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Defence of Alberta oil or attempt to silence dissent? Judge to hear inquiry challenge

Defence of Alberta oil or attempt to silence dissent? Judge to hear inquiry challenge

CALGARY — A judge is to hear arguments this week over whether Alberta's public inquiry into the purported foreign funding of environmental charities is a valid defence of the province's ailing oil industry or an attempt to silence dissent.
Lindholm scores game-winner for Calgary Flames in 3-2 win over Winnipeg Jets

Lindholm scores game-winner for Calgary Flames in 3-2 win over Winnipeg Jets

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames beat the Winnipeg Jets in regulation for the first time this season on a late game-winning goal from Elias Lindholm on Tuesday. Lindholm scored a power-play goal at 18:18 of the third period in Calgary's 3-2 victory.
Two of Premier Kenney's caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions

Two of Premier Kenney's caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions

EDMONTON — Two members of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s caucus are challenging the province's COVID-19 economic restrictions and have joined a national coalition pushing against lockdowns.
Alberta expands COVID-19 rapid testing, will screen asymptomatic care workers

Alberta expands COVID-19 rapid testing, will screen asymptomatic care workers

EDMONTON — Alberta is expanding rapid testing for the novel coronavirus. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the tests will screen asymptomatic staff at all long-term care and supportive living facilities.
'Bait and switch:' Questions arise over what reinstated Alberta coal policy protects

'Bait and switch:' Questions arise over what reinstated Alberta coal policy protects

EDMONTON — Doubts are surfacing over the Alberta government's decision to restore a policy that protects the Rocky Mountains from coal mining.
Controversial development in Alberta mountain town moves forward to public hearing

Controversial development in Alberta mountain town moves forward to public hearing

CANMORE, Alta. — A proposal for development in an important wildlife corridor in an Alberta mountain community has taken a step forward.
First Nation lauds plan to protect traditional land use in oilsands management plan

First Nation lauds plan to protect traditional land use in oilsands management plan

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it has completed a plan to manage oilsands development in an area near the Fort McKay First Nation that supports traditional land uses and maintains its ecological integrity.
Cenovus Energy reports $153M Q4 loss, including $100M Keystone XL charge

Cenovus Energy reports $153M Q4 loss, including $100M Keystone XL charge

CALGARY — The cancellation of the Keystone XL oil export pipeline has resulted in a second oilsands company posting a multimillion-dollar impairment charge in its fourth quarter earnings report. Calgary-based Cenovus Energy Inc.
Alberta pastor charged: Sunday church services violated COVID-19 rules

Alberta pastor charged: Sunday church services violated COVID-19 rules

EDMONTON — The pastor of an Edmonton-area church that had been holding Sunday services with as many as 300 people has been charged with violating COVID-19 health rules.
'Didn't get this one right:' Alberta reinstates coal-mines policy after public outcry

'Didn't get this one right:' Alberta reinstates coal-mines policy after public outcry

EDMONTON — Public protest has persuaded the Alberta government to U-turn on a major section of its economic road map and reinstate a policy that has kept open-pit coal mines out of the Rocky Mountains for almost 45 years.