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Barrick accepts reduced ownership stake in deal to restart Papua New Guinea gold mine

Barrick accepts reduced ownership stake in deal to restart Papua New Guinea gold mine

CALGARY — Barrick Gold Corp.

Canada's Brendan Bottcher into playoffs at world men's curling championship

CALGARY — Brendan Bottcher ensured Canada will compete in men's curling at the next Winter Olympics and also clinched a playoff berth at the world curling championship Thursday.

'Uniquely reprehensible': No parole for 35 years for Calgary man in triple murder

CALGARY — A Calgary man who admitted to slitting his girlfriend's throat and, days later, stabbing to death his mother and stepfather must serve 35 years before he can apply for parole.
COVID-19 variants now dominant strains in Alberta, province's top doctor says

COVID-19 variants now dominant strains in Alberta, province's top doctor says

EDMONTON — The three more contagious variants of COVID-19 in Alberta have become the dominant strains and those who test positive can assume they are infected with the one first reported in the United Kingdom, the province's top doctor says. Dr.
Alberta beef plant, site of COVID-19 outbreak last year, to get vaccination clinic

Alberta beef plant, site of COVID-19 outbreak last year, to get vaccination clinic

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — Thousands of workers at a southern Alberta beef-packing plant where there was a major COVID-19 outbreak last year will soon be offered vaccinations in their workplace.
Alberta backbenchers critical of COVID rules include Speaker, former cabinet minister

Alberta backbenchers critical of COVID rules include Speaker, former cabinet minister

EDMONTON — Almost half of the 40 backbenchers in Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's caucus are openly criticizing public-health restrictions meant to contain spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is drawing a line in the sand for 18 of his backbenchers who are openly criticizing public-health restrictions meant to face down COVID-19.
Calgary man who killed girlfriend, mother and stepfather to be sentenced

Calgary man who killed girlfriend, mother and stepfather to be sentenced

CALGARY — A man who admitted to slitting his girlfriend's throat and, days later, stabbing to death his mother and stepfather is to be sentenced today.
Canada's Bottcher falls to Russia's Glukhov at world men's curling championship

Canada's Bottcher falls to Russia's Glukhov at world men's curling championship

CALGARY — An inconsistent performance from the Canadian back end proved costly in an 8-7 extra-end loss to Russia on Wednesday at the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men's Curling Championship.
Ontario issues stay-at-home order, Alberta cracks down on COVID-19 rule-breakers

Ontario issues stay-at-home order, Alberta cracks down on COVID-19 rule-breakers

Residents of Ontario and Quebec were to wake up to more COVID-19 restrictions Thursday as officials plan new approaches to vaccine distribution and promise crackdowns on rule-breakers in several jurisdictions.