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TC Energy joins pumped hydro power storage project at retired coal mine site

CALGARY — Developers of a stored hydroelectric power project to be built next to a retired open pit coal mine east of Jasper National Park have enlisted TC Energy Corp. as a partner. Kipp Horton, CEO of Calgary-based WindRiver Power Corp.
Chiefs captain Ty Smith named WHL top defenceman for second straight year

Chiefs captain Ty Smith named WHL top defenceman for second straight year

CALGARY — Ty Smith of the Spokane Chiefs has been named the Western Hockey League's defenceman of the year for the second straight season.
Calgary, Brooks to learn Friday if restaurants, hair salons can reopen

Calgary, Brooks to learn Friday if restaurants, hair salons can reopen

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Calgary and the city of Brooks will get a lot more advance notice this time around on opening up their economies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Group urges rehab for three Alberta grizzly cubs, upgrades to bear protection

Group urges rehab for three Alberta grizzly cubs, upgrades to bear protection

BANFF, Alta. — A group of scientists and animal advocates wants the Alberta government to rehabilitate three orphaned grizzly cubs rather than allow them to be sent to zoos.
'A real mess:' Alberta law firm sounds alarm as COVID-19 grinds courts to a halt

'A real mess:' Alberta law firm sounds alarm as COVID-19 grinds courts to a halt

EDMONTON — A criminal law firm is warning that the extension of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta's courthouses will worsen a backlog that existed before the pandemic.
Country music star Paul Brandt to head human trafficking committee in Alberta

Country music star Paul Brandt to head human trafficking committee in Alberta

EDMONTON — Country music star Paul Brandt will lead a committee on human trafficking in Alberta. The Calgary-born musician is one of seven people appointed to the committee set up by the provincial government.
Lawsuits likely if Democrat Biden cancels Keystone XL, Canadian observers warn

Lawsuits likely if Democrat Biden cancels Keystone XL, Canadian observers warn

CALGARY — Billions of dollars in lawsuits will likely result if Joe Biden is elected U.S. president this November and carries out a threat to cancel the presidential permit allowing operation of the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian observers say.
Flames prospect Dustin Wolf named Western Hockey League's goaltender of the year

Flames prospect Dustin Wolf named Western Hockey League's goaltender of the year

CALGARY — Everett Silvertips netminder Dustin Wolf has been named the Western Hockey League's goaltender of the year. Wolf compiled a 34-10-2 record, 1.88 goals-against average, .

Oilpatch M&A expected to pick up after pandemic's dampening of demand eases

CALGARY — The financial stress caused by low oil prices from plummeting fuel demand during the COVID-19 pandemic will result in a wave of Canadian energy mergers and acquisitions — but not until after the world begins to return to normal, observers s

Young girl fatally stabbed, one person in custody, after attack in Edmonton home

EDMONTON — Homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a child in Edmonton. Edmonton police say officers responded to a report of a stabbing at a home in the southeastern part of the city just before 9 p.m. Monday.