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Alberta joins other provinces in halting use of AstraZeneca shot for people under 55

Alberta joins other provinces in halting use of AstraZeneca shot for people under 55

EDMONTON — Alberta's top doctor says the roughly 900 people in the province under 55 who have received a first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are at low risk of complications and there's ample time to figure out what should be done for
Alberta announces five-member coal consultation committee, online survey

Alberta announces five-member coal consultation committee, online survey

EDMONTON — Alberta has struck a "fiercely independent" five-member committee to assess how people in the province feel about coal mining in the Rocky Mountains. Energy Minister Sonya Savage said the committee is expected to report by mid-November.

Northern Alberta pipeline leak spills estimated 100,000 litres of 'sour emulsion'

CALGARY — The Alberta Energy Regulator says an oil and gas company under court protection from creditors is reporting the leak of an estimated 100,000 litres of oilfield liquids from a pipeline in northern Alberta.
Alberta plan for new K-6 school curriculum focuses on basics, practical skills

Alberta plan for new K-6 school curriculum focuses on basics, practical skills

EDMONTON — Alberta's proposed new curriculum for young students focuses on literacy, numeracy and practical skills including computer coding, budgets and public speaking.
Whitecap Resources raises 2021 production target as it completes two takeovers

Whitecap Resources raises 2021 production target as it completes two takeovers

CALGARY — Oil and gas producer Whitecap Resources Inc.
Observers question new Alberta environment, social, governance job posting

Observers question new Alberta environment, social, governance job posting

EDMONTON — The posting for a new high-level Alberta government job supposed to help the province align with environmental concerns from financial markets seems more about talk than action, observers say.

Southern Alberta wildfires brought under control after village evacuated

CARMANGAY, Alta. — Officials say grass fires in southern Alberta were brought under control Sunday, hours after a village began evacuating. Residents of Carmangay, Alta.
'It's silly:' Director of Bigfoot movie thanks Alberta energy centre for controversy

'It's silly:' Director of Bigfoot movie thanks Alberta energy centre for controversy

EDMONTON — The director of a children's movie about Bigfoot wants to thank the Alberta government's energy centre for starting a "ludicrous" fight over the film.

Police investigate suspicious death of man in Calgary's southeast

Calgary police are investigating the death of a man in his 30s in the city's southeast. Officers were called to the 5200 block of Memorial Drive S.E. for a report of shots fired just before 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Johnny Gaudreau paces Calgary Flames to 4-2 win over Winnipeg Jets

Johnny Gaudreau paces Calgary Flames to 4-2 win over Winnipeg Jets

CALGARY — Johnny Gaudreau responded to a barb from his coach with a pair of assists for the Calgary Flames in a 4-2 win Saturday over the visiting Winnipeg Jets.