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Elders, trappers from Alberta First Nation ask province to protect bison herd

Elders, trappers from Alberta First Nation ask province to protect bison herd

LITTLE RED RIVER, Alta. — Some trappers and elders from Alberta's Little Red River Cree Nation are urging the province to protect a dwindling Wabasca wood buffalo herd.
Doctors say lowering age cutoff for AstraZeneca vaccine makes sense as cases surge

Doctors say lowering age cutoff for AstraZeneca vaccine makes sense as cases surge

CALGARY — Doctors say the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine should be offered to Canadians in a wider age range as COVID-19 infections soar in many parts of the country.
Alberta's Kenney sowing distrust with misleading COVID-19 anecdotes, statements: NDP

Alberta's Kenney sowing distrust with misleading COVID-19 anecdotes, statements: NDP

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition says Premier Jason Kenney is sowing distrust by recounting misleading anecdotes to illustrate COVID-19 policy decisions. “I think this is about trust.
Alberta ministers defend widely criticized coal consultation plans

Alberta ministers defend widely criticized coal consultation plans

EDMONTON — Alberta cabinet ministers are defending the government's widely criticized plans to consult the public over open-pit coal development in the province's Rocky Mountains.

Kerri Einarson, Brendan Bottcher win Grand Slam of Curling openers

CALGARY — The reigning national women's and men's champions are off to winning starts at the 2021 Grand Slam of Curling.

Kevin Mandolese makes 24 saves, AHL Senators down Heat 4-2

CALGARY — Kevin Mandolese made 24 saves as the Belleville Senator doubled up the Stockton Heat 4-2 on Thursday in American Hockey League play.
Alberta Teachers' Association demands full rewrite of draft K-6 education curriculum

Alberta Teachers' Association demands full rewrite of draft K-6 education curriculum

EDMONTON — The Alberta Teachers’ Association wants the province to immediately scrap its draft education curriculum for young students and to start over.
Alberta coal consultation terms of reference rule out land use, water concerns

Alberta coal consultation terms of reference rule out land use, water concerns

EDMONTON — A committee that is supposed to consult Albertans on coal development in the Rocky Mountains won't be allowed to hear what people want to say about water and land use.
Lethbridge doctor becomes seventh Alberta health-care worker to die from COVID-19

Lethbridge doctor becomes seventh Alberta health-care worker to die from COVID-19

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The Alberta Medical Association says a Lethbridge physician has died from complications related to COVID-19. Dr. Wayne John Edwards, who was 66, died Tuesday at the Chinook Regional Hospital in the southern Alberta city.
AIMCo names former CMHC head Evan Siddall as next chief executive

AIMCo names former CMHC head Evan Siddall as next chief executive

EDMONTON — Alberta Investment Management Corp. has named the former — and often outspoken — head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. as its next chief executive.