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Alberta, Ottawa to distribute $465M to COVID-19 front-line workers

Alberta, Ottawa to distribute $465M to COVID-19 front-line workers

EDMONTON — Front-line workers in Alberta who are at the greatest risk of contracting COVID-19 are to receive one-time, $1,200 cheques under a cost-shared federal-provincial program.
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo council votes to take back EMS dispatch

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo council votes to take back EMS dispatch

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — A municipality in northern Alberta says it will no longer transfer emergency medical calls to provincial 911 dispatch centres because it is concerned about the safety of its residents.
Miner ponders impact of restoration of coal protection policy in Alberta

Miner ponders impact of restoration of coal protection policy in Alberta

A coal-mining company with exploration leases in Alberta's Rocky Mountains is trying to figure out how the government's decision to restore protection of the land will affect its plans.
Keyera shares fall after it reports 23% rise in delayed pipeline cost to $1.6 billion

Keyera shares fall after it reports 23% rise in delayed pipeline cost to $1.6 billion

CALGARY — Estimated costs for a proposed Alberta natural gas liquids pipeline put on hold last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic and commodity price uncertainty have jumped by $300 million to $1.6 billion, Keyera Corp. reported Wednesday.
Imperial, Suncor make contingency plans despite 'low probability' of Line 5 shutdown

Imperial, Suncor make contingency plans despite 'low probability' of Line 5 shutdown

CALGARY — Less than a month after U.S. President Joe Biden nixed the Keystone XL pipeline as part of a sweeping climate plan, another pipeline with implications for Canada is in the crosshairs of a U.S. politician.
Flair announces plans to add eight domestic routes as other airlines cut service

Flair announces plans to add eight domestic routes as other airlines cut service

EDMONTON — Low-cost carrier Flair Airlines says it is expanding service to eight cities in Canada, bringing its number of domestic destinations to 18 by the summer.
Precision Drilling reports $37.5M loss in Q4, revenue down 46 per cent

Precision Drilling reports $37.5M loss in Q4, revenue down 46 per cent

CALGARY — Precision Drilling Corp. reported a fourth-quarter loss of $37.5 million as its revenue fell 46 per cent compared with a year earlier. The contract drilling company says the loss amounted to $2.74 per share for the quarter ended Dec.
Defence of Alberta oil or attempt to silence dissent? Judge to hear inquiry challenge

Defence of Alberta oil or attempt to silence dissent? Judge to hear inquiry challenge

CALGARY — A judge is to hear arguments this week over whether Alberta's public inquiry into the purported foreign funding of environmental charities is a valid defence of the province's ailing oil industry or an attempt to silence dissent.
Lindholm scores game-winner for Calgary Flames in 3-2 win over Winnipeg Jets

Lindholm scores game-winner for Calgary Flames in 3-2 win over Winnipeg Jets

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames beat the Winnipeg Jets in regulation for the first time this season on a late game-winning goal from Elias Lindholm on Tuesday. Lindholm scored a power-play goal at 18:18 of the third period in Calgary's 3-2 victory.
Two of Premier Kenney's caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions

Two of Premier Kenney's caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions

EDMONTON — Two members of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s caucus are challenging the province's COVID-19 economic restrictions and have joined a national coalition pushing against lockdowns.