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'Crime of sadness': Sentencing hearing for woman who left body of newborn in dumpster

'Crime of sadness': Sentencing hearing for woman who left body of newborn in dumpster

CALGARY — An Alberta judge says he will not consider jail time for the mother of a baby found dead in a Calgary dumpster on Christmas Eve in 2017, despite the Crown's request that she serve up to six months.
Canada's Olympic champion Kripps joining bobsled team as technical coach

Canada's Olympic champion Kripps joining bobsled team as technical coach

CALGARY — Canada's Olympic bobsled champion Justin Kripps is becoming a coach. The 35-year-old from Summerland, B.C., is joining the national bobsled team as the program's new technical coach.
Elks coach Jones not thinking about home losing streak ahead of Stampeders' visit

Elks coach Jones not thinking about home losing streak ahead of Stampeders' visit

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks could have an infamous date with CFL history Saturday night. But the prospect of losing a CFL-record-tying 14th home game in a row isn’t at the front of their minds.
Alberta UCP leadership candidates unite to raise alarm on Alberta sovereignty bill

Alberta UCP leadership candidates unite to raise alarm on Alberta sovereignty bill

EDMONTON — More than half the candidates in the race to replace Premier Jason Kenney are raising the alarm over a rival's plan to proclaim Alberta would reject federal laws and court decisions deemed against the province's interests.
'A hero': Family member identifies man killed in a series of assaults in Edmonton

'A hero': Family member identifies man killed in a series of assaults in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A man who was fatally stabbed in a series of attacks in Edmonton died protecting his sister, a family member said.
Edmonton police arrest suspect in deadly random attacks that killed one, injured two

Edmonton police arrest suspect in deadly random attacks that killed one, injured two

EDMONTON — A 25-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday after Edmonton police said one person was killed and two were injured in what they called random attacks. Police identified the suspect as Clarence Lawrence.
WestJet debuts new, gender neutral uniforms with name tag space for pronouns

WestJet debuts new, gender neutral uniforms with name tag space for pronouns

CALGARY — WestJet workers are getting a new look as the airline revamps its uniforms with an eye to gender inclusivity.
Government emissions targets for fertilizer use unrealistic, industry report argues

Government emissions targets for fertilizer use unrealistic, industry report argues

CALGARY — A new industry-led report suggests Canada's farmers can likely only achieve half of the federal government's targeted 30 per cent reduction in fertilizer emissions by 2030.

Strawn, Lohner share lead in Canadian senior men's golf championship

RED DEER, Alta. — Two American golfers share the lead after Tuesday's first round of the Canadian senior men's golf championship. Rusty Strawn of McDonough, Ga., and Mike Lohner of Southlake, Texas, both shot 3-under 69s.
Kenney says won't stay quiet as possible successor pitches separation plan

Kenney says won't stay quiet as possible successor pitches separation plan

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says his party was founded on a strong Alberta within Confederation and he won’t sit idly by while one of the candidates vying to replace him pitches a "risky, dangerous, half-baked" and "banana republic" plan for more