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Almost $13 million to be paid to Grande Prairie hospital subcontractors, others

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — A court has ordered that nearly $13 million in Alberta government funds be paid to subcontractors and others involved in the building of a new hospital in Grande Prairie.
Calgary police looking for links in recent homicides of four men

Calgary police looking for links in recent homicides of four men

CALGARY — Police in Calgary say they are investigating possible links between four recent homicides in the city that could be related to drugs or organized crime.

Jury finds man guilty of first-degree murder of two Edmonton Mac's clerks

EDMONTON — A man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two Edmonton convenience store clerks. Colton Steinhauer is one of three people who robbed and killed the two Mac's employees in December 2015.
Killer of missing Alberta seniors loses appeal of manslaughter convictions

Killer of missing Alberta seniors loses appeal of manslaughter convictions

EDMONTON — An appeal from the killer of two Edmonton-area seniors has been dismissed. Travis Vader asked the Alberta Court of Appeal for a new trial or for his manslaughter charges to be stayed.

Reeves leads Blades past Jr. Senators 7-4 at Canadian junior A championship

BROOKS, Alta. — Peyton Reeves had a hat trick as the Oakville Blades downed the Ottawa Jr. Senators 7-4 on Thursday at the Canadian junior A men's hockey championship.

Man who killed elderly couple with kitchen knife gets 15-year sentence

EDMONTON — A man who killed an elderly couple during a random 2016 break-in has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Alberta issues fire ban in northern part of province due to wildfire threat

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has imposed a fire ban and restrictions on off-highway vehicle use in the northern half of the province. The government says the decision was made due to the growing threat of wildfires.

Alberta loosens public liquor consumption rules ahead of May long weekend

CALGARY — Alberta is loosening up its liquor laws at provincial parks and festival sites. Premier Jason Kenney says starting this May long weekend, the liquor ban imposed on eight remaining provincial parks will be lifted.
Kenney lauds Senate committee rejecting tanker ban, promises to continue fight

Kenney lauds Senate committee rejecting tanker ban, promises to continue fight

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is calling for a full-court press to kill Ottawa's proposed B.C. coast tanker ban now that it has been defeated in a Senate committee.
Southern Alberta city pulls plug on $13-million solar power project

Southern Alberta city pulls plug on $13-million solar power project

CALGARY — The southern Alberta city of Medicine Hat is pulling the plug on a $13-million concentrated solar power facility after operating it for about five years.