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Alberta mountain town wants long-term parking-lot campers to hit the road

Alberta mountain town wants long-term parking-lot campers to hit the road

CANMORE, Alta. — A scenic community in the Alberta Rockies is toughening its parking restrictions for people who have taken up semi-permanent residency in their vehicles.

Spruce Kings down Terriers to stay undefeated at Canadian junior A championship

BROOKS, Alta. — Ben Brar had a goal and an assist on Wednesday as the Prince George Spruce Kings stayed undefeated at the Canadian junior A hockey championship with a 5-1 win over the Portage Terriers in their final round-robin game.
Federal fire officials update forecast for this year's wildfire season

Federal fire officials update forecast for this year's wildfire season

EDMONTON — This year's fire season forecast is normal across the country for the month of May, but the hazard is expected to increase for much of Western Canada this summer.
Calgary Stampede offers octopus lollies, pickle pops and deep-fried chicken skin

Calgary Stampede offers octopus lollies, pickle pops and deep-fried chicken skin

CALGARY — This year's midway menu at the Calgary Stampede includes ice pops made from pickle juice, deep-fried chicken skin and octopus deep-fried or in a lollipop.
Creepy-crawlies and octo-lollies: Calgary Stampede offers unusual midway foods

Creepy-crawlies and octo-lollies: Calgary Stampede offers unusual midway foods

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampede runs from July 5 to July 14 this year and the midway will be offering the usual assortment of unusual snacks. Here are a dozen of nearly 30 curious foods to tempt the tastebuds — or not.

Atco wins $70M contract to house workers cleaning up after Paradise wildfire

CALGARY — A second Canadian company is going to Paradise to help rebuild the community nearly destroyed by last November's devastating northern California wildfires. Calgary-based Atco Ltd.

Keyera stock rises after it green-lights $1.3-billion Alberta liquids pipeline

CALGARY — Shares in Keyera Corp. rose by as much as nine per cent after it announced it will proceed with a long-anticipated $1.3-billion pipeline to bring natural gas liquids from northwestern Alberta to market.
McClintic court application to review prison transfer discontinued in Alberta

McClintic court application to review prison transfer discontinued in Alberta

EDMONTON — Lawyers for a woman convicted of killing eight-year-old Tori Stafford say they have withdrawn an application for a review of their client's move from a healing lodge back to prison.
Recount confirms United Conservatives won in tight Calgary election race

Recount confirms United Conservatives won in tight Calgary election race

CALGARY — A ballot recount has confirmed that the United Conservative Party candidate received the most votes in a tight Alberta election race in Calgary — but by a slightly slimmer margin than the original tally.

Crown leashes charge against pet shop owner accused of walking out on animals

EDMONTON — A former Edmonton pet store owner who allegedly abandoned hundreds of animals in the business early last year will not face trial.