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Calgary lifts its state of local emergency as storm forecast changes

Calgary lifts its state of local emergency as storm forecast changes

CALGARY — The City of Calgary has lifted its state of local emergency. The measure was put in place Monday to allow the city to deal with potential flooding related to heavy rainfall in Alberta.
Air Canada too dominant in the East for WestJet to compete, experts say

Air Canada too dominant in the East for WestJet to compete, experts say

CALGARY — Industry watchers expect WestJet to remove routes from the Toronto-Montreal-Ottawa triangle as part of the airline's new strategy to focus future growth on Western Canada.
Economic loss would have exceeded gains if Edmonton had held World Cup games: expert

Economic loss would have exceeded gains if Edmonton had held World Cup games: expert

EDMONTON — An economics professor says Edmonton should be happy it was not selected to host games for the 2026 FIFA World Cup because the cost would have exceeded the economic benefits.
'I felt disgusted:' Elks DB Gainey ready to move on from lopsided season-opening loss

'I felt disgusted:' Elks DB Gainey ready to move on from lopsided season-opening loss

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks aren’t thinking about the pomp and circumstance that comes with a home opener.
Experts torn over when 'demand destruction' could trigger gasoline price relief

Experts torn over when 'demand destruction' could trigger gasoline price relief

CALGARY — There's a famous saying that 'the cure for high prices is high prices,' but when it comes to gasoline, that may not necessarily be the case.
Edmonton MLA says he won't face hacking charges; seeks return to NDP caucus

Edmonton MLA says he won't face hacking charges; seeks return to NDP caucus

EDMONTON — An Alberta legislature member investigated by the RCMP after he admitted to hacking into a government health website says he will not face criminal charges.
Calgary to keep flood protections in place as it monitors storm forecast: mayor

Calgary to keep flood protections in place as it monitors storm forecast: mayor

Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek says the city's state of local emergency remains in effect as it monitors another potential storm.
WestJet's new strategy will see company invest 'majority' of fleet in Western Canada

WestJet's new strategy will see company invest 'majority' of fleet in Western Canada

CALGARY — The WestJet Group says it plans to refocus its routes and fleet on Western Canada. The Calgary-based airline says in the wake of a strategic review, it has decided to shift resources to grow its presence in the West.
Alberta NDP considering hiring third party to oversee internal harassment complaints

Alberta NDP considering hiring third party to oversee internal harassment complaints

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition leader says her NDP is looking at hiring an independent third party to oversee future harassment complaints from staff and volunteers.
Top court sends sentencing of two men in triple murder back to Alberta Appeal Court

Top court sends sentencing of two men in triple murder back to Alberta Appeal Court

OTTAWA — Canada's top court has sent the case of two men convicted in the slayings of three family members back to the Alberta Court of Appeal.