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Alberta asks court whether environmental assessment process is constitutional

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has asked the province's Appeal Court to rule on whether Ottawa's new way of handling environmental assessments for major construction projects such as pipelines is constitutional.
Amnesty 'deeply concerned' about Alberta's plans to fight oil industry foes

Amnesty 'deeply concerned' about Alberta's plans to fight oil industry foes

CALGARY — Amnesty International has warned Alberta Premier Jason Kenney that his government's fight against oil and gas industry foes puts human rights at risk.
Graphic novels attempt to prevent Indigenous and Metis youth suicides

Graphic novels attempt to prevent Indigenous and Metis youth suicides

CALGARY — The Alberta government is turning to comic books to address the issue of suicide and assist with suicide prevention among Indigenous and Metis youth in the province.

Second man charged in post-game scrap at Alberta youth hockey tournament

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A second man has been charged after an attack on a referee and a coach at a recent youth hockey tournament in Lethbridge, Alta.
Encana Corp. names Michael McAllister as new president

Encana Corp. names Michael McAllister as new president

CALGARY — Encana Corp. has named Michael McAllister as its president, part of several changes to its executive leadership. He will continue to report to chief executive Doug Suttles.

Obsidian Energy launches formal strategic review including possible sale

CALGARY — Obsidian Energy Ltd. says it has launched a formal process to explore strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of the company. Formerly known as Penn West Petroleum Ltd.
Suncor to spend $1.4B to replace coke-fired boilers with cogeneration units

Suncor to spend $1.4B to replace coke-fired boilers with cogeneration units

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. says it will spend $1.4 billion to replace its coke-fired boilers with two cogeneration units at its oilsands base plant north of Fort McMurray, Alta.

Doctors believe man who killed mom experienced cannabis-induced psychosis

EDMONTON — Court documents show that two doctors who assessed an Edmonton man after he killed his mother said they believed he was experiencing an acute cannabis-induced psychosis.
Alberta's child advocate calls for changes to segregation, use of pepper spray

Alberta's child advocate calls for changes to segregation, use of pepper spray

EDMONTON — Alberta's child advocate wants the province to decrease the use of segregation and pepper spray in young offender centres.
Anti-diversity op-ed should never have run in Vancouver Sun: Calgary professor

Anti-diversity op-ed should never have run in Vancouver Sun: Calgary professor

CALGARY — A journalism professor says the controversy over an anti-diversity opinion piece published in — and then pulled online from — the Vancouver Sun has nothing to do with freedom of expression.