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Reverse job-killing oilpatch monitoring suspensions: Alberta Opposition leader

Reverse job-killing oilpatch monitoring suspensions: Alberta Opposition leader

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney should step in to reverse a decision by the province's energy regulator to suspend most environmental monitoring in the oilpatch, says the province's Opposition leader.
Alberta opens more shops in Calgary, Brooks amid COVID-19 recovery relaunch

Alberta opens more shops in Calgary, Brooks amid COVID-19 recovery relaunch

CALGARY — Restaurants, barber shops and hair salons in Calgary and Brooks now have the official go-ahead to reopen their doors on Monday.

Accused killer assessed hours before girl stabbed to death in bed: police

EDMONTON — Police say a mental-health crisis team visited a man now charged with second-degree murder hours before he allegedly killed a seven-year-old girl in her bed.
Dominion Diamond proposes transaction to exit CCAA status, reopen Ekati mine

Dominion Diamond proposes transaction to exit CCAA status, reopen Ekati mine

CALGARY — The owner of the Ekati diamond mine is proposing a transaction that would allow it to exit court protection from creditors, provide operating funds and eventually restart the suspended Northwest Territories mine.
Camping, RVing a popular option as the summer of COVID-19 approaches

Camping, RVing a popular option as the summer of COVID-19 approaches

EDMONTON — Sandy Grunleitner and her family love camping, hiking and being in the outdoors. She spent hours on the Alberta Parks website last week trying to rebook some camping reservations that had been cancelled after the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
WestJet asks minister for labour code exemptions affecting layoffs

WestJet asks minister for labour code exemptions affecting layoffs

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. is asking the federal labour minister for an exemption to Canada Labour Code provisions that would facilitate mass layoffs.

Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman earns WHL's most valuable player award

CALGARY — Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman has been named the Western Hockey League's player of the year. The 19-year-old from Saskatoon will have his name engraved on the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy.
Alberta continues progress on COVID cases as decision looms on Calgary, Brooks

Alberta continues progress on COVID cases as decision looms on Calgary, Brooks

EDMONTON — Alberta's chief medical officer says active cases of COVID-19 are continuing to hold steady or decline. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says Alberta has 926 active infections, with 59 people in hospital. Six are in intensive care.
Alberta premier wise to delay fair deal report given Ottawa's COVID aid: NDP

Alberta premier wise to delay fair deal report given Ottawa's COVID aid: NDP

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition leader says it's a good idea for Premier Jason Kenney to delay releasing a report from his "fair deal" panel, given the federal government has outshone his efforts to help Albertans through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta Energy Regulator suspends environment monitoring for oilpatch over COVID

CALGARY — Recent environmental monitoring exemptions for the oilsands have been broadened to include Alberta's entire energy industry.