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Alberta petrochemical project cost estimate rises to about $4.9 billion

Alberta petrochemical project cost estimate rises to about $4.9 billion

CALGARY — The cost of a petrochemical project near Edmonton designed to turn propane into plastic pellets to be shipped to manufacturers around the world has risen to about $4.9 billion, up about $400 million from original estimates.

Former central Alberta Mountie gets conditional sentence for breach of trust

RED DEER, Alta. — A former Mountie in central Alberta has been given a conditional sentence for a breach of trust conviction. Jason Tress was found guilty of the charge in September but not guilty of sexual assault with a weapon.
Alberta fires back at UN committee for criticism of energy megaprojects

Alberta fires back at UN committee for criticism of energy megaprojects

EDMONTON — Alberta's energy minister says the United Nations is an unelected, unaccountable body that has no business criticizing Canada's energy megaprojects.
Deputy Prime Minister Freeland meets with Alberta premier, Calgary mayor

Deputy Prime Minister Freeland meets with Alberta premier, Calgary mayor

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he hopes to see concrete action in short order after meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.
Stampeders' leading rusher Ka'Deem Carey signs extension through 2021 season

Stampeders' leading rusher Ka'Deem Carey signs extension through 2021 season

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have signed running back Ka'Deem Carey to a contract extension through the 2021 season. Carey had a team-leading 422 yards on 75 rushing attempts and two touchdowns through eight games in his rookie 2019 season.

Canada's Olympians gain more marketing freedom for Tokyo 2020

CALGARY — The International Olympic Committee's loosening of iron-fisted rules around sponsorship gives Canada's Olympians more commercial wiggle room in Tokyo this summer.
Canada's Olympians gain more marketing freedom for Tokyo 2020

Canada's Olympians gain more marketing freedom for Tokyo 2020

CALGARY — The International Olympic Committee's loosening of iron-fisted rules around sponsorship gives Canada's Olympians more commercial wiggle room in Tokyo this summer.

RCMP in Alberta say they are investigating 'undetermined death' of newborn

BROOKS, Alta. — RCMP in southern Alberta say their major crimes unit is investigating what they are calling the "undetermined death" of a newborn.
CP and CN Rail move record 15.4 million tonnes grain in fourth quarter

CP and CN Rail move record 15.4 million tonnes grain in fourth quarter

CALGARY — Canada's two largest railways moved a record 15.4 million tonnes of grain in the final three months of 2019. Calgary-based Canadian Pacific set a new quarterly record by moving 7.9 million tonnes of grain and grain products.
Calgary neurologist pleads guilty to dozens of assaults dating back to 1980s

Calgary neurologist pleads guilty to dozens of assaults dating back to 1980s

CALGARY — A retired neurologist has admitted in court to sexually assaulting 28 female patients over three decades. Keith Hoyte, 71, pleaded guilty to 28 counts as his trial was to begin Monday in Calgary.