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Homan evens record at Players' Championship with win over Hasselborg

CALGARY — Rachel Homan evened her record at the Grand Slam of Curling Players' Championship with a 7-4 win over Anna Hasselborg on Wednesday.
Alberta passes bill to give all workers paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

Alberta passes bill to give all workers paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

EDMONTON — Alberta has passed legislation that will give all workers three hours of paid, job-protected leave to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Labour Minister Jason Copping says Bill 71 will reduce barriers for Alberta workers to get vaccinated.
Alberta student says she and others are dreading return to online learning

Alberta student says she and others are dreading return to online learning

EDMONTON — Seventeen-year-old Amara Mogos is dreading the next two weeks. The Grade 12 student says going back and forth between online learning and regular school has been draining for her and many of her classmates.
Alberta teachers and education minister swap accusations of politicizing curriculum

Alberta teachers and education minister swap accusations of politicizing curriculum

EDMONTON — Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says the group representing Alberta teachers is playing politics with a proposed new kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum and isn’t sincere about real bridge-building.
Council in Alberta environment minister's town wants better coal consultation

Council in Alberta environment minister's town wants better coal consultation

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. — A town council in Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon's backyard wants broader consultation over the government's plans for open-pit coal mining in the Rocky Mountains.
CP Rail asks U.S. regulator to rule on its and CN's rival Kansas City Southern bids

CP Rail asks U.S. regulator to rule on its and CN's rival Kansas City Southern bids

CALGARY — The CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says a rival bid for Kansas City Southern by Canadian National Railway Co. carries a bigger price tag but can't win U.S. regulatory approval because of its negative affects on competition.
Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — A COVID-19 vaccination clinic for thousands of workers at a southern Alberta beef-packing plant isn't going ahead as planned due to a lack of vaccine.
Court asked to step in as SanLing Energy warns it intends to stop operations

Court asked to step in as SanLing Energy warns it intends to stop operations

CALGARY — The Alberta Energy Regulator says troubled oil and gas producer SanLing Energy Ltd. has warned it will cease operations as of April 30.

Homan drops opener at Players' Championship a day after winning 11th Grand Slam title

CALGARY — Scotland's Bruce Mouat got the better of Brendan Bottcher for the second time in two days.
Albertans lining up, signing up as eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID vaccine expands

Albertans lining up, signing up as eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID vaccine expands

EDMONTON — Albertans were voting with their feet and arms Tuesday as they lined up and signed up to get the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The response came as cases and hospitalizations continued to rise, powered by more contagious variants.