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Alberta, Ottawa reduce oilsands environmental monitoring budget due to pandemic

Alberta, Ottawa reduce oilsands environmental monitoring budget due to pandemic

EDMONTON — Alberta has come to an agreement with the federal government that makes major cuts to environmental monitoring of the oilsands.
Consolidating EMS 911 dispatch services will save money, improve patient care: AHS

Consolidating EMS 911 dispatch services will save money, improve patient care: AHS

EDMONTON — Alberta is consolidating all remaining municipally run emergency medical service dispatch call sites in a move that it says will save money and improve patient care.
NHL notebook: McDavid's mixes elite skill and speed to give Blackhawks fits

NHL notebook: McDavid's mixes elite skill and speed to give Blackhawks fits

EDMONTON — Connor McDavid's speed alone makes him a dangerous player, but it's what he can do while in full flight that gives opposing defenceman fits.

Man dies after being found in Annette Lake at Jasper National Park in Alberta

JASPER, Alta. — A 39-year-old man has died after being found in a lake at Jasper National Park in Alberta. RCMP say they responded around 5 p.m. Monday to Annette Lake for a call about a possible drowning.
Oilfield services rival makes alternative plan to restructure Calfrac debt

Oilfield services rival makes alternative plan to restructure Calfrac debt

CALGARY — A Texas-based competitor that is also an investor and debtholder in struggling Calfrac Well Services Ltd. has put forward a recapitalization plan it says is superior to one the Calgary-based company announced three weeks ago.
Insured damage costs rise to $522M for spring flood in Fort McMurray

Insured damage costs rise to $522M for spring flood in Fort McMurray

EDMONTON — An April flood that led to the evacuation of several northern Alberta communities caused more than half a billion dollars in insured damage.
Husky targets 25% GHG emissions intensity cut, vows to hire more female leaders

Husky targets 25% GHG emissions intensity cut, vows to hire more female leaders

CALGARY — Husky Energy Inc. is joining other major oilsands producers in setting a short-term emissions intensity reduction target as a preliminary step as it works on a way to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

McDavid gets first playoff hat trick, Oilers beat Chicago 6-3 in NHL qualifiers

EDMONTON — Connor McDavid torched the Chicago Blackhawks early and often, notching his first ever playoff hat trick while leading the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win Monday night in NHL qualifying play.
Golden Knights rally for 5-3 round-robin win over Stars

Golden Knights rally for 5-3 round-robin win over Stars

EDMONTON — Will Carrier scored the tiebreaker with 5:12 left in the game, Robin Lehner had 24 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 in Western Conference round-robin play on Monday.
First cancer diagnosed in dinosaur fossil hints at communal life

First cancer diagnosed in dinosaur fossil hints at communal life

EDMONTON — It's a diagnosis that took 75 million years. Canadian researchers who included specialists from surgeons to paleontologists have identified what they say is the first known cancer in a dinosaur.