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Fighting human trafficking 'personal responsibility': country star Paul Brandt

Fighting human trafficking 'personal responsibility': country star Paul Brandt

CALGARY — Paul Brandt says he knew he would devote his life to fighting human trafficking when, several years ago, he looked into the eyes of a five-year-old Cambodian girl who was being sold for sex between six and eight times a night.
'Canary in the coal mine:' Meat industry says more safety coming with COVID-19

'Canary in the coal mine:' Meat industry says more safety coming with COVID-19

CALGARY — A group representing Canada's meat-packers is expecting more changes in the coming months to make sure workers have protection from COVID-19. Chris White, president of the Canadian Meat Council, says $77.
Leaving hand sanitizer in hot vehicles a fire risk: Alberta doctors

Leaving hand sanitizer in hot vehicles a fire risk: Alberta doctors

EDMONTON — Doctors at Alberta Health Services say people using hand sanitizer when they are out shouldn't leave it in their cars for too long because it could lead to a fire.

Alberta RCMP charge four with first-degree murder in death of Athabasca woman

EDMONTON — Alberta RCMP have charged four people with first-degree murder in the death of a 25-year-old Athabasca woman.
Reverse job-killing oilpatch monitoring suspensions: Alberta Opposition leader

Reverse job-killing oilpatch monitoring suspensions: Alberta Opposition leader

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney should step in to reverse a decision by the province's energy regulator to suspend most environmental monitoring in the oilpatch, says the province's Opposition leader.
Alberta opens more shops in Calgary, Brooks amid COVID-19 recovery relaunch

Alberta opens more shops in Calgary, Brooks amid COVID-19 recovery relaunch

CALGARY — Restaurants, barber shops and hair salons in Calgary and Brooks now have the official go-ahead to reopen their doors on Monday.

Accused killer assessed hours before girl stabbed to death in bed: police

EDMONTON — Police say a mental-health crisis team visited a man now charged with second-degree murder hours before he allegedly killed a seven-year-old girl in her bed.
Dominion Diamond proposes transaction to exit CCAA status, reopen Ekati mine

Dominion Diamond proposes transaction to exit CCAA status, reopen Ekati mine

CALGARY — The owner of the Ekati diamond mine is proposing a transaction that would allow it to exit court protection from creditors, provide operating funds and eventually restart the suspended Northwest Territories mine.
Camping, RVing a popular option as the summer of COVID-19 approaches

Camping, RVing a popular option as the summer of COVID-19 approaches

EDMONTON — Sandy Grunleitner and her family love camping, hiking and being in the outdoors. She spent hours on the Alberta Parks website last week trying to rebook some camping reservations that had been cancelled after the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
WestJet asks minister for labour code exemptions affecting layoffs

WestJet asks minister for labour code exemptions affecting layoffs

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. is asking the federal labour minister for an exemption to Canada Labour Code provisions that would facilitate mass layoffs.