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Alberta First Nation police officer facing sexual assault charges

STANDOFF, Alta. — An officer with the Blood Tribe Police Service in southern Alberta has been charged with two counts of sexual assault.

Municipality of wood Buffalo faces series of provincial environmental charges

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The regional government for Fort McMurray is facing environmental and dangerous goods charges from the province.

Health officials warn syphilis rates in Alberta highest since 1948

EDMONTON — Syphilis rates not seen in Alberta since 1948 have prompted the province's chief medical officer to declare an outbreak of the disease and encourage people to get tested for it.

'A blackout day:' Witness tells Calgary court he can't say who shot tourist

CALGARY — A witness to the shooting of a German tourist driving down an Alberta highway said he remembers hearing a loud clap, but couldn't say who pulled the trigger.
Alberta economy doing better than expected in June forecast, TD economists note

Alberta economy doing better than expected in June forecast, TD economists note

CALGARY — Encouraging data points are forcing economists to consider upgrading their expectations for weak 2019 economic growth in Alberta as the province continues to recover from the effects of extreme heavy oil price weakness late last year.
PETA activists protest at Alberta legislature over Calgary Stampede horse deaths

PETA activists protest at Alberta legislature over Calgary Stampede horse deaths

EDMONTON — About 20 people, some wearing cardboard horseface masks, protested at the Alberta legislature against Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races.
Edmonton Oilers sign forward Josh Archibald  to one-year contract

Edmonton Oilers sign forward Josh Archibald to one-year contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent forward Josh Archibald to a one-year contract. The 26-year-old Archibald spent last season with the Arizona Coyotes, recording 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) in 68 games.

Edmonton Eskimos to add former quarterback Ricky Ray to their Wall of Honour

EDMONTON — Ricky Ray is going on the Edmonton Eskimos' Wall of Honour. The Eskimos announced Tuesday that Ray will be honoured at halftime of their home game Sept. 20 versus the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Calgary researchers say newly discovered cell can heal heart damage in mice

CALGARY — University of Calgary researchers say a newly discovered type of cell appears to repair heart damage in mice. The scientists say they've found the same type of cell in humans and believe it could foster new therapies for heart disease.
'Told to shoot:' Trial begins for Alberta youth in shooting of German tourist

'Told to shoot:' Trial begins for Alberta youth in shooting of German tourist

CALGARY — There was conflicting testimony in court Monday about whether a youth charged in the shooting of a German tourist on an Alberta highway may have acted on his own or was ordered to fire the gun.