Alberta

AUPE endorses selling marijuana in publicly operated dispensaries

Attendees at the 41st annual Alberta Union of Provincial Employees convention have endorsed selling marijuana in publicly operated dispensaries.<p>The …

Canadian News

Widely circulated photo of fentanyl pills has an Alberta backstory

In the spring of 2015, Mike Tucker snapped a photo of a pile of greyish green pills on a table inside a police exhibit room.Without realizing it, he …

Canadian News

Elderly woman struck in west Edmonton crosswalk dies, driver charged

The elderly woman struck at a west Edmonton marked crosswalk on October 11 succumbed to her injuries, and the driver of the vehicle is facing charges.

Crime

Braid: Lougheed's son blasts Kenney for co-opting dad's legacy

Stephen Lougheed says he’s upset by Jason Kenney’s “disingenuous” praise of his father, the late premier Peter Lougheed. At worst, he finds it …

Canadian News

Trudeau sweeps into Edmonton, meeting with police, centre for newcomers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold a media availability in Edmonton today at the Hotel MacDonald, his office said in an email.<p>Trudeau, who met …

Canadian News

Edmonton Oilers unable to maintain momentum with narrow loss to Philadelphia Flyers

PHILADELPHIA — The Edmonton Oilers might have deserved better, but they didn’t get it Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.<p>The Oilers were hoping to …

Canadian News

Funeral held for mother, assistant pastor killed in Lloydminster crash

A northeast Edmonton church laid to rest their assistant pastor Saturday — a month after the mother of four was killed in a collision near …

Canadian News

Contractor killed at Suncor oilsands operation near Fort McMurray

A contractor working on excavation activities at Suncor’s oilsands operation near Fort McMurray was killed Friday morning, says a company spokeswoman.<p>…

Canadian News

Alberta mother pleads guilty after child left in freezing car

A southern Alberta mother who left her child in a locked and freezing SUV while the woman went drinking has pleaded guilty to failing to provide the …

Crime

RCMP warn Alberta homeowners to be aware of old explosives after grenades found near Edmonton

In light of several recent discoveries, RCMP are warning rural Alberta homeowners to be aware of old and abandoned dynamite, explosives and …

Canadian News

Trudeau sweeps into Edmonton, meeting with police, centre for newcomers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold a media availability in Edmonton today at the Hotel MacDonald, his office said in an email.<p>Trudeau, who met …

Canadian News

Charges laid after taxi stolen at gunpoint

A hefty handful of charges have been laid following an armed robbery in Cold Lake, Alta. earlier this month.<p>An investigation by Cold Lake RCMP led to …

Crime

Calgary bylaw officers will wait until Monday to enforce fines for election signs that aren’t removed

Less than a week after Monday’s municipal election, Calgary boulevards and other public lands must already be free and clear of any election …

Naheed Nenshi

Your letters for Saturday, Oct. 21

A plan to make Canada great againWe don’t seem to have nation builders in charge anymore, but here’s an idea I’ve heard twice now that just makes so …

Calgary

Singer's ancestry leads him to search out and update songs of the Underground Railroad

<b>PREVIEW</b><p><b>Freedom Singer</b><p><b>With</b>: Khari Wendell McClelland<p><b>Where</b>: The Club at Citadel Theatre<p><b>When</b>: 8 p.m., Oct. 25-28, and 2 p.m., Oct. 29<p><b>Tickets</b>: Starting …

Edmonton

Flu can be 'one less thing we battle this winter,' says top doc, urging immunization

Flu outbreaks have already struck in Alberta, warn health officials.<p>But starting Monday, everyone six months and older can take advantage of free flu …

Canadian News

'Survivor' castoff Alan Ball: Joe was ‘intimated’ by me

“You can have all the plans you want. The Survivor gods don’t care," veteran host Jeff Probst chuckled following a whirlwind tribal council on …

Canadian News

Prime Minister in Edmonton Saturday to visit police, centre for newcomers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Edmonton Saturday, speaking with police at downtown headquarters after stopping at the Mennonite Centre for …

Canadian News

Fighting fire: New book pulls the alarm on future destructive 'firestorms'

In November of 2016, author Edward Struzik took a trip to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park with two wildfire specialists, not to …

Canadian News

Old Walterdale Bridge demolition begins in big way with removal of north truss

The old bridge is coming down.The centenarian Walterdale Bridge will be demolished over the weekend, starting with the removal of the north truss, …

Canadian News

Edmonton police shooting under investigation; 37-year-old man in hospital in serious condition

A 37-year-old man was in serious condition in hospital Friday after being shot by police in during a west-end standoff following a …

Crime

Former nuclear physicist lets Mother Nature produce spectacular Rhone Valley wines

At the northern tip of the Rhone Valley is the wonderful city of Lyon, with a historical heart called Old Lyon, a wine and food lover’s mecca. This …

Canadian News

The Holy Roller joins two other Old Strathcona restaurants in the Crawford Block

Another hot restaurant has arrived in Old Strathcona.The Holy Roller opens tonight at 8222 Gateway Blvd. Brought to you by Merchant Hospitality, the …

Canadian News

"Connect Protect" gives police access to MedicAlert ID information

The Edmonton police are partnering with the MedicAlert Foundation Canada to share information that will help track down lost loved ones.MedicAlert …

Canadian News

'They gave up on me'; Famke Janssen blames ageism for 'X-Men' franchise exit

Famke Janssen has blamed ageism for her exit from the X-Men movie franchise.<p>Janssen was cast as superhero Dr. Jean Grey in 2000’s X-Men, and went on …

Canadian News

Country diary: stalking red deer on the fringes of the city

Big Moor, Derbyshire The stag ignores the passing lorries but isn’t ready for a photographic closeup<p>Running south from the old Barbrook reservoir, I found myself struggling against the strong south-westerly that had kept temperatures unusually high for several days and delayed wintering thrushes …

Environment

Police investigate possible shooting in Calgary's downtown core

Calgary police are still looking for victims and suspects after someone allegedly opened fire on a vehicle on Friday morning.

Policing

TAIT: An open letter to Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson

Dear Mayor Iveson:

Canadian News

38-year-old bus driver makes college basketball team

About six months ago, Trevor Costello, the wiry coach of the Algonquin College men’s basketball team, was refereeing an alumni tournament in Hammond …

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