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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.
Canada's Bottcher beats Italy's Retornaz 7-4 at world men's curling championship

Canada's Bottcher beats Italy's Retornaz 7-4 at world men's curling championship

CALGARY — Coming off an upset loss and with a contender-heavy schedule on the horizon, Canada's Brendan Bottcher was in desperate need of a solid victory on Tuesday afternoon.
'Tough decision': Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi won't run for re-election this fall

'Tough decision': Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi won't run for re-election this fall

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi won't be running in the municipal election in the fall. Nenshi, the first Muslim mayor of a big Canadian city when he was elected in October 2010, made the announcement Tuesday on social media.
Alberta clamps down as COVID-19 variants threaten to swamp health system

Alberta clamps down as COVID-19 variants threaten to swamp health system

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says widespread rule-breaking has forced his government to bring back tougher public-health restrictions and that failing to do so would cause variant COVID-19 cases to swamp the health-care system by next mont

Calgary officer charged for assaulting man after use-of-force investigation

CALGARY — The Calgary Police Services says it has charged one of its officers with assaulting a man in custody. Police allege the assault happened April 9, 2019, after a 20-minute pursuit of a stolen vehicle.
Parts of Alberta's draft school curriculum plagiarized, academic finds

Parts of Alberta's draft school curriculum plagiarized, academic finds

EDMONTON — Parts of Alberta's proposed curriculum for kindergarten and elementary schoolchildren were copied from other sources without credit, said an expert in plagiarism as the Opposition NDP vowed to dismantle it if elected next year.
Alberta police watchdog investigates after Mountie shoots man on First Nation

Alberta police watchdog investigates after Mountie shoots man on First Nation

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. — Alberta's police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who was shot by a Mountie on a First Nation reserve.