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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.

Canadian World Cup and Olympic ski racing organizer Darrell MacLachlan dies at 63

CALGARY — An facilitator of international skiing in Canada has died. Darrell MacLachlan was chief of race for men's alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, B.C., and the annual World Cup downhill races in Lake Louise, Alta.
Alberta finance minister expects cuts in all departments, asks for budget input

Alberta finance minister expects cuts in all departments, asks for budget input

EDMONTON — Alberta's finance minister says he expects all provincial departments to make recommendations similar to cuts recently announced by the health ministry for next year's budget.

Veteran Cathedral Energy Services CEO announces plan to retire in April

CALGARY — Cathedral Energy Services Ltd. says veteran CEO Scott MacFarlane plans to retire from the Calgary-based directional and horizontal drilling company in April.
WestJet cutting flights to Atlantic Canada, laying off staff

WestJet cutting flights to Atlantic Canada, laying off staff

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. is suspending operations to four cities in Atlantic Canada and reducing service to others in the region as the pandemic continues to take a toll on the airline industry.
Alberta to make change to COVID-19 testing as cases in province continue to rise

Alberta to make change to COVID-19 testing as cases in province continue to rise

EDMONTON — Alberta is to change the way COVID-19 is tested to make it more efficient as case numbers continue to surge, especially in the Edmonton zone, the province's chief medical officer of health said. Dr.
Salma Lakhani: Alberta's 19th lieutenant-governor also 'happens to be Muslim'

Salma Lakhani: Alberta's 19th lieutenant-governor also 'happens to be Muslim'

EDMONTON — Salma Lakhani may be the first Muslim and South Asian lieutenant-governor in Canada, but that’s not what she wants to be known for.