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Hair salons and outdoor groups: Alberta eases some COVID-19 rules as a test

Hair salons and outdoor groups: Alberta eases some COVID-19 rules as a test

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is easing public-health rules around funerals, outdoor gatherings and hair salons while warning residents to keep following other restrictions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Alberta man convicted of sexually assaulting teen girls declared dangerous offender

Alberta man convicted of sexually assaulting teen girls declared dangerous offender

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A judge has declared a southern Alberta man with a history of sexually assaulting teen girls a dangerous offender, a designation that means he can be held in jail indefinitely. Trevor Pritchard of Coaldale, Alta.
'No meaningful effort:' Alberta premier kicks backbencher out of UCP caucus

'No meaningful effort:' Alberta premier kicks backbencher out of UCP caucus

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has kicked Lesser Slave Lake backbencher Pat Rehn out of the United Conservative caucus, saying the member of the legislature failed to represent his constituents.

Alberta Appeal Court reserves decision in case of slain mother, daughter

CALGARY — Lawyers for a man convicted of killing a Calgary woman and her young daughter have asked Alberta's top court for a new trial, arguing that "highly prejudicial" evidence about him should never have been shown to a jury.
Worker missing after dozer breaks through frozen tailings pond in northern Alberta

Worker missing after dozer breaks through frozen tailings pond in northern Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY — A worker is missing after a dozer broke through ice on an inactive Suncor tailings pond in northern Alberta. Suncor Energy Inc.

Brock Boeser scores twice, Vancouver defeats Edmonton 5-3 in season opener

EDMONTON — Brock Boeser and the Vancouver Canucks took advantage of the Edmonton Oilers' defensive lapses to win their opening game of the NHL season Wednesday night.
Experts say stretching out time between COVID-19 vaccine doses in Alberta reasonable

Experts say stretching out time between COVID-19 vaccine doses in Alberta reasonable

CALGARY — Infectious disease experts say it makes sense for Alberta to stretch the amount of time between first and second doses beyond what's spelled out on the labels of the two approved COVID-19 vaccines.
Canadian Senators Group leader Scott Tannas travels to Hawaii

Canadian Senators Group leader Scott Tannas travels to Hawaii

OTTAWA — Alberta Sen. Scott Tannas says he has travelled to Hawaii during the holidays.
Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets renew hostilities to start their seasons

Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets renew hostilities to start their seasons

CALGARY — Recent history built heat into Thursday's first game of the NHL season for the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets. The last NHL game the Jets played was a 4-0 loss Aug. 6 to the Flames, which ended Winnipeg's post-season.
Alberta musician Corb Lund comes out against proposed coal mines in Rocky Mountains

Alberta musician Corb Lund comes out against proposed coal mines in Rocky Mountains

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Corb Lund, perhaps Canada's pre-eminent singer about rural life and cowboy culture, is warning Albertans. "I've seen this coming for a while," he said from his home in Lethbridge, Alta.