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Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired tags

Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired tags

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta.
'Just went crazy:' Group gets lots of interest in random camping on public land

'Just went crazy:' Group gets lots of interest in random camping on public land

EDMONTON — Ryan Epp started a Facebook group in early April to find some new camping buddies and meet some new friends. Two months later, his group named Crown Land Camping Alberta has more than 31,000 members.
Alberta eyes business eviction protection tied to COVID-19 economy lockdown

Alberta eyes business eviction protection tied to COVID-19 economy lockdown

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says legislation is coming to help businesses facing eviction due to shutdowns forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are looking very closely at the measures announced last week by the B.C.
Torch passed at Hockey Canada, Davidson reflects on move to Own The Podium

Torch passed at Hockey Canada, Davidson reflects on move to Own The Podium

CALGARY — Melody Davidson says she's received a few text messages telling her "I didn't see this coming.
First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring

First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring

EDMONTON — Seven environmental and Indigenous groups have asked the Alberta government to restart oilpatch monitoring as soon as possible given that other activities are coming out of the COVID-19 shutdown.
Alberta imposing steep penalties but no charges on first-time impaired drivers

Alberta imposing steep penalties but no charges on first-time impaired drivers

EDMONTON — Alberta has introduced legislation that would add hefty fines and penalties for first-time impaired drivers but would not have them face a criminal charge.

Alberta reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting 15 new COVID-19 cases and one new death. That brings the province's total number of cases to 7,091 and deaths to 146. There have been 6,611 cases that have recovered as of Thursday.
Man faces second-degree murder charge in Calgary chef's death in March

Man faces second-degree murder charge in Calgary chef's death in March

CALGARY — Police have charged a 26-year-old Calgary man in the death of a longtime chef during an attempted break-and-enter three months ago. Anthony Archie Michel Christian is accused of second-degree murder and is to next appear in court on Monday.

Decorated coach Melody Davidson leaves Hockey Canada, joins Own The Podium

CALGARY — Decorated women's hockey coach Melody Davidson has joined Own The Podium as a summer-sport adviser. She coached the Canadian women's hockey team to Olympic gold in both 2006 and 2010.
Alberta registrar reverses rejection, man gets to have FREE AB licence plate

Alberta registrar reverses rejection, man gets to have FREE AB licence plate

CALGARY — Tomas Manasek says he's thrilled that his beliefs about Alberta independence didn't end up costing him his personalized FREE AB licence plate. Manasek, who is 68, has lived in Calgary for the last 35 years.