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Alberta government to twin southern highway to spur economic recovery

Alberta government to twin southern highway to spur economic recovery

TABER, Alta. — The Alberta government says it will twin a 46-kilometre stretch of highway in southern Alberta.
COVID-19 travel advisory between Saskatchewan and northern Alberta lifted

COVID-19 travel advisory between Saskatchewan and northern Alberta lifted

REGINA — Health officials in Saskatchewan are no longer cautioning against non-essential travel to northern Alberta.
'I love this country:' Brazilian cowboy nears end of epic horse ride in Calgary

'I love this country:' Brazilian cowboy nears end of epic horse ride in Calgary

WAIPAROUS VILLAGE, Alta. — Filipe Masetti Leite stops for a break from another long day in the saddle on his year-long trek encountering bugs, bears, buffalo and bad weather.
Alberta expands gatherings for outdoor audience events to 200 people

Alberta expands gatherings for outdoor audience events to 200 people

EDMONTON — Alberta is expanding the number of people who can meet up for audience-type outdoor events. Dr.

Fitch reduces Alberta credit rating, cites concerns on heavy borrowing

EDMONTON — Alberta's plan to relaunch its economy is taking a hit right out of the starting gate. The United States-based Fitch rating agency has announced it's reducing Alberta's credit rating to AA- from AA.
Alberta businesswoman named lieutenant-governor, first Muslim in role in Canada

Alberta businesswoman named lieutenant-governor, first Muslim in role in Canada

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named business owner and philanthropist Salma Lakhani as Alberta's new lieutenant-governor. When she formally takes over the role, Lakhani will become Canada's first Muslim lieutenant-governor.
Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

EDMONTON — Alberta is cutting business taxes, pumping billions into infrastructure and making a full court press to lure jobs from Toronto, Montreal and elsewhere to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser makes US$24,000 for UFC win

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser made US$24,000, including a $12,000 win bonus, for his knockout win over Brazil's Philipe (Monstro) Lins on Saturday's UFC Fight Night show in Las Vegas.
Aurora Cannabis co-founder Terry Booth retires from board of directors

Aurora Cannabis co-founder Terry Booth retires from board of directors

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says co-founder Terry Booth has retired from the company's board of directors. Booth stepped down as chief executive in February, but had remained a member of the board of the cannabis company.

Calgary Centre gets higher COVID classification amid condo outbreak

CALGARY — The number of active COVID-19 cases in a Calgary highrise condo building has prompted provincial officials to change the area's regional classification on the weekend from "open" to "watch.