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Man from Europe hiking with friends plunges to death on Alberta mountain

CROWSNEST, Alta. — A man from the Czech Republic is dead after a fall from a mountain in southwestern Alberta.
Alberta's Jason Kenney tells premiers' meeting national unity still  threatened

Alberta's Jason Kenney tells premiers' meeting national unity still threatened

SASKATOON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he still believes national unity is under threat despite two days of collaborative discussions with the country's leaders.
Cenovus produces one billionth barrel from thermal oilsands operations

Cenovus produces one billionth barrel from thermal oilsands operations

CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. says its thermal oilsands operations in northern Alberta produced their one billionth barrel of bitumen on Wednesday.
Horse euthanized after injury in Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

Horse euthanized after injury in Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

CALGARY — A horse has died from an injury that occurred during a chuckwagon race at this year's Calgary Stampede.
Wrangling waste: Calgary Stampede trying to reduce waste going to landfill

Wrangling waste: Calgary Stampede trying to reduce waste going to landfill

CALGARY — More than 20,000 people chowed down on pancakes last weekend during a family breakfast on the Calgary Stampede grounds. That's an awful lot of disposable forks, knives and plates — not to mention cups for water and coffee.
Quebec premier at odds with Alberta and Saskatchewan over Energy East pipeline

Quebec premier at odds with Alberta and Saskatchewan over Energy East pipeline

SASKATOON — Alberta's premier says it doesn't matter if Quebec opposes the idea of an oil pipeline as part of the Energy East project — the federal government should step in and make it happen.
OCS pulls some CannTrust pot amid Health Canada probe, Alberta puts pot on hold

OCS pulls some CannTrust pot amid Health Canada probe, Alberta puts pot on hold

TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store has removed certain CannTrust Holdings Inc.
High dividend yields due to cheaper shares spook investors, say oil and gas CEOs

High dividend yields due to cheaper shares spook investors, say oil and gas CEOs

CALGARY — Mid-sized Alberta oil and gas producers say their share prices have fallen so low that investors are starting to worry their rising dividend yields are becoming unsustainable.
Ottawa announces $8.3 million to support beef industry amid China standoff

Ottawa announces $8.3 million to support beef industry amid China standoff

CALGARY — Canada's beef industry is getting $8.3 million in federal funds, the bulk of it aimed at growing its international market reach as a trade standoff with China continues.

Edmonton man charged in death of baby boy after two-year investigation: police

EDMONTON — An Edmonton man has been charged with killing a six-month-old boy after a two-year investigation. Police say 25-year-old Christopher Lamarche has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jarock Humeniuk.