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Woman whose essay wasn't chosen in Alberta contest wants better apology from judges

Woman whose essay wasn't chosen in Alberta contest wants better apology from judges

EDMONTON — A woman who submitted an essay to an Alberta government contest says two judges should not resign over awarding third-place to another entry that many have criticized for being sexist and racist.

BC moves on to Little League World Series with win over Prairies in regional final

CALGARY — The Little Mountain Baseball All-Stars will represent Canada at the Little League World Series after defeating Moose Jaw 9-4 in the Canadian regional final on Friday. Little Mountain, competing as Team B.C.
Alliances shift to Danielle Smith in final days to sign up for UCP leadership vote

Alliances shift to Danielle Smith in final days to sign up for UCP leadership vote

EDMONTON — Seven candidates scrambled Friday to sign up last-minute memberships in Alberta’s United Conservative Party leadership race while political observers say that without hard data on which contender has a leg up, follow the feet.
City of Calgary says it could cost millions to repair damage to municipal building

City of Calgary says it could cost millions to repair damage to municipal building

CALGARY — City officials say it could cost more than two million dollars to repair the Calgary Municipal Building after someone broke in and set fires that triggered the sprinkler system earlier this month.
Elks host Riders looking to end struggles both at home and against the West

Elks host Riders looking to end struggles both at home and against the West

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks are trying to stop history from repeating itself. Edmonton opened the 2022 CFL season with a blowout 59-15 loss to the B.C. Lions, and then fell 26-16 to the Saskatchewan Roughriders at home the next week.
Alberta UCP membership drive and Heche on death's door: In The News for Aug. 12

Alberta UCP membership drive and Heche on death's door: In The News for Aug. 12

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Friday, August 12, 2022 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

US beats Swiss 7-1 to improve to 2-0 in world junior hockey

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Carter Mazur scored twice in the United States' five-goal second period and the defending champion Americans beat Switzerland 7-1 on Thursday night to improve to 2-0 in the world junior hockey championship.
McTavish puts up six points, Canada crushes Slovakia 11-1 at world juniors

McTavish puts up six points, Canada crushes Slovakia 11-1 at world juniors

EDMONTON — Mason McTavish didn't have to pull on the Maple Leaf and play in an unusual summer world junior hockey championship.
Report says Canada should loosen visa requirements to allow more Ukrainian refugees

Report says Canada should loosen visa requirements to allow more Ukrainian refugees

CALGARY — Orysia Boychuk knows first-hand how frustrating and slow the process has become to bring Ukrainian refugees into Canada.

Alberta's police watchdog investigating after man, woman shot by RCMP near Smoky Lake

SMOKY LAKE, Alta. — Alberta’s police watchdog says it is investigating after a woman and man were shot by RCMP officers northeast of Edmonton.