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ATB Financial raises outlook for economic growth in Alberta

ATB Financial raises outlook for economic growth in Alberta

CALGARY — ATB Financial is raising its outlook for economic growth in Alberta this year because of higher-than-expected oil prices, rising vaccination rates and a strong recovery in the U.S.
Alberta to lift some restrictions; Manitoba to release reopening plan

Alberta to lift some restrictions; Manitoba to release reopening plan

Two Prairie provinces hit hard by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are moving toward shedding more public health restrictions.

Edmonton signs forward Devin Shore to two-year contract extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Devin Shore to a two-year contract extension with an annual average value of US$850,000. The club made the announcement on Wednesday. The Ajax, Ont.
Keystone XL pipeline project cancelled by TC Energy after over a decade of delays

Keystone XL pipeline project cancelled by TC Energy after over a decade of delays

CALGARY — Another Canadian oil pipeline has bitten the dust after TC Energy Corp.
Alberta announces funding for Naloxone kits, detox beds to treat opioid crisis

Alberta announces funding for Naloxone kits, detox beds to treat opioid crisis

EDMONTON — Two community organizations say they welcome the Alberta government's plan to improve access to overdose reversal kits and to create medical detox beds as opioid-related calls spike.
Alberta premier hopes cities stay in lockstep when provincial COVID mask rules lift

Alberta premier hopes cities stay in lockstep when provincial COVID mask rules lift

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he hopes the cities of Edmonton and Calgary will stay in lockstep with the province when it comes to eventually lifting mask restrictions tied to COVID-19.

B.C. health official facing sex charges released from custody; to appear in court

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — Police say a chief medical officer of health for the southern interior of British Columbia who was arrested on sex charges has been released from custody on the condition he appear in court later this month.
Group of large oilsands operators commit to become net zero emitters by 2050

Group of large oilsands operators commit to become net zero emitters by 2050

CALGARY — Experts say a joint strategy by Canada's largest oilsands producers to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will help speed up innovation and drive further investment into the industry.
Psychedelic drugs for treatment of mental illness focus of U of C research chair

Psychedelic drugs for treatment of mental illness focus of U of C research chair

CALGARY — Jim Parker was impressed enough with the improvements his niece had shown after being treated with psychedelic drugs for post-traumatic stress disorder that he was willing to put up his own money for further research.
WestJet CEO Ed Sims to retire at the end of the year

WestJet CEO Ed Sims to retire at the end of the year

CALGARY — WestJet says CEO Ed Sims will retire at the end of this year. The Calgary-based airline says Sims will remain as president and chief executive as well as a member of the WestJet Group board of directors until December.