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Edmonton police officers fatally shoot crime suspect, police watchdog investigates

Edmonton police officers fatally shoot crime suspect, police watchdog investigates

EDMONTON — Alberta's police watchdog is investigating the fatal shooting of a crime suspect by Edmonton Police Service officers. Edmonton police say in a release Friday that officers pursued a stolen vehicle in the city around noon.
Canadian freestyle skier Brendan Mackay wins World Cup halfpipe gold

Canadian freestyle skier Brendan Mackay wins World Cup halfpipe gold

CALGARY — Canadian freestyle skier Brendan Mackay's first World Cup victory was a memorable one Thursday night as the 24-year-old did it on home turf.
Isolation period shortened to five days from 10 in Alberta for vaccinated people

Isolation period shortened to five days from 10 in Alberta for vaccinated people

CALGARY — Alberta is shortening its COVID-19 isolation period for people who are vaccinated against the virus.
Edmonton Public Schools wants COVID-19 clarity about what happens after holiday break

Edmonton Public Schools wants COVID-19 clarity about what happens after holiday break

Edmonton Public Schools says it wants more information on what the Alberta government has planned for students when they end a winter holiday break that was extended due to a surge in COVID-19 infections.
Man charged with second-degree murder after body found in Red Deer home: RCMP

Man charged with second-degree murder after body found in Red Deer home: RCMP

RED DEER, Alta. — RCMP in central Alberta say they have arrested and charged a man after a 66-year-old was found dead inside a home. Mounties in Red Deer, Alta.

Roads reopen two days after train derailment near southern Alberta village

BARONS, Alta. — Traffic is no longer disrupted in a southern Alberta village following a train derailment earlier this week. RCMP say traffic on Highway 23 near Barons, Alta. has resumed as of early this afternoon.
Stampeders re-sign quarterback Jake Maier, made three starts in rookie season

Stampeders re-sign quarterback Jake Maier, made three starts in rookie season

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed American quarterback Jake Maier, who emerged as a dependable backup to Bo Levi Mitchell last season. Maier played 11 games for the Stampeders during his rookie CFL season in 2021 and made three starts.
COVID-19, backlash the toughest challenges over the last year: Edmonton police chief

COVID-19, backlash the toughest challenges over the last year: Edmonton police chief

EDMONTON — The chief of Edmonton Police Service says the force has not only been stretched thin due to COVID-19, but many officers are also getting worn down from growing attacks on social media.
Alberta extends winter break for K-12 students as COVID-19 cases grow

Alberta extends winter break for K-12 students as COVID-19 cases grow

CALGARY — Alberta is delaying the start of in-person learning for kindergarten to Grade 12 students after the province recorded its biggest jump in daily COVID-19 cases.
WestJet to cancel 15% of flights due to COVID-19 related staff shortages

WestJet to cancel 15% of flights due to COVID-19 related staff shortages

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. is dealing with so many employees out sick with the Omicron variant that it is being forced to cut 15 per cent of its scheduled flights through to the end of January.