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Risk of recession high but Alberta could avoid worst impacts, says Mark Carney | CBC News

The United States is facing an “uncomfortably high” risk of falling into a recession, says Mark Carney, former governor of the Bank of Canada, but Alberta could be insulated from the worst impacts if that happens. Carney made the remarks during the Alberta Relaunch event held at the BMO Centre on Tuesday, a conference billed […]

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Alberta murder victim’s parents, MP criticize top court’s decision on parole ineligibility | CBC News

The parents of a 35-year-old man who was shot dead on the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton a decade ago say they are angry about a recent Supreme Court decision that could allow their son’s killer to be eligible for parole much earlier than expected. Travis Baumgartner, an armoured car guard who pleaded guilty […]

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Freedom convoy leader Tamara Lich arrested in Alberta, accused of breaching bail conditions | CBC News

Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich has been re-arrested in Medicine Hat, Alta., for breaching her bail conditions, one of her lawyers has confirmed. Lich was taken into custody Monday evening, according to Keith Wilson, who represents Lich on her non-criminal cases including a lawsuit. Wilson, who spoke with Lich after her arrest, says she expects […]

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Environment Canada issues upgraded heat warnings for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

The first hot weather stretch of the summer in British Columbia has resulted in Environment Canada issuing heat warnings for large sections of the province. Environment Canada says it’s upgraded special weather statements to heat warnings for Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound, Fraser Valley and the North Coast. The heat warnings come one year after a […]

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4 convicted Alberta multiple murderers can now apply for parole earlier | CBC News

An Alberta court has granted the appeals of four convicted multiple murderers, giving them all the chance to apply for parole after serving 25 years. On Friday, in three separate cases, the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled that Derek Saretzky, Edward Downey, Joshua Frank and Jason Klaus will all have their sentences varied to make parole […]

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Winter protests in Ottawa and Alberta cost RCMP millions, documents show | CBC News

The RCMP spent more than $1.6 million during the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa, according to a CBC access to information request. Documents also revealed the force spent another $1.2 million on policing protests in Alberta, the majority at the U.S. border in Coutts, Alta. In total, the RCMP spent nearly $3 million policing the two protests. Ottawa’s downtown streets […]

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Alberta MLA Thomas Dang charged with Health Information Act breach, could face $200K fine | CBC News

An Alberta legislature member investigated by the RCMP after admitting to hacking into a government health website is being charged under the province’s Health Information Act. The Alberta RCMP Cybercrime Investigative Team says it has charged Thomas Dang for illegally attempting to access private information contained in the Alberta Health Services vaccine portal. If convicted, […]

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Life Style

Princess Ingrid’s mesmerising tiara debut at 18th birthday bash in Alberta Ferretti dress

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway turned 18 on January 21 earlier this year. The Princess celebrated her milestone last night with a gala dinner in Oslo. The royal wore a breathtaking Monique Lhuillier gown. Tonight, Ingrid is continuing her celebrations in pure style. The 18-year-old royal posed with the Norwegian Royal Family in a gorgeous […]

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Michelle Rempel Garner ‘seriously considering’ Alberta UCP leadership bid | CBC News

Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel Garner has announced she is ‘seriously considering’ a UCP leadership bid.  Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced his intention to resign as UCP leader last month but is staying on until a new leader is chosen. In a Twitter thread on Wednesday night, Rempel Garner said she has been encouraged to seek […]

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Saving rural, remote Alberta schools one chicken, egg and homerun at a time | CBC News

Tanika Brockmann may only be in Grade 7, but she’s taken on big responsibilities at her school in Altario, Alta., nearly 400 kilometres northeast of Calgary.  She’s the chicken manager at her school’s agriculture academy, a farm operation behind the main building that includes a new barn and several pens in what used to be an outdoor […]