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Alberta commits $150M to jump-start rural broadband; seeks private, federal support

Alberta commits $150M to jump-start rural broadband; seeks private, federal support

CAMROSE, Alta. — Alberta is committing up to $150 million to improve internet service in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.
Alberta supporting mental-health programs for residential school survivors

Alberta supporting mental-health programs for residential school survivors

RED DEER, Alta. — The Alberta government says it's putting up nearly $8-million for Indigenous-led mental-health programs that will include support to help residential school survivors and their families heal.
Kraken deal forward Tyler Pitlick to Calgary for fourth-round pick

Kraken deal forward Tyler Pitlick to Calgary for fourth-round pick

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have picked up forward Tyler Pitlick from the newly formed Seattle Kraken. The Flames sent a fourth-round pick in Friday's NHL entry draft to the Kraken in exchange.
Precision Drilling posts $75.9 million loss in second quarter despite better outlook

Precision Drilling posts $75.9 million loss in second quarter despite better outlook

CALGARY — Precision Drilling Corp. tripled its Canadian rig count in the second quarter, even as its net loss surged to $75.9 million because of compensation charges. The Calgary-based company lost $5.71 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $3.
Calgary police lay firearms charges against man offering survivalist training

Calgary police lay firearms charges against man offering survivalist training

CALGARY — Police have laid firearms-related charges against a Calgary man who they say was posing as an ex-military member and providing survivalist training under false credentials.

Precision Drilling: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Precision Drilling Corp. (PDS) on Thursday reported a loss of $61.8 million in its second quarter. The Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had a loss of $4.65 per share. The oilfield services company posted revenue of $163.
'Celebrating with sadness': Muslims mark sombre Eid, some without health restrictions

'Celebrating with sadness': Muslims mark sombre Eid, some without health restrictions

EDMONTON — Haseeb Azhar says it felt odd hugging a Muslim co-worker and friend in Edmonton as he wished him a happy Eid. "Some people were hesitating … it felt very weird," said the manager at a steel manufacturing company.
'Life and death': Police watchdog says use of force in 2018 shooting death justified

'Life and death': Police watchdog says use of force in 2018 shooting death justified

CALGARY — Alberta's police watchdog has cleared Calgary police officers in a 2018 fatal shooting that involved a 25-year-old man who was dealing with mental health issues.
Former Senators head coach Cameron heads up 67's, national junior team

Former Senators head coach Cameron heads up 67's, national junior team

CALGARY — Dave Cameron has been named head coach of Canada's national junior hockey team and will guide the squad through the 2022 world junior championship in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta.
'Defining issue': Federal environment minister says extreme weather a wake-up call

'Defining issue': Federal environment minister says extreme weather a wake-up call

CALGARY — Canada's environment minister says extreme weather conditions across the country should be a wake-up call for people resisting taking action against climate change.