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Cenovus to Buy Husky Energy in Deal Valued at $23.6B, Company Will Remain in Alberta

Cenovus Energy Inc. will buy Husky Energy Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at $23.6 billion, the Calgary-based companies said Sunday in a joint announcement. The merged… Read more »

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Assembly of First Nations Has ‘Lost Confidence’ in RCMP Commissioner, Says Bellegarde

The head of the Assembly of First Nations says he is set to tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau he has ‘lost confidence’ in RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki…. Read more »

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Ironman Triathlete Lionel Sanders Sets Canadian Hour Cycling Record

Triathlete Lionel Sanders has broken the Canadian cycling hour record. The 32-year-old Ironman triathlete from Windsor, Ont., rode 51.304 kilometres in 60 minutes at the Mattamy National… Read more »

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A List of Some of the Companies That Have Filed for Bankruptcy Since COVID-19 Pandemic

A list of some of the companies that have filed for court protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act since the beginning of the pandemic:… Read more »

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Alberta to Stop Limits on Oil Production in December After Nearly Two Years

Alberta’s UCP government says it will end oil curtailment quotas in December, nearly two years after the previous NDP government introduced them to support oil prices. The… Read more »

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Clothing Retailer Le Chateau Files for CCAA Protection, Plans to Close Its Doors

Le Chateau Inc. says it is seeking court protection from creditors to allow it to shut down and liquidate its assets. Le Chateau’s application under the Companies’… Read more »

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Government Introduces New Bill to Change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship

The Government of Canada has introduced a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship. As per the news release, this Bill proposes… Read more »

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Alberta Privatizing Driver Exams for Class 4, 5, and 6; Albertans Can Book Road Tests Online Starting Dec 1

Alberta has announced that driver exams for Class 4 (license for a taxi, ambulance, and small bus), class 5 (license to operate most cars, trucks, and vans),… Read more »

Promised Path to Residency for “Guardian Angel” Asylum Seekers Yet to Open

Promised Path to Residency for “Guardian Angel” Asylum Seekers Yet to Open

A much-heralded program to grant permanent residency to some asylum seekers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to accept a single application…. Read more »

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EU Reimposes Travel Restriction on Canada Amid Rising Pandemic Numbers

The European Union’s council has reimposed a travel restriction on Canada as it battles a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The move reverses a decision in… Read more »

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Rapid COVID-19 Tests to Be Piloted at Calgary Airport, U.S. Border Crossing

The Alberta government says rapid COVID-19 tests will soon be available at the Calgary airport and a United States border crossing in the province. The pilot project… Read more »

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Ottawa Provides $100 Million to Research Ways to Cut GHG Emissions in Oil and Gas

The federal government says it will provide $100 million from its strategic innovation fund over four years to accelerate the development and use of technologies to lower… Read more »

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Secret Gives $1M to Women’s Hockey Players Association

The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association is receiving a $1 million boost from Secret Deodorant to continue its barnstorming Dream Gap Tour of games and relieve any… Read more »

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Navy Investigating Unexplained Breakdown on Brand-New Arctic Patrol Vessel

The Royal Canadian Navy says it is investigating an unexplained breakdown on its brand-new, $400-million Arctic patrol ship. The problem first emerged last week as HMCS Harry… Read more »

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Prime Minister Is Asked to Help With Search for NFLD Man Who Disappeared in B.C.

The case of a Newfoundland and Labrador man who recently went missing in British Columbia reached the prime minister Wednesday during a virtual town hall with members… Read more »

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Alberta Premier Tests Negative for COVID-19 but Will Isolate for a Week

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has tested negative for COVID-19 but will continue to isolate at home after one of his cabinet ministers tested positive. Kenney says he… Read more »

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New Tory Motion Could Trigger Second Confidence Showdown for Liberal Minority

One day after surviving a confidence vote on a Conservative motion, Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government faces another Conservative motion that could trigger yet more high-stakes drama… Read more »

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Patrick Downie on Losing Gord, Hearing ‘Peace’ in Posthumous Album ‘Away Is Mine’

Gord Downie’s brother Patrick says he wonders what his older sibling might’ve said about these uncertain times. Whether it’s the devastating effects of climate change, isolation in… Read more »

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Tim Hortons to Test Deposit Program for Returnable Coffee Cups and Packaging

Tim Hortons has signed a deal with TerraCycle’s Loop program to test an option that would allow customers to pay a deposit and receive their order in… Read more »

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October 21: Alberta Reports Daily Record High of 406 New COVID-19 Cases

Alberta reported 406 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, October 21. This is a single-day record and the first time the province crossed 400 daily cases since the… Read more »

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WestJet to Refund Flights Cancelled Due to Virus

WestJet says it will begin providing refunds to passengers who had their WestJet and Swoop flights cancelled by the airlines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic… Read more »

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Police Pull Over Man Banned From Driving for Life Eight Separate Times

Provincial police say they’ve charged a man who was allegedly driving despite having eight separate lifetime bans from driving. They say an officer saw a vehicle speeding… Read more »

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‘Bona Fide Police Service:’ Alberta Expanding Power, Status for First Nations Police

The Alberta government has introduced proposed changes to the province’s Police Act which would expand the powers of First Nations police forces. The changes are part of… Read more »

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Advisers Suggest Alberta Students Not Learn About Residential Schools Before Grade 4

The chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says young children aren’t too emotionally vulnerable to learn about residential schools as a leaked draft of proposed Alberta… Read more »