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Alberta tables bill to alter union deals, unions call it 'significant betrayal'

Alberta tables bill to alter union deals, unions call it 'significant betrayal'

EDMONTON — The leaders of Alberta's public sector unions promised Thursday to fight back after the province introduced a bill to strip away some bargaining rights from an estimated 200,000 workers.

University of Calgary sport builder Dennis Kadatz dies at age 80

CALGARY — Dennis Kadatz, a man considered the father of the University of Calgary's athletic program, died Monday at age 80. The University of Calgary announced Kadatz's death in a statement Thursday.
Federal carbon tax coming to Alberta in January: environment minister

Federal carbon tax coming to Alberta in January: environment minister

Ottawa plans to impose the federal carbon tax on Alberta starting Jan. 1 and federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she has written the province about the decision.
Eskimos relying on aggression under new defensive co-ordinator Phillip Lolley

Eskimos relying on aggression under new defensive co-ordinator Phillip Lolley

EDMONTON — For all of the changes to their roster, the most significant difference with the Edmonton Eskimos this season will be their approach on defence under new co-ordinator Phillip Lolley, starting against the Montreal Alouettes at Commonwealth
Sentence expires for man convicted in Mayerthorpe Mountie killings

Sentence expires for man convicted in Mayerthorpe Mountie killings

EDMONTON — A man convicted for his role in the shooting deaths of four Mounties in rural Alberta is no longer subject to parole conditions.
Man found guilty of killing Calgary Stampeder appeals conviction and sentence

Man found guilty of killing Calgary Stampeder appeals conviction and sentence

CALGARY — A man convicted of killing a Calgary Stampeders football player is appealing both his conviction and his sentence. Nelson Lugela was found guilty earlier this year of second-degree murder in the death of Mylan Hicks.
CAPP leader criticizes environment minister as Bill C-69 setback sinks in

CAPP leader criticizes environment minister as Bill C-69 setback sinks in

CALGARY — The head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers criticized the country's environment minister Thursday for comments he said shows she is "disrespectful" of the energy industry.
Strength in numbers: Alberta town wants all smokers to butt out for one day

Strength in numbers: Alberta town wants all smokers to butt out for one day

COCHRANE, Alta. — There'll be no need for ashtrays in one Alberta town on the weekend if residents take up a retiring pharmacist's call for all smokers to butt out for 24 hours.

Southern Ontarians killed in head-on collision on Alberta highway

PROVOST, Alta. — Two seniors from Kitchener, Ont., have been killed in a highway crash in east-central Alberta.
Return to sender; postage-paid pets discovered in Alberta post office

Return to sender; postage-paid pets discovered in Alberta post office

VULCAN, Alta. — A woman in southern Alberta has been charged after she allegedly tried to mail a puppy and a kitten via Canada Post.