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Protesters target Alberta premier at Stampede over gay-straight alliances

Protesters target Alberta premier at Stampede over gay-straight alliances

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney was met at his Calgary Stampede pancake breakfast by a handful of people voicing opposition to an education law that they say puts gay and transgender students at risk.
'Like-minded' premiers flip pancakes, talk politics on Calgary Stampede visit

'Like-minded' premiers flip pancakes, talk politics on Calgary Stampede visit

CALGARY — Five premiers with similar grievances against Ottawa gathered Monday for an informal confab in Calgary, where they shared notes ahead of this week's first ministers' meeting and took in some Stampede festivities.

Ford brushes off questions on Dean French appointments controversy

CALGARY — Premier Doug Ford is brushing off questions about a controversy around government appointees who were found to have personal ties to his former chief of staff.
Swoop hit by ongoing wave of flight cancellations as passengers vent frustration

Swoop hit by ongoing wave of flight cancellations as passengers vent frustration

CALGARY — Hundreds of Swoop passengers are scrambling after the ultra-low-cost airline cancelled or delayed 23 flights over the past four days.

Massive blaze destroys planes, hangar, at central Alberta airport

LACOMBE, Alta. — Three planes and a hangar have been destroyed in a $1-million fire in central Alberta. The blaze happened Sunday evening at the Lacombe Regional Airport, about 125 kilometres south of Edmonton.

Death of man found in rural Alberta deemed a homicide, police say

VALLEYVIEW, Alta. — RCMP in Alberta say the death of a man whose body was found last month is a homicide. Valleyview RCMP say 51-year-old Barry Goodswimmer was last seen June 16 in the Sturgeon Lake area, about 100 kilometres east of Grande Prairie.
Encana Corp. selling assets Oklahoma's Arkoma Basin for $165 million

Encana Corp. selling assets Oklahoma's Arkoma Basin for $165 million

CALGARY — Encana Corp. says its wholly owned subsidiary, Newfield Exploration Mid-Continent Inc., has signed a deal to sell its natural gas assets in Oklahoma's Arkoma Basin for $165 million. The buyer was not disclosed.
Premiers to meet at Calgary Stampede in advance of Council of the Federation

Premiers to meet at Calgary Stampede in advance of Council of the Federation

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will host the premiers of Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and the Northwest Territories at the Calgary Stampede.
PHOTOS: Stanley Cup in Calahoo

PHOTOS: Stanley Cup in Calahoo

Calahoo’s favourite son brought the Stanley Cup to his hometown on Tuesday, July 4. Craig Berube, coach of the St. Louis Blues, led his team to the franchise's first Stanley Cup with a Game 7 victory over the Boston Bruins. Berube told reporters on Tuesday that he has always dreamed of being able to bring the cup home to enjoy it with his family and friends. Photos by Dan Riedlhuber / St. Albert Gazette

RCMP say divers have recovered body of man from India who fell off paddleboard

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Divers have recovered the body of a man who disappeared after falling off a paddleboard in Banff National Park over the Canada Day long weekend.