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Pandemic resurgence blunts refined fuel demand recovery, says Imperial Oil CEO

Pandemic resurgence blunts refined fuel demand recovery, says Imperial Oil CEO

CALGARY — The CEO of Imperial Oil Ltd. says rising COVID-19 infection numbers have stalled a recovery in demand for vehicle fuels produced in its Canadian refineries from the depths of the pandemic lockdowns in March and April.

AIMCo chief executive to exit from Alberta's embattled fund manager by June 2021

CALGARY — The chief executive of Alberta Investment Management Corp. is expected to leave the post by next June — a few months earlier than planned before the Alberta fund manager's investment track record came under fire earlier this year.

Alberta police watchdog investigating man's death after officer injured

EDMONTON — Police say a driver who hit and injured an officer with a stolen vehicle on a major freeway through Edmonton shot and killed himself.
COVID-19 outbreak puts Canmore Nordic Centre skiers in quarantine

COVID-19 outbreak puts Canmore Nordic Centre skiers in quarantine

CANMORE, Alta. — An outbreak of 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 has occurred at the Nordic Centre in Canmore, Alta.
Alberta expecting 680,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine early in new year

Alberta expecting 680,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine early in new year

EDMONTON — Alberta expects to receive 680,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine early in the new year, but there are still hurdles and unknowns, says the province's chief medical health officer.
Drilling forecast calls for 14 per cent rebound in 2021 from depths of 2020 activity

Drilling forecast calls for 14 per cent rebound in 2021 from depths of 2020 activity

CALGARY — The organization that represents Canadian drilling contractors is forecasting a 14 per cent increase in the number of oil and gas wells to be drilled in Canada in 2021 compared with historic lows this year, but warns the outlook remains dep
Wood pellet firm Peak Renewables buys Canfor forest tenure, idled mills in for Nelson

Wood pellet firm Peak Renewables buys Canfor forest tenure, idled mills in for Nelson

CALGARY — The CEO of wood pellet maker Peak Renewables says deals to buy forest tenure and mill assets in the Fort Nelson area of northeastern B.C. from Canfor Corp. are part of its plan to build a new 600,000-tonne-per-year pellet plant there.
Enbridge Gas to blend hydrogen with natural gas for consumers in Markham, Ont.

Enbridge Gas to blend hydrogen with natural gas for consumers in Markham, Ont.

CALGARY — Consumers in the Markham area of southern Ontario will soon be receiving a little hydrogen to go with the natural gas they use to fuel their furnaces and hot water heaters. Enbridge Gas and partner Cummins Inc.
Mother's murder trial in Edmonton hears five-year-old suffered head trauma, bruises

Mother's murder trial in Edmonton hears five-year-old suffered head trauma, bruises

EDMONTON — Five-year-old Shalaina Arcand’s small body was deeply bruised, most likely because of inflicted trauma, an Edmonton judge heard on the second day of her mother’s murder trial.

TC Energy says Keystone XL pipeline fits Biden agenda

CALGARY — The creation of union jobs and support by Indigenous investors will help convince U.S. President-elect Joe Biden that the Keystone XL pipeline fits into his “Build Back Better” agenda, an executive with TC Energy Corp. said Tuesday.