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Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

New coal mines in Alberta's Rocky Mountain foothills would create more environmental problems than economic benefits, a lengthy new study has concluded.
Alberta opens COVID-19 lottery; 48,000 more first doses needed to lift health rules

Alberta opens COVID-19 lottery; 48,000 more first doses needed to lift health rules

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says 48,000 more Albertans must step up for a first dose of COVID vaccine to fully lift health restrictions, and hopes his new lottery plan will be that incentive.
'So unfair': Métis take Alberta to court over refusal to discuss consultation policy

'So unfair': Métis take Alberta to court over refusal to discuss consultation policy

EDMONTON — The Métis Nation of Alberta is taking the provincial government to court over what it says is negotiating in bad faith on a consultation agreement.
Plans for Calgary Stampede include reduced attendance, COVID-19 safety protocols

Plans for Calgary Stampede include reduced attendance, COVID-19 safety protocols

CALGARY — Officials with the Calgary Stampede say reduced daily attendance and enhanced COVID-19 protocols to keep visitors safe will be in place if the event goes ahead.
Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son's death

Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son's death

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The Court of Appeal of Alberta has rejected a request that a third trial be stayed for a couple accused in their son's death.

Somali-Canadian group says another woman wearing a hijab attacked in Edmonton

EDMONTON — The chair of a group representing Somali Canadians in Edmonton says there has been another local attack on a woman who was wearing a hijab.
Alberta launches COVID vaccine lottery with million-dollar prizes to encourage uptake

Alberta launches COVID vaccine lottery with million-dollar prizes to encourage uptake

EDMONTON — Alberta is launching a multimillion-dollar lottery in a bid to encourage more residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Most who tested positive for variant at Calgary hospital had mild symptoms: AHS

Most who tested positive for variant at Calgary hospital had mild symptoms: AHS

CALGARY — Most people who tested positive at a Calgary hospital for the more contagious COVID-19 variant first reported in India had mild symptoms, except one person who was admitted into intensive care.
Alberta's funding to deter hate crimes 'should just be the beginning': Muslim group

Alberta's funding to deter hate crimes 'should just be the beginning': Muslim group

EDMONTON — Alberta's premier says groups that experience hate crimes will soon be able to apply for grants to pay for security upgrades but one Muslim organization says more is needed to address racism in the province.
Canada's top speedskaters back on Olympic Oval ice after months without it

Canada's top speedskaters back on Olympic Oval ice after months without it

CALGARY — Canada's top speedskaters have started getting back to normal after a double-whammy winter of a pandemic and no ice in Calgary's Olympic Oval.