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Letter asks Ottawa to force Alberta to reinstate oilpatch monitoring

Letter asks Ottawa to force Alberta to reinstate oilpatch monitoring

EDMONTON — A dozen conservation and Indigenous groups have written federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson asking him to force the Alberta government to reinstate environmental monitoring in the province's oilpatch.
Lowe's strikes deal to build $120-million Calgary distribution centre

Lowe's strikes deal to build $120-million Calgary distribution centre

CALGARY — Lowe's Canada says work will start this month on a new distribution centre located northeast of Calgary designed to improve its in-store and online operations in Western Canada.
Small Alberta town in spotlight over planned Black Lives Matter event

Small Alberta town in spotlight over planned Black Lives Matter event

INNISFAIL, Alta. — The mayor and all but one councillor of a central Alberta town have voted to stand in solidarity with a Black Lives Matter event planned for Saturday after a deluge of bigoted online vitriol almost derailed the rally.

Leaking propane tank caused trailer explosion that hurt 6 at Alberta campground

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. — Fire investigators say a leaking propane tank caused an explosion at a northwest Alberta campground that sent six people from one family to hospital.
Alberta follows small step to reopen economy in May with big leap on Friday

Alberta follows small step to reopen economy in May with big leap on Friday

EDMONTON — After taking a small step toward reopening its economy last month, Alberta is embarking on a giant leap forward.

Calfrac Well Services shares rise 75%; oilfield company says it hired advisers

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. says it is seeking advice on changes to its capital structure but doesn't know of any "material change" that would account for a 75.6 per cent increase in its share price on Tuesday.

Evacuation order largely rescinded in northern Alberta

LAC LA BICHE, Alta. — A mandatory evacuation order in a northern Alberta hamlet has been mostly rescinded. At least 70 people were required to leave their homes in parts of Lac La Biche late Sunday after heavy rainfall led to flooding.

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake recorded in northern Alberta Monday evening

GRAND PRAIRIE, Alta. — Earthquakes Canada says a 4.0 magnitude shake was recorded in northern Alberta on Monday evening. The agency says the earthquake was recorded 165 kilometres east of Grande Prairie, Alta., at 8:58 p.m. local time.
Alberta First Nations appeal suspension of environmental monitoring in oilpatch

Alberta First Nations appeal suspension of environmental monitoring in oilpatch

EDMONTON — Three northern Alberta First Nations are asking to appeal the province's suspension of environmental monitoring in the oilpatch because it "fails to come close" to being a reasonable decision.
Alberta health officer urges anti-racism protesters to get tested for COVID-19

Alberta health officer urges anti-racism protesters to get tested for COVID-19

EDMONTON — Alberta's chief medical officer of health is urging protesters who were at recent anti-racism rallies to get tested for COVID-19 even if they don't have symptoms. Dr.