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Calgary teams with sports community to build seasonal sports shelter

CALGARY — The City of Calgary and members of its sports community are teaming up to fund an air-supported shelter for one of the turf fields at Shouldice Athletic Park.
Trench battle expected to be key as Eskimos battle Ticats in CFL East Final

Trench battle expected to be key as Eskimos battle Ticats in CFL East Final

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos eviscerated the Montreal Alouettes through the air last week — but in Sunday's CFL East final against the league-leading Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the passing game may well be won in the trenches.
Opposition calls out Alberta premier's principal adviser over travel expenses

Opposition calls out Alberta premier's principal adviser over travel expenses

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition says one of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's top advisers spent almost $19,000 in taxpayer money for flights, meals and hotels on four trips to London.
'Pick a lane:' Alberta premier fires back at Bloc Quebecois leader

'Pick a lane:' Alberta premier fires back at Bloc Quebecois leader

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet needs to "pick a lane.

Alberta man pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of Manitoba teenager

WINNIPEG — A Calgary man who admitted to police he used methamphetamine the same day he struck and killed a teenager in a hit-and-run collision just north of Winnipeg has pleaded guilty to charges that include impaired driving causing death.
Alberta removing tax exemption for commercial cannabis producers

Alberta removing tax exemption for commercial cannabis producers

EDMONTON — Municipalities in Alberta are to get a new source of revenue next year when commercial cannabis producers start paying property taxes.

Southern Alberta village council burns proposed biowaste incinerator

BEISEKER, Alta. — A proposal to build a biomedical waste incinerator near a southern Alberta village has been rejected after area residents raised concerns about emissions from the plant.
Father of Broncos player who died says Alberta organ donation bill needs work

Father of Broncos player who died says Alberta organ donation bill needs work

EDMONTON — The father of a Broncos hockey player whose organs were donated after he died in a catastrophic bus crash says a presumed consent bill before the Alberta legislature is a good start but has a long way to go.

No kids seriously hurt in Edmonton school bus collision: police say

EDMONTON — Children aboard a school bus in Edmonton have escaped serious injury after it collided with another vehicle. City police say the crash happened around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Alberta premier says proposal to pull out of CPP due to hostility from others

Alberta premier says proposal to pull out of CPP due to hostility from others

KANANASKIS, Alta. — Premier Jason Kenney is defending his idea that Alberta could pull out of the federal pension plan by saying times have changed. "We've never faced a more hostile situation coming from the central government," Kenney said Tuesday.