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'Game-changer': Calgary becomes training hub for new miniaturized pacemaker

'Game-changer': Calgary becomes training hub for new miniaturized pacemaker

CALGARY — A new innovative miniaturized pacemaker, developed in part by a Calgary cardiologist, has been given approval for use on patients beyond the clinical research stage.

'Game-changer:' Calgary becomes training hub for new miniaturized pacemaker

CALGARY — A new innovative miniaturized pacemaker, developed in part by a Calgary cardiologist, has been given approval for use on patients beyond the clinical research stage.
Alberta premier to deliver update on Just Transition talks, federal health deal

Alberta premier to deliver update on Just Transition talks, federal health deal

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is set to meet with reporters for the first time in a month today, with questions expected on health care, Crown prosecutors and perhaps her now-viral limp handshake with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Carbon capture too expensive, takes too long to build: Report

Carbon capture too expensive, takes too long to build: Report

CALGARY — By betting it can solve its emissions problem with carbon capture and storage, Canada's oil and gas industry risks saddling itself with expensive stranded assets, a new report argues.
Regulator gives Imperial Oil weeks to plan fix for months-old oilsands tailings leak

Regulator gives Imperial Oil weeks to plan fix for months-old oilsands tailings leak

EDMONTON — Alberta's energy regulator has given Imperial Oil until the end of the month to figure out a way to permanently fix ongoing seepage and overflows from tailings ponds at its Kearl oilsands mine that have already released thousands of cubic
Canadian snowboarder Brooke D'Hondt relishes hometown halfpipe World Cup

Canadian snowboarder Brooke D'Hondt relishes hometown halfpipe World Cup

CALGARY — Brooke D'Hondt has dropped into Calgary's halfpipe a 10-minute drive from home more times than she can count, but the snowboarder will compete in her first World Cup there starting Thursday.
Alberta to pilot oil and gas royalty breaks for legally required well cleanup

Alberta to pilot oil and gas royalty breaks for legally required well cleanup

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is moving ahead with a plan that would give oil and gas companies a tax break for meeting their legal obligations to clean up old well sites, inviting a select group of landowner organizations to a meeting to discuss
'The only Black one left:' Alberta village remembers it's African-American roots

'The only Black one left:' Alberta village remembers it's African-American roots

BRETON, ALBERTA — "My name is Vant Hayes and I'm the only Black one left out here." Hayes, who says he's 88 years old or "somewhere around there," represents the end of an era in the village of Breton, 110 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.
Strathcona County mother faces sex abuse charges involving her toddler

Strathcona County mother faces sex abuse charges involving her toddler

EDMONTON — An Edmonton-area mother faces charges after a police investigation into sexual abuse allegations involving her toddler.
U.S. actor in Nevada sex case also charged in B.C., as Alberta police seek warrant

U.S. actor in Nevada sex case also charged in B.C., as Alberta police seek warrant

KEREMEOS, B.C. — A former actor in the movie "Dances With Wolves" who is facing eight sex-related charges in Nevada is also facing a charge in British Columbia and could soon be facing more allegations in Alberta. Documents filed in B.C.