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Fort McMurray homeowners clean up as insurance questions linger after flooding

Fort McMurray homeowners clean up as insurance questions linger after flooding

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Cora Dion's voice echoes as she films a video showing what's left in the basement of her home in downtown Fort McMurray after several days of flood cleanup. The couch and chair are in the garbage.
Work-from-home success changing Calgary office use assumptions, CEOs say

Work-from-home success changing Calgary office use assumptions, CEOs say

CALGARY — Work-from-home measures taken to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic are challenging long-held assumptions about how Canada's oil and gas sector should provide and care for its office workers.
Bystander shot in home before deadly shootout with RCMP on Alberta highway

Bystander shot in home before deadly shootout with RCMP on Alberta highway

BLACKFALDS, Alta. — RCMP say a stray bullet hit a bystander inside her central Alberta home before there was a police chase and a deadly highway shootout.
'We're going to go after you:' Calgary company charged with pandemic price gouging

'We're going to go after you:' Calgary company charged with pandemic price gouging

EDMONTON — Alberta has charged a Calgary-based supply company with COVID-19 price gouging, but the company's owner says he himself is paying massively inflated prices just to bring in supplies like masks and sanitizer.
Alberta's premier says changes coming to doctor pay post pandemic

Alberta's premier says changes coming to doctor pay post pandemic

EDMONTON — As Alberta has recently been adding or restoring millions of dollars in pay to its physicians, Premier Jason Kenney says things will have to change once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. "We're now facing a $20-billion deficit.
Province to provide $147M in disaster relief after northern Alberta floods

Province to provide $147M in disaster relief after northern Alberta floods

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it will provide $147 million in disaster relief for communities affected by flooding during spring ice breakup.
Outside police agency to review how officers handled run-in with costumed worker

Outside police agency to review how officers handled run-in with costumed worker

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — An outside police agency is to investigate the actions of officers who forced a restaurant worker in a "Star Wars'' storm-trooper costume to the ground in southern Alberta.

Hurricanes GM Anholt named Western Hockey League's executive of the year

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Lethbridge Hurricanes general manager Peter Anholt has been awarded the Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy, given out annually to the Western Hockey League executive of the year.
Cash cows: Alberta announces $42-million joint aid package for cattle industry

Cash cows: Alberta announces $42-million joint aid package for cattle industry

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta and the federal government will cost share a $42-million program to help farmers and ranchers deal with a backlog of cattle waiting to be processed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
First Nations worried by suspension of oilsands environmental monitoring

First Nations worried by suspension of oilsands environmental monitoring

EDMONTON — The leader of a First Nation surrounded by oilsands development is frustrated by the Alberta Energy Regulator's decision to suspend a wide array of environmental reporting requirements.