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Feds approve Alberta's carbon tax on big industrial emitters

Feds approve Alberta's carbon tax on big industrial emitters

OTTAWA — The federal government is giving the Alberta government a passing grade for its industrial carbon tax, avoiding at least one showdown with the province over climate change.
Calgary Stampeders re-sign defensive back Jamar Wall

Calgary Stampeders re-sign defensive back Jamar Wall

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed defensive back Jamar Wall. The eight-year veteran from Lubbock, Texas, has played 128 career regular-season games for the Stampeders, including 16 starts at strong-side linebacker 2019.
Appeal denied: Man who killed couple, their grandson wanted conviction quashed

Appeal denied: Man who killed couple, their grandson wanted conviction quashed

CALGARY — Alberta's top court has upheld the conviction of a man who killed a couple and their grandson, dismissing objections to the warrantless search of his farm, disturbing photographs shown at trial and comments the judge made to jurors.
'The system is broken:' Many can't afford lawyers, don't qualify for legal aid

'The system is broken:' Many can't afford lawyers, don't qualify for legal aid

CALGARY — Legal experts say the justice system is failing Canada's working poor, many of whom are unable to afford lawyers and end up pleading guilty or representing themselves in court.
Milan Lucic scores first as a Flame, Calgary beats Buffalo 4-3

Milan Lucic scores first as a Flame, Calgary beats Buffalo 4-3

CALGARY — It took 28 games, but Milan Lucic finally has his first goal with Calgary. Lucic's goal 3:58 into the third period ended up the winner as the Flames survived two late Buffalo goals to hang on and beat the Sabres 4-3 on Thursday.
Canadian skiers Remme, Gagnon pursue downhill gains for combined success

Canadian skiers Remme, Gagnon pursue downhill gains for combined success

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Canada lacks a classic downhiller in women's ski racing, but speed is vitally important to the all-rounders on the national alpine team. Roni Remme of Collingwood, Ont., and Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que.
Angry Alberta legislature sitting ends with cross-party fight over room booking

Angry Alberta legislature sitting ends with cross-party fight over room booking

EDMONTON — The fall sitting of the Alberta legislature has wrapped up, delivering 16 bills and a budget while serving up acrimony, controversy and a dash of pettiness.
'Heart of darkness:' Closing arguments in Calgary quadruple killing trial

'Heart of darkness:' Closing arguments in Calgary quadruple killing trial

CALGARY — Lawyers for a pair accused in a quadruple killing say the Crown has not proven what happened before a man's body was discovered by a rural highway and the bodies of three others were found in his burned-out car.
Federal regulator approves expanded Kitimat LNG gas export licence

Federal regulator approves expanded Kitimat LNG gas export licence

CALGARY — An application from Chevron Canada for a 40-year licence to export natural gas from the proposed Kitimat LNG project has been approved despite environmental opposition, says the Canada Energy Regulator.
It's official: Calgary signs deal with Flames and Stampede for new arena

It's official: Calgary signs deal with Flames and Stampede for new arena

CALGARY — A deal to build a new arena in downtown Calgary is official after definitive agreements were signed between the city, the Calgary Flames hockey organization and the Calgary Stampede.