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Alberta spends $3M for 30 nurse practitioners for remote, specialized areas

Alberta spends $3M for 30 nurse practitioners for remote, specialized areas

EDMONTON — Alberta is hiring up to 30 new nurse practitioners to work in remote areas or places where it's difficult for patients to see a family doctor.
Review board hears mass killer takes medication, should have trips into Edmonton

Review board hears mass killer takes medication, should have trips into Edmonton

EDMONTON — A psychiatrist in charge of treating an Alberta man who stabbed and killed five young people at a house party five years ago says the patient's risk of reoffending is low. But Dr.

RCMP looking for suspects One after gunfire erupts at Alberta shopping mall

AIRDRIE, Alta. — Police say they are going through video footage and talking to scores of witnesses in search of a suspect in what's believed was a targeted shooting at a large Calgary-area shopping mall.
Outspoken Imperial Oil CEO Rich Kruger stepping down later this year

Outspoken Imperial Oil CEO Rich Kruger stepping down later this year

CALGARY — One of the oilpatch's most outspoken critics of Canadian federal and provincial energy policy is retiring at the end of this year. Imperial Oil Ltd.
Kaillie Humphries' bid to be released by Canadian bobsleigh group denied

Kaillie Humphries' bid to be released by Canadian bobsleigh group denied

CALGARY — A Calgary judge has denied Kaillie Humphries' bid to be released by Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton. The two-time Olympic bobsled champion asked the courts for an injunction forcing the national governing body of the sport to release her.
Virtanen scores OT winner as Canucks rally over Flames in pre-season

Virtanen scores OT winner as Canucks rally over Flames in pre-season

CALGARY — It was a triumphant return to the crease for Canucks journeyman goaltender Richard Bachman.
Neal scores in first pre-season game with Oilers, Edmonton beats Winnipeg

Neal scores in first pre-season game with Oilers, Edmonton beats Winnipeg

EDMONTON — James Neal didn't take long to show the Edmonton Oilers he believes he has rediscovered his scoring touch.
Saudi Arabian attacks linked to higher oil prices, spark energy stock rally

Saudi Arabian attacks linked to higher oil prices, spark energy stock rally

CALGARY — Higher oil prices spurred by an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities boosted the Canadian energy sector on Monday but are expected to result in higher fuel prices for consumers.
Ruling in Kaillie Humphries case looms as she attempts to compete for U.S.

Ruling in Kaillie Humphries case looms as she attempts to compete for U.S.

CALGARY — A Calgary judge is expected to rule on whether Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton must release Kaillie Humphries to compete for another country. A decision is expected Tuesday after lawyers for both sides presented arguments Monday in Calgary court.
Papier mache rifle draws big police presence to University of Calgary

Papier mache rifle draws big police presence to University of Calgary

CALGARY — Several police officers descended on the University of Calgary campus for what turned out to be a phoney firearm being used in a display. The Calgary Police Service says they responded to a report of a suspicious person around 8:45 a.m.