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'It saves lives': Medical study says established heart drug good for strokes, too

'It saves lives': Medical study says established heart drug good for strokes, too

CALGARY — Andre Lavoie knew almost immediately that he was suffering a stroke. The 60-year-old from Calgary was helping his wife put away groceries in 2015 when he dropped a can onto the floor. "I bent to pick it up with my left arm and ... nothing.
Imperial, ExxonMobil Canada selling Alberta assets to Whitecap for $1.9 billion

Imperial, ExxonMobil Canada selling Alberta assets to Whitecap for $1.9 billion

CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. says it and ExxonMobil Canada have entered into an agreement to sell the Montney and Duvernay oil and gas-producing areas of central Alberta to Whitecap Resources Inc. for $1.9 billion.
Back in black: Alberta ends latest fiscal year with $3.9B surplus as oil, gas surge

Back in black: Alberta ends latest fiscal year with $3.9B surplus as oil, gas surge

EDMONTON — Alberta is back in the black in a big way — turbocharged by high-flying oil prices. The final number on the 2021-22 fiscal year, which ended on March 31, is a $3.9-billion surplus, Finance Minister Jason Nixon said Tuesday.
'Freedom Convoy' organizer Tamara Lich arrested for breach of conditions: police

'Freedom Convoy' organizer Tamara Lich arrested for breach of conditions: police

Tamara Lich, a key organizer of the 'Freedom Convoy,' has been arrested in Alberta on a Canada-wide warrant for one count of failing to comply with a release order
Alberta finance minister to announce fourth quarter results on budget

Alberta finance minister to announce fourth quarter results on budget

EDMONTON — Alberta Finance Minister Jason Nixon is to deliver today the final numbers on the 2021-22 budget amid higher than expected oil prices. The budget, which ended on March 31, was last forecast to come in at a $3.2 billion deficit.
'About the survivors': Pope's visit important to understand residential schools

'About the survivors': Pope's visit important to understand residential schools

MASKWACIS — Leaders from four First Nations in central Alberta say the Pope's upcoming visit could help the world understand the trauma the residential school system caused to Indigenous people.

'What's more Canadian?' Banff resort to open to skiers, snowboarders on Canada Day

BANFF, Alta. — A lingering winter snowpack in Alberta's Rocky Mountains means skiers and snowboarders can spend this week — including Canada Day — on the slopes.

Backers of Calgary-Banff train say they need Parks Canada to get on board

CALGARY — Updated ridership projections show a proposed $1.5-billion Calgary-to-Banff passenger train could be a success without annual payments from the government of Alberta, the project's backers said Monday. But Liricon Capital Inc.
Rodeo group in Alberta sorry for float that critics say was racist

Rodeo group in Alberta sorry for float that critics say was racist

SUNDRE, Alta. — Organizers of a rodeo in southern Alberta are apologizing for a parade float with a turban-wearing man in a fake beard seated on a manure spreader with the words "The Liberal" painted on the side.
'Largest spiritual Indigenous gathering' to return during Pope's visit to Alberta

'Largest spiritual Indigenous gathering' to return during Pope's visit to Alberta

LAC STE. ANNE, Alta. — Rev. Garry LaBoucane remembers going to Wakamne — or God's Lake — during the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimage as a boy.