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Alberta pilot program for tough-to-treat opioid users to end in a year

Alberta pilot program for tough-to-treat opioid users to end in a year

CALGARY — An Alberta pilot program meant to help some of the toughest-to-treat opioid users will end in a year. The Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment grant, announced under the former NDP government, was supposed to end this month.
Alberta hit with three new cases of novel coronavirus

Alberta hit with three new cases of novel coronavirus

EDMONTON — Three new cases of the novel coronavirus have been found in Alberta, bringing the total number to seven. "All cases of COVID-19 in Alberta are now confirmed," Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer, said Monday.
Alberta premier says all options on table to fight oil price collapse

Alberta premier says all options on table to fight oil price collapse

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government will do whatever it takes to rescue the province from an oil price collapse and he wants the federal government to step up as well. "This is not just about Alberta.

Pension plan investment CEO bullish on oil despite price crash, emissions debate

CALGARY — The CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says Monday's oil price crash and stock market selloff will hurt Canadian energy companies that have weak balance sheets and high debt.
Oil price crash: What it means for Canada

Oil price crash: What it means for Canada

CALGARY — World oil prices are in free fall after Saudi Arabia slashed its crude sale price Sunday, signalling the start of a price war after OPEC talks with Russia broke down without an agreement on production cuts.
Ensign Energy Services reports Q4 loss, stock plunges as oil markets roil

Ensign Energy Services reports Q4 loss, stock plunges as oil markets roil

CALGARY — Shares in drilling company Ensign Energy Services Inc. plunged by as much as 40 per cent on Monday amid a worldwide oil price and stock market crash. The company, which reported a loss of $71.6 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec.
'Wonderful little bird': Alberta man retrieves his first plane 48 years later

'Wonderful little bird': Alberta man retrieves his first plane 48 years later

CREMONA, Alta. — Richard Reid never forgot his first love. Growing up on a farm near Cremona, Alta., about 80 kilometres northwest of Calgary, he was obsessed with airplanes as a kid and became a fully licensed pilot by the time he was 17.
Alberta announces more COVID-19 cases; total at one confirmed, three presumptive

Alberta announces more COVID-19 cases; total at one confirmed, three presumptive

EDMONTON — Alberta announced its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus Sunday, along with more presumptive cases, officially making it the fourth province to be dealing with COVID-19. Dr.
Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador tops Alberta's Bottcher 7-3 to win Brier

Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador tops Alberta's Bottcher 7-3 to win Brier

KINGSTON, Ont. — The usual hype didn't accompany Brad Gushue's Newfoundland and Labrador team to the Tim Hortons Brier this time around. They weren't considered the favourite this year. Other teams were mentioned ahead of them.
Shea Theodore's late goal leads Golden Knights to 5-3 win over Flames

Shea Theodore's late goal leads Golden Knights to 5-3 win over Flames

CALGARY — It may not have been pretty, but Shea Theodore will take it.