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Alberta United Conservative government shuffles cabinet amid leadership race

Alberta United Conservative government shuffles cabinet amid leadership race

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced multiple cabinet changes following resignations tied to his party’s leadership race, with Environment Minister Jason Nixon now taking over permanently as finance minister.
Alberta housing starts rebound to 2015 levels as oil prices surge

Alberta housing starts rebound to 2015 levels as oil prices surge

CALGARY — Alberta's cities are once again abuzz with the sound of hammers and saws as surging oil prices fuel a fresh building boom in the province.
Edmonton Oilers sign head coach Woodcroft to three-year extension

Edmonton Oilers sign head coach Woodcroft to three-year extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed head coach Jay Woodcroft to a three-year contract extension, rewarding him for leading the team to the NHL Western Conference final. The Oilers named Woodcroft as the team's interim head coach on Feb.
Parks Canada steps up enforcement after three grizzly bear deaths in three weeks

Parks Canada steps up enforcement after three grizzly bear deaths in three weeks

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Parks Canada is asking motorists to slow down and watch for wildlife after three grizzly bears were struck and killed in Jasper and Yoho national parks earlier this month.
Sundial Growers signs deal to make stalking horse bid for Zenabis Group

Sundial Growers signs deal to make stalking horse bid for Zenabis Group

CALGARY — Sundial Growers Inc. has agreed to make a stalking horse bid to acquire cannabis grower Zenabis Group, which obtained court protection from creditors last week.
'The robots are coming': Calgary researchers working on rescue robots for disasters

'The robots are coming': Calgary researchers working on rescue robots for disasters

CALGARY — It could be a character on a Saturday morning kids show, but this rescue robot is anything but fantasy. "It's not science fiction.
"Not protective": Early bodychecking doesn't prevent hockey injuries, study finds

"Not protective": Early bodychecking doesn't prevent hockey injuries, study finds

Introducing young hockey players to bodychecking at an early age doesn't protect them from injury as they move into older, harder-hitting leagues, new research has concluded

Equestrian Canada selects show jumpers for worlds

CALGARY — Equestrian Canada, preparing for the world championships in Denmark, revealed its national show jumping team on Sunday. Heading to Herning, Denmark for the Aug. 6-14 worlds will be Erynn Ballard of Tottenham, Ont.
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley apologizes over mistreatment of volunteers, staff

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley apologizes over mistreatment of volunteers, staff

EDMONTON — Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley apologized to her members Sunday over reports she revealed last week of mistreatment of party staff and volunteers. "It is clear that in some cases we have fallen short.
Police looking for man wanted in Alberta and Newfoundland after he fled from officers

Police looking for man wanted in Alberta and Newfoundland after he fled from officers

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Police in Newfoundland have issued an arrest warrant for a man also wanted in Alberta for charges including unauthorized possession of a firearm. The Mounties in Bonavista, N.L.