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  • 23.05.2017 23:24

    RED DEER, Alta. — Educators and RCMP are trying to keep the peace at a central Alberta school after someone posted a video on social media of a fight between a small group of Syrian and Canadian students. The scuffle outside Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School last week attracted online comments accusing the immigrants of whipping students and accusing school officials of not disciplining the ...

  • 16.05.2017 00:18

    OTTAWA _ Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is expected to announce Tuesday that she will resign her seat in the House of Commons this summer. The longtime Alberta MP has been serving as the temporary head of the party since the fall of 2015. Sources tell The Canadian Press she intends to outline her plans in a farewell breakfast speech Tuesday ahead of a planned tribute in the Commons. Interim ...

  • 10.05.2017 02:44

    The grizzly bear that chased a group of hikers Sunday as well as a dog sledder last month no longer has a working tracking device. But Bear 148, notorious for her previous pursuits of park goers, is "very friendly" said a Banff National Park official. "She has literally hundreds of encounters every year with visitors and has not had a single contact charge or really negative encounter ...

  • 05.05.2017 04:44

    The number of recent resignations from the Progressive Conservative party board has reached six. Katherine O'Neill, who stepped down as president last month, has resigned her membership on the board of directors. However, O'Neill said Thursday that she had always intended to leave the board at the same time as she relinquished the presidency. "There must have been a misunderstanding that ...

  • 02.05.2017 21:42

    Sorry, babies. No matter how you slice it, these puppies are now the cutest cake smashers we've ever seen. The Edmonton Humane Society celebrated its 110th birthday over the weekend, and invited at least four puppies to dig into a giant dog-friendly cake as part of the festivities. “Our pups loved it,” the shelter said in a Facebook post. In just a matter of minutes, the puppies did a number on ...

  • 26.04.2017 01:44

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  • 25.04.2017 18:42

    Alberta shoppers, grab your credit cards. Amazon.ca has (finally!) announced they're bringing free one-day delivery to Calgary and Edmonton. All qualifying orders over $25 that are placed before 4 p.m. will arrive before 9 p.m. the next day, including weekends, the Seattle-based company announced Tuesday. Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City on Jan. ...

  • 25.04.2017 01:24

     Meet Steve. He's tall, colourful and photogenic, and up until recently, he'd been relatively anonymous. Now Steve is a celestial rock star thanks to a group of amateur Alberta sky watchers who began documenting the breathtaking atmospheric phenomenon that sometimes appears in the northern lights, which now has astronomers taking notice. "We started shining a light on this ...

  • 18.04.2017 04:30

    EDMONTON — The Canadian military has deployed 60 members of an Edmonton-based helicopter squadron to Iraq as part of Operation Impact, a mission to fight Islamic State militants in the country's north. The Department of National Defence says the Royal Canadian Air Force's 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron will take over from their counterparts from Valcartier, Que., who have been providing tactical ...

  • 11.04.2017 22:12

    RED DEER, Alta. — A central Alberta school division says it was unacceptable for a video shown to a high school class by a pro-life group to compare abortion to the Holocaust of the Second World War. The video was presented last month by Red Deer and Area Pro-Life to Grade 10 students at Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame High School in the city's Catholic school system. A statement issued by Red Deer ...

  • 11.04.2017 19:20

    RED DEER, Alta. — A central Alberta school division says it was unacceptable for a video shown to a high school class by a pro-life group to compare abortion to the Holocaust of the Second World War. The video was presented last month by Red Deer and Area Pro-Life to Grade 10 students at Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame High School in the city’s Catholic school system. A statement issued by ...

  • 08.04.2017 23:32

    When then-mayor Dave Bronconnier signed Bylaw 37M2008 on July 14, 2008, heritage advocates in a city with a reputation for failing to preserve its past breathed a sign of relief. The bylaw designated a 27-metre tall brick smokestack in Eau Claire as a municipal historic resource— legally protecting the structure from removal, relocation, alteration or destruction. But, Calgary city council is ...

  • 07.04.2017 19:26

    EDMONTON — Alberta is bringing in legislation to give professors, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows the right to strike. Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt says Bill 7 ensures Canada is in compliance with a decision by the Supreme Court. That decision guarantees workers the right to strike while maintaining essential services. “It’s time to ensure that labour relations ...

  • 06.04.2017 19:44

    The owner of a drone seized by Red Deer RCMP last week has issued an apology for the incident. In a video posted online by Jeff Wood, he says he wasn't aware that drone laws had become so strict and that he didn't mean to put anybody in harm's way. Wood says he was flying his drone to obtain footage for a video when he heard the sound of a helicopter and brought the drone back in. "As ...

  • 04.04.2017 02:02

    EDMONTON — Alberta Wildrose Leader Brian Jean is separating himself from Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney when it comes to social clubs for gay students in schools. Jean says he disagrees with Kenney, who says schools should tell parents when their child joins a gay-straight alliance if it’s in the child’s best interest. Jean says parents are already notified if sexuality ...

  • 29.03.2017 23:50

    “Learn the law from a gold medalist in the law.” That’s the tagline for an online advertisement posted by disbarred Edmonton lawyer Shawn Beaver, who is offering to tutor law students. His classified, which was posted March 26 on Kijiji, touts Beaver’s decades of experience as a criminal defence attorney and past role as a lecturer at the University of Alberta, his alma mater ...

  • 29.03.2017 23:00

    GUELPH, Ont. — A woman in California says her cat, that went missing four years ago, has been found in Ontario. Ashley Aleman from Watsonville, Calif., says her mother received a call from a southern Ontario animal shelter two weeks ago, notifying them that BooBoo, their brown Tabby, was alive and well. BooBoo the cat is shown in handout photo. (Photo: Ashley Aleman/CP handout) The 21-year-old says ...

  • 28.03.2017 00:36

    CALGARY — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says ending time change in Alberta is a good idea. She says the only problem is deciding which way to switch. The legislature is considering a private member's bill that would see Alberta end the biannual ritual. NDP backbencher Thomas Dang's proposal calls for Alberta to be on central standard time all year instead of mountain time. That means Alberta ...

  • 27.03.2017 03:30

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  • 25.03.2017 00:42

    What's so great about beavers, anyway? It's a question being posed by the Calgary Zoo, as they reopen the debate to find Canada's Greatest Animal. Sure, the beaver has been an emblamatic animal in Canada since, well, forever — it's even sat on the throne as Canada's national animal since 1975. But is it time for that reign to come to an end? Is there another animal that could take ...

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