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Judge stays order forcing Alberta to make decision on oilsands project

Judge stays order forcing Alberta to make decision on oilsands project

CALGARY — A judge has issued a stay of a court order that required the Alberta government to make an immediate decision on a proposed oilsands project near Fort McMurray. Prosper Petroleum Ltd.
Calgary father convicted in toddler's death from staph infection granted parole

Calgary father convicted in toddler's death from staph infection granted parole

CALGARY — A Calgary father found negligent in the death of his 14-month-old son has been granted parole eight months into his sentence.
Alberta must juggle sluggish economy, big deficits, lost jobs in upcoming budget

Alberta must juggle sluggish economy, big deficits, lost jobs in upcoming budget

EDMONTON — Alberta is to bring in its new budget Thursday while juggling a sluggish economy, multibillion-dollar deficits and escalating conflicts with public-sector workers. "There continues to be heavy lifting in front of us as a province.
Kenney warns cancelled energy projects stand in the way of Indigenous prosperity

Kenney warns cancelled energy projects stand in the way of Indigenous prosperity

CALGARY — A $1-billion fund established last year to support Indigenous participation in major projects won't have any projects to back if the circumstances that led to the cancelling of the Frontier oilsands mining project this week continue, Albert
Alberta tourist dies after plunge from 70 metre cliff in Vancouver park

Alberta tourist dies after plunge from 70 metre cliff in Vancouver park

VANCOUVER — A man from Alberta has fallen to his death while visiting Stanley Park in Vancouver. Police confirm the 26-year-old hopped a chest-high fence at Prospect Point on Sunday and plunged about 70 metres to a walkway below.

WHL Roundup: Guenther hat trick leads Oil Kings in rout over Ice

EDMONTON — Dylan Guenther scored three goals and set up another as the Edmonton Oil Kings routed the Winnipeg Ice 10-1 on Tuesday in the Western Hockey League.

Calgary man paralyzed after shot by intruder in Barbados vacation rental

CALGARY — Friends are raising money to help a Calgary retiree who was paralyzed after being shot by an intruder in his Barbados vacation rental.
Alberta legislature resumes: Focus on jobs and bill to punish protesters

Alberta legislature resumes: Focus on jobs and bill to punish protesters

EDMONTON — A new session of the Alberta legislature began Tuesday with the government promising to invest directly in oil and gas, if necessary, and to pass a law that would punish people who block roads and rail lines. The throne speech read by Lt.
Little-used part of Constitution led to different carbon tax rulings: experts

Little-used part of Constitution led to different carbon tax rulings: experts

EDMONTON — Different rulings from courts on the federal government's carbon tax are a result of judges working through a section of the Constitution that is seldom used, say legal experts.
Analysts agree Canadian energy projects more difficult to get to completion

Analysts agree Canadian energy projects more difficult to get to completion

CALGARY — Long pipeline routes that cross provincial and Indigenous territorial boundaries are part of the reason that Canada is a more difficult place than the U.S. to build major energy projects, according to American analysts.