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Alberta's top doctor concerned as COVID-19 cases surge in Edmonton area

Alberta's top doctor concerned as COVID-19 cases surge in Edmonton area

EDMONTON — Alberta's top doctor says she's concerned about a surge in COVID-19 cases in Edmonton and is alarmed that many people are going to work or socializing while sick.
Youth facing murder charge after assault on 13-year-old girl in Edmonton

Youth facing murder charge after assault on 13-year-old girl in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Flowers, stuffed animals and messages from loved ones have been left near an Edmonton intersection for a 13-year-old girl who police say was killed Friday.
TC Energy makes $2 billion offer to take over U.S. pipeline partnership

TC Energy makes $2 billion offer to take over U.S. pipeline partnership

CALGARY — Pipeline and power company TC Energy Corp. is moving to buy out the other unitholders in TC PipeLines, LP, a U.S. master limited partnership it operates, for about US$1.48 billion (C$1.97 billion) in shares.
Alberta researcher shares Nobel prize for hepatitis C virus discovery

Alberta researcher shares Nobel prize for hepatitis C virus discovery

EDMONTON — A University of Alberta researcher has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in medicine — the first time Canadian medical science has been so recognized in nearly a century.

Wilks Brothers sweetens Calfrac takeover offer to 25 cents from 18 cents

CALGARY — Texas-based suitor Wilks Brothers, LLC, is sweetening its hostile takeover offer for Calgary-based Calfrac Well Services Ltd. by raising its bid to 25 cents per share from 18 cents. The bid carries a maximum cash payout of $21.
Mentally ill man who stabbed five people at Calgary party appeals denial of freedoms

Mentally ill man who stabbed five people at Calgary party appeals denial of freedoms

CALGARY — Lawyers for a mentally ill man who fatally stabbed five young people at a house party are appealing a decision to deny him some privileges.
Suncor Energy says it will cut 10 to 15 per cent of its workforce over next 18 months

Suncor Energy says it will cut 10 to 15 per cent of its workforce over next 18 months

CALGARY — Oilsands and retail fuel giant Suncor Energy Inc. says it will eliminate as many as 1,930 jobs over the next 18 months as a result of cost-cutting to deal with low oil prices and market volatility.
Aurora increases executive compensation after layoffs, $3.3 billion in losses

Aurora increases executive compensation after layoffs, $3.3 billion in losses

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. handed out millions in compensation and salary increases to executives as the company was laying off at least 1,000 workers and reporting billions in losses.
CP Rail notches record third-quarter grain haul using high-efficiency hopper cars

CP Rail notches record third-quarter grain haul using high-efficiency hopper cars

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway says it had a record-setting third quarter for Canadian grain shipments, building on a year that has already seen unprecedented hauls of the crop. The Calgary-based company says it moved 7.
Painted Pony shareholders approve sale to Canadian Natural Resources

Painted Pony shareholders approve sale to Canadian Natural Resources

CALGARY — Shareholders in Calgary-based Painted Pony Energy Ltd. have approved its sale to much larger Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. for 69 cents per share.