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  • 22.05.2017 21:50

    The Metis Nation of Alberta has produced three new health reports detailing higher rates of injuries and tobacco-related diseases among its population, along with disparities in how Metis people access health care. The studies, released to the public Thursday, call for health system reforms to combat the trends, including culturally appropriate anti-smoking programs specifically tailored to Metis. ...

  • 20.05.2017 05:38

    The number of Albertans afflicted with infectious syphilis and gonorrhea has risen again, a year after the provincial government warned of "outbreak levels" for the sexually transmitted infections in the province. New data from 2016 also point to an increase in HIV rates, while the number of chlamydia cases declined. Provincial statistics for last year show the number of gonorrhea cases increased ...

  • 19.05.2017 23:02

    Area residents and environmentalists are raising concerns about the impacts of upcoming extensive logging in Kananaskis Country. B.C.-based Balcean Consolidated Contracting Ltd. has a timber quota for 430 hectares near Highwood Junction at the south entrance to the provincial park. The wood will be processed at the Canfor mill in Elko, B.C. Concerns range from dismay over visible swaths of bald landscape, ...

  • 19.05.2017 01:56

    Canadian farmers could be in the crosshairs as U.S. President Donald Trump moves ahead with his campaign promise to renegotiate the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement, but industry leaders say they are well prepared to defend Canadian agriculture and their own economic interests. In a widely anticipated development, the United States gave formal notice Thursday of its intent to revamp the pact, ...

  • 18.05.2017 12:14

    Piece by tiny piece, a unique sliver of Canadian history — along with its accompanying heritage — is slowly regaining its true shape, serving as both a poignant reminder of our past and, perhaps, as a true beacon of the future. After 112 years, much of it spent in ceaseless toil carrying thousands of nervous, new immigrants across the great northern prairie, Car 1202 of that famous Canadian ...

  • 18.05.2017 02:08

    An Alberta crew will begin reshooting parts of a pilot for NBC Universal/Netflix period drama Damnation in June followed by five months of production to complete the series' 10-episode first season, says a Calgary co-producer. It's one of two Netflix projects that will shoot in Alberta this summer using Calgary as its base of operations. A film titled El Chicano is also set to film here this ...

  • 18.05.2017 01:08

    New federal legislation aimed at ensuring efficient transportation of agricultural goods by rail could "revolutionize" crop movement on the Prairies and bring accountability to those responsible for service failures, Alberta farm groups say. "This is great news for Western Canadian farmers," said Kevin Auch, chair of the Alberta Wheat Commission, on Wednesday. "It looks like ...

  • 17.05.2017 19:26

    Rona Ambrose’s decision to leave federal politics has constituents in her Sturgeon River-Parkland riding wondering who could replace her.   “It’s a sad day for this constituency, it’s a sad day for Alberta and it’s a sad day for Canada,” Terry Slemko, the school board trustee for Onoway with Northern Gateway Public Schools, said Tuesday.   “As an ...

  • 17.05.2017 00:42

    EDMONTON — A judge has scoffed at what he calls a man's B-movie attempt to stage his suicide and assume a new identity to avoid being sent to the United States on child luring charges. Court records say Robert Andronyk of Edmonton vanished last fall after appealing a federal government decision that ordered him extradited to Arizona to face allegations from 2013 of luring a minor for sexual exploitation. ...

  • 16.05.2017 23:48

    BISMARCK, N.D. — Tribes representing tens of thousands of indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada will be signing a declaration against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline. Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy in Canada and the Great Sioux Nation and Ponca tribe in the U.S. plan to sign their declaration at a ceremony Wednesday at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, the city where pipeline developer TransCanada ...

  • 16.05.2017 15:38

    An Edmonton man staged a suicide to avoid extradition to the United States on child-luring allegations in a case that an Alberta judge has likened to a "B movie" plot.   Robert Ermis Andronyk, 70, disappeared last November while trying to appeal a federal government decision to extradite him to Arizona to face seven counts of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.   Police discovered ...

  • 16.05.2017 07:38

    Alberta teachers have ratified a tentative two-year agreement with the government and school boards. The 46,000 members of the Alberta Teachers' Association voted 78 per cent in favour of a deal that includes no new raises and a $75-million "classroom improvement fund." Teachers voted online during the past four days — a nerve-wracking few days for teachers' association president ...

  • 16.05.2017 00:36

    HANNA, Alta. — Love 'em or hate 'em, chances are you at least know their name. "Every memory of lookin' out the back door/I have the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor/It's hard to say it/Time to say it/Goodbye, goodbye." Yes. It's Nickelback — that Nickelback. The lyrics are from the 2005 Nickelback song "Photograph.'' The music video was filmed in ...

  • 16.05.2017 00:36

    It was during the early part of the new millennium when I joined a new creative organization in Manhattan to develop a client database. It was essentially pro bono work while I transitioned between jobs during the dot com market crash but the creative vibe, young energy, loft style office, and paid parking in Manhattan was all that a 20-something liberal arts graduate needed to be drawn in to do this ...

  • 15.05.2017 04:02

    Parks Canada has officially recognized a largely forgotten chapter in Alberta's immigration history. On Saturday, federal officials commemorated black pioneer immigration to the prairies with a historic plaque at Amber Valley, once the largest of seven majority black communities founded by African Americans fleeing persecution in the United States. More than 1,000 African Americans fled across ...

  • 12.05.2017 02:56

    Alberta's chiefs of police are scheduled to hold a teleconference Friday morning during which they will discuss policies related to naming homicide victims. Andy McGrogan, chief of the Medicine Hat Police Service and president of the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police, said the topic is among several agenda items for the phone discussion. "We have four meetings a year basically and it's ...

  • 11.05.2017 23:02

    Photo radars should be used to improve safety, not act as cash cows for municipalities, says Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason. To make sure they’re not being misused, the government has launched a review into Alberta’s photo radar guidelines. Mason admits he has received a few tickets from photo radars — his reaction is usually “Doh” combined with chiding himself for ...

  • 11.05.2017 04:02

    Inside of a warehouse in a secret Edmonton location, a 13,000-year-old ice age horse gently grazes as it awaits its new home at the centre of one of the Royal Alberta Museum’s largest exhibits. This skeletal mount of an Equus conversidens, a horse that wandered Alberta’s Pleistocene plains until as recently as 8,500 years ago, is one of two life-size models being created by exhibit specialist ...

  • 10.05.2017 19:30

    Ever since Britney Spears made her music video debut in 1998 wearing pigtails and a schoolgirl outfit, we just knew her career would be filled with iconic looks. And now, thanks to one Edmonton woman, Spears’ most famous costumes could be yours. Dana Proctor is the proud owner of seven of the singer’s most iconic looks. The super fan collected them over the years through online auctions. “It’s kind ...

  • 10.05.2017 19:12

    Rated as the No. 1 place to visit in 2017 by the New York Times and Lonely Planet, it's fair to say the global spotlight on Canada has never been brighter. (Photo: Deux via Getty Images) This year marks the 150th birthday of our prodigious nation, and cities like Toronto and Vancouver are getting global recognition. It's not easy to top global lists of "best places to live" while ...

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