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Ensign Energy Services suspends quarterly dividend, reports $29.3M Q1 loss

Ensign Energy Services suspends quarterly dividend, reports $29.3M Q1 loss

CALGARY — One of Canada's biggest drilling companies will cut its dividend and further reduce spending as a deep downturn in North American oil and gas exploration continues to weigh on the oilfield services sector.

Calgary police homicide unit investigating fatal altercation

CALGARY — The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal altercation in the community of Penbrooke Meadows. Police say they got a call Sunday around 10 p.m. about a man in medical distress.

WestJet extends flight cancellations into July as COVID-19 keeps passenger loads low

CALGARY — WestJet says it is extending many flight cancellations into early July as it continues to deal with record-low passenger numbers due to COVID-19.

Portland Winterhawks in search of new ownership solution

CALGARY — The Western Hockey League has confirmed that the Portland Winterhawks are heading towards a new ownership solution. The WHL released a statement on Sunday following reports that the Winterhawks' parent company, Portland Winterhawks Inc.

Fort McMurray homeowners clean up as insurance questions linger after flooding

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Cora Dion's voice echoes as she films a video showing what's left in the basement of her home in downtown Fort McMurray after several days of flood cleanup. The couch and chair are in the garbage.
Fort McMurray homeowners clean up as insurance questions linger after flooding

Fort McMurray homeowners clean up as insurance questions linger after flooding

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Cora Dion's voice echoes as she films a video showing what's left in the basement of her home in downtown Fort McMurray after several days of flood cleanup. The couch and chair are in the garbage.
Work-from-home success changing Calgary office use assumptions, CEOs say

Work-from-home success changing Calgary office use assumptions, CEOs say

CALGARY — Work-from-home measures taken to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic are challenging long-held assumptions about how Canada's oil and gas sector should provide and care for its office workers.
Bystander shot in home before deadly shootout with RCMP on Alberta highway

Bystander shot in home before deadly shootout with RCMP on Alberta highway

BLACKFALDS, Alta. — RCMP say a stray bullet hit a bystander inside her central Alberta home before there was a police chase and a deadly highway shootout.
'We're going to go after you:' Calgary company charged with pandemic price gouging

'We're going to go after you:' Calgary company charged with pandemic price gouging

EDMONTON — Alberta has charged a Calgary-based supply company with COVID-19 price gouging, but the company's owner says he himself is paying massively inflated prices just to bring in supplies like masks and sanitizer.
Alberta's premier says changes coming to doctor pay post pandemic

Alberta's premier says changes coming to doctor pay post pandemic

EDMONTON — As Alberta has recently been adding or restoring millions of dollars in pay to its physicians, Premier Jason Kenney says things will have to change once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. "We're now facing a $20-billion deficit.