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Alberta education minister eyeing three scenarios for fall school year

Alberta education minister eyeing three scenarios for fall school year

EDMONTON — Alberta's education minister has confirmed that students from kindergarten to Grade 12 won't be back for the rest of this school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
'In anguish:' Inquiry details Calgary police shooting of man in wheelchair

'In anguish:' Inquiry details Calgary police shooting of man in wheelchair

CALGARY — David McQueen's life was in a downward spiral years before the disabled man started shooting randomly from his house and was killed by a police sniper bullet to the head, says a report into his death.

Family in murder-suicide east of Edmonton identified, mourned

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — Two of three people from the same family who police say died in a murder-suicide in a rural area just east of Edmonton have been identified.

Three members of family dead east of Edmonton in apparent murder-suicide: RCMP

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — RCMP are investigating a murder-suicide involving three members of the same family in a rural area east of Edmonton. Police say they received a 911 call at 6:14 a.m. Monday from a family member who had left the property.
Crescent Point reports $2.32-billion Q1 loss due to plunge in oil prices

Crescent Point reports $2.32-billion Q1 loss due to plunge in oil prices

CALGARY — Crescent Point Energy Corp. reported a $2.32-billion first-quarter loss as it took a non-cash charge of $3.56 billion due to the plunge in oil prices. The company says the loss amounted to $4.
Suncor loss reaches $3.5 billion on asset impairments due to low oil prices

Suncor loss reaches $3.5 billion on asset impairments due to low oil prices

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. is reporting a first-quarter net loss of $3.525 billion mainly due to asset impairments linked to low oil prices, compared with net earnings of $1.47 billion in the same quarter of last year.
Imperial Oil reports deaths of birds that landed on Alberta tailings ponds

Imperial Oil reports deaths of birds that landed on Alberta tailings ponds

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Imperial Oil Ltd. is reporting the deaths of 50 birds that landed on tailings areas near its Kearl oilsands project in northern Alberta.
Alberta legislature to resume sitting, pass COVID-19-related bills

Alberta legislature to resume sitting, pass COVID-19-related bills

EDMONTON — Alberta politicians are to return to the legislature Wednesday to debate bills tied to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Stormtrooper with a gun: Alberta police take down restaurant worker in costume

Stormtrooper with a gun: Alberta police take down restaurant worker in costume

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Police in southern Alberta are being investigated after a restaurant worker in a "Star Wars" stormtrooper costume who was carrying a plastic gun was forced to the ground and ended up with a bloody nose.
Federal scientists predict high wildfire risk across Western Canada

Federal scientists predict high wildfire risk across Western Canada

EDMONTON — A majority of forests in Canada face a higher-than-normal wildfire risk this summer, say federal scientists. The forecast map from Natural Resources Canada suggests every region west of central Quebec will face an above-average hazard.