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Edmonton officer won't face criminal charges for firing gun after training

Edmonton officer won't face criminal charges for firing gun after training

EDMONTON — An Edmonton police officer won't face criminal charges for firing a loaded Glock service pistol after a training exercise in June 2019.
Alberta RCMP reviewing whether COVID-19 death of meat-plant worker was criminal

Alberta RCMP reviewing whether COVID-19 death of meat-plant worker was criminal

CALGARY — RCMP in Alberta are reviewing whether the COVID-19 death of a worker at a Cargill Ltd. meat-packing plant last spring is a criminal matter.
All kids return to classroom in Alberta, but Saskatchewan, Manitoba more complicated

All kids return to classroom in Alberta, but Saskatchewan, Manitoba more complicated

Alberta kids return to full-time in-person classes this week, but the back-to-school story is a bit more complicated in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

RCMP in Alberta investigate report of man wearing what appeared to be Klan hood

GRIMSHAW, Alta. — RCMP in Alberta say they are investigating a complaint about a person who was reportedly outside a business in Grimshaw, a small community in the province's northwest, wearing a white hood over his head.
Regimental funeral and procession for Calgary officer fatally injured in traffic stop

Regimental funeral and procession for Calgary officer fatally injured in traffic stop

CALGARY — Police officers and military members lined the driveway of the Calgary police headquarters on Saturday while a pair of CF-18s flew past to honour an officer killed in the line of duty. The funeral for Sgt.
'Kind of hero:' Calgary care aide who died of COVID-19 passionate about his job

'Kind of hero:' Calgary care aide who died of COVID-19 passionate about his job

CALGARY — Ephraim Tiangha says there's been a painful absence in his home since his best friend, a health-care aide at a long-term care centre, died from COVID-19.
Canada's first case of South African COVID-19 variant found in Alberta

Canada's first case of South African COVID-19 variant found in Alberta

Canada's first case of a new, more infectious variant of COVID-19 that surfaced in South Africa was found in Alberta on Friday, the same day two Atlantic provinces tightened their boundaries and Ontario warned tough new measures may be on the way if

WHL commits to 24-game season; still needs approval from health authorities

CALGARY — The Western Hockey League says major junior hockey will still be played this season.
Curling Alberta cancels provincial playdowns, reps for nationals yet to be named

Curling Alberta cancels provincial playdowns, reps for nationals yet to be named

EDMONTON — Curling Alberta has cancelled plans to hold its provincial championships later this month in Sylvan Lake, Alta., due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NexSource Centre was tabbed to host the Jan. 25-Feb.
WestJet puts 1,000 workers on leave, citing government's 'incoherent' policy

WestJet puts 1,000 workers on leave, citing government's 'incoherent' policy

CALGARY — The CEO of WestJet Airlines Ltd. is laying the blame squarely on "incoherent" policy from Ottawa as his carrier cuts staff and flights in response to new COVID-19 testing requirements for passengers returning to Canada.