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Dozens of catalytic converters seized during search of Airdrie home

Dozens of catalytic converters seized during search of Airdrie home

Two men in Airdrie were arrested on outstanding warrants on Jan. 16, and now face multiple charges related to operation of a stolen vehicle and possession of illegal or stolen items.
Canadian trial: remdesivir reduces need for ventilation by half for COVID patients

Canadian trial: remdesivir reduces need for ventilation by half for COVID patients

A Canadian study suggests the antiviral medication remdesivir could have a "modest but significant effect" on COVID-19 patient outcomes, including decreasing the need for mechanical ventilation by approximately 50 per cent.
Alberta ref Lacey Senuk heading to Beijing Olympics

Alberta ref Lacey Senuk heading to Beijing Olympics

The St. Albert ice officiator will demonstrate her unflappable but fair demeanor as one of the refs for hockey when the Winter Olympics start on Feb. 4.
Central Alberta child left on school bus, spends half hour outside in freezing temperatures

Central Alberta child left on school bus, spends half hour outside in freezing temperatures

Kindergarten student found walking near a rural road in the St. Paul region, while temperatures dipped well below -20C.
Monday's snow squall stranded some motorists; killed, injured cattle in rollover

Monday's snow squall stranded some motorists; killed, injured cattle in rollover

Blowing snow the night of Jan. 17 created poor visibility and driving conditions along Hwy. 2 near Olds, Alberta.
Details released in public report on sexual misconduct of former Airdrie RCMP officer, lacrosse coach

Details released in public report on sexual misconduct of former Airdrie RCMP officer, lacrosse coach

The text messages show how former Airdrie RCMP officer Daniel Martin attempted to initiate a sexual relationship with a then-16-year-old.
Village in eastern Alberta tops Canada’s coldest places

Village in eastern Alberta tops Canada’s coldest places

Across most of Lakeland, extreme cold weather has prompted bus cancellations as areas plunge as low as –41.1C.
COVID-19 antiviral pill on its way across Canada, as some hospitalizations dip

COVID-19 antiviral pill on its way across Canada, as some hospitalizations dip

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the first shipment of an oral COVID-19 pill is making its way across Canada but is no substitute for vaccination against the rapidly spreading virus.
Suspended Alberta justice minister says not guilty of distracted driving

Suspended Alberta justice minister says not guilty of distracted driving

EDMONTON — Alberta cabinet minister Kaycee Madu says he understands why Premier Jason Kenney relieved him of the justice portfolio after Madu phoned Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket.
Red Deer restaurant warned by Alberta Health Services after taking dog photos as vaccine proof

Red Deer restaurant warned by Alberta Health Services after taking dog photos as vaccine proof

RED DEER, Alta. — A central Alberta restaurant was closed temporarily after public health inspectors say some of its staff accepted photos of patrons' dogs instead of their vaccine passports to dine inside.
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