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A list of changes Alberta is making to doctor rules, fees

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is implementing 11 changes to physician rules and fees starting April 1: Complex modifiers: These fees would mandate more time be spent with patients with complex needs, 25 minutes instead of 15, before an extra fee
Owner wrangles all but three bison on the lam in northwestern Alberta

Owner wrangles all but three bison on the lam in northwestern Alberta

HYTHE, Alta. — RCMP say all but three bison on the lam near a village in northwestern Alberta have been rounded up. The owner of the herd had been parked Tuesday evening at a service station in Hythe, Alta.
Portrait of the Coastal GasLink, a pipeline to divide a nation

Portrait of the Coastal GasLink, a pipeline to divide a nation

CALGARY — Opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline's planned route have brought rail traffic to a standstill with blockades in support of five Wet'suwet'en hereditary clan chiefs in B.C. who say it cannot proceed without their consent.
New APTN crime series 'Tribal' features subjects 'ripped from the headlines'

New APTN crime series 'Tribal' features subjects 'ripped from the headlines'

CALGARY — Jessica Matten, the star of the new APTN series "Tribal," has lived a life that's prepared her to play the controversial chief of police tasked with investigating allegations of corruption on a reserve.
Alberta counties turn to province, feds for help fighting economic collapse

Alberta counties turn to province, feds for help fighting economic collapse

Rural counties cut budgets 'to the bone' as oil and gas companies shirk tax debt

Rural counties cut budgets 'to the bone' as oil and gas companies shirk tax debt

Facing years worth of multi-million dollar shortfalls, Keephills County has had to get creative in order to maintain the infrastructure they have, such as pulling up the shoulders along county roads so the material can be used to repave other roads.
Starland County struggles to survive as oil and gas companies go under

Starland County struggles to survive as oil and gas companies go under

Rural Alberta municipalities struggling to cope with unpaid oil and gas taxes

Rural Alberta municipalities struggling to cope with unpaid oil and gas taxes

Big Lakes County wrote off $6 million in unpaid property taxes from oil and gas companies in the last two years
Calgary company changes plea to guilty for charges from Canmore 2015 gas explosion

Calgary company changes plea to guilty for charges from Canmore 2015 gas explosion

The agreed statement of facts accepted by the judge set out that several APM and subcontractor personnel requested ATCO shut off the gas to the mainline, but instead the company's technician focused on a digging strategy to vent the gas leaking from the ruptured gas line
Carrying the torch for food banks

Carrying the torch for food banks

k.d. lang is using her voice to encourage people to give to their local food bank during the holiday season. She was in St. Albert recently to film a promotional video that was just released on Monday.