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Alberta spending more than $80M on 4,000 addictions treatment spaces

Alberta spending more than $80M on 4,000 addictions treatment spaces

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, saying programs aimed at getting people sober have too often been neglected in favour of harm reduction, has announced more than $80 million in funding for 4,000 spaces to treat those with addictions.

Defenceman Michael Stone returns to Calgary Flames, signs one-year contract

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames are bringing Michael Stone back after buying out the defenceman's contract. The Flames and Stone agreed to a one-year contract worth US$700,000, the team announced Wednesday.
Aurora Cannabis misses own guidance with weaker revenues in fourth quarter

Aurora Cannabis misses own guidance with weaker revenues in fourth quarter

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. missed its own early guidance as it lost $2.2 million in the fourth quarter on $98.9 million in net revenues. Revenues increased from $19.1 million a year ago and were up 52 per cent from $65.
The Force is with him: Alberta boy gets 'Star Wars' model of his heart

The Force is with him: Alberta boy gets 'Star Wars' model of his heart

EDMONTON — The Force is with this young transplant patient. Mason Thomas was six when he received a new heart at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton. He asked to see his damaged one but it was discarded after the surgery.

Global demand for oil appears to have slowed, according to latest OPEC estimate

CALGARY — Global demand for crude oil appears to have weakened recently in many parts of the world, according to The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
'Staring at me:' Oldest known spider ancestor found in Burgess Shale

'Staring at me:' Oldest known spider ancestor found in Burgess Shale

Tiny eyes blinking at him from the rockface of the Burgess Shale drew Jean-Bernard Caron to the fossil of the oldest known ancestor of today's spiders and scorpions.

More than half of man's body severely burned in Calgary fire pit accident

CALGARY — A man in Calgary is in critical condition after suffering burns from an apparent flare-up in a backyard fire pit. Emergency responders were called to a northeast home Tuesday evening after reports of an explosion in the area.
Indigenous, two-spirit couple from Alberta wins The Amazing Race Canada

Indigenous, two-spirit couple from Alberta wins The Amazing Race Canada

TORONTO — Anthony Johnson and James Makokis hoped being the first Indigenous, two-spirit couple to compete on The Amazing Race Canada would give them a national platform to highlight issues close to their hearts.
Alberta group urges women to get more confident talking about politics

Alberta group urges women to get more confident talking about politics

OTTAWA — A group with roots in the oil and gas industry is encouraging women to talk about politics this fall, even if they hold widely different views.

Alberta asks court whether environmental assessment process is constitutional

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has asked the province's Appeal Court to rule on whether Ottawa's new way of handling environmental assessments for major construction projects such as pipelines is constitutional.