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Alberta landowners urge farmers to cut power to wells with unpaid debts

Alberta landowners urge farmers to cut power to wells with unpaid debts

A group of Alberta landowners is asking farmers and ranchers to fight back against unpaid debts and unreclaimed oil and gas wells by closing valves and cutting power to energy company sites.

Shooting in rural area northeast of Calgary leaves B.C. man dead

CALGARY — RCMP say a man from British Columbia has died in a shooting in a rural area northeast of Calgary. Mounties say officers were call out on Thursday afternoon to investigate a complaint of a firearms injury in Rocky View County.
Mom charged in 2017 death of Calgary infant found in dumpster on Christmas Eve

Mom charged in 2017 death of Calgary infant found in dumpster on Christmas Eve

CALGARY — Police in Calgary have arrested a women in the death of an infant found inside a dumpster on Christmas Eve in 2017. Nina Marie Albright, 21, has been charged with indignity to a human body and failure to provide the necessaries of life.

Birchcliff shares fall after it unveils higher-than-expected 2020 budget

CALGARY — Shares in natural gas producer Birchcliff Energy Ltd. fell by as much as 13.7 per cent on Thursday after it announced a higher-than-expected $350-million 2020 capital spending budget.

Alberta privacy commissioner opens investigation into ID scans at liquor stores

EDMONTON — Alberta's privacy commissioner has opened an investigation into a liquor retailer's decision to test ID-scanning technology at its stores. Edmonton-based Alcanna Ltd.

Alberta's privacy commissioner considers investigation into ID scan at liquor stores

EDMONTON — Alberta's privacy commissioner is considering whether to investigate a liquor retailer's decision to test ID-scanning technology to address a growing number of thefts at its stores. Edmonton-based Alcanna Ltd.
Ex-Alberta legislature member on tax strike over unpaid oilpatch property levies

Ex-Alberta legislature member on tax strike over unpaid oilpatch property levies

A former provincial Liberal leader and member of the Alberta legislature says he won't pay his provincial taxes until oilpatch players pay theirs. "It's getting worse," David Swann said Wednesday.

Alberta Energy Regulator laying off staff, restructures, deals with budget cuts

CALGARY — The agency responsible for approving and assessing energy development in Alberta is laying off staff as it deals with budget cuts.
WestJet removes grounded Max from schedule until June 24 on advice from Boeing

WestJet removes grounded Max from schedule until June 24 on advice from Boeing

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. says is removing Boeing's grounded 737 Max jet from flight schedules through June 24 following the manufacturer's latest guidance about regulatory approval for the plane to fly again.
Alberta premier wants federal government to do more about opioid imports

Alberta premier wants federal government to do more about opioid imports

CALGARY — Alberta's premier says Ottawa needs to do more to clamp down on opioid drug imports from places such as China.