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'Be patient': Lethbridge police chief discusses controversies at virtual town hall

'Be patient': Lethbridge police chief discusses controversies at virtual town hall

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The head of police in a southern Alberta city has addressed criticisms of his department in the face of continued warnings from the justice minister that the force could be disbanded.

Elks assistant coach A.J. Gass leaving organization

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks announced Wednesday special-teams co-ordinator/linebackers coach AJ Gass has left the organization for personal reasons. Gass served twice as a member of the club's coaching staff.
Ottawa to review new steelmaking coal projects in Alberta's foothills for selenium

Ottawa to review new steelmaking coal projects in Alberta's foothills for selenium

The federal government will step in to conduct an environmental review of any new coal project that could possibly release the contaminant selenium.
'A poor choice': Alberta lawyer reprimanded for allowing nude photos in custody case

'A poor choice': Alberta lawyer reprimanded for allowing nude photos in custody case

EDMONTON — A hearing committee of the Law Society of Alberta says there are reasonable and probable grounds to believe that a lawyer may have committed a criminal offence after "explicit and nude" photos of a woman were included as part of an affidav
Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

New coal mines in Alberta's Rocky Mountain foothills would create more environmental problems than economic benefits, a lengthy new study has concluded.
Alberta opens COVID-19 lottery; 48,000 more first doses needed to lift health rules

Alberta opens COVID-19 lottery; 48,000 more first doses needed to lift health rules

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says 48,000 more Albertans must step up for a first dose of COVID vaccine to fully lift health restrictions, and hopes his new lottery plan will be that incentive.
'So unfair': Métis take Alberta to court over refusal to discuss consultation policy

'So unfair': Métis take Alberta to court over refusal to discuss consultation policy

EDMONTON — The Métis Nation of Alberta is taking the provincial government to court over what it says is negotiating in bad faith on a consultation agreement.
Plans for Calgary Stampede include reduced attendance, COVID-19 safety protocols

Plans for Calgary Stampede include reduced attendance, COVID-19 safety protocols

CALGARY — Officials with the Calgary Stampede say reduced daily attendance and enhanced COVID-19 protocols to keep visitors safe will be in place if the event goes ahead.
Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son's death

Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son's death

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The Court of Appeal of Alberta has rejected a request that a third trial be stayed for a couple accused in their son's death.

Somali-Canadian group says another woman wearing a hijab attacked in Edmonton

EDMONTON — The chair of a group representing Somali Canadians in Edmonton says there has been another local attack on a woman who was wearing a hijab.