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Ex-Eskimos CEO gets new job among flurry of Alberta government appointments

Ex-Eskimos CEO gets new job among flurry of Alberta government appointments

EDMONTON — Len Rhodes, a former Alberta United Conservative candidate and president of the Edmonton Eskimos, has a new job. Rhodes has been named the new chair of the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis commission.
Oilsands firms considering diluent recovery units to boost crude-by-rail volumes

Oilsands firms considering diluent recovery units to boost crude-by-rail volumes

CALGARY — Ongoing pipeline project delays and growth in crude-by-rail capacity from Western Canada are leading some oilsands producers to consider spending billions of dollars to build diluent recovery units.

Southern Alberta man fined for selling woman's horses for slaughter

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A southern Alberta man who sold a woman's two horses for slaughter without her knowledge has been fined after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

Double Bear for the win: Judge rules horse champion of 2017 Canadian Derby

EDMONTON — A fight over which horse won a Canadian Derby race two years ago has been resolved in court. Queen's Bench Justice June Ross has declared Double Bear the winner of an Aug. 19, 2017 race at Northlands Park in Edmonton.
Alberta government strikes panel to advise on wage cut for alcohol servers

Alberta government strikes panel to advise on wage cut for alcohol servers

EDMONTON — A panel will explore whether cutting the minimum wage for Alberta's alcohol servers could give them more working hours and boost their overall income with more tips.

Stamps' coach Dickenson hopeful to have Mitchell, Arbuckle versus Alouettes

CALGARY — Dave Dickenson hasn't given up on having both Bo Levi Mitchell and Nick Arbuckle available Saturday night when the Calgary Stampeders host the Montreal Alouettes.
Dashcams provide 'unbiased witness' when bad things happen to good drivers

Dashcams provide 'unbiased witness' when bad things happen to good drivers

CALGARY — In a video taken through the windshield of Dung Le's 15-year-old Toyota Echo, an oncoming car breaks the monotony of a wide, nearly empty street on a quiet August morning in a sprawling residential Edmonton neighbourhood.
Impact down Cavalry 1-0 to advance to Canadian Championship final

Impact down Cavalry 1-0 to advance to Canadian Championship final

CALGARY — All the Impact had to do was hold Calgary's Cavalry FC scoreless in the second leg of the Canadian Championship final. They did that and more.

Reports of tampered infant formula at Edmonton Walmart, no illnesses: CFIA

EDMONTON — The federal food safety watchdog is advising consumers to use caution with infant formula products due to potential product substitution or tampering following reports from a Walmart store in southeast Edmonton.
'Sweet little boy:' Judge finds Calgary man guilty in grandson's death

'Sweet little boy:' Judge finds Calgary man guilty in grandson's death

CALGARY — A judge has found a man guilty of inflicting a fatal brain injury on his young grandson five months after the boy was sent to Canada from Mexico so he could have a better life.