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'Stories the numbers tell': Critics ask why Alberta sat on coal contamination data

EDMONTON — Critics are asking why Alberta Environment has been sitting on years worth of data about pollution from coal mines while the government considers a dramatic expansion of the industry.
Player with Kamloops Blazers critically injured in weekend snowboard accident

Player with Kamloops Blazers critically injured in weekend snowboard accident

CALGARY — A player with the Western Hockey League Kamloops Blazers has suffered what the league describes as "life-altering injuries" following a weekend snowboarding accident in Saskatchewan.
Alberta reports first case of COVID-19 variant that's not linked to travel

Alberta reports first case of COVID-19 variant that's not linked to travel

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting its first case of a COVID-19 variant, first seen in the United Kingdom, that cannot be directly traced to international travel.
Two Edmonton high schools move online after high COVID-19 caseloads confirmed

Two Edmonton high schools move online after high COVID-19 caseloads confirmed

EDMONTON — Two Edmonton high schools have moved classes online after a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases among students and staff. There have been 20 confirmed cases at M.E.
Canadian manufacturers predict 'tough sledding' as Biden signs Buy American order

Canadian manufacturers predict 'tough sledding' as Biden signs Buy American order

CALGARY — The head of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters says he expects "tough sledding" ahead for his members after U.S. President Joe Biden ordered more stringent Buy American rules for government spending.
Alberta man charged with threatening Northwest Territories public health officer

Alberta man charged with threatening Northwest Territories public health officer

YELLOWKNIFE — A 28-year-old Alberta man has been charged with making threatening statements toward the chief public health officer of the Northwest Territories. Police say threats were made over the phone Jan. 20 during a call to the office of Dr.
'#ScienceUpFirst:' Social media campaign targets COVID-19 misinformation with science

'#ScienceUpFirst:' Social media campaign targets COVID-19 misinformation with science

EDMONTON — Microsoft founder Bill Gates did not create the virus that causes COVID-19 and he is not forcing microchips into your body through vaccinations.
Canadian crude-by-rail exports surge 87% to 170,000 barrels per day in November

Canadian crude-by-rail exports surge 87% to 170,000 barrels per day in November

CALGARY — Canadian exports of crude oil by rail jumped 87 per cent in November as oil production rose in Western Canada amid limited pipeline capacity for heavy crude.
RCMP officer in Alberta charged with off-duty sexual assault in Edmonton

RCMP officer in Alberta charged with off-duty sexual assault in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Alberta's police watchdog says an RCMP officer has been charged in a sexual assault of a woman in Edmonton.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle on highway in central Alberta: RCMP

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — RCMP in central Alberta say a man is dead after being hit by a vehicle while he was walking on the highway. Police say it happened Sunday on Highway 2A south of Wetaskiwin.