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'Next big step': Young Canadians lawsuit given approval to proceed

'Next big step': Young Canadians lawsuit given approval to proceed

CALGARY — A lawsuit filed on behalf of several young men who were sexually abused by a former employee of The Young Canadians performance arts school has passed its first major hurdle.
Tiny heart sensor giving Calgary doctors big advantage in ongoing patient care

Tiny heart sensor giving Calgary doctors big advantage in ongoing patient care

CALGARY — A tiny wireless sensor is giving cardiovascular surgeons in Calgary a heads up in the ongoing care of patients who have suffered heart failure. The CardioMEMS device is just 15 millimetres long and is implanted in the pulmonary artery.

Cleanup crews on site after Baytex Energy pipeline leak in northeastern Alberta

CALGARY — Cleanup crews are on site in northeastern Alberta after an estimated 100,000 litres of salty produced water leaked from a pipeline operated by Baytex Energy Corp. The Alberta Energy Regulator says the leak was reported last Wednesday.
Calgary-based AltaGas selling U.S. solar, fuel cell power plants for $940M

Calgary-based AltaGas selling U.S. solar, fuel cell power plants for $940M

CALGARY — AltaGas Ltd. says it is selling its portfolio of U.S. distributed electricity assets held by subsidiaries WGL Energy Systems, Inc. and WGSW, Inc., to TerraForm Power, Inc., an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management, for $940 million.
New Zealand wins World Triathlon mixed relay race in Edmonton

New Zealand wins World Triathlon mixed relay race in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Team New Zealand, trailing the field early, stormed back in the final three legs to win the elite mixed relay at the World Triathlon Series Sunday.

Canadians Melissa Humana-Paredes, Sarah Pavan win FIVB World Tour gold at home

EDMONTON — Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes have captured FIVB World Tour gold on home soil for the first time, adding to an already successful month of competition.

One dead, one injured after plane crashes into river near Jasper, Alberta

JASPER, Alta. — One person has died and another was taken to hospital after a small plane crashed into a river in western Alberta. RCMP Const.

Britain's Jonathan Brownlee wins World Triathlon men's elite race in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Britain's Jonathan Brownlee cruised to victory in the World Series triathlon Saturday, capturing his first gold on the circuit in two years.

Man and dog dead after early morning house fire in Lethbridge, Alta.

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Officials say a man and a dog are dead after a house fire in Lethbridge, Alta., early Saturday. The Lethbridge police and fire departments say they were called to the residence at around 1:30 a.m.

Alberta judge denies B.C.'s bid to block 'Turn Off the Taps' bill

CALGARY — A Calgary judge has denied British Columbia's attempt to block Alberta legislation that would allow that province to stop oil shipments to the coast.