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County passes resolution that calls for possible Alberta independence vote

STRATHMORE, Alta. — Some discouraging words about national unity from out on the range in southern Alberta.
Pietrangelo leads Blues past Oilers 5-2; St. Louis stays atop NHL's West

Pietrangelo leads Blues past Oilers 5-2; St. Louis stays atop NHL's West

EDMONTON — Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and two assists as the St. Louis Blues maintained their hold on first place in the Western Conference with a 5-2 victory over the second-place Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

Alberta private members bill to reopen debate on physician conscience rights

EDMONTON — Alberta politicians are to debate the role of conscience rights and the responsibilities of physicians asked to assist or advise on abortions, contraception or medically assisted deaths.
Alberta ends program for firefighters rappelling from helicopters

Alberta ends program for firefighters rappelling from helicopters

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is ending a program for firefighters who rappel from helicopters to fight forest fires.
Alberta to prevent lawsuits against homeowners who stand up to criminals

Alberta to prevent lawsuits against homeowners who stand up to criminals

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — Alberta is making changes to prevent homeowners from being sued if they injure people committing crimes on their properties.
Failure of Houston Oil & Gas threatens to create up to 1,400 orphan wells

Failure of Houston Oil & Gas threatens to create up to 1,400 orphan wells

CALGARY — The latest failure of a Calgary-based junior oil and gas producer could add more than 1,400 wells to a provincial inventory of orphaned petroleum assets, warns the Alberta Orphan Well Association.

Calgary condo cleared after blocked air intake triggers deadly gas buildup

CALGARY — A Calgary condominium complex had to be evacuated when an ice-blocked fresh air intake caused a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide gas. Fire officials say CO alarms sounded in the four-storey development in the city's northwest around 7 a.m.

Nose wheel mishap halts WestJet flight short of Calgary air terminal

CALGARY — A runway at the Calgary International Airport had to be shut down for a number of hours when the front wheel of a WestJet flight went off the tarmac after landing.
Matthew Tkachuk nets OT winner for Flames in 4-3 victory over Coyotes

Matthew Tkachuk nets OT winner for Flames in 4-3 victory over Coyotes

CALGARY — It wasn't an acrobatic between-the-legs overtime winner, but Matthew Tkachuk's second OT goal in as many weeks lifted the Calgary Flames to a 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday.

WHL Roundup: Raiders beat Oil Kings to extend win streak to five

EDMONTON — Spencer Moe and Ozzy Wiesblatt each scored twice as the Prince Albert Raiders doubled up the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.