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Cardinal Energy cleaning up after 320,000 litres of oil and produced water spills

SWAN HILLS, Alta. — A large spill of crude oil and produced water at a Cardinal Energy facility near Swan Hills is being cleaned up. The Alberta Energy Regulator has few details about Saturday's spill on its compliance reporting website.
'Smell of gunpowder:' Interviews with family of shot tourist played in court

'Smell of gunpowder:' Interviews with family of shot tourist played in court

CALGARY — The wife of a German tourist who was shot in the head while driving on an Alberta highway told police she remembers hearing a pop and then smelling the strong odour of gunpowder before her husband drove off the road.
Kinder Morgan Canada income falls despite rise in pipeline and terminals revenue

Kinder Morgan Canada income falls despite rise in pipeline and terminals revenue

CALGARY — Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. is reporting second-quarter income from continuing operations of $21.6 million, a decrease of $1.9 million from the second quarter of 2018.
Natural gas producers demand government action in open letter to Kenney

Natural gas producers demand government action in open letter to Kenney

CALGARY — The CEOs of nine Alberta natural gas producers have released an open letter to Premier Jason Kenney asking him to show "bold leadership" in supporting a plan to restrict production to boost low gas prices.

Man arrested, facing charges after police say cat was killed with bat in Calgary

CALGARY — A man is in Calgary police custody after officers say a cat was beaten to death with a baseball bat. Police say they were called Tuesday evening to a apartment building in the southeast community of Penbrooke Meadows. Duty Insp.

Alberta First Nation police officer facing sexual assault charges

STANDOFF, Alta. — An officer with the Blood Tribe Police Service in southern Alberta has been charged with two counts of sexual assault.

Municipality of wood Buffalo faces series of provincial environmental charges

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The regional government for Fort McMurray is facing environmental and dangerous goods charges from the province.

Health officials warn syphilis rates in Alberta highest since 1948

EDMONTON — Syphilis rates not seen in Alberta since 1948 have prompted the province's chief medical officer to declare an outbreak of the disease and encourage people to get tested for it.

'A blackout day:' Witness tells Calgary court he can't say who shot tourist

CALGARY — A witness to the shooting of a German tourist driving down an Alberta highway said he remembers hearing a loud clap, but couldn't say who pulled the trigger.
Alberta economy doing better than expected in June forecast, TD economists note

Alberta economy doing better than expected in June forecast, TD economists note

CALGARY — Encouraging data points are forcing economists to consider upgrading their expectations for weak 2019 economic growth in Alberta as the province continues to recover from the effects of extreme heavy oil price weakness late last year.