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Alberta renews child-care deal with Ottawa; prolongs talks about $10 a day program

Alberta renews child-care deal with Ottawa; prolongs talks about $10 a day program

CALGARY — Alberta has extended its agreement with the federal government for child care but has yet to sign on to Ottawa’s $27-billion subsidy plan that would cut fees in half.
Alberta Health Services says 98 per cent of beds open, closures no cause for alarm

Alberta Health Services says 98 per cent of beds open, closures no cause for alarm

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services says the current spate of hospital bed closures is minimal, not unusual and isn't affecting patient care.
Calgary man faces 17 charges for alleged domestic abuse of multiple partners

Calgary man faces 17 charges for alleged domestic abuse of multiple partners

CALGARY — Police in Calgary have laid 17 domestic-violence-related charges against a man involved with multiple partners over a 10-year period. Investigators say a woman came forward in May to report serious violence from a previous relationship.
MEG Energy boosts 2021 production guidance on strong six months and Q2 profits

MEG Energy boosts 2021 production guidance on strong six months and Q2 profits

CALGARY — MEG Energy Corp. boosted its full-year production guidance after reporting $68 million in net profits in the second quarter on a near doubling of revenues.
Unvaccinated Albertans are majority of COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths: Hinshaw

Unvaccinated Albertans are majority of COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths: Hinshaw

CALGARY — Alberta's top doctor says the majority of the province's new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are among those who are unvaccinated or within two weeks of their first shot. Dr.
Two Alberta First Nations want court to allow appeal of decision on coal mine

Two Alberta First Nations want court to allow appeal of decision on coal mine

A second Alberta First Nation wants a court to allow it to appeal a review board's decision that an open-pit coal mine in the Rocky Mountains is not in the public interest.
Calgary's downtown office vacancy rate hits new high; on track to surpass 30 per cent

Calgary's downtown office vacancy rate hits new high; on track to surpass 30 per cent

Calgary's downtown office vacancy rate is on track to top 30 per cent and potentially reach a level unseen in a major North American city since the 1930s, a commercial real estate firm said Thursday.
Alberta commits $150M to jump-start rural broadband; seeks private, federal support

Alberta commits $150M to jump-start rural broadband; seeks private, federal support

CAMROSE, Alta. — Alberta is committing up to $150 million to improve internet service in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.
Alberta supporting mental-health programs for residential school survivors

Alberta supporting mental-health programs for residential school survivors

RED DEER, Alta. — The Alberta government says it's putting up nearly $8-million for Indigenous-led mental-health programs that will include support to help residential school survivors and their families heal.
Kraken deal forward Tyler Pitlick to Calgary for fourth-round pick

Kraken deal forward Tyler Pitlick to Calgary for fourth-round pick

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have picked up forward Tyler Pitlick from the newly formed Seattle Kraken. The Flames sent a fourth-round pick in Friday's NHL entry draft to the Kraken in exchange.