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Nine times lucky? Alberta's Northern Cree takes another shot at Grammy gold

Nine times lucky? Alberta's Northern Cree takes another shot at Grammy gold

TORONTO — Even the biggest pop stars might want to clear the Grammy Awards red carpet on Sunday when Northern Cree arrive dressed to impress.
Tax revolt? Unpaid taxes from energy companies to Alberta towns more than double

Tax revolt? Unpaid taxes from energy companies to Alberta towns more than double

The amount of unpaid property taxes that oil and gas companies owe Alberta rural municipalities has more than doubled over the last year, a trend some are calling a tax revolt.
Oil and gas industry needs to do more to address climate change, IEA report says

Oil and gas industry needs to do more to address climate change, IEA report says

CALGARY — The oil and gas industry needs to increase efforts to address climate change or risk becoming socially unacceptable and unprofitable, according to a new International Energy Agency report.
Edmonton liquor store looks to ID-scanning technology to combat thefts

Edmonton liquor store looks to ID-scanning technology to combat thefts

EDMONTON — An Edmonton-based retailer of wine, liquor, beer and cannabis is testing an ID-scanning technology used in nightclubs to address a growing number of thefts at its stores.

B.C. and Alberta Indigenous leaders demonstrate against major oilsands project

VANCOUVER — Indigenous leaders from British Columbia and Alberta who oppose Teck's Frontier mine say its impact will be felt by First Nations well beyond the site of the massive oilsands project.

CETA can serve as template for post-Brexit Canada-U.K. trade deal

CALGARY — Canada's trade agreement with the European Union should serve as a template for a future trade deal between Canada and a post-Brexit United Kingdom, according to an official with the British High Commission in Ottawa.
New post-secondary funding model in Alberta tied to performance measures

New post-secondary funding model in Alberta tied to performance measures

CALGARY — Alberta's new funding model for post-secondary institutions ties some of the money to performance measures.

Alberta companies face charges after hydrogen sulphide leak causes health issues

SPIRIT RIVER, Alta. — Alberta's energy regulator has laid charges against three oil and gas companies after a release of poisonous hydrogen sulphide that affected human health. Five charges have been laid against Tourmaline Oil Corp.

Edmonton fire chief says people must adapt to more wildfires in their lives

EDMONTON — In a few weeks, Ken Block will hang up his uniform as head of Edmonton Fire Rescue and head Down Under to assume command of 5,000 firefighters in Australia.
Sheahan's four points and McDavid's two goals powers Oilers past Coyotes 7-3

Sheahan's four points and McDavid's two goals powers Oilers past Coyotes 7-3

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers will be going into a 10-day break with their heads held high.