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Incoming Alberta premier Danielle Smith pledges unity after first UCP caucus meeting

Incoming Alberta premier Danielle Smith pledges unity after first UCP caucus meeting

CALGARY — Danielle Smith, who is to become Alberta's next premier, came out of her first United Conservative Party caucus meeting with a message of unity heading into a 2023 provincial election.
"Chaos costs, conflict": Notley says UCP leader out of touch with Alberta concerns

"Chaos costs, conflict": Notley says UCP leader out of touch with Alberta concerns

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition leader says the province is due for more chaos, costs and conflict after Danielle Smith's victory last night in the United Conservative Party leadership race.
'I'm back:' Danielle Smith chosen as United Conservative leader, next Alberta premier

'I'm back:' Danielle Smith chosen as United Conservative leader, next Alberta premier

CALGARY — Danielle Smith delivered a dramatic political comeback Thursday, winning the leadership of the United Conservative Party to become Alberta’s next premier almost eight years after she decimated the movement with an epic floor crossing.
Danielle Smith: Facts about Alberta's new premier, United Conservative Party leader

Danielle Smith: Facts about Alberta's new premier, United Conservative Party leader

CALGARY — Former journalist and business owner Danielle Smith won the United Conservative Party's leadership race on Thursday and, in doing so, becomes Alberta's next premier. Here are some facts about Smith: Born: April 1, 1971 in Calgary.
Redemption: Danielle Smith aims to be 'force of unity' as new Alberta premier

Redemption: Danielle Smith aims to be 'force of unity' as new Alberta premier

CALGARY — The political story of Danielle Smith is one of triumph then defeat, followed by betrayal, banishment and, now, redemption.
Edmonton Oilers release Jake Virtanen from professional tryout offer

Edmonton Oilers release Jake Virtanen from professional tryout offer

EDMONTON — Jake Virtanen's tryout stint with the Edmonton Oilers is over. The club released the 26-year-old former Vancouver Canuck from his professional tryout offer on Thursday.
Regulator won't review decision to reject proposed feedlot near popular Alberta lake

Regulator won't review decision to reject proposed feedlot near popular Alberta lake

EDMONTON — An Alberta regulator has turned down a request to review its decision rejecting a proposed cattle feedlot near a popular recreational lake.
Sliders dismayed over Calgary track reno money funnelled to public day lodge

Sliders dismayed over Calgary track reno money funnelled to public day lodge

CALGARY — Provincial government money set aside to renovate the sliding track at Calgary's Canada Olympic Park has been redirected into the park's commercial side to a public day lodge.
University, college curling lags in Canadian curling scene

University, college curling lags in Canadian curling scene

CALGARY — In the aftermath of missing the playoffs in February's Winter Olympics, Jennifer Jones and her teammates discussed why other countries have become so strong in international curling.
Suncor Energy Inc. selling wind, solar assets to Canadian Utilities Limited

Suncor Energy Inc. selling wind, solar assets to Canadian Utilities Limited

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. says it is selling its wind and solar assets to Canadian Utilities Limited for $730 million.