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Oil and gas industry forecasts small spending rise after slashed budgets in 2020

Oil and gas industry forecasts small spending rise after slashed budgets in 2020

CALGARY — A forecast calling for a modest increase in capital spending in the Canadian oilpatch this year after a tumultuous 2020 of budget slashing is being hailed as a sign of better times ahead for the industry.

Environmental group concerned about native grasslands in southern Alberta

CALGARY — An environmental group says it is opposed to the proposed sale of oil and natural gas rights in the Milk River Natural Area and other native grasslands in southern Alberta.

Alberta surgeon who hung noose in hospital found guilty of unprofessional conduct

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — A surgeon in northwestern Alberta has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct for hanging a rope in the shape of a noose on an operating room door.

TSB says plane that crashed near Edmonton, killing three, caused by stall

ROLLY VIEW, Alta. — The Transportation Safety Board says an amateur-built float plane stalled while making a turn south of Edmonton last summer before crashing and killing all three people aboard.
Postmedia reports $52.8 million net profit despite 25 per cent revenue shortfall

Postmedia reports $52.8 million net profit despite 25 per cent revenue shortfall

CALGARY — The owner of Canada's largest group of newspapers is reporting a 25.4 per cent decrease in revenue in the three months ended Nov. 30 compared to the same period in 2019 as it continues to cope with economic affects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More doctors registered in Alberta last year than in 2019: report

More doctors registered in Alberta last year than in 2019: report

EDMONTON — Alberta lost 32 physicians over the last few months of 2020, but overall there were 172 more doctors registered in the province than in 2019.
Norwegian company signals focus shift to East Coast after selling oilsands interests

Norwegian company signals focus shift to East Coast after selling oilsands interests

CALGARY — The Canadian arm of Norwegian oil giant Equinor ASA says it has closed its downtown Calgary office and is moving staff to St. John's, N.L.
Shaw Communications says year off to great start despite pandemic

Shaw Communications says year off to great start despite pandemic

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. says its fiscal year got off to great start despite the ongoing impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oilers sign centre Devin Shore to two-way contract, place him on waivers

Oilers sign centre Devin Shore to two-way contract, place him on waivers

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Devin Shore to a one-year, two-way contract and placed him on waivers. The contract is worth US$700,000 in the NHL. Shore, from Ajax, Ont.
Medical examiner testifies woman suffered horrific injury at Edmonton hotel

Medical examiner testifies woman suffered horrific injury at Edmonton hotel

EDMONTON — A medical examiner told an Edmonton jury Tuesday that he has never seen such a severe injury as the one inflicted on Cindy Gladue, a woman found dead in a hotel bathtub. Dr.