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Alberta to reinstate environmental monitoring in industry, oilpatch on July 15

Alberta to reinstate environmental monitoring in industry, oilpatch on July 15

EDMONTON — Alberta industries, including the oilpatch, will resume environmental monitoring and reporting in three weeks. The Alberta government and its energy regulator have each issued orders for reporting to resume on July 15.

Third phase to make Capital Power's Whitla Wind project Alberta's largest

CALGARY — Capital Power Corp. says a $92-million expansion of its Whitla Wind power facility in southern Alberta will make it the largest in the province.
Alberta ups ante in NHL hub bid, pitches mountain visits for players' families

Alberta ups ante in NHL hub bid, pitches mountain visits for players' families

EDMONTON — Alberta is upping the ante in its bid for Edmonton to co-host the NHL's summer Stanley Cup tournament, pitching Rocky Mountain excursions for players' families.
U.S. residents en route to Alaska via Canada ticketed for breaking health rules

U.S. residents en route to Alaska via Canada ticketed for breaking health rules

BANFF, Alta. — American visitors attempting to use a loophole allowing them to travel through Canada on the way to Alaska ran into the long arm of the law in Banff National Park last week.
Canadian Utilities partners to operate, modernize Puerto Rico electricity system

Canadian Utilities partners to operate, modernize Puerto Rico electricity system

CALGARY — A joint venture that includes Calgary-based Canadian Utilities Ltd. says it has struck a 15-year deal to modernize and operate the electric system in Puerto Rico after hurricanes in 2017 caused extensive damage.
Olivia, Noah top Alberta baby names in 2019, but don't forget Rogue, Zeus and Khaleesi

Olivia, Noah top Alberta baby names in 2019, but don't forget Rogue, Zeus and Khaleesi

EDMONTON — When it comes to naming baby girls in Alberta, it seems no one can knock Olivia off its throne. Olivia was the most popular name for female newborns in 2019, the sixth year in a row it has ranked No.
Net-zero carbon emissions target a 'moon shot,' says natural resources minister

Net-zero carbon emissions target a 'moon shot,' says natural resources minister

CALGARY — Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan says achieving the Trudeau government's target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is a "moon shot" — but it's not a case of randomly throwing out ideas.
Child sent to hospital with serious injuries after hit-and-run in Calgary

Child sent to hospital with serious injuries after hit-and-run in Calgary

CALGARY — Police are searching for a driver who left the scene after hitting a child in southeast Calgary. Police say a 17-month-old child was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle in the community of Deer Ridge at 10:40 a.m.
Second suspect arrested in death of Calgary chef after attempted break-in

Second suspect arrested in death of Calgary chef after attempted break-in

CALGARY — Police have charged a second man in the death of a longtime Calgary chef during an attempted break-in three months ago. Investigators have said 56-year-old Christophe Herblin responded to an alarm around 3 a.m.

Missing child, 4, found dead on sand bar in southern Alberta river

CARDSTON, Alta. — A four-year-old child who was reported missing in a provincial park in southern Alberta has been found dead.