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Canadian silver mining companies give up Monday's gains as apparent squeeze fails

Canadian silver mining companies give up Monday's gains as apparent squeeze fails

CALGARY — Canadian silver mining companies are giving back double-digit share price increases gained Monday as an apparent drive by online retail investors to boost interest in the shiny metal grinds to a halt.
Calgary Stampeders sign Alberta-born long snapper Aaron Crawford

Calgary Stampeders sign Alberta-born long snapper Aaron Crawford

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have signed Canadian long snapper Aaron Crawford. The native of Medicine Hat, Alta., played in 98 games with Hamilton from 2013 to 2019. Crawford has 23 career special-teams tackles.
Imperial Oil reports $1.15B loss on writedown, sees pandemic-related fuel demand cut

Imperial Oil reports $1.15B loss on writedown, sees pandemic-related fuel demand cut

CALGARY — Sagging fuel demand due to lockdowns to deal with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is again cutting into volumes and returns at refineries at Imperial Oil Ltd. after a recovery last fall, CEO Brad Corson said Tuesday.
'Emergency brake' factored into Alberta's reopening plan: top doctor

'Emergency brake' factored into Alberta's reopening plan: top doctor

CALGARY — COVID-19 hospitalizations are the focus of Alberta's road map for gradually opening up more businesses and activities, but the province's top doctor says a different criteria will factor into whether to slow down or tighten up.
Tripping hazard: Protest penguins destroyed at Alberta legislature grounds

Tripping hazard: Protest penguins destroyed at Alberta legislature grounds

EDMONTON — A colony of 800 snow penguins was set up on the grounds of the Alberta legislature to send a strong message.
Alberta at standoff with church over COVID rules; medical chief says can't intervene

Alberta at standoff with church over COVID rules; medical chief says can't intervene

EDMONTON — Alberta’s top doctor says her hands are tied when it comes to a rural church that is defying public COVID-19 health orders by hosting Sunday services with hundreds of maskless congregants. Chief medical health officer Dr.
'Hard to explain:' Accused in woman's death at Edmonton hotel says sex was consensual

'Hard to explain:' Accused in woman's death at Edmonton hotel says sex was consensual

EDMONTON — A man accused of killing a woman in a hotel has testified that he was shocked to find her bloody and lifeless body in his room's bathtub after paying her for consensual sex. Bradley Barton, 52, of Mississauga, Ont.

'No, no, no:' Suspect in Alberta doctor's death won't have a lawyer in November trial

RED DEER, Alta. — A four week jury trial has been scheduled in November for a man accused in the killing of a family doctor at a medical clinic in central Alberta.

Alberta town asks province for stop-work order on coal exploration in mountains

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — An Alberta town in the Rocky Mountain foothills wants the provincial government to order a stop to increasingly controversial coal exploration in the region.
Sudden price surge linked to social media posts helps boost Canadian mining stocks

Sudden price surge linked to social media posts helps boost Canadian mining stocks

CALGARY — Shares in some Canadian silver mining companies posted double-digit increases on Monday as the price of the shiny white metal surged to eight-year highs with some crediting promotional discussions on social media sites like Reddit.