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Dominion Diamond proposes transaction to exit CCAA status, reopen Ekati mine

Dominion Diamond proposes transaction to exit CCAA status, reopen Ekati mine

CALGARY — The owner of the Ekati diamond mine is proposing a transaction that would allow it to exit court protection from creditors, provide operating funds and eventually restart the suspended Northwest Territories mine.
Camping, RVing a popular option as the summer of COVID-19 approaches

Camping, RVing a popular option as the summer of COVID-19 approaches

EDMONTON — Sandy Grunleitner and her family love camping, hiking and being in the outdoors. She spent hours on the Alberta Parks website last week trying to rebook some camping reservations that had been cancelled after the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
WestJet asks minister for labour code exemptions affecting layoffs

WestJet asks minister for labour code exemptions affecting layoffs

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. is asking the federal labour minister for an exemption to Canada Labour Code provisions that would facilitate mass layoffs.

Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman earns WHL's most valuable player award

CALGARY — Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman has been named the Western Hockey League's player of the year. The 19-year-old from Saskatoon will have his name engraved on the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy.
Alberta continues progress on COVID cases as decision looms on Calgary, Brooks

Alberta continues progress on COVID cases as decision looms on Calgary, Brooks

EDMONTON — Alberta's chief medical officer says active cases of COVID-19 are continuing to hold steady or decline. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says Alberta has 926 active infections, with 59 people in hospital. Six are in intensive care.
Alberta premier wise to delay fair deal report given Ottawa's COVID aid: NDP

Alberta premier wise to delay fair deal report given Ottawa's COVID aid: NDP

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition leader says it's a good idea for Premier Jason Kenney to delay releasing a report from his "fair deal" panel, given the federal government has outshone his efforts to help Albertans through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta Energy Regulator suspends environment monitoring for oilpatch over COVID

CALGARY — Recent environmental monitoring exemptions for the oilsands have been broadened to include Alberta's entire energy industry.

Spokane forward Adam Beckman selected WHL player of year

CALGARY — Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman was selected the Western Hockey League player of the year Thursday. Beckman, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was the lone player to crack the 100-point mark with 48 goals and 59 assists in 63 games.
Alberta to change restrictions on foothills coal mining to ease development

Alberta to change restrictions on foothills coal mining to ease development

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is changing its coal policies in a move it says is intended to make it easier to develop open-pit mines in one of the province's most sensitive areas.
Calgary school board rife with 'turmoil,' short-term thinking: report

Calgary school board rife with 'turmoil,' short-term thinking: report

CALGARY — An independent review has found the Calgary Board of Education focuses too much on protecting individual members and not enough on its broader mission and long-term finances.