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Empire Q2 profit and sales up, plans online grocery expansion in Alberta

Empire Q2 profit and sales up, plans online grocery expansion in Alberta

Empire Co. Ltd. reported its second-quarter profit and sales rose compared with a year ago as it announced plans to expand its Voila online grocery service to Alberta.
Canadian junior men's hockey team releases seven players

Canadian junior men's hockey team releases seven players

RED DEER, Alta. — Host Canada released seven players Thursday and named its three goaltenders for the upcoming world junior men's hockey championship.
Canadians show increased interest in high-interest car title loans amid recession

Canadians show increased interest in high-interest car title loans amid recession

CALGARY — If internet search trends are a window into the minds of consumers, then a recent report suggests that a growing number of Canadians are considering some ill-advised financial options, observers say.
Professional Women's Hockey Player's Association gains backer for Calgary team

Professional Women's Hockey Player's Association gains backer for Calgary team

CALGARY — The Professional Women's Hockey Player's Association has signed a sponsor for its Calgary team. Team Scotiabank joins Toronto's Team Sonnet as PWHPA teams with a name sponsor.
Alberta COVID-19 vaccinations to start next week with hospital, care staff

Alberta COVID-19 vaccinations to start next week with hospital, care staff

EDMONTON — Alberta is to start distributing the COVID-19 vaccine next week to front-line health workers and caregivers. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the first round of the vaccine will be administered on Dec. 16.
'Alberta bashing:' Kenney rejects criticism he waited too long on COVID rules

'Alberta bashing:' Kenney rejects criticism he waited too long on COVID rules

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is rejecting criticism he waited too long to bring in tighter COVID-19 measures as "Alberta bashing." The comment came in a radio interview Wednesday with Edmonton's CHED radio station.
Investigators looking into shooting death involving Alberta RCMP

Investigators looking into shooting death involving Alberta RCMP

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — An agency that investigates serious police actions is looking into the shooting death of a man involving Mounties in northwestern Alberta.
Man charged after targeting Somali women in parking lot of Edmonton mall

Man charged after targeting Somali women in parking lot of Edmonton mall

EDMONTON — A 41-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly yelled racial slurs at two Somali woman wearing hijabs in an Edmonton mall parking lot.
Canadian Natural to boost oil and gas output by five per cent on higher $3.2B budget

Canadian Natural to boost oil and gas output by five per cent on higher $3.2B budget

CALGARY — The end of Alberta's oil production curtailment program and purchase of natural gas producer Painted Pony Energy Ltd. earlier this year will help Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Whitecap strikes deal to add TORC Oil & Gas to grow production to 100,000 boe/d

Whitecap strikes deal to add TORC Oil & Gas to grow production to 100,000 boe/d

Calgary-based Whitecap Resources Inc. is cementing its position as a consolidator of conventional oil and gas producers in Western Canada with a friendly $550-million all-stock deal to buy rival TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.