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  • 13.05.2017 03:12

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The Alberta SPCA has charged a southern Alberta man with animal neglect after more than 100 dogs were removed from a residence in March. On March 24, two SPCA officers, with assistance from Lethbridge Animal Services, removed the 101 dogs from the residence in the Varsity Village neighbourhood of Lethbridge. Three puppies were born to one of the seized dogs that were held at the ...

  • 11.05.2017 18:32

    A former Slave Lake teacher persisted in massaging the necks, backs, shoulders and feet of students despite three warnings from the school principal in three years, a teacher disciplinary committee heard Wednesday. Former junior and senior high school teacher Patrick Lu was also reprimanded twice by then principal Trevor Mitchell for using language that demeaned students, Alberta Teachers' Association ...

  • 03.05.2017 02:44

    Edmonton's city council voted 10-1 Tuesday to write a letter of support for four supervised injection sites in the inner core. The letter is one step toward securing federal exemption for the locations, one in the Royal Alexandra Hospital and three embedded in community health and social service centres. "You make a community better by making the lives of those living there better," said ...

  • 30.04.2017 19:50

    The Canadian Rangers have been identified as Walter Ladoucer, Andrew Ladoucer and Keith Marten, according to a news release from the Department of National Defence. The hunters left Fort Chipewyan on Sunday, April 23 and their boat was later found in a river that flows through Wood Buffalo National Park. Now, their fellow Canadian Rangers are assisting in the recovery mission along with the RCMP. Additional ...

  • 28.04.2017 17:54

    After working in the corporate world in the United States and Canada for a decade, I started to feel empty inside. My personal and career relationships were intact, but like many nine to fivers, I knew that there was more to life than the four walls of my cubicle. I dreamed about working from home as a writer, but I didn't have the confidence to pursue my dreams. According to the Consumer Health ...

  • 27.04.2017 21:56

    A $1.25-million donation from the Students Association of Bow Valley College to their alma mater is believed to be the largest of its kind in Alberta. The student group announced the donation to the college's Quest for Best campaign Thursday at a meeting of the board of governors, according to a release. The college is now rapidly approaching its goal of raising $20 million for the Quest for Best ...

  • 27.04.2017 01:56

    A headless dinosaur skeleton can rest easy now that it has its head back, about a century after decapitation. University of Alberta researchers matched a skeleton in Dinosaur Provincial Park to a skull being stored at the university's Paleontology Museum, more than 400 kilometres away in Edmonton. The Corythosaurus skeleton — remnants of a duck-billed dinosaur — was a tourist attraction, ...

  • 26.04.2017 21:08

    A B.C. fossil bed continues to be a treasure trove of discovery for Canadian scientists as another new species has been found. The latest wonder in the Burgess Shale is a sea creature estimated to be 507 million years old which helps shed light on the evolution of claws found on many present-day species such as crabs, scorpions and millipedes.Twenty-one specimens of the new species — named Tokummia ...

  • 24.04.2017 23:18

    Up in the sky, look: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's ... Steve? Such is the name being given to a newly-discovered night sky phenomenon, and Alberta citizen photographers are being given credit for the discovery. In photos, "Steve" shows up as a bright purple-pink streak across the sky — a light that would often appear in photos posted to the Alberta Aurora Chasers Facebook page. ...

  • 14.04.2017 01:32

    RCMP say a kitten named Kennedy was anonymously returned to a Red Deer pet store after the animal was taken last week. Mounties in Red Deer say Kennedy appeared to be ill at the time of her return but is now being treated by a veterinarian and is expected to recover. RCMP issued a public appeal Wednesday for help in identifying a man believed to have taken the kitten and said Petland staff were concerned ...

  • 12.04.2017 21:56

    A new Blood Tribe bylaw aimed at keeping trespassers off of the reserve has been postponed for a month while the community reviews the policy. The band said Wednesday that it will put off implementing the bylaw for another month. The new target date for posting the trespass bylaw will be May 3. Enforcement of the bylaw will begin 10 days later on May 13. "We find that additional time is required ...

  • 08.04.2017 00:36

    BANFF, Alta. — A motorist travelling in Alberta's Rocky Mountains found three furry surprises at a roadside bathroom stop. Parks Canada spokeswoman Christina Tricomi says three black bear cubs were found inside a washroom less than five kilometres from the west entrance of Banff National Park. Tricomi says the cubs are about three months old, weigh about six pounds and are healthy. But momma bear ...

  • 07.04.2017 21:32

    Three very young black bears cubs are now in the care of Parks Canada after being discovered locked in a washroom just west of Banff. The cubs, estimated to be about three months old, were found by a motorist stopping at the Trans-Canada Highway turnout overlooking Vermilion Lakes on April 1. "Someone stopped to use the washroom about 11 p.m. and found them in there," said Parks Canada spokesperson ...

  • 03.04.2017 21:14

    An airline pilot who was so drunk he appeared to pass out in the cockpit has been sentenced to eight months in jail, a punishment the prosecutor says will send a strong message to pilots across Canada. "It gives a message to the pilots across Canada and as (the judge) said across the world that if you fly impaired then you're going to meet a jail sentence," Crown lawyer Rose Greenwood ...

  • 31.03.2017 19:32

    Preliminary data from an ongoing study suggests that high numbers of people with off-leash dogs in the wildlife corridors and habitat patches around Canmore are harming their effectiveness and may be impeding wildlife movement. Interim data collected from approximately 100 wildlife cameras set up on both wildlife and human-designated trails in the Bow Valley between the eastern boundary of Banff National ...

  • 29.03.2017 05:28

    The percentage of Albertans receiving surgery for fractured hips within the desired wait time has grown since 2012, but the proportion receiving cataract surgery on time has dropped, a new study shows. About 91 per cent of Albertans with fractured hips had them repaired within 48 hours last year, up from 80 per cent four years earlier, according to a report released Tuesday by the Canadian Institute ...

  • 26.03.2017 02:20

    Tom Hobman is a professor of cell biology at the University of Alberta, as well as a Canada Research Chair. His team was recently awarded a $500,000 grant to continue its research on the Zika virus, which has become a priority for the scientific community since outbreaks in South America and Central America in 2015. Hobman spoke to Postmedia on Thursday about studying the virus and searching for its ...

  • 15.03.2017 15:38

    University of Alberta health researchers are set to share $2.4 million to study effects of the Fort McMurray wildfire, including a project that aims to track the respiratory and mental health of firefighters who took on the blaze. Studies on the health of indigenous people, the resiliency of children and contamination of traditional foods were also announced Tuesday as recipients of two-year grants ...

  • 15.03.2017 01:20

    A new University of Alberta study aims to find out whether offering HIV testing in a pharmacy might encourage more people to get checked for infection. Free confidential tests are now being offered at the Community Members Pharmacy (10611 101 St.) in Edmonton and a Shoppers Drug Mart in Fort McMurray (8600 Franklin Ave.). Patients are taken to a private counselling room for a simple blood test that ...

  • 09.03.2017 22:00

    The body that oversees the judiciary in Canada says a judge should lose his job after he asked a sexual assault complainant in a trial why she couldn't keep her knees together. The Canadian Judicial Council says Justice Robin Camp's conduct was "manifestly and profoundly destructive'' in regard to the impartiality and integrity of the bench. The council says its report will now ...

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