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Don Mazankowski, former Alberta MP and cabinet minister, dies at 85

Don Mazankowski, former Alberta MP and cabinet minister, dies at 85

EDMONTON — Donald Frank Mazankowski, a former Tory deputy prime minister, has died at the age of 85. Speaker Anthony Rota announced the news in the House of Commons Wednesday and MPs held a moment of silence in his memory.

Suncor Energy misses expectations with $302M loss on lower production, prices

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. is reporting a third-quarter operating loss of $302 million or 20 cents per share as revenue fell 34 per cent to $6.5 billion due to lower production and oil prices compared with the same period of 2019.
Alberta proposes legislation to change rules on child-care spaces

Alberta proposes legislation to change rules on child-care spaces

EDMONTON — Alberta is proposing new rules for child care that would include flexible oversight and availability 24 hours a day to accommodate parents who work shifts.
Inquiry into Alberta oil and gas critics extended to Jan. 31, with no new money

Inquiry into Alberta oil and gas critics extended to Jan. 31, with no new money

EDMONTON — A public inquiry into who is funding environmental opposition to Alberta's oil and gas industry has been granted an extension until the end of January.
Husky pipeline spills 900,000 litres of produced water in northwestern Alberta

Husky pipeline spills 900,000 litres of produced water in northwestern Alberta

RAINBOW LAKE, Alta. — Husky Energy is cleaning up after one of its pipelines in northwestern Alberta spilled 900,000 litres of produced water, a byproduct of oil and gas extraction that sometimes contains residual petroleum and chemicals.
Alberta union leaders launch protest website against Kenney government

Alberta union leaders launch protest website against Kenney government

EDMONTON — Labour-union leaders are urging Albertans to sign up to protest Premier Jason Kenney’s government through rallies and demonstrations and, if necessary, provincewide general strikes.

Dust devil led to crash that killed paraglider pilot in Alberta: safety board

GIBBONS, Alta. — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says an Alberta pilot who died after crashing his powered paraglider hit a dust devil. The crash occurred on May 13 near Gibbons, about 40 kilometres north of Edmonton.
Alberta COVID deaths pushes Canada past milestone of 10,000 deaths

Alberta COVID deaths pushes Canada past milestone of 10,000 deaths

Canada reached a grim and worrying milestone Tuesday in the COVID-19 pandemic, surpassing 10,000 novel coronavirus deaths. Alberta reported two deaths from COVID-19 to lift the national tally to 10,001.
Alberta Opposition calls for more COVID-19 contact tracers as case numbers rise

Alberta Opposition calls for more COVID-19 contact tracers as case numbers rise

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition leader says the government needs to sharply ramp up the number of contact tracers if it wants to get a handle on the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
Alberta health staff return to work, surgeries resume after one-day walkout

Alberta health staff return to work, surgeries resume after one-day walkout

EDMONTON — Hospital and health-care workers who staged a one-day illegal walkout returned to work Tuesday while politicians swapped recriminations and accusations in the house over the dispute.