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Alberta introduces legislation to modernize ranch fees, grazing leases

Alberta introduces legislation to modernize ranch fees, grazing leases

EDMONTON — Alberta is modernizing the rent and fees ranchers and cattle owners pay the province for use of public lands. The government says the current grazing fee framework has been frozen since 1994 and is based on outdated data.
Alberta joining class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

Alberta joining class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

CALGARY — The Alberta government is joining a class-action lawsuit to recoup health-care costs related to the opioid crisis, the province's health minister said Tuesday.
St. Albert couple wins $3 million

St. Albert couple wins $3 million

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Crown appealing verdict in toddler's meningitis case, citing comments by judge

Crown appealing verdict in toddler's meningitis case, citing comments by judge

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The Crown is appealing the not guilty verdict in the case of an Alberta couple charged with not seeking medical attention sooner for their sick son.
Berkshire Hathaway firm announces launch of $200-million Alberta wind power farm

Berkshire Hathaway firm announces launch of $200-million Alberta wind power farm

CALGARY — A company linked to American investment guru Warren Buffett says it will break ground on a $200-million, 117.6-megawatt wind farm in southeastern Alberta next year.
Alberta government won't seek meeting with teen enviro-activist Greta Thunberg

Alberta government won't seek meeting with teen enviro-activist Greta Thunberg

EDMONTON — The Alberta government won't seek out a meeting with teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, but Environment Minister Jason Nixon said he hopes the Swedish girl takes time to learn about the province's oil and gas industry.

WHL Roundup: Eric Florchuk's hat trick powers Blades past Hitmen 9-3

CALGARY — Eric Florchuk had a hat trick as the Saskatoon Blades beat the Calgary Hitmen 9-3 on Monday afternoon in Western Hockey League action.. Florchuk put away the eventual winner for the Blades (7-3-1) at the 18:43 mark of the first period.

Woman killed in Highway 21 crash in Strathcona County

STRATHCONA COUNTY, Alta. — The RCMP say a woman has been killed in a crash on Highway 21 in Strathcona County just east of Edmonton. The accident happened Sunday evening and police say the woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, died at the scene.

RCMP investigate suspicious death at Grande Prairie, Alta., residence

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — RCMP in Grande Prairie, Alta., say they are investigating a suspicious death in the city.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg tweets that she plans to visit Alberta

Climate activist Greta Thunberg tweets that she plans to visit Alberta

EDMONTON — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has announced that's she's going to Alberta.