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Alberta pension plan split not about efficiency, says former CEO of AIMCo

Alberta pension plan split not about efficiency, says former CEO of AIMCo

CALGARY — The former CEO of the organization that would administer a separate Alberta pension plan says the proposed switch from the Canada Pension Plan doesn't make much sense from an efficiency point of view.
Safety board confirms lingering design problem behind N.W.T. float-plane crash

Safety board confirms lingering design problem behind N.W.T. float-plane crash

EDMONTON — The Transportation Safety Board says a design problem that has remained unaddressed for decades in a popular small airplane contributed to three deaths in a crash in the Northwest Territories.
Premier vows to fight for oilpatch as drillers forecast almost no growth in 2020

Premier vows to fight for oilpatch as drillers forecast almost no growth in 2020

CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney vowed Wednesday to keep fighting for Alberta's slumping oil and gas sector as the industry unveiled another disappointing drilling forecast and criticism surfaced from an unlikely source, the Swedish central bank.

Alberta test case: Planned sale of gas wells, pipelines raises cleanup concerns

CALGARY — The possible transfer of hundreds of sour gas wells, pipelines and other facilities from an energy giant to a much smaller company has raised concerns about Alberta's efforts to ensure taxpayers don't get stuck with the cleanup bill.
Joe Pavelski leads Stars past Flames 3-1; Dallas wins eighth game in past 10

Joe Pavelski leads Stars past Flames 3-1; Dallas wins eighth game in past 10

CALGARY — The first NHL goal for 29-year-old Dallas forward Justin Dowling will be a memorable one for many reasons. For one, it was the winner as the Stars continued their red-hot play with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
Alberta independence ideas would increase costs: Calgary mayor

Alberta independence ideas would increase costs: Calgary mayor

CALGARY — Ideas that could give Alberta more independence from the federal government are getting a tepid reception from one of the province's big-city mayors and a chamber of commerce boss.

Calgary teams with sports community to build seasonal sports shelter

CALGARY — The City of Calgary and members of its sports community are teaming up to fund an air-supported shelter for one of the turf fields at Shouldice Athletic Park.
Trench battle expected to be key as Eskimos battle Ticats in CFL East Final

Trench battle expected to be key as Eskimos battle Ticats in CFL East Final

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos eviscerated the Montreal Alouettes through the air last week — but in Sunday's CFL East final against the league-leading Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the passing game may well be won in the trenches.
Opposition calls out Alberta premier's principal adviser over travel expenses

Opposition calls out Alberta premier's principal adviser over travel expenses

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition says one of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's top advisers spent almost $19,000 in taxpayer money for flights, meals and hotels on four trips to London.
'Pick a lane:' Alberta premier fires back at Bloc Quebecois leader

'Pick a lane:' Alberta premier fires back at Bloc Quebecois leader

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet needs to "pick a lane.