1.3B hydrogen plant in Edmonton

EDMONTON — The federal and Alberta governments have signed an agreement with a company that could lead to a $1.3 billion hydrogen plant being built in Edmonton.
ATB Financial raises outlook for economic growth in Alberta

ATB Financial raises outlook for economic growth in Alberta

CALGARY — ATB Financial is raising its outlook for economic growth in Alberta this year because of higher-than-expected oil prices, rising vaccination rates and a strong recovery in the U.S.
Alberta to lift some restrictions; Manitoba to release reopening plan

Alberta to lift some restrictions; Manitoba to release reopening plan

Two Prairie provinces hit hard by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are moving toward shedding more public health restrictions.

Edmonton signs forward Devin Shore to two-year contract extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Devin Shore to a two-year contract extension with an annual average value of US$850,000. The club made the announcement on Wednesday. The Ajax, Ont.
Keystone XL pipeline project cancelled by TC Energy after over a decade of delays

Keystone XL pipeline project cancelled by TC Energy after over a decade of delays

CALGARY — Another Canadian oil pipeline has bitten the dust after TC Energy Corp.
Alberta announces funding for Naloxone kits, detox beds to treat opioid crisis

Alberta announces funding for Naloxone kits, detox beds to treat opioid crisis

EDMONTON — Two community organizations say they welcome the Alberta government's plan to improve access to overdose reversal kits and to create medical detox beds as opioid-related calls spike.
Alberta premier hopes cities stay in lockstep when provincial COVID mask rules lift

Alberta premier hopes cities stay in lockstep when provincial COVID mask rules lift

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he hopes the cities of Edmonton and Calgary will stay in lockstep with the province when it comes to eventually lifting mask restrictions tied to COVID-19.

B.C. health official facing sex charges released from custody; to appear in court

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — Police say a chief medical officer of health for the southern interior of British Columbia who was arrested on sex charges has been released from custody on the condition he appear in court later this month.