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Greta sticker that drew outrage in Alberta not child pornography: RCMP

Greta sticker that drew outrage in Alberta not child pornography: RCMP

CALGARY — RCMP in central Alberta say a decal that appears to show a well-known teenage climate activist in a sexual act is not child pornography.
Alberta seeks partners for 164 parks to focus spending on 'high-value areas'

Alberta seeks partners for 164 parks to focus spending on 'high-value areas'

EDMONTON — The Alberta government wants to hand off management of 164 provincially run parks to outside groups. "Modernizing Alberta's parks system is long overdue," Jess Sinclair, spokeswoman for Environment Minister Jason Nixon, said Friday.
'Equivalent of a hotel stay:' Judge backs condo board in banning online rentals

'Equivalent of a hotel stay:' Judge backs condo board in banning online rentals

EDMONTON — A condo board in Alberta has won a court battle preventing owners from engaging in short-term rentals through web-based platforms.

Child dies: Fires in three mobile homes in central Alberta trailer park

BLACKFALDS, Alta. — Police say a seven-year-old girl is dead following fires in three mobile homes in a central Alberta trailer park.
Edmonton Oilers lose injured defenceman Mike Green for three to four weeks

Edmonton Oilers lose injured defenceman Mike Green for three to four weeks

EDMONTON — Newly acquired Edmonton Oilers defenceman Mike Green will miss three to four weeks with a knee injury. The Oilers announced Friday that Green has a sprained MCL. He was hurt in a loss against Vegas on Wednesday.

Manitoba man charged in crash near Oyen, Alta., that killed three people

OYEN, Alta. — RCMP have charged a Manitoba man following an investigation into a fatal multiple vehicle collision in southeastern Alberta. Three people died and others were hurt in the Aug. 20 crash on Highway 9 near Oyen.
'Finer focus on job creation:' Alberta government files red-ink budget

'Finer focus on job creation:' Alberta government files red-ink budget

EDMONTON — The Alberta budget is counting on oil and gas bouncing back while recognizing it's time to put more money and effort into areas such as high-tech and tourism.
Techies and travellers win in Alberta budget; vapers lose with new tax

Techies and travellers win in Alberta budget; vapers lose with new tax

EDMONTON — Alberta's United Conservative government tabled its 2020-21 budget Thursday.

Some highlights from Alberta's new budget

EDMONTON — Highlights: Alberta's United Conservative government tabled its budget 2020-21 Thursday. Here are some of the highlights: — A $6.8 billion deficit on revenues of $50 billion. — The budget deficit for 2019-20 year is $7.

Dates back to 2009: Calgary police lay charges in fraud involving semi-trucks

CALGARY — Police in Calgary have laid charges in an insurance fraud scheme believed to date back to 2009 and involving semi-trailer trucks.