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A list of changes Alberta is making to doctor rules, fees

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is implementing 11 changes to physician rules and fees starting April 1: Complex modifiers: These fees would mandate more time be spent with patients with complex needs, 25 minutes instead of 15, before an extra fee
Owner wrangles all but three bison on the lam in northwestern Alberta

Owner wrangles all but three bison on the lam in northwestern Alberta

HYTHE, Alta. — RCMP say all but three bison on the lam near a village in northwestern Alberta have been rounded up. The owner of the herd had been parked Tuesday evening at a service station in Hythe, Alta.
Portrait of the Coastal GasLink, a pipeline to divide a nation

Portrait of the Coastal GasLink, a pipeline to divide a nation

CALGARY — Opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline's planned route have brought rail traffic to a standstill with blockades in support of five Wet'suwet'en hereditary clan chiefs in B.C. who say it cannot proceed without their consent.
New APTN crime series 'Tribal' features subjects 'ripped from the headlines'

New APTN crime series 'Tribal' features subjects 'ripped from the headlines'

CALGARY — Jessica Matten, the star of the new APTN series "Tribal," has lived a life that's prepared her to play the controversial chief of police tasked with investigating allegations of corruption on a reserve.
Canadian Blood Services calls for donors to step up

Canadian Blood Services calls for donors to step up

December is the season of giving, and the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is hoping Alberta residents consider offering more than just Christmas presents, this year.
Positive rabies test in pet cat cause for concern

Positive rabies test in pet cat cause for concern

A cat that tested positive for rabies near Longview, Alta., Nov. 13 is raising public health concerns for local veterinarians. “This is a particular concern because it was a pet animal – not a wild animal – and it actually bit its human,” said Dr.
Canadian Blood Services calls for donors to step up

Canadian Blood Services calls for donors to step up

December is the season of giving, and the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is hoping Alberta residents consider offering more than just Christmas presents, this year.
Positive rabies test in pet cat cause for concern

Positive rabies test in pet cat cause for concern

A cat that tested positive for rabies near Longview, Alta., Nov. 13 is raising public health concerns for local veterinarians. “This is a particular concern because it was a pet animal – not a wild animal – and it actually bit its human,” said Dr.
Mother of injured Humboldt player calls for mandatory bus seatbelts

Mother of injured Humboldt player calls for mandatory bus seatbelts

Watching her children board a bus is now a cause of anxiety for Michelle Straschnitzki, something she hopes a new campaign will address.
Mother of injured Humboldt player calls for mandatory bus seatbelts

Mother of injured Humboldt player calls for mandatory bus seatbelts

Watching her children board a bus is now a cause of anxiety for Michelle Straschnitzki, something she hopes a new campaign will address.