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United Conservatives mark first year as official opposition party
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It's been one year since Alberta's Wild Rose and Progressive Conservative parties officially came together to form the United Conservative Party.Hundreds of UCP members and supporters marked the anniversary of the approval of the agreement to form the party, gathering at Edmonton's Shaw Conferenc...
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Ottawa fails to secure new buyer for Trans Mountain pipeline by deadline
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The Canadian government is set to become the official owner of the Trans Mountain  pipeline expansion after failing to quickly flip the project to another private-sector buyer.Pipeline owner Kinder Morgan had been working with the government to identify another buyer before July 22.But with that ...
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Bat tests positive for rabies in Jasper National Park
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A bat has tested positive for rabies in Jasper National Park, according to Alberta Health Services and Parks Canada.AHS said a hiker reported the bat on the Valley of Five Lakes trail, just south of Jasper, last weekend.Parks Canada staff investigated and captured the bat.A number of bats, and oc...
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Flooding damages Fort McMurray emergency department, patients temporarily relocated
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Heavy rain on Saturday caused flooding in a Fort McMurray hospital's emergency department, forcing it to temporarily relocate until Sunday afternoon, Alberta Health Services said. The Northern Lights Regional Health Centre continued to offer emergency medical services, but was doing so in the amb...
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Ryan Straschnitzki's return to the ice stirs 'mixed emotions'
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Humboldt Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki tried out sledge hockey for the first time Friday, joined by his father Tom, girlfriend Erika, Team Canada's Chris Cederstrand and Philadelphia Flyer Corgan Knight.It was his return to the ice in the wake of the tragic bus crash April 6 that killed 16 of his tea...
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'Do Indians have property rights?' Former Alberta chief's land dispute in court
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A dispute between two families over land on Canada's largest reserve is heading to court, in part to question whether First Nations members have any right to the ground beneath their feet. "Do Indians have property rights? That's what we need to know," former Blood Tr...
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Climber dies in fall on Mount Lipsett, southwest of Calgary
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A man believed to be in his 60s was killed Saturday when he fell while climbing in Kananaskis Country, southwest of Calgary. STARS Air Ambulance spokeswoman Deb Tetley said crews were dispatched about 5 p.m. to Mount Lipsett, just south of Highwood Pass, in K-Country, but were later stood down.EM...
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Despite a weekend of wacky weather, the show must go on at Edmonton festivals
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From monsoon-like rain to nickel-sized hail and then sunny skies, the weather has posed a challenge for festival organizers in the city this weekend.Interstellar Rodeo Music Festival producer Shauna de Cartier says heavy rain has turned the festival in Hawrelak Park into a bit of a game of musica...
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Police investigate fatal collision in southeast Edmonton
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Motorists are being asked to avoid the area of 75th Street and 101st Avenue as police investigate a fatal collision.The collision occurred in the intersection, the Edmonton Police Service said in a media release Sunday morning.No other details were provided.
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Edmonton doctors, nurses help children with heart disease make summer camp memories
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Mason "Mighty Mason" Anderson, 5, squeals as he dips and weaves between the volley of water balloons thrown by his friends at summer camp in Edmonton.Save for a faint silvery scar that stretches the length of his sternum, there is nothing to indicate he's any different from the thousands of child...
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83-year-old Red Deer man rappels building to raise money for sick kids
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Joe Hittel rappelled a 13-storey building in downtown Red Deer on Saturday to raise money for kids with life-threatening medical conditions.It took about seven minutes for the 83-year-old to complete the descent down Stantec Executive Place — a feat he accomplished in a leprechaun costume, which ...
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Clean up underway after Friday storm topples trees across Edmonton
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City crews are spending the weekend cleaning up debris after a major thunderstorm downed trees across Edmonton on Friday.Crispin Wood, manager of urban forestry for the city, said the storm was significant, but didn't result in an abnormal amount of calls about fallen trees.A lot of the calls tha...
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Ryan Straschnitzki returns to the ice for 1st time since Humboldt Broncos bus crash
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Ryan Straschnitzki was back on the ice Friday, for the first time since the tragic bus crash that changed his life.Straschnitzki and his father Tom both played sledge hockey for the first time Friday in Okotoks, Alta., where they were given a tutorial by Team Canada's Chris Cederstrand.For Ryan —...
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Kb&co serves up picture-perfect plates
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The vegan eatery does offer an acai bowl — packed with bananas and strawberries and vanilla macaroon granola — and it has been my salvation in a bowl on more than one occasion.So, too, have the smoothies. Of the 14 on offer, the coconut chai and the cardamom candy are my go-to's. The "kb" in the ...
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Ritz Bits pulled from shelves due to possible salmonella contamination
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Christie brand Ritz Bits Sandwiches in cheese and pizza flavours sold across the country are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.The packages come in sizes of 1.26 kilograms, 180 grams and 42 grams. The products are made by Mon...
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