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Alberta justice minister cleared in ethics case tied to oil funding inquiry

Alberta justice minister cleared in ethics case tied to oil funding inquiry

EDMONTON — Alberta's ethics commissioner says Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer did not break the rules when he hired Steve Allan to run a public inquiry into whether foreign money is bankrolling anti-oil protests in Canada.
'Divine event:' Surgeon who helped man after hike operates on him days later

'Divine event:' Surgeon who helped man after hike operates on him days later

CALGARY — A Saskatchewan man who had a heart attack after a hike in the Rocky Mountains says it was divine intervention that the same cardiac surgeon who helped resuscitate him near the trail would operate on him days later.
Alberta to streamline approvals for new private clinics to boost surgeries

Alberta to streamline approvals for new private clinics to boost surgeries

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is proposing legislation that would accelerate approval of private clinics to get more surgeries done.
Edmonton hospital stops admitting patients due to COVID-19 outbreak

Edmonton hospital stops admitting patients due to COVID-19 outbreak

EDMONTON — A hospital in Edmonton is tightening restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to increase at the facility.

Cannabis retailer Fire & Flower unveils pilot stores in Circle K partnership

EDMONTON — Fire & Flower Holdings Inc. has unveiled the first examples of its new cannabis retail partnership with the owner of Circle K convenience stores and gasoline bars.
Global oil demand rebound from pandemic's lows prompts price spike forecasts

Global oil demand rebound from pandemic's lows prompts price spike forecasts

CALGARY — Oil analysts say a rebound in the world's hunger for oil has already started after demand destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic fell far short of what many experts had expected.
Float plane touched down briefly on lake before deadly crash in Alberta field

Float plane touched down briefly on lake before deadly crash in Alberta field

LEDUC COUNTY, Alta. — The Transportation Safety Board says an amateur-built plane with amphibious floats was being used in training when it went down last week south of Edmonton, killing three people on board.
After prior rejections, Alberta announces sandhill crane hunt for this fall

After prior rejections, Alberta announces sandhill crane hunt for this fall

EDMONTON — Alberta has announced there will be a sandhill crane hunting season this fall — a hunt that's been opposed by an environmental group and was previously rejected by the provincial government three times.

Alberta First Nation monitors hundreds for COVID-19 as it announces curfew

SIKSIKA NATION, Alta. — A First Nation in southern Alberta has implemented a curfew as its health workers monitor more than 200 people for signs they may have developed COVID-19.
Attendance for Alberta MPs at special COVID-19 committee since the end of May

Attendance for Alberta MPs at special COVID-19 committee since the end of May

EDMONTON — The average attendance for Alberta's Conservative MPs for a special COVID-19 committee, which has acted as a stand-in for the chamber, was about 42 per cent from May 27 to June 18.