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'About the survivors': Pope's visit important to understand residential schools

'About the survivors': Pope's visit important to understand residential schools

MASKWACIS — Leaders from four First Nations in central Alberta say the Pope's upcoming visit could help the world understand the trauma the residential school system caused to Indigenous people.

'What's more Canadian?' Banff resort to open to skiers, snowboarders on Canada Day

BANFF, Alta. — A lingering winter snowpack in Alberta's Rocky Mountains means skiers and snowboarders can spend this week — including Canada Day — on the slopes.

Backers of Calgary-Banff train say they need Parks Canada to get on board

CALGARY — Updated ridership projections show a proposed $1.5-billion Calgary-to-Banff passenger train could be a success without annual payments from the government of Alberta, the project's backers said Monday. But Liricon Capital Inc.
Rodeo group in Alberta sorry for float that critics say was racist

Rodeo group in Alberta sorry for float that critics say was racist

SUNDRE, Alta. — Organizers of a rodeo in southern Alberta are apologizing for a parade float with a turban-wearing man in a fake beard seated on a manure spreader with the words "The Liberal" painted on the side.
'Largest spiritual Indigenous gathering' to return during Pope's visit to Alberta

'Largest spiritual Indigenous gathering' to return during Pope's visit to Alberta

LAC STE. ANNE, Alta. — Rev. Garry LaBoucane remembers going to Wakamne — or God's Lake — during the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimage as a boy.
Mitchell throws for over 300 yards for Stampeders in 30-23 win over winless Elks

Mitchell throws for over 300 yards for Stampeders in 30-23 win over winless Elks

CALGARY — Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell validated a late decision to play and Malik Henry overcame a couple early gaffes with the go-ahead touchdown for the Calgary Stampeders in a 30-23 win over the visiting Edmonton Elks on Saturday.

Alberta's top court reduces parole ineligibilities in three multiple murder cases

CALGARY — Alberta's top court has reduced the parole eligibilities in three high-profile multiple murder cases to bring them in line with a recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling.
Lethbridge Superstore offers Alberta's first walk-in health clinic led by pharmacists

Lethbridge Superstore offers Alberta's first walk-in health clinic led by pharmacists

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A Canadian retailer has partnered with the University of Alberta to offer the province's first pharmacist-led health clinic as part of a pilot project. Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Alberta MLA charged and facing fines for breaching province's Health Information Act

Alberta MLA charged and facing fines for breaching province's Health Information Act

EDMONTON — An Alberta legislature member investigated by the RCMP after admitting to hacking into a government health website is being charged under the province's Health Information Act.
Stampeders kicker René Paredes rising to the occasion in big moments to start season

Stampeders kicker René Paredes rising to the occasion in big moments to start season

CALGARY — René Paredes resumed his reliability for the Calgary Stampeders with game-winning field goals in the team's two comeback wins to start the CFL season.