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Summer student tests positive for COVID-19: Calgary Catholic School District

Summer student tests positive for COVID-19: Calgary Catholic School District

CALGARY — A student taking part in summer classes has tested positive for COVID-19, but Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says that won't affect the province's back-to-school plans. The student was attending St.
Martian dreams: Mars probe part of Alberta scientist's childhood dream

Martian dreams: Mars probe part of Alberta scientist's childhood dream

EDMONTON — Chris Herd used to look into the sky when he was 13 and dream about holding a rock from Mars. He may get his chance.
Alberta municipalities get $1-billion boost as pandemic thrashes finances

Alberta municipalities get $1-billion boost as pandemic thrashes finances

EDMONTON — Alberta municipalities that have been economically thrashed by the COVID-19 pandemic are receiving more than $1 billion in support from other levels of government.
Feces and garbage: Residents of west-central Alberta worried about bush parties

Feces and garbage: Residents of west-central Alberta worried about bush parties

SUNDRE, Alta. — RCMP say bush parties on Crown land in west-central Alberta have people who live in the rural area worried about their property and their quality of life.
Search for man who fell into river in Banff National Park scaled down

Search for man who fell into river in Banff National Park scaled down

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Officials say they are scaling back the search for a 23-year-old man from India who is presumed dead after falling into the North Saskatchewan River in Banff National Park.
Oilsands production expected to rebound after pandemic-linked 2020 slump

Oilsands production expected to rebound after pandemic-linked 2020 slump

CALGARY — A new report predicts Canadian oilsands production will have its biggest annual decline on record this year, dropping by an average of nearly 175,000 barrels per day due to issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pipeline owner fined for unsafe incident near GO tracks in Greater Toronto

Pipeline owner fined for unsafe incident near GO tracks in Greater Toronto

CALGARY — The Canada Energy Regulator is fining Trans-Northern Pipelines $40,000 for an incident near a commuter train line in Greater Toronto that resulted in damage to a pipeline transporting gasoline.
RBC agrees to buy electricity from new southern Alberta solar power farm project

RBC agrees to buy electricity from new southern Alberta solar power farm project

CALGARY — The Royal Bank of Canada says it is the first Canadian bank to sign a long-term renewable energy power purchase agreement, a deal which will support development of a 39-megawatt, $70-million solar project in southern Alberta.
'Insane:' Report details random camping stresses on Alberta wilderness

'Insane:' Report details random camping stresses on Alberta wilderness

EDMONTON — A vast section of Alberta backcountry once considered for a park is being overused by tens of thousands of campers who cut trees, strew garbage and trespass, says a provincial advisory committee.
Alberta reports 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 5 at Edmonton long-term care home

Alberta reports 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 5 at Edmonton long-term care home

EDMONTON — The majority of Alberta's COVID-19 deaths over the weekend were at a long-term care home in Edmonton and the provincial health service has taken over its day-to-day operations, the chief medical officer of health said.
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