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Alberta's top court upholds convictions of two police officers in harassment case

Alberta's top court upholds convictions of two police officers in harassment case

CALGARY — Alberta's Court of Appeal has dismissed applications from two former Calgary police officers who were found guilty of misusing department computers and harassing a woman involved in a custody battle.
Alberta probe into foreign funding of anti-oil groups extended to October

Alberta probe into foreign funding of anti-oil groups extended to October

EDMONTON — Alberta's public inquiry into whether foreign money is bankrolling anti-oil protests in Canada is going into overtime.
Kenney rejects NDP call to fire speechwriter over residential school comments

Kenney rejects NDP call to fire speechwriter over residential school comments

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he disputes comments made by his speechwriter in 2013 that questioned the severity of the effects of residential schools on Indigenous peoples, but is resisting Opposition demands to fire him.
Baytex restarts most of its suspended wells as crude oil prices bounce back

Baytex restarts most of its suspended wells as crude oil prices bounce back

CALGARY — Baytex Energy Corp. says it is responding to higher oil prices by bringing back on line some of the wells it had shut down in April and May to avoid selling into an oversupplied market.
Well completion firm Calfrac reports deeper loss on 36% drop in revenue

Well completion firm Calfrac reports deeper loss on 36% drop in revenue

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. is reporting a sharply deeper loss on lower revenue as demand for its oil and gas well completion services slumped in the first quarter.

Beef plants nearly back to full capacity after COVID-19, but backlog of cattle

CALGARY — Canada's main beef-packing plants are returning to full capacity after COVID-19 outbreaks, but the Canadian Cattlemen's Association isn't expecting a backlog of cattle to go away soon.
Alberta introduces bill to stop sex offenders from legally changing their name

Alberta introduces bill to stop sex offenders from legally changing their name

EDMONTON — Alberta is moving to stop convicted sex offenders from being allowed to legally change their names. Nate Glubish, the minister in charge of Service Alberta, has introduced legislation to make such name changes illegal.
'A true victory:' Charges dropped against Alberta chief in violent arrest

'A true victory:' Charges dropped against Alberta chief in violent arrest

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Charges were dropped against a prominent northern Alberta First Nations chief Wednesday as it was revealed that one of the officers involved in his violent arrest had been charged in an off-duty assault seven months earlier.
Kenney defends referendum bill, accuses NDP of hypocrisy on campaign spending

Kenney defends referendum bill, accuses NDP of hypocrisy on campaign spending

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is pushing back on Opposition NDP claims that his new referendum bill is a backdoor attempt to unfairly influence debate during elections and bring big money back into politics.
Calgary sets timelines, announces design, construction firms for Flames arena

Calgary sets timelines, announces design, construction firms for Flames arena

Calgary will start construction on an event centre that will be the new home of the NHL's Flames in August, 2021.