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Albertans to vote on equalization, daylight time during municipal elections this fall

Albertans to vote on equalization, daylight time during municipal elections this fall

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reaffirmed Thursday his government's commitment to a referendum on equalization payments while announcing a second vote on daylight time to be held during municipal elections this fall.
Alberta's minister of health announces funding for Calgary's first cyclotron

Alberta's minister of health announces funding for Calgary's first cyclotron

CALGARY — Alberta is committing more than $18 million over the next three years to build Calgary's first cyclotron and a new radiopharmaceutical facility. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the funding is a part of the government's $3.
Spreading wildlife disease threatens deer, elk — and maybe humans, new research says

Spreading wildlife disease threatens deer, elk — and maybe humans, new research says

EDMONTON — The continuing spread of a fatal wildlife disease in Alberta and Saskatchewan has a federal agency recommending a deer cull across a wide swath of the Prairies.
'Old wounds': Renewed interest over residential schools difficult for survivors

'Old wounds': Renewed interest over residential schools difficult for survivors

CALGARY — Flags at the Elbow River camp at the Calgary Stampede are at half mast this year to mark recent discoveries of unmarked graves at former Canadian residential school sites. A moment of silence is observed every day in a sombre ritual.
Backbencher booted from Alberta United Conservative Party caucus in January back in

Backbencher booted from Alberta United Conservative Party caucus in January back in

EDMONTON — A member of the Alberta legislature who was booted from the United Conservative Party caucus for failing to perform his duties has been welcomed back to the fold.
Officers cleared of misconduct in takedown of Alberta teen in 'Star Wars' costume

Officers cleared of misconduct in takedown of Alberta teen in 'Star Wars' costume

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Three southern Alberta police officers have been cleared of misconduct after a restaurant worker in a “Star Wars'' storm-trooper costume and carrying a plastic gun ended up with a bloody nose when she was forced to the ground.
Teen charged in Calgary police officer's death must stay in jail until trial: judge

Teen charged in Calgary police officer's death must stay in jail until trial: judge

CALGARY — A teen charged with first-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of a Calgary police officer is to remain in custody until his trial early next year.
'Genetic fingerprint' from wastewater key to tracking COVID-19 outbreaks: U of C

'Genetic fingerprint' from wastewater key to tracking COVID-19 outbreaks: U of C

CALGARY — One man's waste is another man's treasure.
Alberta businesses see glimmer of hope as oil price rises and sun shines on Stampede

Alberta businesses see glimmer of hope as oil price rises and sun shines on Stampede

CALGARY — As the lights dimmed and the music started pumping at Calgary's Home and Away sports bar last weekend, owner James Martin felt something he hadn't in a long time — hope.
Outdoor prizes such as camping and hunting added to Alberta's vaccination lotteries

Outdoor prizes such as camping and hunting added to Alberta's vaccination lotteries

EDMONTON — Alberta has added outdoor activity prizes to its vaccine lottery to get more people in the province immunized. The province says Albertans can win a lifetime fishing licence or a lifetime hunting licence.