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Alberta to stop limits on oil production in December after nearly two years

Alberta to stop limits on oil production in December after nearly two years

CALGARY — Alberta's oil curtailment quotas are set to end in December, nearly two years after the previous NDP government introduced them as a temporary measure to support oil prices.
COVID-19 testing option to be tried at Calgary airport, U.S. border crossing

COVID-19 testing option to be tried at Calgary airport, U.S. border crossing

International travellers arriving in Alberta by air or land will have the option to take an expedited COVID-19 test to avoid quarantining for 14 days — a move the premier says would help the province's struggling service and tourism industry.
Quebec pork plant outbreak grows as Alberta looks to boost ailing travel industry

Quebec pork plant outbreak grows as Alberta looks to boost ailing travel industry

A COVID-19 outbreak at a Quebec pork-processing plant grew Thursday as Manitoba expanded its restrictions and Alberta announced a testing pilot at two international border crossings that it hopes will eventually boost its ailing travel industry.
Precision Drilling shares rise despite $28.5M loss, 56 per cent slide in revenue

Precision Drilling shares rise despite $28.5M loss, 56 per cent slide in revenue

CALGARY — Shares in Precision Drilling Corp. closed 8.6 per cent higher on Thursday after it reported a steeper loss and lower revenue in the third quarter but handily beat adjusted earnings expectations.

N.L. reports one new COVID case involving man returning from work in Alberta

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting one new case of COVID-19, bringing the province's number of active cases to nine.
Ottawa provides $100 million to research ways to cut GHG emissions in oil and gas

Ottawa provides $100 million to research ways to cut GHG emissions in oil and gas

CALGARY — The federal government says it will provide $100 million from its strategic innovation fund over four years to accelerate the development and use of technologies to lower the oil and gas industry’s environmental impact.
Alberta premier tests negative for COVID-19 but will isolate for a week

Alberta premier tests negative for COVID-19 but will isolate for a week

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has tested negative for COVID-19 but will continue to isolate at home after one of his cabinet ministers tested positive.
Adviser suggests Alberta students not learn about residential schools before Grade 4

Adviser suggests Alberta students not learn about residential schools before Grade 4

EDMONTON — Leaked advice on proposed Alberta curriculum changes suggests the legacy of residential schools is too upsetting to be taught to young children, but the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says there's nothing to support th
Alberta to cut 930 public service jobs in agriculture, forestry, community service

Alberta to cut 930 public service jobs in agriculture, forestry, community service

EDMONTON — The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says the government is cutting 930 public service jobs. Union president Guy Smith says in a news release that he has been told the cuts will begin immediately.
Canadian Press NewsAlert: WestJet to refund flights cancelled due to virus

Canadian Press NewsAlert: WestJet to refund flights cancelled due to virus

CALGARY — WestJet says it will begin providing refunds to passengers who had their WestJet and Swoop flights cancelled by the airlines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — the first airline to offer full refunds for all flights.