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Oilsands diluent pipeline partly closed following spill near Fort McMurray

Oilsands diluent pipeline partly closed following spill near Fort McMurray

CALGARY — Operator Inter Pipeline Ltd. says it has partially shut down its Polaris pipeline system following a leak detected on Crown recreational land just east of the Fort McMurray airport in northern Alberta.
WestJet boosts fees after Nav Canada rate hike, warns of further travel decline

WestJet boosts fees after Nav Canada rate hike, warns of further travel decline

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. is raising its surcharges on domestic flights in response to a 30 per cent rate increase by Nav Canada, which operates air navigation across the country.

Canadian para-athlete's modified training bicycles stolen in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A Canadian para-athlete who holds several running records says two modified training bikes she uses have been stolen.
IIHF decision looming on world junior men's hockey championship in Canada

IIHF decision looming on world junior men's hockey championship in Canada

EDMONTON — A decision has yet to be made on whether the 2021 world junior men's hockey championship in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., will be played with or without fans.

Crescent Point shares jump on restored oil production and increased guidance

CALGARY — Shares in Crescent Point Energy Corp. rose Tuesday as investors and analysts applauded its decision to restart oil and gas production shut down when energy prices crashed earlier this year.
Calgary shooting that left two dead linked to organized crime: police

Calgary shooting that left two dead linked to organized crime: police

CALGARY — Police say a shooting in Calgary last week that resulted in the deaths of two people is related to organized crime. Officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the city's northwest on Friday night.

Calfrac says U.S. court sides with company in fight with Wilks Brothers

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. says a U.S. court has sided with the company in its fight with Texas-based Wilks Brothers LLC as it seeks to complete its recapitalization plan. The Calgary-based company says the U.S.
Avs ride 5-goal 1st period to 6-3 win over Stars in Game 5

Avs ride 5-goal 1st period to 6-3 win over Stars in Game 5

EDMONTON — Faced with the prospects of going home, the Colorado Avalanche got rolling early and often. It was a flurry that saved their season — for the moment, anyway.
Alberta's top doctor sorry for confusion over back-to-school order

Alberta's top doctor sorry for confusion over back-to-school order

EDMONTON — Alberta's top doctor apologized Monday for anxiety and confusion a back-to-school public-health order caused over the weekend, and she also flagged a major COVID-19 outbreak at a Calgary church.
Former Edmonton nightclub employee appeals sex assault conviction

Former Edmonton nightclub employee appeals sex assault conviction

EDMONTON — A former Edmonton nightclub employee who was found guilty of sexually assaulting five women is appealing the convictions. Matthew McKnight, who is 33, was sentenced last month to eight years in prison.