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UCP members pass resolution at AGM calling for privately funded health care option

EDMONTON — Members of Alberta's governing United Conservative Party have narrowly endorsed a resolution at their party's annual general meeting that supports the option of a privately funded and privately managed health-care system that would operate

O'Toole and Kenney sit side-by-side for livestream without wearing masks

NOBLEFORD, Alta. — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole praised Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for his province's handling of COVID-19 as the two sat side-by-side during a livestream on Saturday, while neither leader wore a mask.

Saskatchewan NDP leader warns voters of Alberta-style cuts if Moe wins election

Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili raised the prospect Saturday that re-electing Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe could lead to Alberta-style health-care cuts and privatization.
COVID-19 outbreaks declared in 2 hospitals in Edmonton zone; case numbers on the rise

COVID-19 outbreaks declared in 2 hospitals in Edmonton zone; case numbers on the rise

EDMONTON — High hospitalization rates for COVID-19 are partly due to recent outbreaks at those facilities, Alberta's chief medical officer of health said as she warned of case numbers spiking in the province's two largest cities. Dr.

Calfrac investors approve company plan over Wilks Brothers takeover

CALGARY — Shareholders in debt-laden Calgary-based Calfrac Well Services Ltd. have narrowly approved a recapitalization plan proposed by management, thus setting aside a takeover offer from Texas rival Wilks Brothers, LLC.
'First guys out:' western Canadian air tanker fleet busy despite drop in wildfires

'First guys out:' western Canadian air tanker fleet busy despite drop in wildfires

RED DEER, Alta. — A family-run company providing air-tanker support to control menacing wildfires in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Yukon is a little less busy these days, but it has nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flames sign forward Andrew Mangiapane to two-year deal with AAV of US$2,425 million

Flames sign forward Andrew Mangiapane to two-year deal with AAV of US$2,425 million

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have signed forward Andrew Mangiapane to a two year contract with an annual average value of US$2,425 million.

AltaGas agrees to pay $715 million to double stake in midstream firm Petrogas

CALGARY — AltaGas Ltd. says it has agreed to pay $715 million in cash to privately held SAM Holdings Ltd. to double its ownership share in oil and gas liquids handling firm Petrogas Energy Corp. to 74 per cent.

Man wanted for second-degree murder following fatal shooting in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Police have identified a suspect in the shooting death of an Edmonton man. A statement from the Edmonton Police Service says an arrest warrant has been issued for 31-year-old Aaron Atchooay.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says political staff have taken 7 per cent pay cut

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says political staff have taken 7 per cent pay cut

AIRDRIE, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government's political staffers have taken a seven per cent pay cut and he's using that as a warning to the province's public-sector unions.