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Alberta backbenchers critical of COVID rules include Speaker, former cabinet minister

Alberta backbenchers critical of COVID rules include Speaker, former cabinet minister

EDMONTON — Almost half of the 40 backbenchers in Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's caucus are openly criticizing public-health restrictions meant to contain spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

Caucus dissent over COVID OK, breaking health rules means expulsion: Alberta premier

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is drawing a line in the sand for 18 of his backbenchers who are openly criticizing public-health restrictions meant to face down COVID-19.
Calgary man who killed girlfriend, mother and stepfather to be sentenced

Calgary man who killed girlfriend, mother and stepfather to be sentenced

CALGARY — A man who admitted to slitting his girlfriend's throat and, days later, stabbing to death his mother and stepfather is to be sentenced today.
Canada's Bottcher falls to Russia's Glukhov at world men's curling championship

Canada's Bottcher falls to Russia's Glukhov at world men's curling championship

CALGARY — An inconsistent performance from the Canadian back end proved costly in an 8-7 extra-end loss to Russia on Wednesday at the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men's Curling Championship.
Ontario issues stay-at-home order, Alberta cracks down on COVID-19 rule-breakers

Ontario issues stay-at-home order, Alberta cracks down on COVID-19 rule-breakers

Residents of Ontario and Quebec were to wake up to more COVID-19 restrictions Thursday as officials plan new approaches to vaccine distribution and promise crackdowns on rule-breakers in several jurisdictions.
Alberta First Nations say provincially regulated gambling website unauthorized

Alberta First Nations say provincially regulated gambling website unauthorized

CALGARY — Two First Nations are taking the Alberta government and its gaming commission to court over the province's entry into the online gambling sector.
Private member's bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

Private member's bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

EDMONTON — The Alberta Opposition is proposing legislation that it says would protect the province's Rocky Mountains from new open-pit coal mines.
Charged with ignoring COVID-19 health rules: Alberta church shut down, fenced off

Charged with ignoring COVID-19 health rules: Alberta church shut down, fenced off

EDMONTON — About 30 people sang hymns and a woman walked back and forth with a Bible in her hand as Alberta health officers on Wednesday closed down and fenced off a church charged with refusing to follow COVID-19 health rules.
Kenney faces criticism from doctors, his own caucus, over new COVID-19 health rules

Kenney faces criticism from doctors, his own caucus, over new COVID-19 health rules

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is getting an earful from health experts and from backbench members of his own United Conservative caucus over his new COVID-19 health restrictions.
Enbridge and TC Energy CEOs focus on cutting operating emissions from pipelines

Enbridge and TC Energy CEOs focus on cutting operating emissions from pipelines

CALGARY — The CEOs of Canada's two biggest pipeline companies say they are focused on lowering their operating greenhouse gas emissions while avoiding big oil pipeline projects in the wake of ongoing opposition throughout North America.