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Alberta Energy Regulator suspends environment monitoring for oilpatch over COVID

CALGARY — Recent environmental monitoring exemptions for the oilsands have been broadened to include Alberta's entire energy industry.

Spokane forward Adam Beckman selected WHL player of year

CALGARY — Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman was selected the Western Hockey League player of the year Thursday. Beckman, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was the lone player to crack the 100-point mark with 48 goals and 59 assists in 63 games.
Alberta to change restrictions on foothills coal mining to ease development

Alberta to change restrictions on foothills coal mining to ease development

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is changing its coal policies in a move it says is intended to make it easier to develop open-pit mines in one of the province's most sensitive areas.
Calgary school board rife with 'turmoil,' short-term thinking: report

Calgary school board rife with 'turmoil,' short-term thinking: report

CALGARY — An independent review has found the Calgary Board of Education focuses too much on protecting individual members and not enough on its broader mission and long-term finances.
Sturgeon Refinery says it is processing bitumen after two years of delays

Sturgeon Refinery says it is processing bitumen after two years of delays

CALGARY — The operators of the $9.7-billion Sturgeon Refinery say it is now processing oilsands bitumen as designed after two years of delays blamed mainly on equipment failures.
'Immense amount of pain' predicted for Canadian oilfield services sector

'Immense amount of pain' predicted for Canadian oilfield services sector

CALGARY — Canada's oilfield services sector is in for "an immense amount of pain" over at least the next year thanks to low North American oil and gas exploration activity amid a worldwide glut of cheap crude, according to a report from CIBC.

Alberta beef plant returning to two shifts per day after COVID-19 outbreak

BROOKS, Alta. — The JBS beef-processing plant in southern Alberta was planning to return to two shifts a day on Thursday for the first time in a month.
Alberta ramps up COVID-19 screening, isolation checks for international arrivals

Alberta ramps up COVID-19 screening, isolation checks for international arrivals

EDMONTON — Alberta is ramping up screening of international visitors to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Aurora to enter U.S. market with $40 million of acquisition of CBD brand Reliva

Aurora to enter U.S. market with $40 million of acquisition of CBD brand Reliva

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is entering the U.S. market by acquiring hemp-based cannabidiol company Reliva LLC.

Man facing murder charge in stabbing of seven-year-old girl in Edmonton home

EDMONTON — Police in Edmonton have charged a man in the killing of a seven-year-old girl. David Michael Moss, who is 34, faces a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Bella Rose Desrosiers.