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Alberta doctors getting ready for court fight against new pay, benefits deal

Alberta doctors getting ready for court fight against new pay, benefits deal

EDMONTON — The head of the Alberta Medical Association says it's preparing for a court fight after the province cancelled its master agreement this week and announced a new pay and benefits deal. "Absolutely we are taking legal action," Dr.
Rail conductor fired for social media posts awarded money, but not reinstatement

Rail conductor fired for social media posts awarded money, but not reinstatement

CALGARY — An arbitrator says a former Canadian Pacific train conductor in Alberta who was fired over social media posts is entitled to monetary compensation, but not to getting her job back at the railroad.

Enerplus reports $429.1M Q4 loss due to non-cash goodwill impairment charge

CALGARY — Enerplus Corp. reported a loss of $429.1 million in its latest quarter as it took a non-cash goodwill impairment charge related to its Canadian business. The company says the loss amounted to $1.
Alberta ends master agreement with doctors, new rules to be in place in April

Alberta ends master agreement with doctors, new rules to be in place in April

EDMONTON — The Alberta government, fresh off failed contract talks with doctors, is ending its long-standing master agreement with them and putting new rules in place in the spring.
Conflicting arguments over which parent killed young Calgary girl

Conflicting arguments over which parent killed young Calgary girl

CALGARY — The lawyer for a Calgary man charged with murdering his daughter told court Thursday that the girl's mother could be responsible for the child's death.

Higher oilsands volumes drive beat as Inter Pipeline reports $100M Q4 income

CALGARY — Inter Pipeline Ltd. is crediting strong results from its oilsands transport system, as well as high utilization of its bulk petroleum storage assets, for fourth-quarter financial results that beat analyst expectations.
Sentencing for Calgary pair found guilty in quadruple killing

Sentencing for Calgary pair found guilty in quadruple killing

CALGARY — A Calgary judge says efforts by a man and woman to destroy evidence in a 2017 quadruple killing deserve a harsh punishment.

A list of changes Alberta is making to doctor rules, fees

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is implementing 11 changes to physician rules and fees starting April 1: Complex modifiers: These fees would mandate more time be spent with patients with complex needs, 25 minutes instead of 15, before an extra fee
Owner wrangles all but three bison on the lam in northwestern Alberta

Owner wrangles all but three bison on the lam in northwestern Alberta

HYTHE, Alta. — RCMP say all but three bison on the lam near a village in northwestern Alberta have been rounded up. The owner of the herd had been parked Tuesday evening at a service station in Hythe, Alta.
Portrait of the Coastal GasLink, a pipeline to divide a nation

Portrait of the Coastal GasLink, a pipeline to divide a nation

CALGARY — Opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline's planned route have brought rail traffic to a standstill with blockades in support of five Wet'suwet'en hereditary clan chiefs in B.C. who say it cannot proceed without their consent.