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UPC leader would cut youth minimum wage; says it would spur job creation

UPC leader would cut youth minimum wage; says it would spur job creation

EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney says a government led by him after a spring election would cut the minimum wage for young workers to create more jobs.
UPC leader would cut youth minimum wage; says it would spur job creation

UPC leader would cut youth minimum wage; says it would spur job creation

EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney says a government led by him after a spring election would cut the minimum wage for young workers to create more jobs.
Promising gene therapy for British Columbia man with rare genetic disease

Promising gene therapy for British Columbia man with rare genetic disease

CALGARY — A big sushi meal would have once made Josh McQuillin gravely ill, but the British Columbia man can now gorge on one of his favourite foods worry-free thanks to a clinical trial for his rare genetic disorder.
Alberta, Saskatchewan win U Sports men's hockey quarterfinals

Alberta, Saskatchewan win U Sports men's hockey quarterfinals

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — National player of the year Luke Philp scored two goals as the top-seeded Alberta Golden Bears beat the host Lethbridge Pronghorns 7-1 in a U Sports men's hockey quarterfinal on Thursday night.

UBC star Kiera Van Ryk named national player of year in women's volleyball

EDMONTON — UBC Thunderbirds outside hitter Kiera Van Ryk is the U Sports women's volleyball player of the year. The Surrey, B.C., product received the Mary Lyons Award on Thursday night, kicking off national championship tournament week.

Alberta Party candidate calls for anti-abortion bubble zone near K to 12 schools

CALGARY — An Alberta Party candidate wants restrictions on anti-abortion protests near elementary and high schools.
Alberta UCP pitches annual trail permit fees if Kenney elected premier

Alberta UCP pitches annual trail permit fees if Kenney elected premier

CANMORE, Alta. — Alberta's Opposition United Conservative leader says if elected premier he would increase funding for conservation projects and have trail users pay annual permit fees.

Health officials warn of possible exposure to measles case in southern Alberta

CALGARY — Health officials say one case of infectious measles has been confirmed in southern Alberta and they are urging people who may have been exposed to be immunized.
Historic broadcast: Believed to be first NHL game in Plains Cree language

Historic broadcast: Believed to be first NHL game in Plains Cree language

EDMONTON — History could be made later this month with the broadcast of what's believed to be the first NHL game called in the Plains Cree language.
Brian Jean calls talk of him returning to Alberta politics 'crazy rumours'

Brian Jean calls talk of him returning to Alberta politics 'crazy rumours'

EDMONTON — The former leader of Alberta's defunct Wildrose Party is dismissing talk that he plans to lead another provincial conservative party. Brian Jean says on Twitter that he's heard "crazy rumours," but they don't involve him.