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Alberta man faces assault charge after health worker pushed at Charlottetown airport

CHARLOTTETOWN — A 35-year-old man from Alberta has been charged with assault after a health worker at the Charlottetown Airport was pushed early Thursday morning.
RCMP use police vehicle to knock down and arrest armed man south of Edmonton

RCMP use police vehicle to knock down and arrest armed man south of Edmonton

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — RCMP used a police vehicle to knock down and arrest an armed man on a highway south of Edmonton. Mounties were called to Highway 2A Friday morning about 1.5 kilometres south of Wetaskiwin, Alta.
Alberta to assess current COVID-19 health measures before considering new ones

Alberta to assess current COVID-19 health measures before considering new ones

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro, accused of not doing enough to stop a COVID-19 surge swamping hospitals, says the government wants to see the effect of recent health restrictions before adding any new ones. Shandro said he and Dr.
Calgary Flames sign defencemen Erik Gudbranson, Micheal Stone to one-year deals

Calgary Flames sign defencemen Erik Gudbranson, Micheal Stone to one-year deals

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have bolstered their blue line, signing defencemen Erik Gudbranson and Micheal Stone to one-year deals. The club says Gudbranson has inked a contract worth US$1.95 million and Stone signed for $700,000.
Stampeders' QB Mitchell set to make his return from broken leg

Stampeders' QB Mitchell set to make his return from broken leg

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is set to return from a broken leg. Mitchell is listed as the starter for Saturday's Labour Day rematch against the Elks in Edmonton.
Alberta to move hospital patients to homes, care centres as COVID-19 crisis worsens

Alberta to move hospital patients to homes, care centres as COVID-19 crisis worsens

EDMONTON — Alberta will move more patients to other care settings to free up space in hospitals so overrun with COVID-19 cases that some children's surgeries, cancer surgeries and transplant operations are being cancelled. Dr.
'Boiling point': Alberta doctors warn of health system collapse as COVID cases climb

'Boiling point': Alberta doctors warn of health system collapse as COVID cases climb

CALGARY — Alberta's health-care system is on the verge of collapse, warns a group of physicians who are pleading with the government to strengthen public health measures to fend off a relentless fourth wave of COVID-19. Dr.
Transat AT seeing steady demand for winter travel in spite of fourth wave of COVID-19

Transat AT seeing steady demand for winter travel in spite of fourth wave of COVID-19

CALGARY — Transat AT Inc. has seen steady customer demand since resuming flights earlier this summer, but the travel company said Thursday it still doesn't expect to return to its pre-pandemic level before 2023.
Edmonton doctors form opioid response committee to address spiking overdoses

Edmonton doctors form opioid response committee to address spiking overdoses

EDMONTON — Spiking overdose deaths and inaction by the Alberta government have prompted a group of Edmonton physicians to form an opioid poisoning committee to address the escalating crisis.
Calgary man faces numerous sexual assault charges related to girls

Calgary man faces numerous sexual assault charges related to girls

CALGARY — A Calgary man has been charged with the sexual assault and exploitation of three girls. City police say they began looking into the case last month following allegations that two 14-year-olds and one 12-year-old had been sexually assaulted.