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Mayor says Fort McMurray needs help after 'devastating' floods from ice jams

Mayor says Fort McMurray needs help after 'devastating' floods from ice jams

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The mayor of a northern Alberta city hit hard by flooding says he will seek disaster aid from higher levels of government while residents have been told they may need to boil their tap water for months.
CP Rail moves record 2.8 million tonnes of grain in April after strong Q1

CP Rail moves record 2.8 million tonnes of grain in April after strong Q1

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway says it moved the most grain last month in the company's 139-year history. The Calgary-based railway transported 2.
COVID-19 causes Alberta to delay release of guidelines on parks partnerships

COVID-19 causes Alberta to delay release of guidelines on parks partnerships

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has delayed information on its plan to hand off dozens of parks and recreation sites to third-party managers. Guidelines on how the partnerships are to work were supposed to have been released Monday.
Fort McMurray cleans up from flood on anniversary of 2016 wildfire evacuation

Fort McMurray cleans up from flood on anniversary of 2016 wildfire evacuation

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta.
Alberta parks partnership rules to be released, critics call for consultation

Alberta parks partnership rules to be released, critics call for consultation

EDMONTON — Albertans are expected to learn Monday how they can take up to 164 provincial parks and recreation sites off the hands of a government that no longer wants them.
Soaked walls and muddy basements: Fort McMurray residents survey their flooded homes

Soaked walls and muddy basements: Fort McMurray residents survey their flooded homes

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta.
'More vital now:' Gay-straight alliances go virtual during COVID-19 pandemic

'More vital now:' Gay-straight alliances go virtual during COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY — Lily Overacker and Laurell Pallot start each gay-straight alliance meeting with everyone introducing themselves, saying their pronouns and sharing highs and lows of the week.
New head of Alberta Energy Regulator wants to rebuild confidence in leadership

New head of Alberta Energy Regulator wants to rebuild confidence in leadership

CALGARY — Like a sports coach coming off a disappointing season, the new head of the agency that regulates Alberta's heavily challenged energy industry knows he's got some work to do.
Flood evacuation orders continue in parts of Alberta as some residents return

Flood evacuation orders continue in parts of Alberta as some residents return

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — More of the 13,000 residents forced out by flooding in Fort McMurray have been allowed to return to their homes, but an ice jam on the Peace River was threatening several other northern Alberta communities.
Not mandatory: Alberta launches COVID-19 mobile contact-tracing app

Not mandatory: Alberta launches COVID-19 mobile contact-tracing app

EDMONTON — Alberta is launching a voluntary mobile app to expand contact tracing for COVID-19 to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.