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Highway in Alberta could get smoky, but Parks Canada says closing it is a last resort

Highway in Alberta could get smoky, but Parks Canada says closing it is a last resort

EDMONTON — Parks Canada is warning that strong winds forecast for this weekend could blow smoke from a large wildfire across a major highway linking Alberta and British Columbia.
Two dead, including paramedic, in ambulance crash near Edmonton

Two dead, including paramedic, in ambulance crash near Edmonton

THORSBY, Alta. — Two people are dead, including a paramedic, following a collision involving an ambulance southwest of Edmonton.
RCMP hunt for pair wanted in string of armed robberies in Fort McMurray

RCMP hunt for pair wanted in string of armed robberies in Fort McMurray

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Police in Fort McMurray, Alta. are investigating a string of Saturday-morning armed robberies they say were committed by a man and a woman who are still at large.

Two dead in residential fire in Calgary's Harvest Hills neighbourhood

CALGARY — A fire in the northeast Calgary neighbourhood of Harvest Hills has left two people dead. Fire crews were called to the multi-family residence at around 1:20 a.m. Saturday.
Man arrested after Edmonton stabbings charged with second-degree murder

Man arrested after Edmonton stabbings charged with second-degree murder

EDMONTON — A 25-year-old man who was arrested after a series of stabbings in Edmonton that sent a neighbourhood into lockdown has been charged with second-degree murder.
'Crime of sadness': Sentencing hearing for woman who left body of newborn in dumpster

'Crime of sadness': Sentencing hearing for woman who left body of newborn in dumpster

CALGARY — An Alberta judge says he will not consider jail time for the mother of a baby found dead in a Calgary dumpster on Christmas Eve in 2017, despite the Crown's request that she serve up to six months.
Canada's Olympic champion Kripps joining bobsled team as technical coach

Canada's Olympic champion Kripps joining bobsled team as technical coach

CALGARY — Canada's Olympic bobsled champion Justin Kripps is becoming a coach. The 35-year-old from Summerland, B.C., is joining the national bobsled team as the program's new technical coach.
Elks coach Jones not thinking about home losing streak ahead of Stampeders' visit

Elks coach Jones not thinking about home losing streak ahead of Stampeders' visit

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks could have an infamous date with CFL history Saturday night. But the prospect of losing a CFL-record-tying 14th home game in a row isn’t at the front of their minds.
Alberta UCP leadership candidates unite to raise alarm on Alberta sovereignty bill

Alberta UCP leadership candidates unite to raise alarm on Alberta sovereignty bill

EDMONTON — More than half the candidates in the race to replace Premier Jason Kenney are raising the alarm over a rival's plan to proclaim Alberta would reject federal laws and court decisions deemed against the province's interests.
'A hero': Family member identifies man killed in a series of assaults in Edmonton

'A hero': Family member identifies man killed in a series of assaults in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A man who was fatally stabbed in a series of attacks in Edmonton died protecting his sister, a family member said.