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Alberta landowners fear repeat of orphan well crisis as renewable energy booms

Alberta landowners fear repeat of orphan well crisis as renewable energy booms

CALGARY — Once bitten, twice shy. It's an old adage that explains why Jason Schneider, the elected reeve of Vulcan County, Alta., is jittery about the renewable energy boom under way in his province.

Oilers head into All-Star break with win over Blackhawks

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Tyson Barrie scored twice, Connor McDavid had his NHL-best 41st goal and the Edmonton Oilers headed into their All-Star break with a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Oilers' offence lowers the boom on Blackhawks in 7-3 win

Oilers' offence lowers the boom on Blackhawks in 7-3 win

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers didn’t leave anything in the tank before their all-star break hiatus.

WHL Roundup: Kolby Hay perfect as Edmonton Oil Kings blank Calgary Hitmen 3-0

EDMONTON — Kolby Hay stopped all 44 shots he faced as the Edmonton Oil Kings shut out the Calgary Hitmen 3-0 on Friday in Western Hockey League action. Gavin Hodnett, Noah Boyko and Dawson Seitz supplied the offence for Edmonton (7-35-3).
Alberta budget set for Feb. 28, with focus on funding for health, school growth

Alberta budget set for Feb. 28, with focus on funding for health, school growth

EDMONTON — Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews says the United Conservative Party government's 2023 budget will be delivered on Feb. 28, the first day of the spring legislature sitting.
Alberta Justice spokespeople deliver duelling statements on prosecutor email review

Alberta Justice spokespeople deliver duelling statements on prosecutor email review

EDMONTON — An email probe into whether Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s office interfered with Crown prosecutors took a confusing turn Friday after two government spokespeople delivered duelling statements that raised questions over how far back the
Historical rock opera remounts as unplugged concert experience in Edmonton

Historical rock opera remounts as unplugged concert experience in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A theatre company is remounting its production of a musical tragedy, based on a true story of Irish immigrants finding solace in Canada, in an unplugged concert experience.
Bail hearing delayed for Alberta parents in infant sex assault case

Bail hearing delayed for Alberta parents in infant sex assault case

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A bail hearing for a mother and father facing charges after police say their six-week-old child was physically and sexually assaulted has been delayed.
Review of oilsands cleanup funding program needs public input, says Alberta NDP

Review of oilsands cleanup funding program needs public input, says Alberta NDP

EDMONTON — Alberta's New Democrat Opposition says a government review of the program that's supposed to ensure oilsands companies can clean up their mines was conducted too privately and should have been done in public.
TotalEnergies EP Canada ups stake in Fort Hills oilsands project

TotalEnergies EP Canada ups stake in Fort Hills oilsands project

CALGARY — TotalEnergies EP Canada Ltd. says it is increasing its ownership in the Fort Hills oilsands project by acquiring part of Teck Resources Ltd.'s stake in the mine. Teck announced last year that it would sell its 21.