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Alberta conservationist stunned by police surveillance of meeting with minister

Alberta conservationist stunned by police surveillance of meeting with minister

A well-known conservationist who met with an Alberta cabinet minister at a diner says he's stunned two police officers did unauthorized surveillance on the informal meeting before one followed his vehicle.

Calgary man charged with murdering brother makes first court appearance by phone

CALGARY — A Calgary man accused of killing his brother has made his first court appearance. Nathaniel Watson, who is 25, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Brandon Watson, also 25.
Lethbridge police chief says officers surveilling cabinet minister inexcusable

Lethbridge police chief says officers surveilling cabinet minister inexcusable

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The head of the Lethbridge Police Service in southern Alberta says it's shameful and inexcusable that two officers did unauthorized surveillance on a provincial cabinet minister.
Anti-racism rallies led to few COVID infections in Alberta, total cases growing

Anti-racism rallies led to few COVID infections in Alberta, total cases growing

EDMONTON — Alberta's top doctor says large anti-racism rallies last month appear to have led to few COVID-19 infections, but she's worried people might be starting to tune out public health messages as cases rise.

Private mobile lab offering blood testing services for COVID-19 antibodies

CALGARY — A Calgary-based private mobile lab company is offering blood testing to detect antibodies associated with COVID-19.
Monahan, Lindholm, Gaudreau await reunion at Calgary Flames camp

Monahan, Lindholm, Gaudreau await reunion at Calgary Flames camp

CALGARY — Johnny Gaudreau's separation from his linemates continued into the second day of Calgary Flames training camp Tuesday.
Two Alberta officers opposed to park plans disciplined over surveillance of minister

Two Alberta officers opposed to park plans disciplined over surveillance of minister

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Two Alberta police officers have been temporarily demoted over unauthorized surveillance of a former environment minister and people she met with to discuss a controversial plan to restrict off-road vehicles in a new park.

Oilpatch optimism expected to rise as difficult second-quarter finally ends

CALGARY — A rebound in oil prices as consumer demand for gasoline rises will buoy energy companies as they give quarterly results starting next week, but analysts say there are still too many uncertainties to expect any new spending in the sector.
Calfrac Well Services seeks to swap shares for debt in recapitalization plan

Calfrac Well Services seeks to swap shares for debt in recapitalization plan

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. is seeking to restructure in a plan that will see its debtholders swap unsecured notes for shares in the company.
WestJet increasing service for August, but still remains fall below a year ago

WestJet increasing service for August, but still remains fall below a year ago

CALGARY — WestJet plans to restart non-stop flights from Calgary to London and Paris next month as it slowly increases the number of flights it offers this summer. The airline says it will resume the flights to London and Paris starting Aug. 20.