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Alberta Court Grants Unifor Injunction Blocking Suncor from Random Drug Testing

Alberta Court Grants Unifor Injunction Blocking Suncor from Random Drug Testing

By John Cotter, The Canadian Press

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A pedestrian is reflected in a Suncor Energy sign in Calgary, Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. A union that represents thousands of oilsands workers at Suncor Energy sites in Alberta has won a court injunction against random drug testing. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

EDMONTON – A union that represents 3,000 oilsands workers at Suncor Energy sites in northeastern Alberta has won a court injunction against random drug testing.

Unifor Local 707-A had argued that random testing would be a violation of workers’ rights and privacy.

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Christmas Trees Offered to Get Rid of Invasive Spruce Trees in 2 Provinces

Christmas Trees Offered to Get Rid of Invasive Spruce Trees in 2 Provinces

By The Canadian Press

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People tie up a free Christmas tree that they cut down in a handout photo from the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The trees aren’t native to the area where they are growing. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Nature Conservancy of Canada)

EDMONTON – Christmas trees are available for free in Saskatchewan or by donation in Alberta this weekend — and it’s for a good cause.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is hosting tree harvesting events on Saturday in central Alberta and near Saskatoon in an attempt to get rid of invasive spruce trees.

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Edmonton Airport Travellers Can Read Free Short Stories While Waiting for Flight

Edmonton Airport Travellers Can Read Free Short Stories While Waiting for Flight

By The Canadian Press

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Megan Hall takes a printout from a short story dispenser at Edmonton International Airport in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Traci Bednard)

EDMONTON – Weary air travellers heading out from Edmonton can break up the wait with a free short story.

Edmonton International Airport has a Short Story Dispenser in its main terminal.

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Wrestler Bret Hart Grappling with Plastic Surgeon Over Hand Surgery

Wrestler Bret Hart Grappling with Plastic Surgeon Over Hand Surgery

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Bret Hart
Former professional wrestler Bret Hart is shown at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 7, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – Bret Hart has won numerous bouts over his professional wrestling career but now he’s entering the legal ring in a lawsuit against a Calgary plastic surgeon.

The legendary grappler, known as “The Hitman,” has filed a lawsuit against Dr. Justin Yeung, alleging he has lost the use of his right index finger and thumb after wrist surgery in 2015.

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Lake Louise Ski Resort Pleads Guilty to Cutting Down Endangered Trees

Lake Louise Ski Resort Pleads Guilty to Cutting Down Endangered Trees

By The Canadian Press

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Skiers leave the resort after a power failure shut down all operations at the women’s World Cup downhill ski race at Lake Louise, Alta., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. A world-renowned Alberta ski resort faces some legal moguls in a Calgary courtroom Monday over charges it cut down a stand of endangered trees. But an environmental law professor says the rarely-laid charges against Lake Louise Ski Area illustrate problems with how the Species At Risk Act is enforced. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – A world-renowned Alberta ski resort has pleaded guilty to cutting down a stand of endangered trees.

The Lake Louise ski resort in Banff National Park was expected to go to trial today after it came to light in 2013 resort employees had cut down a stand of trees alongside a run that included at least 39 whitebark pine.

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Christmas Tree Prices on the Rise for First Time in Almost a Decade

Christmas Tree Prices on the Rise for First Time in Almost a Decade

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

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Dan Nightingale trims a13-metre tall white spruce in Purlbrook, N.S. on Monday, November 17, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

CALGARY – Holiday shoppers might have to fork over a little more for the evergreen scent of a natural Christmas tree this year as a shortage south of the border and increased demand for real trees put pressure on prices.

Canadian Christmas tree farmers are raising prices as much as 10 per cent as the effect of market forces making firs, pines and spruces sparse in the U.S. spills over into Canada.

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Second-Hand ‘Toke’ Could Lead to Failure of Workplace Drug Test: Study

Second-Hand ‘Toke’ Could Lead to Failure of Workplace Drug Test: Study

By The Canadian Press

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Production staff harvest marijuana plants inside the flowering room at Harvest One Cannabis Inc. in Duncan, B.C., on Friday, August 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

CALGARY – Researchers in Calgary say employees should be aware they could fail workplace drug tests due to second-hand smoke from marijuana.

A new research study from the University of Calgary says THC — the active ingredient in marijuana — is detectable in the body after as little as 15 minutes of exposure even if the person is not actively smoking it.

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BeaverTails Apologizes to Calgary Food Writer Over Trademark Flap

BeaverTails Apologizes to Calgary Food Writer Over Trademark Flap

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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People line up to order outside a BeaverTails stand in Ottawa’s Byward Market on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. A trademark flap over a deep-fried Canadian pastry has reached a sweet conclusion. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

CALGARY – A trademark flap over a popular deep-fried Canadian treat has reached a sweet conclusion.

BeaverTails Pastry in Montreal has apologized to a Calgary food writer who renamed her homemade version — twice — when the company complained.

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U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Missing Calgary Man Off Florida Coast

U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Missing Calgary Man Off Florida Coast

By The Canadian Press

Fraser Horne
Michele Horne and her husband Fraser pose with their dog Toula, in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Michele Horne)

CALGARY – The wife of a missing Calgary man whose boat was recovered off the coast of Florida says he may have been swept away while trying to rescue the family dog.

Michele Horne told CTV Calgary it’s believed her husband, Fraser, dove in when the golden retriever named Toula fell into the water.

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Governments, Consumers Dangerously Exposed as Data Becomes New Currency

Governments, Consumers Dangerously Exposed as Data Becomes New Currency

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

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A photograph of the security feature on a smart phone is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. From insurance companies wanting to track your heart beat, to criminals hacking your most intimate details, the insatiable appetite for data is getting harder to ignore. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

CALGARY – Would you sign on to a Wi-Fi service that promised to maliciously steal your data?

That’s what dozens of people at an Ottawa communications conference unwittingly agreed to this week when they signed a free Wi-Fi waiver, with the alarming clause inserted to emphasize the importance of consciously reviewing terms of service.

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