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Most who tested positive for variant at Calgary hospital had mild symptoms: AHS

Most who tested positive for variant at Calgary hospital had mild symptoms: AHS

CALGARY — Most people who tested positive at a Calgary hospital for the more contagious COVID-19 variant first reported in India had mild symptoms, except one person who was admitted into intensive care.
Alberta's funding to deter hate crimes 'should just be the beginning': Muslim group

Alberta's funding to deter hate crimes 'should just be the beginning': Muslim group

EDMONTON — Alberta's premier says groups that experience hate crimes will soon be able to apply for grants to pay for security upgrades but one Muslim organization says more is needed to address racism in the province.
Canada's top speedskaters back on Olympic Oval ice after months without it

Canada's top speedskaters back on Olympic Oval ice after months without it

CALGARY — Canada's top speedskaters have started getting back to normal after a double-whammy winter of a pandemic and no ice in Calgary's Olympic Oval.
Tourmaline Oil signs deal to buy Black Swan Energy worth $1.1B in stock and debt

Tourmaline Oil signs deal to buy Black Swan Energy worth $1.1B in stock and debt

CALGARY — Tourmaline Oil Corp. says it has signed a deal to buy Black Swan Energy Ltd. in a deal worth $1.1 billion in stock and debt.
Alberta lifts many public health COVID-19 restrictions; offers more second doses

Alberta lifts many public health COVID-19 restrictions; offers more second doses

Kelly Higgins had just finished a 45-minute, sweat-inducing high-intensity group workout at a newly reopened gym Thursday and couldn't be happier.
Alberta finance minister defends $1.3B loss on Keystone XL as 'calculated decision'

Alberta finance minister defends $1.3B loss on Keystone XL as 'calculated decision'

EDMONTON — Alberta’s finance minister says the province's $1.3-billion investment of taxpayers’ money in the now-defunct Keystone XL oil pipeline project was a prudent gamble given the potential payoff in profits and jobs.
Auditor scolds Alberta over mine cleanup fund, how province handles polluted sites

Auditor scolds Alberta over mine cleanup fund, how province handles polluted sites

EDMONTON — Alberta's auditor general is criticizing the government for failing to fix problems pointed out six years ago in a program that's supposed to guarantee coal and oilsands mines clean up after themselves.
Embattled Keystone XL pipeline continues to divide experts — even post-mortem

Embattled Keystone XL pipeline continues to divide experts — even post-mortem

CALGARY — Even after its death, the divisive Keystone XL pipeline continues to leave Canadian energy industry experts at odds. While some suggest TC Energy Corp.
Canada, Alberta sign deal for $1.3B hydrogen plant in Edmonton

Canada, Alberta sign deal for $1.3B hydrogen plant in Edmonton

EDMONTON — The federal and Alberta governments have signed an agreement with a company that could lead to a $1.3 billion hydrogen plant being built in Edmonton.
ATB Financial raises outlook for economic growth in Alberta

ATB Financial raises outlook for economic growth in Alberta

CALGARY — ATB Financial is raising its outlook for economic growth in Alberta this year because of higher-than-expected oil prices, rising vaccination rates and a strong recovery in the U.S.