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Worker missing after dozer breaks through frozen tailings pond in northern Alberta

Worker missing after dozer breaks through frozen tailings pond in northern Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY — A worker is missing after a dozer broke through ice on an inactive Suncor tailings pond in northern Alberta. Suncor Energy Inc.

Brock Boeser scores twice, Vancouver defeats Edmonton 5-3 in season opener

EDMONTON — Brock Boeser and the Vancouver Canucks took advantage of the Edmonton Oilers' defensive lapses to win their opening game of the NHL season Wednesday night.
Experts say stretching out time between COVID-19 vaccine doses in Alberta reasonable

Experts say stretching out time between COVID-19 vaccine doses in Alberta reasonable

CALGARY — Infectious disease experts say it makes sense for Alberta to stretch the amount of time between first and second doses beyond what's spelled out on the labels of the two approved COVID-19 vaccines.
Canadian Senators Group leader Scott Tannas travels to Hawaii

Canadian Senators Group leader Scott Tannas travels to Hawaii

OTTAWA — Alberta Sen. Scott Tannas says he has travelled to Hawaii during the holidays.
Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets renew hostilities to start their seasons

Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets renew hostilities to start their seasons

CALGARY — Recent history built heat into Thursday's first game of the NHL season for the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets. The last NHL game the Jets played was a 4-0 loss Aug. 6 to the Flames, which ended Winnipeg's post-season.
Alberta musician Corb Lund comes out against proposed coal mines in Rocky Mountains

Alberta musician Corb Lund comes out against proposed coal mines in Rocky Mountains

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Corb Lund, perhaps Canada's pre-eminent singer about rural life and cowboy culture, is warning Albertans. "I've seen this coming for a while," he said from his home in Lethbridge, Alta.
Oil and gas industry forecasts small spending rise after slashed budgets in 2020

Oil and gas industry forecasts small spending rise after slashed budgets in 2020

CALGARY — A forecast calling for a modest increase in capital spending in the Canadian oilpatch this year after a tumultuous 2020 of budget slashing is being hailed as a sign of better times ahead for the industry.

Environmental group concerned about native grasslands in southern Alberta

CALGARY — An environmental group says it is opposed to the proposed sale of oil and natural gas rights in the Milk River Natural Area and other native grasslands in southern Alberta.

Alberta surgeon who hung noose in hospital found guilty of unprofessional conduct

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — A surgeon in northwestern Alberta has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct for hanging a rope in the shape of a noose on an operating room door.

TSB says plane that crashed near Edmonton, killing three, caused by stall

ROLLY VIEW, Alta. — The Transportation Safety Board says an amateur-built float plane stalled while making a turn south of Edmonton last summer before crashing and killing all three people aboard.