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More Alberta wildfire evacuees cleared to go home, but fire danger still extreme

EDMONTON — Most of the remaining people still out of their communities due to wildfires in northern Alberta have been cleared to go home.
Alberta government to bring in bill to alter union wage deals

Alberta government to bring in bill to alter union wage deals

EDMONTON — Alberta's United Conservative government has formally served notice it is bringing in legislation to override bargained contract agreements and delay wage talks for thousands of public-sector workers.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney seeks alliance with Quebec's Francois Legault

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney seeks alliance with Quebec's Francois Legault

MONTREAL — Quebec and Alberta are natural allies in the fight to defend provincial autonomy in the face of federal interventions, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday during a visit to the province.
Calgary manslaughter trial hears five-year-old's death deemed 'undetermined'

Calgary manslaughter trial hears five-year-old's death deemed 'undetermined'

CALGARY — A manslaughter trial for a Calgary man has heard his five-year-old grandson died from blunt head trauma, but an autopsy could not determine whether it was an accident or inflicted on purpose.
Court ruling expands Alberta's Blood reserve, Canada's largest

Court ruling expands Alberta's Blood reserve, Canada's largest

OTTAWA — Canada's largest Indigenous reserve is about to get larger. Federal Court has found that the federal government underestimated the members of the Blood Tribe in southwestern Alberta when their reserve was created in the 1870s.

Group raises concerns over proposed site at Alberta prison to prevent overdoses

DRUMHELLER, Alta. — An advocacy group has raised doubts over whether an overdose prevention site proposed for a southern Alberta prison will work.

Parole board sets release rules for convicted Calgary child killer

CALGARY — A Calgary man convicted of killing two children in a firebombing has been told he must attend a brain injury centre and take counselling for anger management after he's released from prison this summer.

Calgary mom left feeling angry after son cut by razor blades embedded in slide

CALGARY — A Calgary family says it's in shock after a four-year-old boy was cut by disposable razor blades wedged into a playground slide.

Charges pending after Edmonton students get erratic ride home from school

EDMONTON — Charges are pending against an Edmonton school bus driver after she allegedly drove her bus over a curb, knocked over a street sign and stopped in the middle of the road.

Calgary Cavalry advance to meet Vancouver Whitecaps in Canadian championship

Calgary Cavalry is the first Canadian Premier League club through to the third round of the Canadian championship with a 2-1 win Tuesday over Hamilton Forge. Calgary won the two-leg series on aggregate.