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Alberta legislature to resume Tuesday; focus to be on economic recovery

Alberta legislature to resume Tuesday; focus to be on economic recovery

EDMONTON — Alberta politicians are to return to the legislature Tuesday with a plan to discuss up to 20 new bills — many of which are focused on the province's economic recovery.

Topaz Energy prices IPO offering at $13 per share, Tourmaline cuts secondary offering

Calgary-based Topaz Energy Corp. says it is pricing its initial public offering at the low end of the $13-to-$15 range it announced last month. The subsidiary of Calgary-based Tourmaline Oil Corp. says it expects gross proceeds of about $217.
Alberta cuts deal on municipal oilpatch levies; not on unpaid property taxes

Alberta cuts deal on municipal oilpatch levies; not on unpaid property taxes

EDMONTON — Alberta has announced a three-year deal that it says will prevent municipal taxes and levies from harming its already battered energy industry.
All reasonable COVID-19 precautions taken during livestream with O'Toole: Kenney

All reasonable COVID-19 precautions taken during livestream with O'Toole: Kenney

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he and the federal Conservative leader did everything reasonable to respect COVID-19 guidelines during a livestream meeting this weekend.
Next generation of Canadian ski talent sets sights on Whistler, B.C., in 2023

Next generation of Canadian ski talent sets sights on Whistler, B.C., in 2023

CANMORE, Alta. — Canada's Xavier McKeever will be exactly the right age to contend for medals on home snow in 2023. He'll be 20 at world nordic junior and under-23 championship in Whistler, B.C. The cross-country skier from Canmore, Alta.

UCP members pass resolution at AGM calling for privately funded health care option

EDMONTON — Members of Alberta's governing United Conservative Party have narrowly endorsed a resolution at their party's annual general meeting that supports the option of a privately funded and privately managed health-care system that would operate

O'Toole and Kenney sit side-by-side for livestream without wearing masks

NOBLEFORD, Alta. — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole praised Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for his province's handling of COVID-19 as the two sat side-by-side during a livestream on Saturday, while neither leader wore a mask.

Saskatchewan NDP leader warns voters of Alberta-style cuts if Moe wins election

Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili raised the prospect Saturday that re-electing Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe could lead to Alberta-style health-care cuts and privatization.
COVID-19 outbreaks declared in 2 hospitals in Edmonton zone; case numbers on the rise

COVID-19 outbreaks declared in 2 hospitals in Edmonton zone; case numbers on the rise

EDMONTON — High hospitalization rates for COVID-19 are partly due to recent outbreaks at those facilities, Alberta's chief medical officer of health said as she warned of case numbers spiking in the province's two largest cities. Dr.

Calfrac investors approve company plan over Wilks Brothers takeover

CALGARY — Shareholders in debt-laden Calgary-based Calfrac Well Services Ltd. have narrowly approved a recapitalization plan proposed by management, thus setting aside a takeover offer from Texas rival Wilks Brothers, LLC.