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Alberta's disaster risk assessment plan in poor shape: auditor general

Alberta's disaster risk assessment plan in poor shape: auditor general

EDMONTON — Alberta is doing a poor job of anticipating and preparing for disasters despite increasing risks from factors such as climate change, says the province's auditor general.
Lack of capital for major project investments cited by Indigenous business panel

Lack of capital for major project investments cited by Indigenous business panel

CALGARY — Limited and slow access to capital is a major barrier to First Nations' ability to take ownership roles in the resource megaprojects being built across their lands, a panel of Indigenous business leaders said Tuesday.

Pieridae signs Bechtel as engineer and builder of Nova Scotia LNG export project

CALGARY — Pieridae Energy Ltd. says it has hired a new engineering firm to replace one that left its East Coast liquefied natural gas export project in July. The Calgary-based company says international engineering firm Bechtel Corp.
Bubble hockey champs: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Dallas Stars 2-0, win Stanley Cup

Bubble hockey champs: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Dallas Stars 2-0, win Stanley Cup

EDMONTON — The Tampa Bay Lightning are the 2020 Stanley Cup champions, hoisting the NHL's championship trophy Monday in a near-empty Rogers Place to cap off a surreal, bifurcated, bubbled hockey season for the ages.
Calgary hospital restricts visitors, postpones surgeries as COVID-19 infections grow

Calgary hospital restricts visitors, postpones surgeries as COVID-19 infections grow

CALGARY — A Calgary hospital was postponing surgeries and restricting visitors Monday as the number of people infected in multiple COVID-19 outbreaks climbed.

Calgary man pleads guilty in crash that killed woman out on a work break

CALGARY — A Calgary man who wasn't supposed to drive because of a brain tumour has pleaded guilty in a crash that killed a mother of three who was out for a walk while on a break from work.
Softening lumber prices offer hope for homebuyers, renovation project builders

Softening lumber prices offer hope for homebuyers, renovation project builders

CALGARY — The recent softening of record high prices for lumber could translate into relief for homebuyers and do-it-yourselfers while continuing to spur high profits for producing companies, analysts say.
Bubble won't be back for full 2020-21 NHL season

Bubble won't be back for full 2020-21 NHL season

EDMONTON — The 64 days spent in the NHL playoff bubble feel like six months to Barclay Goodrow. “It’s tough,” the Tampa Bay Lightning forward said. “It’s been a grind.” It's a grind he and players won't do again next season.
Inter Pipeline to acquire Milk River pipeline in swap deal with Plains

Inter Pipeline to acquire Milk River pipeline in swap deal with Plains

CALGARY — Inter Pipeline Ltd.

Plucky Stars, leading Lightning confident going into Game 6

EDMONTON — After a very un-Dallas Stars-like first overtime period in which they sat back and let the Tampa Bay Lightning take it to them, players and coaches in the locker room had a very distinct message.