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Alberta woman accused of murdering former common-law husband with pickup truck

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A woman in southern Alberta is accused of murdering her former common-law husband by running him down with a pickup truck.
'Racism is a real problem:' Growing number of attacks against Black Muslim women

'Racism is a real problem:' Growing number of attacks against Black Muslim women

EDMONTON — Five Black Muslim women, all Somali-Canadians wearing hijabs, have been attacked or threatened in Edmonton in the last 10 weeks. The city's Al-Rashid Mosque began offering Muslim women self-defence lessons following the attacks.
One person dead in shooting with police at Calgary hotel, watchdog investigating

One person dead in shooting with police at Calgary hotel, watchdog investigating

Calgary police say a person has died in a shooting with officers. A news release says police received a complaint Wednesday afternoon about a person with a gun at the Nuvo Hotel in the Beltline area.
Alberta extends time between vaccine doses; means more people to get shot sooner

Alberta extends time between vaccine doses; means more people to get shot sooner

EDMONTON — Alberta is following guidance from a national vaccine advisory panel and increasing the time between COVID-19 doses. Dr.
Jacob Markstrom closes in on return for struggling Calgary Flames

Jacob Markstrom closes in on return for struggling Calgary Flames

CALGARY — As the Calgary Flames try to snap out of their malaise, the return of their star goalie appears imminent. Sidelined five games with lower-body injury, Jacob Markstrom put in a full practice Wednesday with the Flames.
Waterous Energy Fund declares victory in Osum Oil Sands takeover bid

Waterous Energy Fund declares victory in Osum Oil Sands takeover bid

CALGARY — Waterous Energy Fund says it has prevailed in its takeover of private junior oilsands producer Osum Oil Sands Corp. It says a total of 45.

Plane struck power line before crash near Edmonton, killing man and woman

THORSBY, Alta. — The Transportation Safety Board says a plane that crashed last year southwest of Edmonton, killing the two people on board, had collided with a power line. The Harmon Rocket two-seat sport plane took off Sept.
Shell Canada employing 'agile teams' to power energy transition and reduce emissions

Shell Canada employing 'agile teams' to power energy transition and reduce emissions

CALGARY — The president and country head for Shell Canada says its transition into a provider of cleaner energy is being driven by a network of "agile teams" of employees who are examining between 30 and 40 project ideas at a time.

Allarco's battle to protect Super Channel programs from theft goes to Alberta court

EDMONTON — The parent company of Canadian pay-television provider Super Channel has asked an Alberta court to block four Canadian retailers from selling set-top boxes that allegedly are designed to give customers access to pirated programming.
Alberta utility TransAlta vows to be carbon neutral by 2050 as it notes $167M loss

Alberta utility TransAlta vows to be carbon neutral by 2050 as it notes $167M loss

CALGARY — Power generator TransAlta Corp. says it has set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2050 and to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 60 per cent below 2015 levels by 2030.