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Plains Midstream proposes expansion of pipeline system that leaked in 2012

Plains Midstream proposes expansion of pipeline system that leaked in 2012

CALGARY — A pipeline company that was fined $1.3 million in 2014 after pleading guilty in two separate Alberta oil spills is announcing plans to expand its Canadian system.

Horse dies from medical condition after Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampede says a horse has died after Monday night's chuckwagon races. It says the animal suffered a serious internal medical condition during the race and needed veterinary care.
Energy sector pushes TSX higher on producer talks to increase Alberta output

Energy sector pushes TSX higher on producer talks to increase Alberta output

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rose Tuesday as the energy sector got a boost after the country's largest oil producers announced they're talking with the Alberta government to increase their quotas if they ship the output by rail.
Oil producers call for oil curtailment easing in return for rail commitments

Oil producers call for oil curtailment easing in return for rail commitments

CALGARY — Canada's largest oil producers are calling on the Alberta government to reward companies that commit to adding crude-by-rail capacity by easing their oil curtailment levels.
Ottawa urges provinces to end conversion therapy as Alberta city bans practice

Ottawa urges provinces to end conversion therapy as Alberta city bans practice

The federal government is urging all provincial governments to put an end to conversion therapy as it looks at changes to the Criminal Code.

Investigation underway after man dies under pile of metal at Calgary jobsite

CALGARY — Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is investigating the death of a 72-year-old man who was found trapped under some steel at a Calgary industrial site. Police were called to the southeast-area site shortly after 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Protesters target Alberta premier at Stampede over gay-straight alliances

Protesters target Alberta premier at Stampede over gay-straight alliances

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney was met at his Calgary Stampede pancake breakfast by a handful of people voicing opposition to an education law that they say puts gay and transgender students at risk.
'Like-minded' premiers flip pancakes, talk politics on Calgary Stampede visit

'Like-minded' premiers flip pancakes, talk politics on Calgary Stampede visit

CALGARY — Five premiers with similar grievances against Ottawa gathered Monday for an informal confab in Calgary, where they shared notes ahead of this week's first ministers' meeting and took in some Stampede festivities.

Ford brushes off questions on Dean French appointments controversy

CALGARY — Premier Doug Ford is brushing off questions about a controversy around government appointees who were found to have personal ties to his former chief of staff.
Swoop hit by ongoing wave of flight cancellations as passengers vent frustration

Swoop hit by ongoing wave of flight cancellations as passengers vent frustration

CALGARY — Hundreds of Swoop passengers are scrambling after the ultra-low-cost airline cancelled or delayed 23 flights over the past four days.