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Oilsands producers in the red as blended bitumen price dips below $4 per barrel

Oilsands producers in the red as blended bitumen price dips below $4 per barrel

CALGARY — Oilsands producers are likely losing money or barely breaking even as prices for Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend crude dipped as low as US$3.82 per barrel on Monday, analysts said.
Alberta heavyweight Tanner Boser waits for UFC to call again after COVID-19

Alberta heavyweight Tanner Boser waits for UFC to call again after COVID-19

His latest fight postponed because of the UFC's inability to find a place to stage it due to COVID-19, Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser is chilling in his condo with a couple of 40-pound dumbbells, a medicine ball and skipping rope.
Parkland Fuel drains$300M from budget to deal with COVID-19 demand impact

Parkland Fuel drains$300M from budget to deal with COVID-19 demand impact

CALGARY — Parkland Fuel Corp. is cutting its 2020 capital spending budget by 52 per cent and trimming executive salaries in response to the uncertain economic impact of the novel coronavirus.
Inter Pipeline cuts dividend and exec pay, suspends sale of bulk liquids storage

Inter Pipeline cuts dividend and exec pay, suspends sale of bulk liquids storage

CALGARY — Inter Pipeline Ltd. is reducing its dividend by more than 70 per cent and suspending its dividend reinvestment plan as it deals with the drop in energy prices and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calgary police search for suspect in fatal, early morning shooting

CALGARY — A man has been shot and killed in Calgary. Calgary police say the early morning shooting happened in the northeast part of the city. Paramedics located a critically injured man as police responded to several reports of gunshots.
Calgary blocks traffic lanes to help pathway users maintain two-metre separation

Calgary blocks traffic lanes to help pathway users maintain two-metre separation

CALGARY — Fans of a decision by Calgary officials to block off some traffic lanes to give pedestrians and cyclists extra room for social distancing hope others cities will follow suit.
'A new hazard': Union representing federal meat inspectors want safety guarantee

'A new hazard': Union representing federal meat inspectors want safety guarantee

CALGARY — The union representing federal meat inspectors says its members will be back at work Monday at a meatpacking plant just north of Calgary if the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is reassured that it's safe.
Big Oil's interest in renewable energy investments expected to waver: report

Big Oil's interest in renewable energy investments expected to waver: report

CALGARY — Budget cutting in response to the twin challenges of COVID-19 demand destruction and low oil prices mean the world's oil and gas industry will likely spend less on renewable energy going forward.

Drumheller Institution in Alberta locked down, two inmates tested for COVID-19

DRUMHELLER, Alta. — Another federal prison in Alberta has been locked down as a precaution after some inmates showed flu symptoms.
Alberta's premier rejects call to fire health minister over abuse of citizens

Alberta's premier rejects call to fire health minister over abuse of citizens

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has rejected calls to fire his health minister for threatening to sic legislature security on a private citizen and berating a physician in front of his family.