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Winning Oilers 50/50 raffle ticket worth $7M picked after weeks of delay

Winning Oilers 50/50 raffle ticket worth $7M picked after weeks of delay

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation has finally announced the winning ticket for Aug. 7's record-breaking 50/50 raffle. The winning number is A-37051557. The lucky winner will take home just over $7 million — half the $14.
Oilpatch capital spending fell by 54% in second quarter, StatCan reports

Oilpatch capital spending fell by 54% in second quarter, StatCan reports

CALGARY — Statistics Canada says capital spending in the country's oil and gas sector fell by 54 per cent in the quarter ended June 30 as numerous producers chopped budgets amid sliding global oil prices.

Alberta oil shipped through Panama Canal to Atlantic Canada to avert COVID-19 threat to energy supply

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Alberta's COVID-19 back-to-school plans lack transparency

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Canopy Growth to open 10 stores in Alberta under Tweed and Tokyo Smoke banners

Canopy Growth to open 10 stores in Alberta under Tweed and Tokyo Smoke banners

SMITH FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. says it will open its first retail cannabis stores in Alberta. The Ontario-based company says it's set to open 10 stores under the Tweed and Tokyo Smoke banners and has additional locations in the pipeline.
WestJet says refusal to wear a mask could mean travel ban for a year

WestJet says refusal to wear a mask could mean travel ban for a year

CALGARY — The WestJet Group is implementing a strict new policy to ensure passengers wear a mask on its flights including the possibility of being denied travel for a year if they refuse.
CWB Financial Group third-quarter profit beats expectations

CWB Financial Group third-quarter profit beats expectations

EDMONTON — CWB Financial Group reported its third-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago as its provisions for credit losses rose compared with 2019 due to the pandemic, but the bank still beat expectations.

Father asks man who burned daughter with hot tea in road rage case to come forward

CALGARY — The father of a Calgary girl who was burned in an apparent case of road rage is asking a man who threw hot tea through an open car window to come forward and apologize.
Alberta's top doctor says pandemic adds to back-to-school jitters as students return

Alberta's top doctor says pandemic adds to back-to-school jitters as students return

EDMONTON — Alberta's chief medical officer is trying to reassure parents and teachers as students start returning to schools across the province next week. Dr.
'Very difficult days:' Low oil prices, COVID crisis hand Alberta $24.2B deficit

'Very difficult days:' Low oil prices, COVID crisis hand Alberta $24.2B deficit

EDMONTON — The double blow of collapsing oil prices and the COVID-19 crisis has pushed Alberta into a historic deficit of $24.2 billion — more than triple what the United Conservative government projected in its February budget.