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Alberta legislature wraps up fall sitting, passes pension-exit legislation

Alberta legislature wraps up fall sitting, passes pension-exit legislation

EDMONTON — Alberta politicians wrapped up the fall sitting of the legislature in the early hours Thursday, with Premier Danielle Smith’s government cutting off debate to pass a bill mandating a referendum be held before the province could quit the Ca
Calgary mayor says she won't attend Hanukkah ceremony because it's too political

Calgary mayor says she won't attend Hanukkah ceremony because it's too political

CALGARY — The mayor of Alberta's largest city says she won't attend the annual menorah lighting ceremony to mark the beginning of Hanukkah because she believes it's too political, but her decision led to a backlash from the Jewish community and Conse
Cap on greenhouse gas emissions singles out Alberta, Premier Smith says

Cap on greenhouse gas emissions singles out Alberta, Premier Smith says

Ottawa's proposed cap on greenhouse gas emissions from the oilpatch punishes Alberta's main industry and the province will take the measures to court, Premier Danielle Smith said Thursday.
'Crossed my line': Calgary traffic reporter goes viral after response to body comment

'Crossed my line': Calgary traffic reporter goes viral after response to body comment

CALGARY — TV traffic reporter Leslie Horton developed a thick skin over the years because of nasty feedback from viewers, but she unleashed a viral smackdown last week after she says one of them "crossed my line.
Oil and gas sector warns emissions cap could lead to production curtailments

Oil and gas sector warns emissions cap could lead to production curtailments

CALGARY — Canada's oil and gas industry is warning that Ottawa's emissions cap framework could result in significant production curtailments by companies and higher energy prices for consumers.
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame completes overhaul

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame completes overhaul

CALGARY — Canada's Sports Hall of Fame has completed a seismic shift from bricks and mortar in Calgary to a hybrid involving a museum in Ottawa and an emphasis on digital storytelling From Wayne Gretzky to Georges St.
Woman dies after officers shoot and use stun gun on her, Edmonton police say

Woman dies after officers shoot and use stun gun on her, Edmonton police say

EDMONTON — Police say a woman has died after Edmonton officers used a stun gun then shot her while conducting a wellness check. Police say the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the woman’s death.
Hyman, McDavid lead Edmonton Oilers to 6-1 rout of Carolina Hurricanes

Hyman, McDavid lead Edmonton Oilers to 6-1 rout of Carolina Hurricanes

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers are making good on their quest to erase their poor start to the season.
Alberta government rejects amendments to Canada Pension Plan exit legislation

Alberta government rejects amendments to Canada Pension Plan exit legislation

EDMONTON — Premier Danielle Smith’s government has rejected a proposal that would have compelled it to respect the results of a referendum on whether Alberta should quit the Canada Pension Plan.
World Cup snowboarders buzzing over faster big air slope at Commonwealth Stadium

World Cup snowboarders buzzing over faster big air slope at Commonwealth Stadium

EDMONTON — Organizers are promising a steeper, faster slope as the FIS snowboard big air World Cup returns to Commonwealth Stadium this weekend.