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'We are going to proceed': Trial moving ahead for accused in Alberta doctor's death

'We are going to proceed': Trial moving ahead for accused in Alberta doctor's death

RED DEER, Alta. — The trial for a man charged in the slaying of a family doctor at a central Alberta medical clinic is going ahead as scheduled.
'Right path:' Lethbridge police release improvement plan in wake of controversies

'Right path:' Lethbridge police release improvement plan in wake of controversies

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The police chief in Lethbridge, Alta., has delivered a plan to the province's justice minister aimed at fixing problems that led to a threat the service could be disbanded.

John Furlong pitches a broader B.C. bid for 2030 Winter Games

CALGARY — A 2030 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games that encompasses more of B.C. than the Lower Mainland and a ski resort town will be part of John Furlong's pitch to the Vancouver Board of Trade on Friday.
WestJet extends temporary suspension of international sun flights until June

WestJet extends temporary suspension of international sun flights until June

CALGARY — WestJet says it will extend its temporary suspension of international sun flights to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean until June 4.
Alberta's top doctor says new restrictions loom as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

Alberta's top doctor says new restrictions loom as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says new public-health restrictions might be needed if high daily COVID-19 case counts continue. Dr.
Opposition bill against coal mining in Alberta's Rockies can proceed in legislature

Opposition bill against coal mining in Alberta's Rockies can proceed in legislature

EDMONTON — An Opposition bill that would preserve Alberta's Rocky Mountains from open-pit coal mines could be debated in the legislature after a government-dominated committee on Tuesday gave unanimous consent for it to move forward.
Canada's world champion beach volleyball duo finally getting games before Tokyo

Canada's world champion beach volleyball duo finally getting games before Tokyo

CALGARY — Canada's world champions in beach volleyball are amping up preparations for the Summer Olympics coming over the horizon. The COVID-19 pandemic kept Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont.

Positive COVID-19 tests at world men's curling championship deemed "false positives"

CALGARY — The four positive COVID-19 tests that interrupted the men's world curling championship are considered "false positives" from potentially contaminated samples, according to the World Curling Federation.
Start of Humpty's Champions Cup pushed back a day in Calgary

Start of Humpty's Champions Cup pushed back a day in Calgary

CALGARY — Curling's Humpty's Champions Cup in Calgary has been pushed back a day. The first of two Grand Slams was scheduled to open Wednesday morning, but Rogers Sportsnet announced Monday the first draw is now Thursday at noon MT.

Pulling the plug: Edmonton Folk Music Festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

EDMONTON — Despite Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's hope that the COVID-19 vaccine will allow summer events like the Calgary Stampede to go ahead, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has been cancelled The festival says in a statement that without full va