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Oil and gas production forecast to rise despite lower energy use per person: CER

Oil and gas production forecast to rise despite lower energy use per person: CER

CALGARY — Slower growth in domestic fossil fuel consumption is expected over the next 20 years as Canadians use more renewable energy and cut their energy use per capita, according to a new forecast from the Canada Energy Regulator.
Suncor keeps 2020 oil budget flat, approves $300-million wind farm project

Suncor keeps 2020 oil budget flat, approves $300-million wind farm project

CALGARY — Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc. says it will keep capital spending related to its oil operations flat next year while moving forward with a new $300-million wind power project in southern Alberta.
Alberta legislature adjourns after shooting on steps; police say 'non-criminal'

Alberta legislature adjourns after shooting on steps; police say 'non-criminal'

EDMONTON — The Alberta legislature adjourned for a few hours Monday after a shooting on the front steps of the building. Edmonton police said they were called to the building mid-afternoon and that what happened was "non-criminal.

Five students in critical condition after school bus crash in northern Alberta

SMOKY LAKE, Alta. — More than a dozen students were sent to hospital, five in critical condition, after a school bus and a truck-mounted crane collided on an Alberta highway. The crash happened at about 8:30 a.m.
Vets Lafreniere, McIssac, Smith among 31 named to Canada's world juniors camp

Vets Lafreniere, McIssac, Smith among 31 named to Canada's world juniors camp

CALGARY — Veterans Alexis Lafreniere, Jared McIsaac and Ty Smith were three of the 31 players named to Canada's world junior hockey championship selection camp on Monday afternoon.
Husky Energy confirms 370 job cuts as it trims 2020-21 spending by $500 million

Husky Energy confirms 370 job cuts as it trims 2020-21 spending by $500 million

CALGARY — About 370 jobs have been cut at Husky Energy Inc. this year with most of the reductions coming in a major round of layoffs in October, CEO Rob Peabody revealed on a conference call Monday to discuss the company's guidance for 2020 and 2021.
Alberta university students want lecturer who denies Ukrainian famine fired

Alberta university students want lecturer who denies Ukrainian famine fired

EDMONTON — Some University of Alberta students want the school to fire an assistant lecturer who denies the Holodomor, the mass genocide of Ukrainian people carried out by the former Soviet Union in the early 1930s. In a Nov.
Psychiatric assessment for accused in Calgary case worker's death extended

Psychiatric assessment for accused in Calgary case worker's death extended

CALGARY — An extra three weeks have been granted for the psychiatric assessment of an 18-year-old charged with killing his case worker at an assisted-living home in Calgary.

Rachel Homan defeats Tracy Fleury in women's final at Canada Cup

LEDUC, Alta. — Ottawa's Rachel Homan defeated Tracy Fleury of East St. Paul, Man., 9-4 on Sunday in the women's final at the Canada Cup, earning the first spot in the Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials in the process.

WHL Roundup: Jalen Luypen scores twice, Oil Kings down Pats 7-1

EDMONTON — Jalen Luypen scored twice as the Edmonton Oil Kings downed the Regina Pats 7-1 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action.