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'Utterly fearless:' Greta Thunberg visits glacier in Jasper National Park

'Utterly fearless:' Greta Thunberg visits glacier in Jasper National Park

JASPER, Alta. — Climate change activist Greta Thunberg braved a blizzard on a snow-covered glacier in Jasper National Park this week to learn from the scientists who study the ice.
Husky CEO says curtailment program preventing Alberta spending despite tax cut

Husky CEO says curtailment program preventing Alberta spending despite tax cut

CALGARY — The CEO of Calgary-based Husky Energy Inc. says social media speculation that layoffs put in place the morning after the federal election this week were in reaction to political events are just "B.S.
Toronto band The Beaches to perform at Grey Cup kickoff show

Toronto band The Beaches to perform at Grey Cup kickoff show

CALGARY — Toronto four-piece the Beaches will play at the Grey Cup kickoff show in Calgary next month. The opening festivities will also feature the Calgary Stampede Showband and a young guest vocalist performing the national anthem.
Precision Drilling reports $3.5M Q3 loss, revenue down from year ago

Precision Drilling reports $3.5M Q3 loss, revenue down from year ago

CALGARY — Precision Drilling Corp. says it lost $3.5 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss of $30.6 million in the same quarter last year as it cut expenses.
Alberta to reduce spending by 3 per cent, but no cuts to health, education

Alberta to reduce spending by 3 per cent, but no cuts to health, education

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government will cut program spending by close to three per cent in Thursday's provincial budget.
Husky Energy reports third-quarter profit down from year ago mark

Husky Energy reports third-quarter profit down from year ago mark

CALGARY — Husky Energy Inc. says it earned $273 million in its latest quarter, down from $545 million in the same quarter last year.
Husky Energy reports third-quarter profit down from year ago mark

Husky Energy reports third-quarter profit down from year ago mark

CALGARY — Husky Energy Inc. says it earned $273 million in its latest quarter, down from $545 million in the same quarter last year.
Alberta education minister releases new guidelines for school seclusion rooms

Alberta education minister releases new guidelines for school seclusion rooms

EDMONTON — Alberta's education minister says seclusion rooms in schools will not be banned, but only used as a last resort when a student poses significant and imminent danger to themselves or others.
'Blaze of destruction:' Crown says Edmonton attack accused meant to cause chaos

'Blaze of destruction:' Crown says Edmonton attack accused meant to cause chaos

EDMONTON — A man accused of stabbing a police officer and striking four pedestrians with a cube van was trying to cause as much chaos and destruction as possible, the Crown said in its closing statement Wednesday.
United Conservatives to continue with NDP's Alberta petrochemical credit program

United Conservatives to continue with NDP's Alberta petrochemical credit program

CALGARY — The United Conservative government in Alberta says it will carry on with a program introduced by the former NDP regime to use $1.1 billion in energy royalty credits to encourage new petrochemical projects.