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Hospital in Fort Saskatchewan closes obstetrics unit due to lack of physicians

Hospital in Fort Saskatchewan closes obstetrics unit due to lack of physicians

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, Alta. — Another Alberta hospital has announced a closure due to a lack of physician coverage.
Alberta jobs minister Doug Schweitzer quits cabinet, to resign seat soon, too

Alberta jobs minister Doug Schweitzer quits cabinet, to resign seat soon, too

EDMONTON — Alberta’s jobs minister is leaving politics even earlier than planned. Doug Schweitzer, in a brief message posted on social media, says he has resigned from cabinet as the minister for jobs, economy and innovation.
Calgary is a 'great fit' for new Flame Huberdeau

Calgary is a 'great fit' for new Flame Huberdeau

CALGARY — After a tumultuous start to the off-season, the Calgary Flames announced some good news late Thursday night with the signing of newly acquired left-winger Jonathan Huberdeau to an eight-year, $84 million contract extension .
University president calls Alberta on-site staffing demand backward, ruinous

University president calls Alberta on-site staffing demand backward, ruinous

EDMONTON — The president of Athabasca University says the Alberta government’s demand that the online school relocate 500 staffers to a rural town is so backward, unfair and self-defeating, it threatens to put the institution “on the path to ruin.
RCMP investigating homicide in Banff after fight at a bar on its main street

RCMP investigating homicide in Banff after fight at a bar on its main street

BANFF, Alta. — Mounties say they are investigating a homicide in a well-known tourist town in Banff National Park. RCMP say in a news release that Banff officers were alerted to a fight around 2:30 a.m.
Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks under a fire ban due to high risk of wildfire

Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks under a fire ban due to high risk of wildfire

BANFF, Alta. — A fire ban is now in place in three mountain parks in Alberta and British Columbia due to a high risk of wildfires in the area.
Suncor must stop diagnosing and start executing workplace safety changes: Interim CEO

Suncor must stop diagnosing and start executing workplace safety changes: Interim CEO

CALGARY — The new interim CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. says the oil and gas giant is ready to stop studying its workplace safety problem and start implementing solutions instead.
Alberta's police watchdog investigating arrest at Calgary Municipal Building

Alberta's police watchdog investigating arrest at Calgary Municipal Building

CALGARY — Alberta's police watchdog is investigating the arrest of a man at the Calgary Municipal Building earlier this week.
Power utility TransAlta reports $80 million loss in second quarter

Power utility TransAlta reports $80 million loss in second quarter

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. reported a loss of $80 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss of $12 million in the same quarter last year.
Women's hockey players fear financial fallout of frozen Hockey Canada funding

Women's hockey players fear financial fallout of frozen Hockey Canada funding

CALGARY — The federal government suspending Hockey Canada's funding because of problems distant to the national women's team can still affect it. The Canadian women's and para hockey teams rely heavily on federal funds to operate.