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Alberta's premier faces down restive United Conservative caucus over COVID-19 crisis

Alberta's premier faces down restive United Conservative caucus over COVID-19 crisis

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney faced down a restive and divided United Conservative Party caucus Wednesday, focusing on COVID-19 while managing to avoid a straw vote on his leadership.
Regulatory group warns several Alberta doctors about sharing COVID-19 misinformation

Regulatory group warns several Alberta doctors about sharing COVID-19 misinformation

EDMONTON — A group that oversees the practice of medicine in Alberta says it has told at least seven doctors who were spreading misinformation about COVID-19 that their behaviour was unprofessional.
Oilers goaltender Stalock likely to miss season due to possible heart condition

Oilers goaltender Stalock likely to miss season due to possible heart condition

EDMONTON — Goaltender Alex Stalock will likely miss the season due to a possible heart condition, Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland said Wednesday.
Aurora Cannabis to close Edmonton facility, won't say how many workers impacted

Aurora Cannabis to close Edmonton facility, won't say how many workers impacted

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. is closing one of its Alberta facilities as it strives to streamline its operations.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney battles COVID-19 hospital crisis, internal party revolt

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney battles COVID-19 hospital crisis, internal party revolt

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing a mushrooming COVID-19 hospital crisis that now threatens to topple him as leader, accepted the resignation of his health minister Tuesday.
Mom, toddler found dead were killed in suspect's Hinton, Alta., apartment: RCMP

Mom, toddler found dead were killed in suspect's Hinton, Alta., apartment: RCMP

HINTON, Alta. — RCMP say a woman and her 16-month-old toddler found dead in Hinton, Alta., were killed in the apartment of the suspect charged in their deaths.

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame induction class signals social change in sport

CALGARY — NHL players inducted for social change instead of on-ice exploits, and the first Special Olympian entering Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, reflect an admiration of more than medals and trophies.
Cites health reasons: Former Liberal MP Kent Hehr drops out of Calgary mayoral race

Cites health reasons: Former Liberal MP Kent Hehr drops out of Calgary mayoral race

CALGARY — Former Liberal MP Kent Hehr has withdrawn from the race to become Calgary's mayor. Hehr, who filed his nomination papers earlier this month, says he is withdrawing over health concerns. "I began feeling ill on Sunday morning.
Business groups urge Trudeau to focus on pandemic recovery in election's aftermath

Business groups urge Trudeau to focus on pandemic recovery in election's aftermath

CALGARY — Business groups say pandemic recovery should be the newly re-elected Liberal government's top priority. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says politicians must 'get back to work' after Monday's election.
Rural schools close as Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine passport system begins

Rural schools close as Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine passport system begins

EDMONTON — Two schools in rural Alberta closed their classrooms Monday over the number of students not attending because of COVID-19 infections as Edmonton police introduced tough new vaccine requirements on the first day of the province's new proof-