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Tourmaline Oil buys two privately held oil and gas firms for $526 million

CALGARY — Tourmaline Oil Corp. says it is buying two privately held oil and gas companies producing 76,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day for a total of about $526 million in cash and shares.
Canada's first case of rare swine flu variant found in central Alberta patient

Canada's first case of rare swine flu variant found in central Alberta patient

EDMONTON — Canada's first case of a rare swine flu variant has been found in a patient from central Alberta, but the province's chief medical officer of health says it seems to be isolated. Dr.

Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman William Lagesson to two-year contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman William Lagesson to a two-year contract. The contract is two-way in year one and a one-way in year two and has an annual average value of US$725,000 at the NHL level.

Two horses found dead on property: Alberta woman acquitted on animal cruelty charges

STONY PLAIN, Alta. — The owner of two horses that were found dead on rural property she was renting west of Edmonton has been found not guilty on animal cruelty charges.
Hundreds of coal mining jobs to end as power company switches to natural gas

Hundreds of coal mining jobs to end as power company switches to natural gas

CALGARY — Alberta power producer TransAlta Corp.
Found fit to stand trial: Man charged in Alberta doctor's death back in court

Found fit to stand trial: Man charged in Alberta doctor's death back in court

RED DEER, Alta. — A man accused of killing a family doctor at a medical clinic in central Alberta is to make a court appearance today after being found fit to stand trial. Deng Mabiour, 54, is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Dr.

Leaked Alberta school curriculum in urgent need of guidance from Indigenous wisdom teachings

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Parkland Fuel third-quarter profit surges to $76 million despite weaker sales

Parkland Fuel third-quarter profit surges to $76 million despite weaker sales

CALGARY — Parkland Corp. says its net earnings surged to $76 million during the third quarter despite a 24 per cent decrease in revenues.
From bush pilot to international charter carrier: Aviation pioneer Max Ward dies

From bush pilot to international charter carrier: Aviation pioneer Max Ward dies

EDMONTON — A northern bush pilot who built a regional carrier into Canada's largest charter airline has died. Max Ward collapsed Monday at his Edmonton home and died in hospital shortly after surrounded by family.
Alberta government introduces legislation to levy tolls on new roads, bridges

Alberta government introduces legislation to levy tolls on new roads, bridges

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has introduced legislation that would bring in tolls on roads and bridges, but just for new projects. Transportation Minister Ric McIver says the bill explicitly prohibits user fees on existing roads and bridges.