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Rookie quarterback Jake Maier to make third straight start when Stampeders face Elks

Rookie quarterback Jake Maier to make third straight start when Stampeders face Elks

CALGARY — Rookie Jake Maier will make a third straight start at quarterback Monday when the Calgary Stampeders host the Edmonton Elks.
Alberta turns to staffing agencies for nurses as it deals with patient surge

Alberta turns to staffing agencies for nurses as it deals with patient surge

EDMONTON — Alberta's health delivery body says it's turning to staffing agencies for nurses as "a last resort," saying its local supply of nurses is "close to being exhausted" as intensive care units approach capacity.

Alberta man faces second-degree murder charge in death of six-month-old: RCMP

STONEY NAKODA FIRST NATION, ALBERTA — Alberta RCMP say a 21-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a baby. Police say they arrested Tyriq Lyman Kootenay from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation on Wednesday.
Alberta announces $100 gift card incentive to get holdouts vaccinated as cases surge

Alberta announces $100 gift card incentive to get holdouts vaccinated as cases surge

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney, two months after declaring victory over COVID-19, is offering $100 to Albertans who aren't vaccinated to try to curb nation-leading cases of the illness that have again pushed the province's hospitals to the brink.
Coal committee hears Albertans want overall policy on Rocky Mountain development

Coal committee hears Albertans want overall policy on Rocky Mountain development

EDMONTON — Albertans want to talk about a lot more than coal when it comes to development in their beloved Rocky Mountains, says the head of the committee charged with collecting public opinion on the issue.
Alberta to allow more logging in remnants of old-growth caribou habitat, groups say

Alberta to allow more logging in remnants of old-growth caribou habitat, groups say

The Alberta government has directed a forestry company to harvest old-growth trees in caribou habitat where the province has already spent millions and signed agreements to help the herds survive, environmental groups say.
Alberta NDP calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccine rules on non-essential businesses

Alberta NDP calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccine rules on non-essential businesses

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition New Democrats are urging Premier Jason Kenney to bring in new rules to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for anyone attending non-essential businesses and mass gatherings.

Man, 84, from Saskatchewan killed in plane crash in northern Alberta: RCMP

RCMP say an 84-year-old man from Saskatchewan was killed in a plane crash in northern Alberta.

Cavalry FC unbeaten in six games following win over FC Edmonton

EDMONTON — Anthony Joseph Novak scored in the 27th minute, and Cavalry FC went on to beat FC Edmonton 1-0 on Wednesday in Canadian Premier League play.
Highest one-day total since May: Alberta reports 1,315 new COVID-19 cases; 107 in ICU

Highest one-day total since May: Alberta reports 1,315 new COVID-19 cases; 107 in ICU

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting 1,315 new cases of COVID-19, the highest one-day total since mid-May, when the peak of the last wave began to recede.