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Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough dies at 77

Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough dies at 77

HALIFAX — Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough, a political trailblazer who paved the way for women in politics, died Saturday in Halifax at the age of 77. Her family confirmed McDonough's death after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Three Alberta universities extend online courses to late February due to COVID-19

Three Alberta universities extend online courses to late February due to COVID-19

EDMONTON — Alberta’s big three research universities are extending online learning because the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly.
VIDEO: Ghost Lake drifters told to use ice track responsibly or face shutdown

VIDEO: Ghost Lake drifters told to use ice track responsibly or face shutdown

Ghost Lake track designer Benjamin Laflamme warned motorists to keep the site safe and clean after a wild weekend
Cat standoff over blender box leads to fanciful feline fun on internet

Cat standoff over blender box leads to fanciful feline fun on internet

Cats waiting their turn with empty box captured by owner and goes viral.
One arrested in suspicious death of Airdrie woman: RCMP

One arrested in suspicious death of Airdrie woman: RCMP

Police are not seeking any additional suspects at this time and there is no risk to the public.
Alberta sets record on active COVID cases, top doctor unsure when peak will hit

Alberta sets record on active COVID cases, top doctor unsure when peak will hit

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting a new record high of COVID-19 cases and its chief medical officer of health warns it’s still too soon to predict when the tsunami wave of Omicron-driven illnesses will crest.
Food industry requests emergency access to temporary foreign workers amid labour woes

Food industry requests emergency access to temporary foreign workers amid labour woes

CALGARY — Canadian food processors hard-hit by labour shortages are asking the federal government for emergency access to more temporary foreign workers.
COVID-19 cases climb in High River meat packing plant

COVID-19 cases climb in High River meat packing plant

Cargill union representatives for workers at High River, Alberta plant call for company to release case data and details on additional safety measures.
Canmore curler to fight for Olympic gold in mixed curling

Canmore curler to fight for Olympic gold in mixed curling

Another Alberta athlete is off to Beijing.
VIDEO: Wind gusts flip plane and pilot at Springbank Airport

VIDEO: Wind gusts flip plane and pilot at Springbank Airport

Winds of more than 74 km/h flipped Cessna 182 at an airport west of Calgary Jan. 11.