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RCMP deploying more Mounties in Alberta under agreement with the province

RCMP deploying more Mounties in Alberta under agreement with the province

EDMONTON — The RCMP says it will add 76 additional Mounties to Alberta this year, many of whom will serve as front-line police in rural detachments outside major municipalities. There will also be 57 new civilian support positions.
Alberta government to twin southern highway to spur economic recovery

Alberta government to twin southern highway to spur economic recovery

TABER, Alta. — The Alberta government says it will twin a 46-kilometre stretch of highway in southern Alberta.
COVID-19 travel advisory between Saskatchewan and northern Alberta lifted

COVID-19 travel advisory between Saskatchewan and northern Alberta lifted

REGINA — Health officials in Saskatchewan are no longer cautioning against non-essential travel to northern Alberta.
'I love this country:' Brazilian cowboy nears end of epic horse ride in Calgary

'I love this country:' Brazilian cowboy nears end of epic horse ride in Calgary

WAIPAROUS VILLAGE, Alta. — Filipe Masetti Leite stops for a break from another long day in the saddle on his year-long trek encountering bugs, bears, buffalo and bad weather.
Alberta expands gatherings for outdoor audience events to 200 people

Alberta expands gatherings for outdoor audience events to 200 people

EDMONTON — Alberta is expanding the number of people who can meet up for audience-type outdoor events. Dr.

Fitch reduces Alberta credit rating, cites concerns on heavy borrowing

EDMONTON — Alberta's plan to relaunch its economy is taking a hit right out of the starting gate. The United States-based Fitch rating agency has announced it's reducing Alberta's credit rating to AA- from AA.
Alberta businesswoman named lieutenant-governor, first Muslim in role in Canada

Alberta businesswoman named lieutenant-governor, first Muslim in role in Canada

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named business owner and philanthropist Salma Lakhani as Alberta's new lieutenant-governor. When she formally takes over the role, Lakhani will become Canada's first Muslim lieutenant-governor.
Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

EDMONTON — Alberta is cutting business taxes, pumping billions into infrastructure and making a full court press to lure jobs from Toronto, Montreal and elsewhere to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser makes US$24,000 for UFC win

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser made US$24,000, including a $12,000 win bonus, for his knockout win over Brazil's Philipe (Monstro) Lins on Saturday's UFC Fight Night show in Las Vegas.
Aurora Cannabis co-founder Terry Booth retires from board of directors

Aurora Cannabis co-founder Terry Booth retires from board of directors

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says co-founder Terry Booth has retired from the company's board of directors. Booth stepped down as chief executive in February, but had remained a member of the board of the cannabis company.