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Environment minister reconsidering decision to stay out of Alberta coal-mine review

Environment minister reconsidering decision to stay out of Alberta coal-mine review

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is reconsidering a decision in December to keep the federal government out of the approvals process for a major coal-mine expansion in Alberta. The existing Vista mine, which is owned by the U.S.
Premier's former campaign manager gets senior post with Alberta Energy Regulator

Premier's former campaign manager gets senior post with Alberta Energy Regulator

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney is dismissing suggestions that the appointment of his former campaign manager to a senior post with the Alberta Energy Regulator is a patronage plum.
Alberta Mountie gets probation for in-custody assault on Indigenous man

Alberta Mountie gets probation for in-custody assault on Indigenous man

HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. — A Mountie has been given 15 months probation for assaulting an Indigenous man shortly after his arrest in northern Alberta. A judge convicted Const.
Police chase called off before deadly crash on Edmonton bridge: watchdog

Police chase called off before deadly crash on Edmonton bridge: watchdog

EDMONTON — Alberta's police watchdog is investigating a deadly crash that happened after a police pursuit in Edmonton.
Edmonton turns audit into traffic sign rentals by employee over to police

Edmonton turns audit into traffic sign rentals by employee over to police

EDMONTON — Police are investigating after a City of Edmonton audit found that more than $1 million was allegedly stolen by a municipal worker with a side business in traffic sign rentals.
Edmonton remand inmate tests positive for COVID-19, prisoner transfers halted

Edmonton remand inmate tests positive for COVID-19, prisoner transfers halted

EDMONTON — Alberta health officials say an inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Edmonton Remand Centre. They say the inmate was asymptomatic when he was admitted to the centre June 30.
Unusual circumstances an opportunity for young players wanting to crack the NHL

Unusual circumstances an opportunity for young players wanting to crack the NHL

CALGARY — An extraordinary time in the NHL is opening doors for some professional hockey players. Adam Ruzicka was among 35 players summoned by the Calgary Flames to participate in the resumption of the 2019-20 season.
Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser headed to Fight Island

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser headed to Fight Island

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser, who won by knockout June 27, is headed back to action as an injury replacement on the UFC's July 25 card in Abu Dhabi.
Alberta conservationist stunned by police surveillance of meeting with minister

Alberta conservationist stunned by police surveillance of meeting with minister

A well-known conservationist who met with an Alberta cabinet minister at a diner says he's stunned two police officers did unauthorized surveillance on the informal meeting before one followed his vehicle.

Calgary man charged with murdering brother makes first court appearance by phone

CALGARY — A Calgary man accused of killing his brother has made his first court appearance. Nathaniel Watson, who is 25, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Brandon Watson, also 25.