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Woman in critical condition after motorcycle crash on Edmonton highway

Edmonton police say a woman who was on the back of a motorcycle is in critical condition after a crash on a highway in the city's west end. Officers responded to the crash on Anthony Henday Drive Monday afternoon.
Shoppers Drug Mart launches second online medical pot portal in Alberta

Shoppers Drug Mart launches second online medical pot portal in Alberta

TORONTO — Medical cannabis users in Alberta can now get their therapeutic pot from Shoppers Drug Mart, with the retail giant opening its second online platform Tuesday in the western province as it pursues the growing market.

Alberta halts construction of lab to allow incoming UCP a chance to review it

EDMONTON — Alberta has halted construction of a medical superlab, saying it wants to allow the just-elected United Conservative government time to review the project.
Stellar season, early playoff exit; Calgary Flames face a long summer

Stellar season, early playoff exit; Calgary Flames face a long summer

CALGARY — The shock was fading, but the sting wasn't for the Calgary Flames.

Child accidentally shot in chest at Hutterite colony in southern Alberta: RCMP

PINCHER CREEK, Alta. — Police say an 11-year-old from a Hutterite colony in southern Alberta has been shot by a 13-year-old. RCMP and emergency crews responded to the Pincher Creek hospital for a child suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Parks Canada releases details of search for climbers killed in Banff avalanche

Parks Canada releases details of search for climbers killed in Banff avalanche

EDMONTON — Parks Canada is calling the recovery of three world-class climbers from Banff National Park treacherous and complex, involving a helicopter, a search dog and 28 people.

Jason Kenney won by portraying himself as the Guardian of Alberta

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Acquisitions, insolvencies cited as drilling company count tumbles by 40%

Acquisitions, insolvencies cited as drilling company count tumbles by 40%

CALGARY — A research report by AltaCorp Capital shows the number of companies actively drilling in Canada has declined by 40 per cent since the oil price crash of late 2014.

Person airlifted to hospital after avalanche in Yoho National Park has died

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Parks Canada says a person who was airlifted to hospital in Calgary following an avalanche in Yoho National Park has died.
Easter ham and sardines being used to lure cat from Edmonton sinkhole

Easter ham and sardines being used to lure cat from Edmonton sinkhole

EDMONTON — Firefighters built them a ladder and a homeowner has tried luring them out with Easter ham and sardines, but so far two cats remain deep in a sinkhole in Edmonton.