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Wild weather hikes Alberta insured damages above national average at nearly $2B

Wild weather hikes Alberta insured damages above national average at nearly $2B

EDMONTON — A series of severe weather events in Alberta this year has led to insured damages of nearly $2 billion.
Wilks Brothers formalizes Calfrac takeover offer ahead of vote on restructuring plan

Wilks Brothers formalizes Calfrac takeover offer ahead of vote on restructuring plan

CALGARY — Texas-based Wilks Brothers LLC says it is making formal the $26.1-million takeover bid for Calfrac Well Services Ltd. it proposed last week, while continuing to urge shareholders to reject a management reorganization plan.
Kucherov scores late; Lightning take 2-0 lead over Islanders

Kucherov scores late; Lightning take 2-0 lead over Islanders

EDMONTON — Even though the Tampa Bay Lightning seem to possess some overtime magic in the playoffs, this was not the the time for more hockey.
Alberta won't 'micromanage' businesses as COVID-19 infections climb: Kenney

Alberta won't 'micromanage' businesses as COVID-19 infections climb: Kenney

EDMONTON — Alberta has no plans to follow its western neighbour in closing or constraining businesses, despite a recent surge in COVID-19 infections.
How NHL consolidated from 2 bubbles to 1 to finish playoffs

How NHL consolidated from 2 bubbles to 1 to finish playoffs

EDMONTON — When the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders left the familiar confines of the NHL's Toronto bubble last weekend, they masked up to board physically distanced buses and then flew west across Canada on separate charter flights.

Alberta First Nations invest in power project; loan backed by Alberta government

ENOCH, Alta. — Six Alberta First Nations are investing $93 million for an equity stake in a new natural gas power plant.
Calgary man gets prison for crash that killed his daughter, injured friend

Calgary man gets prison for crash that killed his daughter, injured friend

CALGARY — A Calgary man who killed his daughter and seriously injured her best friend in a drunk-driving crash has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison.
Enbridge wins approval to restart east leg of Line 5 pipeline through Great Lakes

Enbridge wins approval to restart east leg of Line 5 pipeline through Great Lakes

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. says it will restart the east segment of Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac after winning approval from the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Michigan Circuit Court.
Man taken to hospital after shooting, Alberta police searching for suspects

Man taken to hospital after shooting, Alberta police searching for suspects

DRAYTON VALLEY, Alta. — A 25-year-old man is in hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest after a shooting in central Alberta. Mounties responded at 8:42 a.m.
'I killed him:' Psychiatric exam ordered for accused in Alberta doctor slaying

'I killed him:' Psychiatric exam ordered for accused in Alberta doctor slaying

RED DEER, Alta. — A man accused of killing a family doctor at a medical clinic in central Alberta made a second bizarre court appearance Wednesday as he was ordered to undergo a psychiatric exam.