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Alberta premier hopes cities stay in lockstep when provincial COVID mask rules lift

Alberta premier hopes cities stay in lockstep when provincial COVID mask rules lift

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he hopes the cities of Edmonton and Calgary will stay in lockstep with the province when it comes to eventually lifting mask restrictions tied to COVID-19.

B.C. health official facing sex charges released from custody; to appear in court

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — Police say a chief medical officer of health for the southern interior of British Columbia who was arrested on sex charges has been released from custody on the condition he appear in court later this month.
Group of large oilsands operators commit to become net zero emitters by 2050

Group of large oilsands operators commit to become net zero emitters by 2050

CALGARY — Experts say a joint strategy by Canada's largest oilsands producers to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will help speed up innovation and drive further investment into the industry.
Psychedelic drugs for treatment of mental illness focus of U of C research chair

Psychedelic drugs for treatment of mental illness focus of U of C research chair

CALGARY — Jim Parker was impressed enough with the improvements his niece had shown after being treated with psychedelic drugs for post-traumatic stress disorder that he was willing to put up his own money for further research.
WestJet CEO Ed Sims to retire at the end of the year

WestJet CEO Ed Sims to retire at the end of the year

CALGARY — WestJet says CEO Ed Sims will retire at the end of this year. The Calgary-based airline says Sims will remain as president and chief executive as well as a member of the WestJet Group board of directors until December.
Virtual parade plan announced, marshal named for scaled-down Calgary Stampede

Virtual parade plan announced, marshal named for scaled-down Calgary Stampede

CALGARY — There will be a parade to launch the upcoming Calgary Stampede, but it won't include hundreds of thousands of fans lining the city's downtown streets.
Edmonton may keep mask bylaw until 70 per cent of its population fully vaccinated

Edmonton may keep mask bylaw until 70 per cent of its population fully vaccinated

Edmonton's mayor says he is considering a request from a doctors group that he and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi keep masking bylaws in place until at least 70 per cent of their cities' eligible populations have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Exploding device at gender reveal party leads to wildfire in northern Alberta

Exploding device at gender reveal party leads to wildfire in northern Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — A $600 fine has been issued after a gender reveal party led to a wildfire in Alberta. Travis Fairweather, a wildfire information officer, says the party was taking place about 10 kilometres west of Fort McMurray on May 31.
'You didn't get the best of me': Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

'You didn't get the best of me': Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

CALGARY — Clarence Wolfleg remembers the day his mother took him to school. It was 1956 and for the next 5 1/2 years he attended the Old Sun Residential School outside Gleichen in southern Alberta.
Edmonton removes references to Bishop Vital Grandin from downtown transit station

Edmonton removes references to Bishop Vital Grandin from downtown transit station

Edmonton has removed references to Bishop Vital Grandin from one of the city's light-rail transit stations.