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Alberta's Bottcher beats Saskatchewan's Dunstone to remain unbeaten at Brier

Alberta's Bottcher beats Saskatchewan's Dunstone to remain unbeaten at Brier

KINGSTON, Ont. — No surprise teams this time around at the Tim Hortons Brier. And with a field this strong, there's little room for mistakes now too. The best Canadian men's curling teams — No. 1 through No.
Oilsands mine production bump prompts Shell upgrader expansion: Canadian Natural

Oilsands mine production bump prompts Shell upgrader expansion: Canadian Natural

CALGARY — A boost in output from oilsands mines formerly operated by Shell Canada has sparked a $70-million expansion at a Shell oilsands upgrader, the president of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. reported Thursday.
MEG Energy reports $26M Q4 profit, compared with $199M loss a year ago

MEG Energy reports $26M Q4 profit, compared with $199M loss a year ago

CALGARY — MEG Energy Corp. reported a profit of $26 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss of $199 million in the same quarter a year earlier. The company says the profit amounted to nine cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec.
Alberta government's parks plan another 'download:' rural municipalities group

Alberta government's parks plan another 'download:' rural municipalities group

EDMONTON — A provincial plan to off-load dozens of Alberta parks and other protected areas to third-party management is just another way of shifting costs to other levels of government, says the head of Rural Municipalities Alberta.

WHL Roundup: Chiefs beat Oil Kings for seventh straight win

EDMONTON — Jack Finley scored twice as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-2 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action.
Calgary Flames pull out crucial 3-2 OT win over Columbus Blue Jackets

Calgary Flames pull out crucial 3-2 OT win over Columbus Blue Jackets

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames rescued two precious points in their pursuit of the playoffs and made their home record a little more respectable Wednesday.
Health Canada to ban strychnine to kill Richardson's ground squirrels

Health Canada to ban strychnine to kill Richardson's ground squirrels

EDMONTON — Health Canada is moving forward with a ban on the use of the deadly pesticide strychnine to kill gophers.
Alberta to spend $100M to upgrade operating suites, reduce surgery wait lists

Alberta to spend $100M to upgrade operating suites, reduce surgery wait lists

EDMONTON — Alberta is spending $100 million to upgrade hospital operating rooms and move some low-risk surgeries to smaller facilities and private clinics.

Man charged in assault on security guard at Lethbridge, Alta., safe drug site

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A 29-year-old man is facing charges following an assault on a security guard at a supervised drug consumption site in southern Alberta.

Southern Alberta man wants to withdraw guilty plea on hatred charge

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A southeastern Alberta man who pleaded guilty to wilfully promoting hatred on fake currency wants to withdraw his plea and has parted ways with his lawyer.