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Alert lifted west of Edmonton for suspects considered 'armed and dangerous'

EDMONTON — An Alberta Emergency Alert that warned people in an area west of Edmonton about two possibly "armed and dangerous" suspects has been lifted.
Alberta judge dismisses mistrial application, trucker to be sentenced in hotel death

Alberta judge dismisses mistrial application, trucker to be sentenced in hotel death

EDMONTON — A judge has dismissed an Ontario truck driver's application for a mistrial after he was found guilty of killing a woman in his Edmonton hotel room. A sentencing hearing was to be held this week for Bradley Barton.
'Vigilant and cautious': Doctors group wants Alberta to cancel Calgary Stampede

'Vigilant and cautious': Doctors group wants Alberta to cancel Calgary Stampede

EDMONTON — A doctors group has sent a letter to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney urging him to cancel major summer events, including the Calgary Stampede, or postpone them until this fall.

Judge issues court injunction against weekend rodeo protesting health restrictions

CALGARY — Two Albertans have been handed a court injunction against their planned weekend rodeo protesting the province's health restrictions.
'It resonates': Calgary police lay charges in alleged hate-motivated attack

'It resonates': Calgary police lay charges in alleged hate-motivated attack

CALGARY — Police in Calgary say they have charged a man in one of a series of alleged hate-motivated attacks in recent weeks.
Legislature member says Alberta premier's patio dinner clearly broke COVID-19 rules

Legislature member says Alberta premier's patio dinner clearly broke COVID-19 rules

EDMONTON — One of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s caucus members says it’s obvious to her that Kenney’s drinks and dinner on a rooftop patio this week broke COVID-19 health rules.

Two children dead after house fire in western Alberta community of Buck Lake

BRETON, Alta. — Police in western Alberta say a one-year-old boy and four-year-old girl died in a house fire earlier this week.
Cineplex movie theatres to reopen across Alberta on June 10

Cineplex movie theatres to reopen across Alberta on June 10

TORONTO — Cineplex movie theatres are set to reopen across Alberta next week, joining their counterparts in several other provinces.
Kenney says 'reasonable effort' made to follow COVID-19 rules at whiskey dinner

Kenney says 'reasonable effort' made to follow COVID-19 rules at whiskey dinner

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he and his ministers made every reasonable effort to comply with health rules during a surreptitiously photographed whiskey-drinks dinner on the patio of the infamous "Sky Palace.
'It's a relief:' Some Calgary homeless put aside fears to get COVID-19 shots

'It's a relief:' Some Calgary homeless put aside fears to get COVID-19 shots

CALGARY — Donald Campbell shook and wiped away tears after he received his first COVID-19 vaccination at a walk-in clinic for Calgary's homeless. The 49-year-old said he has battled alcohol and drug addiction and spent years living on the streets.