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'First guys out:' western Canadian air tanker fleet busy despite drop in wildfires

'First guys out:' western Canadian air tanker fleet busy despite drop in wildfires

RED DEER, Alta. — A family-run company providing air-tanker support to control menacing wildfires in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Yukon is a little less busy these days, but it has nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flames sign forward Andrew Mangiapane to two-year deal with AAV of US$2,425 million

Flames sign forward Andrew Mangiapane to two-year deal with AAV of US$2,425 million

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have signed forward Andrew Mangiapane to a two year contract with an annual average value of US$2,425 million.
Richmond manager making 600 km trip to winterize trailer parked just over U.S. border

Richmond manager making 600 km trip to winterize trailer parked just over U.S. border

And, yes, he will need to quarantine for 14 days upon his return.
Some Foothills area health-care jobs to be privatized

Some Foothills area health-care jobs to be privatized

Alberta Health Services charged to implement strategy to save money
Feeling the COVID-19-blues?  Cheer up with one of these remedies!

Feeling the COVID-19-blues? Cheer up with one of these remedies!

Canines, cardio and classic tunes are among the many ways Albertans can catch a break from the COVID-19 blues.
Marathon committee meetings as Liberals continue filibusters over WE documents

Marathon committee meetings as Liberals continue filibusters over WE documents

OTTAWA — Two House of Commons committee meetings dragged on for hours Thursday as Liberal MPs continued to filibuster opposition efforts to reopen their investigations into the WE Charity affair.
Benefits of Alberta film industry abound

Benefits of Alberta film industry abound

“It is top to bottom a beautiful province,” said Keep Alberta Rolling head of advocacy Brock Skretting. “That’s why filmmakers love it.”
Supreme Court upholds ban on peremptory challenges - seen as a win for racially diverse jury selection

Supreme Court upholds ban on peremptory challenges - seen as a win for racially diverse jury selection

“Without any evidence of prejudice, defence counsel challenged each and every one of the five Indigenous jurors,” Murphy said.
Here’s what happened when a trailblazing B.C. study gave one-time, $7,500 payments to people experiencing homelessness

Here’s what happened when a trailblazing B.C. study gave one-time, $7,500 payments to people experiencing homelessness

"Our research shows that cash transfers allowed people to access housing faster, improving stability and lowering the risk of trauma."

AltaGas agrees to pay $715 million to double stake in midstream firm Petrogas

CALGARY — AltaGas Ltd. says it has agreed to pay $715 million in cash to privately held SAM Holdings Ltd. to double its ownership share in oil and gas liquids handling firm Petrogas Energy Corp. to 74 per cent.