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Ensign Energy reports lower Q4 drilling activity, revenue as slow recovery continues

Ensign Energy reports lower Q4 drilling activity, revenue as slow recovery continues

CALGARY — Drilling company Ensign Energy Services Inc. says oilpatch activity in its Canadian and U.S. operations is staging a slow recovery from a deep slump in 2020. The Calgary-based company says it earned net income of $3.
Calgary Flames' 7-3 win over Ottawa Senators doesn't save Geoff Ward's job

Calgary Flames' 7-3 win over Ottawa Senators doesn't save Geoff Ward's job

CALGARY — Dillon Dube's first career NHL hat trick for Calgary in a 7-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday was eclipsed by the post-game firing of Flames head coach Geoff Ward and the hiring Darryl Sutter as his replacement.

Flames fire Geoff Ward, bring Darryl Sutter back as head coach

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have rehired the coach that brought the organization its greatest playoff success since winning the 1989 Stanley Cup.
Alberta watchdog investigates shooting death of woman in hotel by Calgary police

Alberta watchdog investigates shooting death of woman in hotel by Calgary police

CALGARY — Alberta's police watchdog is investigating the shooting death of a woman by Calgary police at a hotel.
Alberta announces next phase of COVID vaccinations, doses for about 437,000 residents

Alberta announces next phase of COVID vaccinations, doses for about 437,000 residents

EDMONTON — Alberta’s health minister says 437,000 people can soon begin booking appointments for the next round of COVID-19 vaccinations and the province hopes to hit a major milestone before July.
Jailed Alberta pastor should be able to lead services until his trial: lawyer

Jailed Alberta pastor should be able to lead services until his trial: lawyer

EDMONTON — The lawyer for a pastor accused of holding Sunday services that ignored COVID-19 rules says his client should be released from jail and be free to lead worshippers until his trial.
Parkland blames pandemic as Q4 profits and revenue slide on lower fuel sales

Parkland blames pandemic as Q4 profits and revenue slide on lower fuel sales

CALGARY — Parkland Corp. is reporting lower fourth-quarter earnings and revenue as affects of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns continue to erode fuel sales.
Canadian Natural takes Keystone XL pipeline charge, raises dividend 11 per cent

Canadian Natural takes Keystone XL pipeline charge, raises dividend 11 per cent

CALGARY — The move by U.S. President Joe Biden to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline in January continues to plague Canadian oil companies, with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
'A frightened workforce': Union worries as Olymel reopens after COVID-19 shutdown

'A frightened workforce': Union worries as Olymel reopens after COVID-19 shutdown

CALGARY — Some employees of a central Alberta pork plant that shut down due to COVID-19 are afraid to go back to work, their union president says. Olymel's facility in Red Deer was shuttered Feb.
Calfrac Well Services reports Q4 profit due to debt settlement gain

Calfrac Well Services reports Q4 profit due to debt settlement gain

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $125.9 million, boosted by a gain on the settlement of debt. The oilfield services company says the profit for the quarter ended Dec. 31 amounted to $2.19 per diluted share.