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Crown wants court to change parole period in triple murder of Alberta family

CALGARY — A Crown prosecutor has told the Alberta Court of Appeal that a trial judge erred by not applying consecutive parole eligibilities for two men convicted in the slayings of three family members, but their lawyers say they need hope for the fu

Edmonton police officer charged with assault after arrest caught on video

EDMONTON — An Edmonton police officer has been charged with assaulting a person during an arrest last year. Police say Const. Michael Partington, who has been with the force for four years, was arrested Tuesday.
Canadian junior hockey team invites 41 players to development camp

Canadian junior hockey team invites 41 players to development camp

CALGARY — Seven players from this year's gold medal-winning squad and the underage Canadian Hockey League rookie of the year highlight the roster for Canada's national junior team development camp next month.
Alberta introduces bill to protect business tenants from eviction during COVID

Alberta introduces bill to protect business tenants from eviction during COVID

EDMONTON — Alberta has proposed legislation to stop business tenants from being evicted during the economic slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Thought it was a panda:' Second rare grizzly bear seen in Banff National Park

'Thought it was a panda:' Second rare grizzly bear seen in Banff National Park

BANFF, Alta. — A second rare grizzly bear has been spotted in Banff National Park.

Two more people charged in death of 30-year-old man in Calgary: RCMP

COCHRANE, Alta. — RCMP in Alberta say they have charged two more people in the death of a 30-year-old man in Calgary late last year. The body of 30-year-old Kasif Hirani was found on Dec.

Police investigate suspicious death of a woman in central Alberta lake town

SYLVAN LAKE, Alta. — Police say they are investigating the suspicious death of a 32-year- old woman in central Alberta.
Alberta lifts state of emergency as COVID cases continue to flatten

Alberta lifts state of emergency as COVID cases continue to flatten

EDMONTON — Alberta is lifting its state of public health emergency in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Aurora Cannabis president Steve Dobler stepping down at the end of the month

Aurora Cannabis president Steve Dobler stepping down at the end of the month

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says co-founder Steve Dobler will retire as president and as a director of the company at the end of the month. Dobler has held the roles at the cannabis company since December 2014.
Scientists criticize Alberta's monitoring suspension, lack of consultation

Scientists criticize Alberta's monitoring suspension, lack of consultation

EDMONTON — Shutting down a broad range of Alberta's environmental monitoring over pandemic fears wasn't necessary, says the head of a group responsible for such work.