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Crude-by-rail shipments bounce back from summer lows in September, says CER

CALGARY — Canadian exports of crude oil by rail are bouncing back after falling to an eight-year low in July.
Imperial Oil to lay off 200 workers following cost-cutting analysis

Imperial Oil to lay off 200 workers following cost-cutting analysis

Calgary-based Imperial Oil Ltd. said Wednesday it is laying off about 200 of its 6,000 employees across Canada as part of a cost-cutting initiative due to low oil prices.
All officials for world junior hockey championship in Edmonton from Canada only

All officials for world junior hockey championship in Edmonton from Canada only

EDMONTON — All 26 on-ice officials at the world junior men's hockey championships in Edmonton will be from Canada. International Ice Hockey Federation tournaments normally have an international cross section of referees and linesmen.
Canadian motor tech firm Exro to raise $30 million with share offering

Canadian motor tech firm Exro to raise $30 million with share offering

CALGARY — A Canadian company developing new control products to improve efficiency and performance in electric motors and powertrains is aiming to raise between $30 million and $36.5 million through a public offering of its shares.

Edmonton Oilers sign college defenceman Philip Kemp

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed college defenceman Philip Kemp to a three-year, entry-level contract through to the 2022-23 season. The 21-year-old from Greenwich, Conn.
'No option:' Alberta bans home gatherings as COVID-19 cases continue to climb

'No option:' Alberta bans home gatherings as COVID-19 cases continue to climb

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, his province bending precariously under the weight of record COVID-19 cases, imposed new sweeping public health restrictions Tuesday that include a ban on gatherings in people’s homes.
Alberta finance minister says outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3 billion

Alberta finance minister says outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3 billion

EDMONTON — Finance Minister Travis Toews says COVID-19 will affect Alberta’s economy for the next couple of years and perhaps beyond, but projections are encouraging.
A look at new restrictions in Alberta to battle rising COVID-19 infections

A look at new restrictions in Alberta to battle rising COVID-19 infections

EDMONTON — The Alberta government announced Tuesday new restrictions to battle record-high rates of COVID-19 infections in the province.
Fall of the wall: Alberta government takes down plant installation early due to bugs

Fall of the wall: Alberta government takes down plant installation early due to bugs

EDMONTON — The ivy and tropical plants spread across a living wall in the lobby of a landmark Alberta government building are being cut down earlier than planned because of a bug infestation.
'Watching very closely': Blood services watching for impact from COVID-19 second wave

'Watching very closely': Blood services watching for impact from COVID-19 second wave

CALGARY — Canadian Blood Services is closely watching the second wave of COVID-19 to make sure the national blood supply remains secure.