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Alberta open to extending Feb. 28 deadline for high-tech panel report

Alberta open to extending Feb. 28 deadline for high-tech panel report

EDMONTON — Alberta's economic development minister says she is open to extending the deadline for a looming benchmark panel report on growing the high-tech sector, but says she wants to start taking action no later than the end of spring.

Keogh scores five goals as Halifax improves to 6-0 with 15-12 win over Calgary

CALGARY — Stephen Keogh scored five goals, including three during a nine-goal outburst by the Thunderbirds in the third quarter, as Halifax remained perfect with a 15-12 win over the Calgary Roughnecks in the National Lacrosse League on Saturday.

Human remains found in burned Alberta hotel after ice thaws enough to permit search

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — Police in Alberta say that after a week of waiting for ice to thaw enough for investigators to examine a burned hotel, they've found human remains inside the building.

Alberta's Marks defeats Quebec's Gauthier at junior curling championship

LANGLEY, B.C. — Alberta's Abby Marks defeated Quebec's Noemie Gauthier 8-0 in six ends Friday to secure a tiebreak berth at the Canadian junior curling championship.

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association wants province to make tax changes

EDMONTON — The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association is calling on the province to change legislation to allow local governments to collect property taxes from oil and gas properties when they fail.

Alberta woman charged with child abduction pleads guilty to lesser charge

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A woman in southern Alberta who was charged with child abduction has been handed a two-year conditional sentence after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

Calgary man guilty of dangerous driving causing death of teen daughter

CALGARY — A Calgary judge has found a man guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of his 17-year-old daughter.

Encana completes corporate restructuring to Ovintiv, shift to U.S.

CALGARY — Encana Corp. says it has completed its corporate reorganization under the new name Ovintiv Inc. The shake-up also includes technically moving the company to be U.S.
Alberta landowners urge farmers to cut power to wells with unpaid debts

Alberta landowners urge farmers to cut power to wells with unpaid debts

A group of Alberta landowners is asking farmers and ranchers to fight back against unpaid debts and unreclaimed oil and gas wells by closing valves and cutting power to energy company sites.

Shooting in rural area northeast of Calgary leaves B.C. man dead

CALGARY — RCMP say a man from British Columbia has died in a shooting in a rural area northeast of Calgary. Mounties say officers were call out on Thursday afternoon to investigate a complaint of a firearms injury in Rocky View County.