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August home sales up almost 37% from last year: Calgary Real Estate Board

August home sales up almost 37% from last year: Calgary Real Estate Board

CALGARY — The Calgary Real Estate Board says home sales have slowed from the record-setting pace seen earlier this year, but rose on a year-over-year basis in August.
Liberals pledge $2B to help 'transition' oil workers; Alberta communities lukewarm

Liberals pledge $2B to help 'transition' oil workers; Alberta communities lukewarm

CALGARY — The federal Liberals have pledged $2 billion to help workers in oil-producing provinces transition to a greener economy, but the proposal is getting a lukewarm reception in communities that might be beneficiaries of the funding.
Canada captures world championship gold for first time since 2012

Canada captures world championship gold for first time since 2012

CALGARY — Canada claimed its first women's world hockey championship in almost a decade Tuesday when Marie-Philip Poulin scored the overtime winner in a 3-2 victory over the United States.
'Social movement': Alberta's energy 'war room' planning broad new ad campaign

'Social movement': Alberta's energy 'war room' planning broad new ad campaign

EDMONTON — Alberta's Canadian Energy Centre appears ready to be vocal again, planning a new campaign to "change perceptions" about the province's oil and gas industry and build what it's calling a social movement in its support.

Poulin scores in OT, Canada wins 1st world title since 2012

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Marie-Philip Poulin scored in overtime and Canada beat the five-time defending champion United States 3-2 on Tuesday night for its first gold medal at the women’s hockey world championship since 2012.

Finland takes bronze medal in women's world hockey championship

CALGARY — Finland won the bronze medal at the women's world hockey championship with a 3-1 win Tuesday over Switzerland. Tanja Niskanen, Ella Viitasuo and Petra Nieminen scored for the Finns.
'Commendable': Alberta judge OKs open custody for woman who helped kill Calgary man

'Commendable': Alberta judge OKs open custody for woman who helped kill Calgary man

CALGARY — A young woman given the maximum youth sentence for her part in killing a man she and her boyfriend had gone with to buy drugs will serve the remainder of her sentence in open custody.
Alberta halves projected budget deficit to $7.8B; credits global boost in oil demand

Alberta halves projected budget deficit to $7.8B; credits global boost in oil demand

EDMONTON — New numbers show Alberta's bottom line is on track to look better this fiscal year, but the province remains mired in a deep ditch of red ink as it battles a resurgence of COVID-19.
'Necessary measure': Alberta Health Services mandating COVID-19 vaccines for staff

'Necessary measure': Alberta Health Services mandating COVID-19 vaccines for staff

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services is requiring its employees — including all physicians and frontline workers — to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October. Dr.
Vaccine hesitancy highest in Alberta, racialized groups at rollout's start: survey

Vaccine hesitancy highest in Alberta, racialized groups at rollout's start: survey

TORONTO — A national survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians planned to get vaccinated against COVID-19 when the country's rollout began, but intentions were lower among certain demographics, including residents of Alberta and racialized commu