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Metis nations ask Ottawa to negotiate directly with them, not national body

EDMONTON — Three provincial Metis nations are asking the federal government to negotiate directly with them on issues of self-government and not through their national representative body.

Alberta court approves Encana reorganization, paving way for change next week

CALGARY — Encana Corp. says an Alberta court has approved the oil and gas company's reorganization that will see it move its headquarters to Denver from Calgary and change its name to Ovintiv Inc.
Drury leads host Canadian ski cross team into chilly World Cup at Nakiska

Drury leads host Canadian ski cross team into chilly World Cup at Nakiska

NAKISKA, Alta. — It's too cold for penguins, but not for ski cross racer Kevin Drury. A cold front enveloping Alberta this week cancelled penguin walks at the Calgary Zoo, where tourists can witness the flightless birds waddling out and about.
Eyes, ears, whiskers can give away if cats are in pain: study

Eyes, ears, whiskers can give away if cats are in pain: study

CALGARY — Don't let their peaceful demeanour, aloof expression or apparent good humour fool you — your favourite feline friends might be keeping a secret.

Calgary plans to withhold business licences to stop conversion therapy

CALGARY — The mayor of Calgary says a motion to ban the "insidious" practice of conversion therapy is to be brought before a council committee early next week with a vote expected sometime in February.
Closed mills, housing surge support positive forecast for lumber, OSB industries

Closed mills, housing surge support positive forecast for lumber, OSB industries

CALGARY — Financial analysts say Canadian production cutbacks and a consumer-driven recovery in housing starts in the United States could mean better times for lumber and panel products this year.
Alberta says universities over budget; need to freeze travel, hiring, hosting

Alberta says universities over budget; need to freeze travel, hiring, hosting

EDMONTON — Alberta's advanced education minister says post-secondary schools are going over budget and he's urging them to immediately freeze hiring and stop spending on travel and hosting. "We're not seeing a reduction in expenditures.
Finance minister finds 'alignment' at pre-budget roundtable in Calgary

Finance minister finds 'alignment' at pre-budget roundtable in Calgary

CALGARY — There was "more alignment" than expected with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau at a pre-budget roundtable with the Business Council of Alberta on Thursday, according to the group's president.

Jury finds former Edmonton bar employee guilty of five counts of sexual assault

EDMONTON — A former bar employee in Edmonton has been found guilty of five counts of sexual assault. Matthew McKnight was accused of sexually assaulting 13 females from 2010 until 2016. They ranged in age from 17 to 22. He had pleaded not guilty.
Sorting accumulated investment clutter key to worry-free retirement plan

Sorting accumulated investment clutter key to worry-free retirement plan

CALGARY — A long life of assorted jobs, good times, hard times, moves and mistakes can result in an investment portfolio that looks like a jumbled basement storage closet.