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Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — A northern Alberta town and a nearby First Nation are being evacuated due to the threat of an encroaching wildfire.
Trevor Harris ready to replace Mike Reilly as Edmonton Eskimos quarterback

Trevor Harris ready to replace Mike Reilly as Edmonton Eskimos quarterback

EDMONTON — Trevor Harris has stepped in to fill some pretty big shoes during his first seven seasons as a quarterback in the CFL, so taking over from Mike Reilly as the Edmonton Eskimos' starter for the 2019 season is nothing new.
Carbon tax, desk-thumping on agenda in upcoming Alberta legislature session

Carbon tax, desk-thumping on agenda in upcoming Alberta legislature session

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's government heads to the legislature this week to make noise with an ambitious legislative agenda while trying to keep a hush on daily affairs.
Banff National Park's Mount Temple a taxing, terrific trek

Banff National Park's Mount Temple a taxing, terrific trek

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — The summit of Mount Temple — the 3,543-metre peak in Banff National Park near Lake Louise, Alta. — can be bagged in a day using mostly two legs and not a lot of technical gear. That doesn't mean it's easy.

Alberta RCMP warn wildfire has closed major highway and prompted evacuations

EDSON, Alta. — A wildfire in northern Alberta forced a major highway west of Edmonton to close and nearby homeowners to flee, while another blaze prompted officials to warn that electricity may fail in one town.

Brooks Bandits win Jr. A title with 4-3 win over Prince George Spruce Kings

BROOKS, Alta. — Simon Boyko scored twice, including the eventual winner, as the Brooks Bandits beat the Prince George Spruce Kings 4-3 on Sunday to win Canada's men's junior-A hockey championship.

RCMP say hiker's body recovered after fall from mountain west of Calgary

CANMORE, Alta. — RCMP say a hiker's body has been recovered after he reportedly fell from a mountain west of Calgary. Police say they were called Sunday afternoon to Heart Mountain for a report that a 21-year-old man had fallen 18 metres.
Brandon Smith looking forward to new-look Stampeders a year after Grey Cup win

Brandon Smith looking forward to new-look Stampeders a year after Grey Cup win

CALGARY — A veteran of 10 seasons in the CFL, all with the Calgary Stampeders, Brandon Smith can't recall meeting so many new people on the opening day of training camp.
'Rope-a-dope': Environmentalists say Alberta war room threat won't distract them

'Rope-a-dope': Environmentalists say Alberta war room threat won't distract them

EDMONTON — Environmental groups targeted by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney are shrugging off the new government's promised $30-million "war room" to fight criticisms of the province's energy industry.

Brooks Bandits, Prince George Spruce Kings to meet for Canada's junior-A title

BROOKS, Alta. — The host Brooks Bandits and Prince George Spruce Kings will meet for the Canadian junior-A men's hockey championship.