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Coastal GasLink blockades a 'dress rehearsal' for future project fights: Kenney

Coastal GasLink blockades a 'dress rehearsal' for future project fights: Kenney

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he's concerned that blockades in support of First Nations opponents to a northern British Columbia natural gas pipeline are a "dress rehearsal" for opposition to future energy projects.
Edmonton Oilers sign forward Joakim Nygard to one-year contract extension

Edmonton Oilers sign forward Joakim Nygard to one-year contract extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Joakim Nygard to a one-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season. The 27-year-old has posted nine points (three goals, six assists) in 33 games in his first season with the Oilers.
Alberta unloads crude-by-rail contracts signed under former NDP government

Alberta unloads crude-by-rail contracts signed under former NDP government

CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta has completed a deal to get out of the oil-by-rail business, but at a loss of $1.3 billion — a debacle he blames on the former NDP government.

Collision that killed man, injured officer involved stolen SUV: police watchdog

CALGARY — Alberta's police watchdog says a fatal collision in Calgary that killed a man and seriously injured an off-duty police officer involved an SUV that had been reported stolen.
Kitimat LNG partner takes $720-million writedown of project and gas fields

Kitimat LNG partner takes $720-million writedown of project and gas fields

CALGARY — A partner in the proposed Kitimat LNG project on the B.C. coast warns that it will record a $720-million after-tax writedown on its investments in Western Canada. Australia-based Woodside Petroleum Ltd.
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid out 2 to 3 weeks with quad injury

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid out 2 to 3 weeks with quad injury

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers say star centre Connor McDavid will be out for the next two to three weeks with a quad injury, a setback expected to test the resilience of a team fighting to stay in the NHL playoff race.
Alberta couple miss chocolates but 'life is good' on quarantined cruise ship

Alberta couple miss chocolates but 'life is good' on quarantined cruise ship

A husband and wife from central Alberta say they are "feeling quite happy and relaxed" quarantined aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in the port city of Yokohama, just outside Tokyo.
Quebec utility signs first deal with gas producer under certification program

Quebec utility signs first deal with gas producer under certification program

CALGARY — A Calgary company is the first to land a supply contract with Quebec's major natural gas distributor based on obtaining certification for its responsible production of the heating fuel. Seven Generations Energy Ltd.

Pilots of tow plane, glider couldn't see each other before mid-air crash: agency

BLACK DIAMOND, Alta. — The Transportation Safety Board says pilots of a tow plane and a glider couldn't see each other before they collided mid-air southwest of Calgary last year.
Alberta Appeal Court hears man convicted in three murders wants one overturned

Alberta Appeal Court hears man convicted in three murders wants one overturned

CALGARY — An Alberta man who was found guilty of killing a father, the victim's two-year-old daughter and a senior wants one of his convictions thrown out.