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First test production of plastic a milestone for Heartland Petrochemical Complex

First test production of plastic a milestone for Heartland Petrochemical Complex

CALGARY — The $4.3-billion Heartland Petrochemical Complex, which has been under construction northeast of Edmonton since 2018, has produced its first plastic pellets. Owner and operator Inter Pipeline Ltd.
Edmonton council to ask province to support new centre to fight downtown crime

Edmonton council to ask province to support new centre to fight downtown crime

EDMONTON — City council has voted unanimously to ask the government of Alberta to support the creation of a hub in Edmonton's Chinatown where social workers, firefighters and peace officers could work together to reduce crime.
Alberta expands its support for Ukrainians fleeing war and settling in the province

Alberta expands its support for Ukrainians fleeing war and settling in the province

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is expanding its support for Ukrainians coming to the province from the war-ravaged country.
Calgary home sales ease as detached and semi-detached markets see pullback: board

Calgary home sales ease as detached and semi-detached markets see pullback: board

CALGARY — The Calgary Real Estate Board says sales eased in June as the market experienced a pullback in the detached and semi-detached housing categories.

Cathedral Energy Services buying U.S. company Altitude Energy Partners

CALGARY — Cathedral Energy Services Ltd. has signed a deal to buy the directional drilling services business of Altitude Energy Partners LLC in an agreement it valued at about US$100 million in cash and shares in a bid to grow its U.S. business.
Graffiti artist completes world's tallest mural in downtown Calgary

Graffiti artist completes world's tallest mural in downtown Calgary

CALGARY — It looms on the edge of downtown a stone's throw from the Calgary Tower, a splash of colour amid aging buildings, railway tracks, parkades and a steady stream of traffic.
Edmonton's Marco Arop clocks world's third fastest 800 metres

Edmonton's Marco Arop clocks world's third fastest 800 metres

EDMONTON — Marco Arop is rounding into form at the perfect time. The 23-year-old ran a season's best one minute 43.61 seconds in the 800 metres to win the Pre World Invitational Championships meet in his hometown on Sunday.
Beehives and goat farms: Alberta school shortlisted in global environmental contest

Beehives and goat farms: Alberta school shortlisted in global environmental contest

Taylor Perez says she learned more about her passions while tending beehives, goats and fruit trees at her central Alberta high school than sitting through lessons in a classroom.
Kenney tells his radio show that word on more inflation support could come next week

Kenney tells his radio show that word on more inflation support could come next week

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has indicated his United Conservative government will reveal details next week about additional support to help people deal with high inflation.
Missing 13-year-old Edmonton girl found alive in Oregon, 41-year-old man arrested

Missing 13-year-old Edmonton girl found alive in Oregon, 41-year-old man arrested

EDMONTON — Police say a 13-year-old Edmonton girl missing for more than a week has been found alive in the United States.