John Cotter

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Unifor seeks leave to challenge Suncor random drug test ruling at Supreme Court

A union that represents 3,000 workers at Suncor Energy's oilsands operations in northeast Alberta wants to take the issue of random workplace drug testing to the Supreme Court of Canada.

King canola, fewer cows, aging producers: Digging into the agriculture census

Fewer and slightly older Canadian producers are planting more cropland on larger farms and are making relatively stable profits, according to the 2016 Census of Agriculture released Wednesday.

Bovine tuberculosis researchers hope breakthrough will lead to better test

Researchers say they are developing a test for bovine tuberculosis they hope could someday spare ranchers and governments from costly quarantines and mass slaughters of cattle.

Study suggests pet exposure might help protect babies from allergies, obesity

A family dog may be a baby's best friend for avoiding allergies and becoming obese later in life, a new study suggests.

Scientists join battle over plan to ban off-highway vehicles from Castle Wilderness

​Scientists are joining the battle over a plan to ban the use of off-highway vehicles in two ecologically sensitive parks in southwestern Alberta.

Judge denies Calgary taxi driver's bid for release pending sex assault appeal

An Alberta judge says a taxi driver convicted of sexually assaulting an impaired woman he drove home from a Calgary bar must remain in jail.

Food safety agency to trace source of Alberta's bovine tuberculosis outbreak

Canada's food safety watchdog says it won't begin tests to find the source of a bovine tuberculosis outbreak until the fall.

Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta willing to accept more refugees

Alberta is willing to accept more refugees if the federal government decides to lift a cap on how many can come to Canada, says Premier Rachel Notley.

Alberta Court of Appeal won't restore foreign-trained engineer's appeal

An Alberta court has dismissed an appeal application by a foreign-trained man who wanted to work in the province as an engineer.

Alberta pot producer launches mobile app to buy medical marijuana

An Alberta-based pot producer has launched a mobile app to make it easier for patients with a prescription to purchase federally-regulated medicinal weed.

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