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'Not ready': Alberta police chiefs say too soon to support decriminalizing drugs

'Not ready': Alberta police chiefs say too soon to support decriminalizing drugs

CALGARY — The association that represents Alberta police chiefs says it's too soon to decriminalize illicit drugs. Calgary Chief Const.
CAPP expects oil and gas investment to rise 22 per cent this year to $32.8 billion

CAPP expects oil and gas investment to rise 22 per cent this year to $32.8 billion

CALGARY — Canada's largest oil and gas industry group says capital spending in the oilpatch will hit $32.8 billion this year, a 22 per cent increase from the year before but still a far cry from the boom-time levels of investment a decade ago.
VIDEO: Hockey announcer goes wild when Alberta AJHL goalie nets rare goal

VIDEO: Hockey announcer goes wild when Alberta AJHL goalie nets rare goal

Spruce Grove Saints goalie Tristan Martin got a bit of extra publicity after scoring in a game against the Grande Prairie Storm on January 18.
Lawyers give closing arguments in Airdrie man's murder trial

Lawyers give closing arguments in Airdrie man's murder trial

Upon hearing the closing statements from both the crown and defence attorneys, presiding justice J.T. Eamon said he would take some time to consider the information and would return to Criminal Appearance Court on Feb. 4. A court date for his judgement is yet to be scheduled.
Nursing students join battle as Alberta's COVID-19 hospitalizations reach all-time high

Nursing students join battle as Alberta's COVID-19 hospitalizations reach all-time high

Alberta has set a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations; expands care beds and adds 610 nursing students.
Grocery store closures loom amid labour, product shortages

Grocery store closures loom amid labour, product shortages

Grocery stores are struggling with rising labour and product shortages that could threaten Canada's food security, experts say.
Dozens of catalytic converters seized during search of Airdrie home

Dozens of catalytic converters seized during search of Airdrie home

Two men in Airdrie were arrested on outstanding warrants on Jan. 16, and now face multiple charges related to operation of a stolen vehicle and possession of illegal or stolen items.
Canadian trial: remdesivir reduces need for ventilation by half for COVID patients

Canadian trial: remdesivir reduces need for ventilation by half for COVID patients

A Canadian study suggests the antiviral medication remdesivir could have a "modest but significant effect" on COVID-19 patient outcomes, including decreasing the need for mechanical ventilation by approximately 50 per cent.
Alberta ref Lacey Senuk heading to Beijing Olympics

Alberta ref Lacey Senuk heading to Beijing Olympics

The St. Albert ice officiator will demonstrate her unflappable but fair demeanor as one of the refs for hockey when the Winter Olympics start on Feb. 4.
Central Alberta child left on school bus, spends half hour outside in freezing temperatures

Central Alberta child left on school bus, spends half hour outside in freezing temperatures

Kindergarten student found walking near a rural road in the St. Paul region, while temperatures dipped well below -20C.