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Ontario man charged after DNA testing in historical sexual assault in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A 66-year-old Ontario man has been charged in a sexual assault reported in Edmonton nearly four decades ago. Police say they responded to a call around 3:30 a.m. on Sept.
Boy hit by school bus in Edmonton taken to hospital with serious injuries

Boy hit by school bus in Edmonton taken to hospital with serious injuries

EDMONTON — A 12-year old boy has been rushed to hospital in Edmonton after he was hit by a school bus. Edmonton police say officers responded to a report of a collision about 8:30 a.m.
Boy hit by school bus in Edmonton taken to hospital with serious injuries

Boy hit by school bus in Edmonton taken to hospital with serious injuries

EDMONTON — A 12-year old boy has been rushed to hospital in Edmonton after he was hit by a school bus. Edmonton police say officers responded to a report of a collision about 8:30 a.m.
TransAlta reports $66M fourth-quarter profit compared with $122M loss a year ago

TransAlta reports $66M fourth-quarter profit compared with $122M loss a year ago

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $66 million compared with a loss of $122 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. The power producer says the profit amounted to 24 cents per diluted share for the three months ended Dec.

WHL Roundup: Ryan Chyzowski's hat trick leads Tigers past Broncos 5-2

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Ryan Chyzowski had a hat trick to lead the Medicine Hat Tigers past the Swift Current Broncos 5-2 on Tuesday in the Western Hockey League. Chyzowski put away the winner for the Tigers at the 19:32 mark of the second period.

Calgary man who took magic mushrooms found not guilty of assaulting professor

CALGARY — A Calgary judge has acquitted a former university student on charges connected to a drug-fuelled attack on a professor.

Charity says Canadian humanitarians detained in Ethiopia received bail

EDMONTON — An Alberta-based humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians who work with the charity and were detained in Ethiopia have received bail.
Alberta government plans to close parks, hand over others to third parties

Alberta government plans to close parks, hand over others to third parties

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is fully or partially closing 20 provincial parks and is planning to hand over 164 others to third-party managers. That's more than one-third of all the province's parks, recreation areas and other protected areas.
Alberta finance minister says no money available for teacher salary increases

Alberta finance minister says no money available for teacher salary increases

EDMONTON — Alberta's finance minister is taking effective control of upcoming contract bargaining with teachers and says there's no money for salary increases.

List of Alberta parks government plans to fully or partially close

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it is planning full or partial closures of 20 parks as part of changes to save money and "optimize" the provincial parks system. Here is the list: Full Closures: — Kehiwin Provincial Recreation Area near St.