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Tight budget, health-care changes expected to dominate Alberta legislature sitting

Tight budget, health-care changes expected to dominate Alberta legislature sitting

Alberta politicians are set to return to the legislature this week for a spring sitting that is expected to see the first steps on sweeping structural reforms to a health-care system grappling to find and keep family doctors.
Woman who stopped to check on police spike belt damage killed by fleeing truck

Woman who stopped to check on police spike belt damage killed by fleeing truck

EDMONTON — Officers have found a stolen car used to flee a deadly hit-and-run following a high-speed police chase on the weekend, and they continue to search for a suspect. The Honda Civic was recovered early this morning outside Edmonton.
Jones bids bittersweet farewell in her last Canadian women's curling championship

Jones bids bittersweet farewell in her last Canadian women's curling championship

CALGARY — Jennifer Jones bid a reluctant goodbye to a curling stage where she's performed brilliantly in her career.
'Superhighways': Study says rural ground wells increase risk of higher radon levels

'Superhighways': Study says rural ground wells increase risk of higher radon levels

OKOTOKS, Alta. — Henk de Haan says that for five years he was blissfully unaware of the invisible danger as his children slept in the basement of their acreage home southwest of Calgary.
Woman, 45, killed in hit-and-run, RCMP say suspect still at large

Woman, 45, killed in hit-and-run, RCMP say suspect still at large

EDMONTON — RCMP say a 45-year-old woman was killed while officers chased a man fleeing in a vehicle late Saturday night just outside of Edmonton. Supt.
Rachel Homan back on top at Hearts, wins Canadian women's curling championship

Rachel Homan back on top at Hearts, wins Canadian women's curling championship

CALGARY — Rachel Homan reclaimed the Canadian women's curling championship seven years after her last one with a 5-4 win over Jennifer Jones on Sunday. Homan and longtime teammate Emma Miskew won their fourth titles and lead Sarah Wilkes her second.

WHL roundup: Chadwick helps Hurricanes whip Hitmen 9-2

CALGARY — Noah Chadwick scored twice and added two assists as the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes whipped the Calgary Hitmen 9-2 in Western Hockey League action on Sunday at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Alberta man dies after being buried by avalanche while snowmobiling

Alberta man dies after being buried by avalanche while snowmobiling

CROWSNEST PASS, Alta. — A man has died after being buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling in southwestern Alberta. RCMP in Crowsnest Pass, Alta.
'A white man's war': Calgary military museum focuses on Black Canadian soldiers

'A white man's war': Calgary military museum focuses on Black Canadian soldiers

CALGARY — Oral Virtue first met Newfoundland-based Canadian soldiers as a child growing up in Jamaica, never forgetting their friendliness, openness and the way they spoke this “funky foreign language.
Why drought on the prairies is making your steak more expensive

Why drought on the prairies is making your steak more expensive

CALGARY — Ask John Wildenborg if he thinks Canadians will be paying more for steak during future barbecue seasons, and the owner of Calgary specialty butcher shop Master Meats doesn't hesitate.