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Alberta's largest school board says no to United Conservative draft school curriculum

CALGARY — Alberta's largest school board says it will not use the United Conservative government's draft elementary school curriculum pilot this fall.

World men's curling championship playoffs on hold because of COVID-19

CALGARY — Playoffs at the world men's curling championship in Calgary have been suspended because of positive tests for the COVID-19 virus. Those who tested positive are asymptomatic and don't involve playoff teams, according to Curling Canada.
Canada's Bottcher eliminated from world curling championship suspended by COVID-19

Canada's Bottcher eliminated from world curling championship suspended by COVID-19

CALGARY — Canada won't play for a medal at this year's men's world curling championship, which was suspended Friday night because of positive tests for the COVID-19 virus.
Cameco to restart Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan

Cameco to restart Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan

CALGARY — Cameco Corp. says it plans to restart production this month at its Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan after suspending it in December to deal with risks from the pandemic.
Alberta must retract Forest Act before it becomes law: Treaty 8 grand chief

Alberta must retract Forest Act before it becomes law: Treaty 8 grand chief

EDMONTON — The Alberta government must pull back its new Forest Act before it becomes law next month, says the grand chief of the province's northern First Nations.
Barrick accepts reduced ownership stake in deal to restart Papua New Guinea gold mine

Barrick accepts reduced ownership stake in deal to restart Papua New Guinea gold mine

CALGARY — Barrick Gold Corp.

Canada's Brendan Bottcher into playoffs at world men's curling championship

CALGARY — Brendan Bottcher ensured Canada will compete in men's curling at the next Winter Olympics and also clinched a playoff berth at the world curling championship Thursday.

'Uniquely reprehensible': No parole for 35 years for Calgary man in triple murder

CALGARY — A Calgary man who admitted to slitting his girlfriend's throat and, days later, stabbing to death his mother and stepfather must serve 35 years before he can apply for parole.
COVID-19 variants now dominant strains in Alberta, province's top doctor says

COVID-19 variants now dominant strains in Alberta, province's top doctor says

EDMONTON — The three more contagious variants of COVID-19 in Alberta have become the dominant strains and those who test positive can assume they are infected with the one first reported in the United Kingdom, the province's top doctor says. Dr.
Alberta beef plant, site of COVID-19 outbreak last year, to get vaccination clinic

Alberta beef plant, site of COVID-19 outbreak last year, to get vaccination clinic

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — Thousands of workers at a southern Alberta beef-packing plant where there was a major COVID-19 outbreak last year will soon be offered vaccinations in their workplace.