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Alberta judge overseeing inquiry into teen's death adjourns to seek more witnesses

Alberta judge overseeing inquiry into teen's death adjourns to seek more witnesses

CALGARY — An Alberta judge looking into the death of a Calgary teen who weighed 37 pounds when he died has adjourned her inquiry in an attempt to hear from more witnesses.
Effect of pandemic border restrictions could be long-lasting: Critics

Effect of pandemic border restrictions could be long-lasting: Critics

BANFF, Alta. — The last of Canada's COVID-19 border restrictions are set to disappear at the end of this month, but some critics say they fear the measures have already caused a lasting decrease in cross-border travel.
Siksika Nation in southern Alberta to take over RCMP duties with own police service

Siksika Nation in southern Alberta to take over RCMP duties with own police service

SIKSIKA, Alta. — The Siksika Nation has reached a deal with the provincial and federal governments to reinstate the First Nation's self-administered police service after 20 years.
Envoroment commitments not met by Canada's oil and gas companies, new report shows

Envoroment commitments not met by Canada's oil and gas companies, new report shows

CALGARY — A new report said most of Canada's oilsands producers have made little progress on their goal to decarbonize the sector despite historically high profits and low capital expenditures.
'Short-term pain': Group of Alberta lawyers escalate job action over legal aid cases

'Short-term pain': Group of Alberta lawyers escalate job action over legal aid cases

CALGARY — Alberta criminal defence lawyers are taking another step in their dispute with the provincial government over the amount of compensation paid by Legal Aid Alberta.
Alberta UCP leadership hopefuls split on idea of provincial police to replace RCMP

Alberta UCP leadership hopefuls split on idea of provincial police to replace RCMP

The seven candidates running to be the next United Conservative Party leader and premier are split on whether Alberta should bring in its own provincial police force.
Man sentenced to 11 years for 2015 killing of Indigenous woman in northern Alberta

Man sentenced to 11 years for 2015 killing of Indigenous woman in northern Alberta

PEACE RIVER, Alta. — A man was sentenced Thursday to 11 years for killing an Indigenous woman in northern Alberta and later moving her body to Manitoba.
Former BoC governor Stephen Poloz warns against entrenching inflation in expectations

Former BoC governor Stephen Poloz warns against entrenching inflation in expectations

BANFF, Alta. — Preventing current high inflation levels from becoming embedded into the public's expectations is key if the country is to avoid falling into recession, former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said Thursday.
Calgary police say more than $1.6 million stolen in 2022 through grandparent scam

Calgary police say more than $1.6 million stolen in 2022 through grandparent scam

Calgary police say more than $1.6 million has been stolen this year from approximately 122 seniors in the city by fraudsters using what is known as the grandparent scam.
Jonathan Huberdeau, Nazem Kadri settle in as Calgary Flames

Jonathan Huberdeau, Nazem Kadri settle in as Calgary Flames

CALGARY — Nazem Kadri has fallen in love with Banff, Alta., and Jonathan Huberdeau bought a pickup truck. The two forwards are settling into life as Calgary Flames.