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Flames defenceman Brodie released from hospital, recovering at home

Flames defenceman Brodie released from hospital, recovering at home

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames say defenceman TJ Brodie has been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home after collapsing during a team practice early Thursday.
Alberta Opposition asks auditor general to review Kenney adviser's London trips

Alberta Opposition asks auditor general to review Kenney adviser's London trips

EDMONTON — The Opposition in Alberta is demanding multiple spending investigations, including a review by the auditor general into travel expenses in Premier Jason Kenney's office in light of several trips to London by his top adviser.

Crescent Point Energy selling Saskatchewan midstream gas assets for $500 million

CALGARY — Oil and gas producer Crescent Point Energy Corp. says it is selling Saskatchewan midstream assets for $500 million as part of a divestiture strategy adopted following a management shakeup last year.

Arrest made after cube van in Calgary involved in multiple overnight crashes

CALGARY — Police in Calgary say they believe a man was high on drugs when he drove a stolen cube van erratically around the city and damaged at least 10 vehicles. Officers were called at about 4:30 a.m.
Alberta pension plan split not about efficiency, says former CEO of AIMCo

Alberta pension plan split not about efficiency, says former CEO of AIMCo

CALGARY — The former CEO of the organization that would administer a separate Alberta pension plan says the proposed switch from the Canada Pension Plan doesn't make much sense from an efficiency point of view.
Safety board confirms lingering design problem behind N.W.T. float-plane crash

Safety board confirms lingering design problem behind N.W.T. float-plane crash

EDMONTON — The Transportation Safety Board says a design problem that has remained unaddressed for decades in a popular small airplane contributed to three deaths in a crash in the Northwest Territories.
Premier vows to fight for oilpatch as drillers forecast almost no growth in 2020

Premier vows to fight for oilpatch as drillers forecast almost no growth in 2020

CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney vowed Wednesday to keep fighting for Alberta's slumping oil and gas sector as the industry unveiled another disappointing drilling forecast and criticism surfaced from an unlikely source, the Swedish central bank.

Alberta test case: Planned sale of gas wells, pipelines raises cleanup concerns

CALGARY — The possible transfer of hundreds of sour gas wells, pipelines and other facilities from an energy giant to a much smaller company has raised concerns about Alberta's efforts to ensure taxpayers don't get stuck with the cleanup bill.
Joe Pavelski leads Stars past Flames 3-1; Dallas wins eighth game in past 10

Joe Pavelski leads Stars past Flames 3-1; Dallas wins eighth game in past 10

CALGARY — The first NHL goal for 29-year-old Dallas forward Justin Dowling will be a memorable one for many reasons. For one, it was the winner as the Stars continued their red-hot play with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
Alberta independence ideas would increase costs: Calgary mayor

Alberta independence ideas would increase costs: Calgary mayor

CALGARY — Ideas that could give Alberta more independence from the federal government are getting a tepid reception from one of the province's big-city mayors and a chamber of commerce boss.