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Alberta bill proposes major changes to union strike rules and funding

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is proposing major changes to rules governing unions, including limits on where and how workers can picket during strikes or lockouts.
Grizzly bears in the dark as they try to share living space with humans: study

Grizzly bears in the dark as they try to share living space with humans: study

EDMONTON — Grizzly bears are doing their best to get along with people, but it still isn't enough.

Alberta won't require full environmental assessments for sandpits

EDMONTON — Alberta is moving to change the legal definition of minerals to spare excavators from having to conduct environmental assessments for large sandpits.

Grizzly bear cubs from Alberta find new home at the Greater Vancouver Zoo

VANCOUVER — The Greater Vancouver Zoo says it is now home to three grizzly bear cubs that would have otherwise been euthanized. It says in a statement the cubs from Alberta were orphaned when their mother was shot by hunters.

Nova Chemicals hires industry veteran Luis Sierra to replace retiring CEO

CALGARY — Nova Chemicals Corp. has appointed a veteran petrochemical industry executive to replace CEO Todd Karran, who previously announced his retirement.
Oilsands companies restoring production as demand growth spurs higher prices

Oilsands companies restoring production as demand growth spurs higher prices

CALGARY — Oilsands companies are restoring thousands of barrels of daily production to take advantage of higher oil prices as relaxed pandemic measures allow North American consumers to get back on the road.
Two protesters get conditional discharge after Alberta turkey farm demonstration

Two protesters get conditional discharge after Alberta turkey farm demonstration

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Two of three people charged following a protest at a southern Alberta turkey farm have received conditional discharges in court.
Alberta justice minister cleared in ethics case tied to oil funding inquiry

Alberta justice minister cleared in ethics case tied to oil funding inquiry

EDMONTON — Alberta's ethics commissioner says Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer did not break the rules when he hired Steve Allan to run a public inquiry into whether foreign money is bankrolling anti-oil protests in Canada.
'Divine event:' Surgeon who helped man after hike operates on him days later

'Divine event:' Surgeon who helped man after hike operates on him days later

CALGARY — A Saskatchewan man who had a heart attack after a hike in the Rocky Mountains says it was divine intervention that the same cardiac surgeon who helped resuscitate him near the trail would operate on him days later.
Alberta to streamline approvals for new private clinics to boost surgeries

Alberta to streamline approvals for new private clinics to boost surgeries

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is proposing legislation that would accelerate approval of private clinics to get more surgeries done.