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Council in Alberta mountain town of Canmore rejects one of two developments

Council in Alberta mountain town of Canmore rejects one of two developments

CANMORE, Alta. — Town council in a popular Alberta mountain community has rejected one of two proposed development projects that together would have almost doubled its population in the coming decades.
Alberta man accused of entering U.S. in kayak, fleeing through bush for hours

Alberta man accused of entering U.S. in kayak, fleeing through bush for hours

EDMONTON — An Alberta man is awaiting a next court date in Montana for allegedly crossing the border in a kayak and leading officials on a seven-hour chase through tough terrain. The U.S.
First Nations, coal companies asking Alberta for better consultation on mines

First Nations, coal companies asking Alberta for better consultation on mines

EDMONTON — Five First Nations whose land stretches along most of Alberta's Rocky Mountains and three coal companies hoping to develop mines in the area have written the province to demand better Indigenous consultation.
Surge in visits leads to user fee for popular Kananaskis Country west of Calgary

Surge in visits leads to user fee for popular Kananaskis Country west of Calgary

KANANASKIS, Alta. — Albertans hoping to escape to a popular provincial recreation area in the Rockies during the COVID-19 pandemic will soon have to pay for the privilege.
Investigation underway: RCMP vehicle hits fleeing cyclist in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Investigation underway: RCMP vehicle hits fleeing cyclist in Grande Prairie, Alta.

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — Independent investigators are reviewing a collision in northwestern Alberta between an RCMP vehicle and a man who appeared to be fleeing a robbery on a bicycle.
Federal Appeal Court tosses B.C. injunction over Alberta's turn-off-the-taps law

Federal Appeal Court tosses B.C. injunction over Alberta's turn-off-the-taps law

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal has set aside an injunction granted to British Columbia in its constitutional fight over Alberta's so-called turn-off-the-taps legislation, saying the dispute is more theoretical than real.
Montreal Canadiens put playoff distance on Calgary Flames with 2-1 win

Montreal Canadiens put playoff distance on Calgary Flames with 2-1 win

CALGARY — The Montreal Canadiens didn't let the Flames gain more ground on them with a 2-1 win Monday in Calgary.
Alberta mayor talks to Kenney, says vaccine eligibility key to local COVID-19 crisis

Alberta mayor talks to Kenney, says vaccine eligibility key to local COVID-19 crisis

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government is working with the region that includes Fort McMurray, particularly on vaccines, after the area declared a state of emergency due to high COVID-19 numbers.
Alberta to begin vaccinating meat-plant workers this week: health minister

Alberta to begin vaccinating meat-plant workers this week: health minister

CALGARY — Alberta is to begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to thousands of meat-packing employees across the province starting this week, but a union leader says some workers are reluctant to receive a shot from the government or an employer they don't
Study says easing rules on transfer of unreclaimed oil wells could speed cleanup

Study says easing rules on transfer of unreclaimed oil wells could speed cleanup

CALGARY — Alberta should lower regulatory barriers that discourage businesses from reusing abandoned and unreclaimed oil and gas well sites, says a report from the Canada West Foundation and the Energy Futures Lab.