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Alberta cancels coal leases, pauses future sales, as opposition increases

Alberta cancels coal leases, pauses future sales, as opposition increases

EDMONTON — Alberta has decided to cancel recently issued coal leases in the Rocky Mountains, as public opposition grows to the United Conservative government's plan to expand coal mining in the area.

AltaLink seeks to refund extra $350 million over three years to Alberta customers

CALGARY — AltaLink wants to refund an additional $350 million to Alberta's electricity customers over the next three years because of low energy prices.
B.C. company turning fly larvae into pet food gets $6M in federal funds

B.C. company turning fly larvae into pet food gets $6M in federal funds

CALGARY — A British Columbia company that feeds food waste to insects to produce pet food has received $6 million from the federal government for a new plant just north of Calgary. Enterra Feed Corp.
Bottcher and Walker to skip Alberta teams at nationals, Koe gets wild-card spot

Bottcher and Walker to skip Alberta teams at nationals, Koe gets wild-card spot

The long wait to learn who will represent Alberta at the national curling championships is over. The decision provided some clarity on the wild-card front too.
Kenney says killing Keystone sets risky precedent, puts Alberta on hook for $1B

Kenney says killing Keystone sets risky precedent, puts Alberta on hook for $1B

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says cancelling the Keystone XL expansion risks a dangerous precedent for other pipelines stretching from Canada to south of the border.
Cancelled Keystone XL pipeline expansion won't lessen oil dependency, experts say

Cancelled Keystone XL pipeline expansion won't lessen oil dependency, experts say

CALGARY — Cancelling the multi-billion dollar Keystone XL pipeline expansion would not only jeopardize thousands of jobs in Alberta, it would also mean the loss of billions of dollars in corporate income taxes, carbon taxes and royalties, according t
Canadian women's hockey team holds Calgary "bubble" camp

Canadian women's hockey team holds Calgary "bubble" camp

CALGARY — The Canadian women's hockey team has opened a 35-player camp in a Calgary "bubble." The 14-day camp is the first physical gathering of national-team players in months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta leader urges Biden to hear case for Keystone XL

TORONTO — The premier of Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta wants President-elect Joe Biden to give the Canadian government a chance to make the case for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built.
Alberta puts first doses on hold pending vaccine dose delivery improvements

Alberta puts first doses on hold pending vaccine dose delivery improvements

OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his province is putting a pause on administering the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines because of the uncertainty about when more doses will start arriving in large numbers.

Albertans can make hair and tattoo appointments today as some COVID restrictions ease

EDMONTON — Albertans will be able to visit hair salons and tattoo parlours today as the province relaxes a few of its COVID-19 restrictions.