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Suncor defers Montreal refinery project to focus on low-cost oilsands expansions

Suncor defers Montreal refinery project to focus on low-cost oilsands expansions

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. says its on-again, off-again plan to add a coker unit to its Montreal refinery to allow it to process heavier barrels of oil, including oilsands bitumen, is off the table as it shuffles its spending priorities.
Canada's Blondin, Weidemann, Maltais revive speedskating tradition

Canada's Blondin, Weidemann, Maltais revive speedskating tradition

CALGARY — Ivanie Blondin and Isabelle Weidemann are accustomed to observations about their height differential. Weidemann is a foot taller than her five-foot-two teammate on Canada's speedskating squad.

WHL Roundup: Davis scores two late goals to lead Hurricanes over Rebels

RED DEER, Alta. — Brett Davis tied the game late in the third period, then scored again to put Lethbridge ahead with 49 seconds left, as the Hurricanes defeated the Red Deer Rebels 7-6 on Wednesday in the Western Hockey League.
Changes to senior drug benefits cruel, won't save money: Alberta Opposition

Changes to senior drug benefits cruel, won't save money: Alberta Opposition

EDMONTON — The Alberta Opposition says changes to drug plan benefits affecting 60,000 people are not only heartless but could lead to higher health spending in the long run.
Suncor Energy posts $2.3B loss as it writes down oilsands and offshore assets

Suncor Energy posts $2.3B loss as it writes down oilsands and offshore assets

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. is reporting a net loss of $2.3 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019 due mainly to asset impairment charges of $3.3 billion. The Calgary company says about $2.

Flames captain Giordano misses practice with lower-body injury

CALGARY — Mark Giordano has been a model of health for the last five NHL seasons, which made his absence at Calgary's practice on Wednesday more glaring.

Judge issues stay in trial of former Alberta teacher accused of sex offences

EDMONTON — An Alberta judge has issued a stay of proceedings against a former teacher accused of sexual offences against a student, ruling that prosecutors breached his right to a timely trial.

Alberta parents lose appeal over school putting son in seclusion room

EDMONTON — Parents who say they found their autistic son stripped naked and covered in his own feces after he was locked in a seclusion room at an Edmonton-area school have lost an appeal in their lawsuit.
Body of missing Saskatchewan man found north of Calgary

Body of missing Saskatchewan man found north of Calgary

CALGARY — The body of a Saskatchewan man reported missing in Calgary earlier this week has been found. Police believe the body, discovered in a rural area north of the bedroom community of Airdrie, is that of Sheldon Wolf from Carrot River, Sask.
Body of missing Saskatchewan man found north of Calgary

Body of missing Saskatchewan man found north of Calgary

CALGARY — The body of a Saskatchewan man reported missing in Calgary earlier this week has been found. Police believe the body, discovered in a rural area north of the bedroom community of Airdrie, is that of Sheldon Wolf from Carrot River, Sask.