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Fitch reduces Alberta credit rating, cites concerns on heavy borrowing

Alberta businesswoman named lieutenant-governor, first Muslim in role in Canada

Alberta businesswoman named lieutenant-governor, first Muslim in role in Canada

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named business owner and philanthropist Salma Lakhani as Alberta's new lieutenant-governor. When she formally takes over the role, Lakhani will become Canada's first Muslim lieutenant-governor.
Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

EDMONTON — Alberta is cutting business taxes, pumping billions into infrastructure and making a full court press to lure jobs from Toronto, Montreal and elsewhere to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser makes US$24,000 for UFC win

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser made US$24,000, including a $12,000 win bonus, for his knockout win over Brazil's Philipe (Monstro) Lins on Saturday's UFC Fight Night show in Las Vegas.
Aurora Cannabis co-founder Terry Booth retires from board of directors

Aurora Cannabis co-founder Terry Booth retires from board of directors

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says co-founder Terry Booth has retired from the company's board of directors. Booth stepped down as chief executive in February, but had remained a member of the board of the cannabis company.

Calgary Centre gets higher COVID classification amid condo outbreak

CALGARY — The number of active COVID-19 cases in a Calgary highrise condo building has prompted provincial officials to change the area's regional classification on the weekend from "open" to "watch.
Eskimos release Christion Jones following homophobic tweets

Eskimos release Christion Jones following homophobic tweets

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have released receiver/kick returner Christion Jones in response to homophobic comments made on his Twitter account.
Record gold price forecasts boost prospects for junior mining companies

Record gold price forecasts boost prospects for junior mining companies

CALGARY — For veteran geologist Roger Moss, this year's runup in gold prices to seven-year highs over US$1,750 per ounce could not have come at a better time. The president and CEO — and only full-time employee — of two-year-old Labrador Gold Corp.
RCMP in Alberta investigate after Pride path vandalized with tar and feathers

RCMP in Alberta investigate after Pride path vandalized with tar and feathers

AIRDRIE, Alta. — A Pride organization north of Calgary vowed to paint over vandalism to its rainbow pathway as many times as necessary following the latest incident where the path appears to have been tarred-and-feathered.
Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser delivers impressive UFC KO

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser delivers impressive UFC KO

LAS VEGAS — Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser showed heavy hands in knocking out Philipe (Monstro) Lins in the first round on the undercard of a UFC Fight Night show Saturday.