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Opposition wants Kenney to say when he knew of justice minister's police call

Opposition wants Kenney to say when he knew of justice minister's police call

EDMONTON — The Opposition in the Alberta legislature says Premier Jason Kenney needs to disclose when he learned that his justice minister had phoned Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket and what Kenney did when he found out.

Edmonton Elks sign former Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate

EDMONTON — Quarterback Khalil Tate, who threw for over 6,000 yards during four seasons at Arizona, was among four players signed by the Edmonton Elks on Tuesday. Tate amassed 6,318 passing yards with 57 TDs at Arizona (2016-19).

Parkland Corp. buying M&M Food Market for $322 million

CALGARY — Fuel marketer and convenience store retailer Parkland Corp. says it has reached a deal to acquire M&M Food Market for $322 million.
Homeless man believed to have frozen to death in central Alberta: RCMP

Homeless man believed to have frozen to death in central Alberta: RCMP

WESTLOCK, Alta. — RCMP say a man experiencing homelessness was found dead inside his tent in a central Alberta town. Cpl. Troy Savinkoff says Mounties in Westlock, about 80 kilometres north of Edmonton, were notified of a missing person on Jan. 7.
Killer to serve 15 years before parole eligibility for random attack in Calgary

Killer to serve 15 years before parole eligibility for random attack in Calgary

CALGARY — A man who randomly killed a Nigerian nursing student in a brutal attack will have to serve 15 years in prison before he is eligible to apply for parole.
Suncor provides details on worker death; CEO says recent incidents 'not acceptable'

Suncor provides details on worker death; CEO says recent incidents 'not acceptable'

CALGARY — The chief executive of Suncor Energy Inc. says the company must do more to improve workplace safety after a truck crash earlier this month resulted in the death of a contractor at the company's Base Mine site near Fort McMurray, Alta.
Calgary man convicted of murder in child's death seeking new lawyer for sentencing

Calgary man convicted of murder in child's death seeking new lawyer for sentencing

CALGARY — A sentencing hearing for a Calgary man convicted of second-degree murder for killing his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter has been further delayed. Justin Bennett was convicted last year in the beating death of Ivy Wick.
Veterans Walker, Snith to lead young Canadian luge team at Beijing Olympics

Veterans Walker, Snith to lead young Canadian luge team at Beijing Olympics

CALGARY — Olympic medallists Tristan Walker and Justin Snith lead a young Canadian luge team at the 2022 Beijing Games. Luge Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee announced the six-athlete team Tuesday.
WestJet cancels one in five February flights as Omicron takes toll on sector

WestJet cancels one in five February flights as Omicron takes toll on sector

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Inc. is cutting 20 per cent of its February flights as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge.
Kenney relieves justice minister of duties, orders investigation into police call

Kenney relieves justice minister of duties, orders investigation into police call

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has relieved Justice Minister Kaycee Madu of his duties after it came to light that Madu called Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket.