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Southern Alberta hailstorm caused almost $1.2B in damage: insurance bureau

Southern Alberta hailstorm caused almost $1.2B in damage: insurance bureau

EDMONTON — The powerful hail storm that pounded homes, vehicles and crops across parts of southern Alberta last month caused almost $1.2 billion in insured damage.
Gave up seat for Kenney to run: Premier defends hiring ex-MLA for trade office

Gave up seat for Kenney to run: Premier defends hiring ex-MLA for trade office

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says hiring the former legislature member who gave up his constituency seat for Kenney was the right thing to do.
Calgary officer justified in fatal shooting of man having mental crisis: ASIRT

Calgary officer justified in fatal shooting of man having mental crisis: ASIRT

CALGARY — Alberta's police watchdog says a Calgary officer was justified in the shooting death of a man having a mental breakdown two years ago.
Alberta air force base to use goats, sheep to chew down unwanted vegetation

Alberta air force base to use goats, sheep to chew down unwanted vegetation

A Canadian Forces base in Alberta is recruiting a new battalion of lean, mean, eating machines for a mission that will require limited action this summer.

Charter schools: What you need to know about their anticipated growth in Alberta

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Former Alberta politician who gave seat up for Kenney gets Texas appointment

Former Alberta politician who gave seat up for Kenney gets Texas appointment

EDMONTON — A former Alberta legislature member who gave up his seat for Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has a new government job in Texas. Kenney has appointed Dave Rodney to the job of Alberta's agent general.

Alberta bill proposes major changes to union strike rules and funding

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is proposing major changes to rules governing unions, including limits on where and how workers can picket during strikes or lockouts.
Grizzly bears in the dark as they try to share living space with humans: study

Grizzly bears in the dark as they try to share living space with humans: study

EDMONTON — Grizzly bears are doing their best to get along with people, but it still isn't enough.

Alberta won't require full environmental assessments for sandpits

EDMONTON — Alberta is moving to change the legal definition of minerals to spare excavators from having to conduct environmental assessments for large sandpits.

Grizzly bear cubs from Alberta find new home at the Greater Vancouver Zoo

VANCOUVER — The Greater Vancouver Zoo says it is now home to three grizzly bear cubs that would have otherwise been euthanized. It says in a statement the cubs from Alberta were orphaned when their mother was shot by hunters.