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'First guys out:' western Canadian air tanker fleet busy despite drop in wildfires

'First guys out:' western Canadian air tanker fleet busy despite drop in wildfires

RED DEER, Alta. — A family-run company providing air-tanker support to control menacing wildfires in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Yukon is a little less busy these days, but it has nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flames sign forward Andrew Mangiapane to two-year deal with AAV of US$2,425 million

Flames sign forward Andrew Mangiapane to two-year deal with AAV of US$2,425 million

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have signed forward Andrew Mangiapane to a two year contract with an annual average value of US$2,425 million.

AltaGas agrees to pay $715 million to double stake in midstream firm Petrogas

CALGARY — AltaGas Ltd. says it has agreed to pay $715 million in cash to privately held SAM Holdings Ltd. to double its ownership share in oil and gas liquids handling firm Petrogas Energy Corp. to 74 per cent.

Man wanted for second-degree murder following fatal shooting in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Police have identified a suspect in the shooting death of an Edmonton man. A statement from the Edmonton Police Service says an arrest warrant has been issued for 31-year-old Aaron Atchooay.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says political staff have taken 7 per cent pay cut

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says political staff have taken 7 per cent pay cut

AIRDRIE, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government's political staffers have taken a seven per cent pay cut and he's using that as a warning to the province's public-sector unions.
Alberta premier says he's still hopeful about Keystone, even if Biden elected

Alberta premier says he's still hopeful about Keystone, even if Biden elected

AIRDRIE, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he is still hopeful about the future of the Keystone XL pipeline, even if the Democrats win the U.S. election next month.
Oil price stall, global uncertainty prompt caution as oil firms roll out Q3 reports

Oil price stall, global uncertainty prompt caution as oil firms roll out Q3 reports

CALGARY — Higher oil prices are expected to bolster returns as Canadian energy companies report third-quarter results over the next few weeks but observers say a recent stall in the crude price recovery and ongoing oil market uncertainty make increas

Western Hockey League announces Jan. 8 start date for next season

CALGARY — The Western Hockey League has announced that its regular season will open on Jan. 8, 2021.
Psychiatric exam finds man accused of murdering Alberta doctor fit to stand trial

Psychiatric exam finds man accused of murdering Alberta doctor fit to stand trial

RED DEER, Alta. — A man accused of killing a family doctor at a medical clinic in central Alberta has been found fit to stand trial after a psychiatric exam. Deng Mabiour, 54, is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Dr.
'Discovery by little Nathan:' 12-year-old makes fossil find in southern Alberta

'Discovery by little Nathan:' 12-year-old makes fossil find in southern Alberta

Aspiring paleontologist Nathan Hrushkin speaks with pride about his “killer resume.” The Grade 7 student from Calgary discovered a rare dinosaur skeleton earlier this year at Horseshoe Canyon in the Badlands region of southeastern Alberta.