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'How much can a person take?' Flooding forces 13,000 from downtown Fort McMurray

'How much can a person take?' Flooding forces 13,000 from downtown Fort McMurray

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Joseph Enverga kept hoping the flooding would slow down or even stop as his apartment lights flickered on and off. The 35-year old was prepared for an evacuation of downtown Fort McMurray, Alta., on Sunday afternoon.
Vermilion Energy posts $1.3-billion loss on oil and gas assets writedown

Vermilion Energy posts $1.3-billion loss on oil and gas assets writedown

CALGARY — A $1.2-billion writedown in the value of its oil and gas assets around the world due to low global commodity prices resulted in a first-quarter net loss of $1.3 billion or $8.42 per share for Vermilion Energy Inc.
First Nation gets $32-million grant after it stops opposing dam near Calgary

First Nation gets $32-million grant after it stops opposing dam near Calgary

CALGARY — A First Nation says it has ended its opposition to a proposed reservoir that would protect Calgary during flooding because it secured a $32-million grant from the Alberta government.
Edmonton Oilers sign forward Gaetan Haas to one-year contract extension

Edmonton Oilers sign forward Gaetan Haas to one-year contract extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Gaetan Haas to a one-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season. The 28-year-old native of Bonfol, Switzerland has five goals and five assists in 58 games with the Oilers.
Some staying, some going: Rural doctors respond to new Alberta fee rules

Some staying, some going: Rural doctors respond to new Alberta fee rules

EDMONTON — Early returns on fee changes aimed at preventing rural doctors in Alberta from withdrawing some services show some physicians ready to continue their work while others are turning thumbs-down.

Calfrac Well Services cuts deepen to 70% in Canada, U.S. due to low oil prices

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. says it has now cut 70 per cent of its North American staff as demand for its hydraulic fracturing and other well completion services continues to fall in view of low oil prices.
Hlinka Gretzky Cup men's hockey tournament cancelled because of COVID-19

Hlinka Gretzky Cup men's hockey tournament cancelled because of COVID-19

CALGARY — The Hlinka Gretzky Cup, a tournament featuring the world's top under-18 male hockey players, has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The eight-country tournament was scheduled for Aug. 3-8 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta.
Flooding in Fort McMurray leads to request for military assistance from Ottawa

Flooding in Fort McMurray leads to request for military assistance from Ottawa

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Provincial and federal governments say they are ready to help with flooding in northern Alberta as the number of evacuations in Fort McMurray continued to increase Monday.
Alberta premier cleared in ethics probe tied to firing of election commissioner

Alberta premier cleared in ethics probe tied to firing of election commissioner

EDMONTON — Alberta's ethics commissioner has rejected Opposition accusations that Premier Jason Kenney and his United Conservative caucus broke the rules when they fired an election official investigating the party.

Suspicious fire in Calgary sends man to hospital with life-threatening injuries

CALGARY — A man has life-threatening injuries after a suspicious fire at a senior's facility in Calgary. Police in that city say the fire was reported just before 1:30 a.m., at Wentworth Manor on Calgary's southwest side.