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Austrian skier Mirjam Puchner fastest in Lake Louise downhill training run

Austrian skier Mirjam Puchner fastest in Lake Louise downhill training run

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Austria's Mirjam Puchner posted the fastest time Wednesday in the second downhill training run ahead of a women's World Cup alpine skiing stop this week at Lake Louise, Alta. Puchner finished in one minute 31.84 seconds.
COVID vaccine policy for Arctic Winter Games not due to Alberta influence: official

COVID vaccine policy for Arctic Winter Games not due to Alberta influence: official

YELLOWKNIFE — An official with the Arctic Winter Games says its decision to revoke a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for the upcoming event had nothing to do with pressure from the Alberta government, despite claims by the premier.
List of areas the Alberta government accuses Ottawa of overreaching

List of areas the Alberta government accuses Ottawa of overreaching

EDMONTON — When the Alberta legislature resumed sitting Tuesday, the first bill introduced by the United Conservative Party government was one aimed at shielding the province from federal laws it deems harmful to its interests.
Legal experts say Ottawa unlikely to be 'main combatant' in Alberta sovereignty fight

Legal experts say Ottawa unlikely to be 'main combatant' in Alberta sovereignty fight

CALGARY — Constitutional law experts say it's unlikely Ottawa will rush to fight Alberta over a proposed sovereignty bill that would give the provincial government new powers to resist what it considers federal intrusion.
Poulin, Nurse return as Canada looks to get back into Rivalry Series with U.S.

Poulin, Nurse return as Canada looks to get back into Rivalry Series with U.S.

CALGARY — Team captain Marie-Philip Poulin and 2022 Olympic leading scorer Sarah Nurse will help lead Canada's women's hockey team when it continues its Rivalry Series with the United States next month.
Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Smith's new 'sovereignty' act

Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Smith's new 'sovereignty' act

OTTAWA — Nothing is off the table when it comes to responding to newly proposed legislation that would give Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's government "exceptional powers," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.
Alta. sovereignty act damaging to business: Calgary Chamber of Commerce

Alta. sovereignty act damaging to business: Calgary Chamber of Commerce

CALGARY — Alberta's proposed sovereignty act threatens to scare off investors and talent and derail the province's plans for economic growth, a prominent business group warned Wednesday.
Largest recorded Alberta earthquake probably natural, scientist says

Largest recorded Alberta earthquake probably natural, scientist says

EDMONTON — The largest earthquake ever recorded in Alberta, which rattled homes and nerves Tuesday, was probably due to natural causes, says a geologist. Rebecca Salvage of the University of Calgary says the 5.
Alberta Court of Appeal orders new trial for man acquitted of beating four-year-old

Alberta Court of Appeal orders new trial for man acquitted of beating four-year-old

CALGARY — The Alberta Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a man found not guilty of aggravated assault on his four-year-old stepdaughter, who suffered a life-altering head injury.
Enbridge raising quarterly dividend, releases financial guidance for 2023

Enbridge raising quarterly dividend, releases financial guidance for 2023

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. is raising its quarterly dividend to shareholders. The pipeline company says it will now pay a quarterly dividend of 88.75 cents per share, up from 86 cents per share. Based on Enbridge's closing share price of $55.