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Saskatchewan launches call to build 300 megawatts of wind power capacity

Saskatchewan launches call to build 300 megawatts of wind power capacity

CALGARY — Saskatchewan is launching a new request for proposals to add up to 300 megawatts of wind power generation capacity.
American man who assaulted, kidnapped Alberta woman sentenced to 18 years

American man who assaulted, kidnapped Alberta woman sentenced to 18 years

A South Carolina man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted an Alberta woman after luring her south of the border with the promise of a modelling job has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Fred Russell Urey, 41, was arrested in May 2017.
Pedestrians hit by U-Haul van in Edmonton testify at trial of alleged attacker

Pedestrians hit by U-Haul van in Edmonton testify at trial of alleged attacker

EDMONTON — Paul Biegel was about to light a cigarette moments before he found himself lying on the ground with a broken vehicle mirror beside him.
Alberta incorporates energy war room as Canadian Energy Centre, work starts soon

Alberta incorporates energy war room as Canadian Energy Centre, work starts soon

EDMONTON — Alberta's energy war room is now a legal entity with a new name, a new managing director and a plan to be running by Christmas.
Bloc on the rise, along with calls for separation in Alberta

Bloc on the rise, along with calls for separation in Alberta

OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau dismissed any notion that national unity is under threat Wednesday as he and other national leaders made efforts to beat back growing support for the Bloc Quebecois.
Alberta fires board of real estate regulator, cites paralyzing dysfunction

Alberta fires board of real estate regulator, cites paralyzing dysfunction

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is moving to fire the entire board that regulates the provincial real-estate industry on the grounds it is hopelessly dysfunctional and wracked by infighting.
Alberta calls on Ottawa to reverse military health funding change

Alberta calls on Ottawa to reverse military health funding change

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro is calling on the federal government to reverse a decision that will see provinces pick up more of the cost of treating members of the military for medical operations and other health care.
Calgary police charge two men after multiple swatting calls

Calgary police charge two men after multiple swatting calls

CALGARY — Two men have been charged with public mischief for allegedly making prank calls to police about crimes and medical emergencies.
Wind power developers upbeat about Alberta despite end of power project auctions

Wind power developers upbeat about Alberta despite end of power project auctions

CALGARY — Panellists at a wind energy conference in Calgary say Alberta is still the best place in Canada to build renewable power projects despite the United Conservative government's decision to unplug the previous NDP regime's project auctions.

Former Alberta health-care employee punished for improper access to files

RED DEER, Alta. — A former billing clerk with Alberta Health Services has been fined $8,000 and sentenced to one year of probation after admitting he gained improper access to health records.