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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.
Alberta independence ideas would increase costs, says Calgary mayor

Alberta independence ideas would increase costs, says Calgary mayor

Calgary's mayor says ideas being floated to give Alberta more independence from the federal government would be costly.
Drilling association forecasts almost no growth in 2020 oilpatch activity

Drilling association forecasts almost no growth in 2020 oilpatch activity

CALGARY — The association that represents Canadian drilling companies is forecasting a minuscule improvement in drilling activity in 2020.

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.
Quadruple killing trial hears man suffered blows to the head, gunshot wounds

Quadruple killing trial hears man suffered blows to the head, gunshot wounds

CALGARY — A jury has seen graphic photographs of numerous injuries inflicted on a man whose body was found at the side of a rural highway west of Calgary.
Driller Ensign Energy shares fall on slashed dividend and quarterly loss

Driller Ensign Energy shares fall on slashed dividend and quarterly loss

CALGARY — Poor drilling market prospects and a desire to save money to pay down debt and for other priorities convinced Ensign Energy Services Inc. to chop its dividend in half and kill its dividend reinvestment program, the company said Tuesday.