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'You didn't get the best of me': Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

'You didn't get the best of me': Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

CALGARY — Clarence Wolfleg remembers the day his mother took him to school. It was 1956 and for the next 5 1/2 years he attended the Old Sun Residential School outside Gleichen in southern Alberta.
Edmonton removes references to Bishop Vital Grandin from downtown transit station

Edmonton removes references to Bishop Vital Grandin from downtown transit station

Edmonton has removed references to Bishop Vital Grandin from one of the city's light-rail transit stations.
Alberta moves forward on equalization referendum, with vote proposed in October

Alberta moves forward on equalization referendum, with vote proposed in October

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is taking the next step towards a referendum question on equalization. Premier Jason Kenney says his government will put before the legislature a motion on the wording of a referendum question.
Crescent Point sells non-core southeast Saskatchewan assets for $93 million

Crescent Point sells non-core southeast Saskatchewan assets for $93 million

CALGARY — Crescent Point Energy Corp. has sold its remaining non-core southeast Saskatchewan conventional assets for $93 million.
Alberta premier says sorry for breaking COVID-19 health rules with rooftop dinner

Alberta premier says sorry for breaking COVID-19 health rules with rooftop dinner

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing mounting criticism in cabinet and caucus, says he is sorry for breaking COVID-19 rules at a dinner party caught on camera.
Judge dismisses charter application of pastor on trial for violating health orders

Judge dismisses charter application of pastor on trial for violating health orders

EDMONTON — A judge has ruled that the religious freedoms of an Alberta pastor who is on trial for violating COVID-19 regulations were not violated. Pastor James Coates made a charter application in relation to a ticket he received on Dec.

Man seriously injured after small plane crashes in eastern Alberta, RCMP say

HEINSBURG, Alta. — Police say a man is recovering from serious injuries after a small plane crashed in eastern Alberta on Sunday evening. RCMP say the plane crashed near Heinsburg, Alta., which is 232 kilometres east of Edmonton.

Worker operating excavator killed at Syncrude mine site in northern Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY — Occupational Health and Safety says a Syncrude employee operating an excavator was killed Sunday at an oilsands mine in northern Alberta.

Three-wheel cycle rider killed in collision with pickup truck

EDMONTON — The RCMP say a person is dead after a three wheel cycle collided with a pickup truck Sunday evening just west of Edmonton. Police issued a release that says the incident occurred around 7:30 p.m.
Alberta NDP's Notley promises to make Alberta green energy powerhouse

Alberta NDP's Notley promises to make Alberta green energy powerhouse

EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says if elected in 2023, her NDP will work to make the province a powerhouse in renewable energy. Notley says that includes moving Alberta’s electricity grid to net-zero emissions by the year 2035.