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Cargill workers in Alberta vote 71 per cent in favour of contract offer

Cargill workers in Alberta vote 71 per cent in favour of contract offer

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — The threat of a strike at an Alberta beef processing plant has been averted after workers accepted the owner's latest offer.

Health policy expert says trust needed for Alberta overdose response app to work

CALGARY — A health policy expert says Alberta's app to keep drug users safe in the event of an overdose is a worthy endeavour, but she's concerned fear could prevent many from using it.
Italy's Sofia Goggia doubles up on downhill victories in Lake Louise

Italy's Sofia Goggia doubles up on downhill victories in Lake Louise

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Sofia Goggia won a second World Cup women's downhill in as many days Saturday, but in much different race conditions than her first.

Olympic champion Goggia wins 6th World Cup downhill in row

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Sofia Goggia won a World Cup downhill by a wide margin for the second consecutive day Saturday, extending her streak in the discipline to six appearances in a row as she shapes up as a big favorite to defend her Olympic go
Ottawa announces $14.7 million to fight aquatic invasive species in mountain parks

Ottawa announces $14.7 million to fight aquatic invasive species in mountain parks

BANFF, Alta. — The federal government is committing funds to fight aquatic invasive species in five mountain national parks in Alberta and British Columbia, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault announced Saturday.
'I knew the challenges': Lethbridge police chief aware of problems before taking job

'I knew the challenges': Lethbridge police chief aware of problems before taking job

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — It's been a particularly tough year for the police chief of Alberta's third-largest city But Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh says he was fully aware of the problems before he took the top job in July 2020.
Italy's Sofia Goggia dominates season-opening World Cup downhill in Lake Louise

Italy's Sofia Goggia dominates season-opening World Cup downhill in Lake Louise

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Sofia Goggia was in a class by herself in the season-opening women's World Cup downhill Friday. The Italian's winning time in Lake Louise, Alta.
Four homeless people in Edmonton died in fires in last two months, city says

Four homeless people in Edmonton died in fires in last two months, city says

EDMONTON — The City of Edmonton says there have been four fire-related deaths in the past two months involving homeless people. The city says they may seek shelter in encampments, abandoned buildings or other structures that are unsafe.

Olympic champion Goggia dominant in downhill; Shiffrin 26th

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Reigning Olympic champion Sofia Goggia of Italy won the first downhill race of the women's World Cup season by a whopping margin of nearly 1 1/2 seconds on Friday, with Breezy Johnson second and her American teammate Mikae
Calgary man who killed woman to learn verdict next month in her daughter's death

Calgary man who killed woman to learn verdict next month in her daughter's death

CALGARY — A Calgary judge says he will hand down a decision next month on whether a man who admitted to murdering his former girlfriend is also guilty of killing her daughter.