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'No lawyer is good for me:' Accused in Alberta doctor slaying to represent himself

'No lawyer is good for me:' Accused in Alberta doctor slaying to represent himself

RED DEER, Alta. — A man accused of killing a family doctor at a medical clinic in central Alberta has pleaded not guilty and insisting on representing himself at trial.
Suspended Ekati diamond mine to be restarted by Jan. 29 under new sales agreement

Suspended Ekati diamond mine to be restarted by Jan. 29 under new sales agreement

CALGARY — Dominion Diamond Mines ULC says it has struck a new sales agreement for Canada's first diamond mine that will result in the suspended Northwest Territories project restarting production before Jan. 29.
Calfrac Well Services planning $55-million capital spending program for 2021

Calfrac Well Services planning $55-million capital spending program for 2021

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. says it is planning a $55-million capital spending program for 2021. The oilfield services company says the plan consists primarily of maintenance capital expenditures.
Fort McMurray residents still cleaning, considering options after spring flooding

Fort McMurray residents still cleaning, considering options after spring flooding

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — More than seven months ago, Cora Dion and her husband fled Fort McMurray for the second time in four years as a spring flood threatened their home in northern Alberta.
Top doc says rural COVID-19 rising, but Kenney says cities focus of any new rules

Top doc says rural COVID-19 rising, but Kenney says cities focus of any new rules

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says tougher health restrictions likely to be aimed at Calgary and Edmonton are coming if current public-health orders don’t bend the curve down on COVID-19.
Alberta offers Rocky Mountain coal leases after rescinding protection policy

Alberta offers Rocky Mountain coal leases after rescinding protection policy

EDMONTON — Alberta is offering more of its Rocky Mountain landscapes to coal mining after rescinding a decades-old policy that protected them. In documents released earlier this week, Alberta Energy is giving miners until Dec.
Anglers seek protection for Alberta river they say is threatened by gravel plan

Anglers seek protection for Alberta river they say is threatened by gravel plan

One of Alberta's largest grassroots conservation groups is to plead this week for the protection of a much-loved river from gravel mines it fears would damage a world-class trout fishery and undo years of work.
Alberta set to retire coal power by 2023, ahead of 2030 provincial deadline

Alberta set to retire coal power by 2023, ahead of 2030 provincial deadline

CALGARY — Alberta is set to meet its goal to eliminate coal-fired electricity production years earlier than its 2030 target, thanks to recently announced utility conversion projects. Capital Power Corp.
Judge finds former Alberta Mountie not guilty of sexually assaulting colleague

Judge finds former Alberta Mountie not guilty of sexually assaulting colleague

RED DEER, Alta. — A former RCMP officer has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a colleague during an off-duty house party eight years ago.
Crescent Point Energy sets defensive capital spending budget for 2021

Crescent Point Energy sets defensive capital spending budget for 2021

CALGARY — Crescent Point Energy Corp. says it is cutting its capital spending budget for 2021 because of the ongoing volatility in oil prices.
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