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Alberta finance minister says no money available for teacher salary increases

Alberta finance minister says no money available for teacher salary increases

EDMONTON — Alberta's finance minister is taking effective control of upcoming contract bargaining with teachers and says there's no money for salary increases.

List of Alberta parks government plans to fully or partially close

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it is planning full or partial closures of 20 parks as part of changes to save money and "optimize" the provincial parks system. Here is the list: Full Closures: — Kehiwin Provincial Recreation Area near St.
New stomach, GI cancer surgery offers cutting-edge technology without the cutting

New stomach, GI cancer surgery offers cutting-edge technology without the cutting

CALGARY — Doctors say patients undergoing surgery for early-stage stomach and intestinal cancer in Calgary are recovering faster and going home sooner because of a new surgical approach.
Alberta funding Blood Tribe addiction beds, more police officers

Alberta funding Blood Tribe addiction beds, more police officers

STAND OFF, Alta. — The Alberta government is giving money to the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta to add beds to its safe withdrawal site and to bolster its police force. Up to $2.
Edmonton Oilers expecting to get James Neal back against Stars

Edmonton Oilers expecting to get James Neal back against Stars

Edmonton Oilers winger James Neal is expected to return from a foot injury on Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars. The native of Whitby, Ont., hasn't played since Jan. 29.

Police in Lethbridge, Alta., seize and dispose of two live mortar rounds

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The Lethbridge Police Service says an explosives disposal unit seized and safely destroyed two live mortar rounds on the weekend.
'It frustrates me:' Kenney says new coronavirus stifling oil and gas economy

'It frustrates me:' Kenney says new coronavirus stifling oil and gas economy

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says it's going to be a bumpy ride as oil prices fall due to reduced demand tied to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Suncor files application for base oilsands mine extension with federal agency

Suncor files application for base oilsands mine extension with federal agency

CALGARY — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is inviting public and Indigenous comment on a Suncor Energy Inc.
Canadian alpine skier Dustin Cook to race one more time before retirement

Canadian alpine skier Dustin Cook to race one more time before retirement

CALGARY — Canadian alpine skier Dustin Cook says he's retiring at the end of this season. After 12 years on the national team, the 31-year-old from Ottawa intends to make Sunday's super giant slalom in Kvitfjell, Norway, his swan song.
Alberta expanding number of 'drug treatment courts' to battle addiction

Alberta expanding number of 'drug treatment courts' to battle addiction

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The Alberta government is setting up more drug treatment courts in an effort to fight the ongoing problem of substance abuse in the province.