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Alberta UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith promises immediate sovereignty act

Alberta UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith promises immediate sovereignty act

EDMONTON — One of the front-runners to replace Jason Kenney as Alberta’s premier says if she wins, legislation would come this fall to ignore federal laws along with steps to create a provincial police force and tax-collection agency.
'Over the top hypocrisy' of F1 oilsands protest helps Alberta's case, Kenney argues

'Over the top hypocrisy' of F1 oilsands protest helps Alberta's case, Kenney argues

WASHINGTON — The "over-the-top hypocrisy" outspoken Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel displayed on his T-shirt and helmet last weekend in Montreal is just the sort of thing Premier Jason Kenney says he needs to disprove and discredit the critics of
A look at the former Alberta residential school site Pope Francis plans to visit

A look at the former Alberta residential school site Pope Francis plans to visit

The Vatican has provided more details on Pope Francis' planned visit to Canada next month. The itinerary includes a stop at the site of a former residential school in Maskwacis, south of Edmonton.
Imperial Oil signs deal with E3 Lithium to advance pilot project

Imperial Oil signs deal with E3 Lithium to advance pilot project

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. has signed a deal to help advance a lithium project in Alberta's historic Leduc oilfield. The agreement will see Imperial invest $6.

'Real strain': Health minister wants to reduce stress on health care after COVID-19

CALGARY — Alberta's health minister says the province will remain vigilant despite lifting most restrictions in the province related to COVID-19.

Alberta UCP announces cost of living measures as provincial inflation rate rises

EDMONTON — Alberta's United Conservative government has announced two measures to help curb an increasing cost of living.
Alberta premier, oilsands execs in U.S. capital to rehabilitate Canada's energy image

Alberta premier, oilsands execs in U.S. capital to rehabilitate Canada's energy image

WASHINGTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and oilsands industry executives are in the U.S. capital as part of a fresh push to rehabilitate the public image of Canada's fossil fuels.
Aurora Cannabis to layoff 12% of workforce amid reorganization

Aurora Cannabis to layoff 12% of workforce amid reorganization

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is laying off 12 per cent of its workforce as the company embarks on a reorganization.
Oilers' Woodcroft says minors prepared him for coaching success

Oilers' Woodcroft says minors prepared him for coaching success

EDMONTON — Jay Woodcroft went from a prominent role behind an NHL bench to riding the buses in the American Hockey League.
Canadian National Railway making new investments in Ontario and Alberta

Canadian National Railway making new investments in Ontario and Alberta

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. announced today plans to invest approximately $430 million in Ontario and $365 million in Alberta this year.