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Former youth in care to lose benefits after top Alberta court sides with province

Former youth in care to lose benefits after top Alberta court sides with province

EDMONTON — Alberta's top court has lifted the suspension of a law that lowers the age at which young adults can receive financial and other benefits once they've transitioned out of government care.
Health minister says Alberta won't follow Manitoba's stricter COVID-19 travel rules

Health minister says Alberta won't follow Manitoba's stricter COVID-19 travel rules

EDMONTON — Alberta's health minister says the province won't join Manitoba in placing new COVID-19 restrictions on interprovincial travellers.
More southern Alberta communities voice concern over province's plans to expand coal

More southern Alberta communities voice concern over province's plans to expand coal

Concern over the Alberta government's decision to drop a coal policy that has protected the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains for decades is growing among area communities.
Alberta to fund treatment for child spinal muscular disorder

Alberta to fund treatment for child spinal muscular disorder

EDMONTON — Health Minister Tyler Shandro says Alberta will fund, on a case-by-case basis, treatment for children with a rare genetic disorder known as spinal muscular atrophy.
CP Rail beats earnings forecasts as Q4 profit up 21 per cent despite softer revenues

CP Rail beats earnings forecasts as Q4 profit up 21 per cent despite softer revenues

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. capped 2020 with its net profit surging nearly 21 per cent in the fourth quarter despite softer revenues. The Calgary-based railway says it earned $802 million or $5.
Cautious optimism rules oilpatch as fourth-quarter reporting season dawns

Cautious optimism rules oilpatch as fourth-quarter reporting season dawns

CALGARY — Canada's oil and gas producers are expected to maintain spending discipline in 2021 as optimism from stronger oil prices is offset by fears of weak demand due to new strains of the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Pacemaker for the spine:' Study improves quality of life for man with spinal injury

'Pacemaker for the spine:' Study improves quality of life for man with spinal injury

CALGARY — A paralyzed Alberta doctor has gone from performing surgery to being a test subject in a research study that could help those suffering from spinal cord injuries. Dr.
Alberta border agents made record meth bust after pulling over produce truck

Alberta border agents made record meth bust after pulling over produce truck

COUTTS, Alta. — The Canada Border Services Agency says officers in southern Alberta made the country's largest-ever methamphetamine seizure at a land border crossing last month.
Discount carrier Flair Airlines adds 13 Boeing 737 Max planes to fleet

Discount carrier Flair Airlines adds 13 Boeing 737 Max planes to fleet

EDMONTON — Discount carrier Flair Airlines says it will add 13 new Boeing 737 Max aircraft to its fleet. The Edmonton-based airline will lease the planes from one of its investors, 777 Partners, which owns 25 per cent of Flair.
Union boss wants meat-plant workers on early COVID-19 vaccine list

Union boss wants meat-plant workers on early COVID-19 vaccine list

CALGARY — The president of a union representing employees at some of the largest meat-packing plants in the country says there needs to be a discussion about making the COVID-19 vaccine more readily available to essential workers.