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Alberta privacy commissioner opens investigation into ID scans at liquor stores

EDMONTON — Alberta's privacy commissioner has opened an investigation into a liquor retailer's decision to test ID-scanning technology at its stores. Edmonton-based Alcanna Ltd.

Alberta's privacy commissioner considers investigation into ID scan at liquor stores

EDMONTON — Alberta's privacy commissioner is considering whether to investigate a liquor retailer's decision to test ID-scanning technology to address a growing number of thefts at its stores. Edmonton-based Alcanna Ltd.
Ex-Alberta legislature member on tax strike over unpaid oilpatch property levies

Ex-Alberta legislature member on tax strike over unpaid oilpatch property levies

A former provincial Liberal leader and member of the Alberta legislature says he won't pay his provincial taxes until oilpatch players pay theirs. "It's getting worse," David Swann said Wednesday.

Alberta Energy Regulator laying off staff, restructures, deals with budget cuts

CALGARY — The agency responsible for approving and assessing energy development in Alberta is laying off staff as it deals with budget cuts.
WestJet removes grounded Max from schedule until June 24 on advice from Boeing

WestJet removes grounded Max from schedule until June 24 on advice from Boeing

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. says is removing Boeing's grounded 737 Max jet from flight schedules through June 24 following the manufacturer's latest guidance about regulatory approval for the plane to fly again.
Alberta premier wants federal government to do more about opioid imports

Alberta premier wants federal government to do more about opioid imports

CALGARY — Alberta's premier says Ottawa needs to do more to clamp down on opioid drug imports from places such as China.
Parks Canada says no to gondola proposed from Banff townsite to Mount Norquay

Parks Canada says no to gondola proposed from Banff townsite to Mount Norquay

BANFF, Alta. — Parks Canada has rejected a proposed gondola to take skiers and hikers from the Banff townsite to the summit at the Mount Norquay ski resort.
Alberta premier says province may close or relocate some drug consumption sites

Alberta premier says province may close or relocate some drug consumption sites

CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney says it's possible Alberta could close or relocate some supervised drug consumption sites.

Hwy. 1 crash in southeast B.C., kills an Alberta man, injures truck driver

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — An Alberta man has died in a two-vehicle crash in southeastern British Columbia. RCMP say an eastbound transport truck collided with a westbound pickup truck on Monday evening on Highway 1 near Revelstoke.
Tax revolt? Taxes energy companies owe Alberta municipalities more than double

Tax revolt? Taxes energy companies owe Alberta municipalities more than double

The amount of unpaid property taxes that oil and gas companies owe Alberta rural municipalities has more than doubled over the last year, a trend some are calling a tax revolt.