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Alberta municipality fined $300,000 for federal environmental breach

EDMONTON — A municipal district north of Edmonton has been fined $300,000 for breaking a federal environmental law. Environment Canada says Athabasca County pleaded guilty to violating Wildlife Area Regulations of the Canada Wildlife Act.
Edmonton police bust psychic over crystal scam, 10 people bilked of $72,500

Edmonton police bust psychic over crystal scam, 10 people bilked of $72,500

Edmonton police allege there is nothing magic about a woman accused of bilking 10 people of money with a promise that a special crystal would improve their lives.
Alberta eyes legislation if necessary to override public sector wage talks

Alberta eyes legislation if necessary to override public sector wage talks

EDMONTON — Alberta's finance minister says the government will pass legislation if necessary to override collective bargaining agreements with unions and delay contractually mandated wage talks.
Defending Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders retain great expectations

Defending Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders retain great expectations

CALGARY — Winning last year's Grey Cup after losing to underdog teams two straight years was a pressure valve release for the Calgary Stampeders.
Medical examiner tells Alberta trial lack of oxygen didn't cause toddler's death

Medical examiner tells Alberta trial lack of oxygen didn't cause toddler's death

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The medical examiner who did an autopsy on a 19-month-old boy says there was no suggestion a lack of oxygen had anything to do with the child's death. David and Collet Stephan are on trial in Lethbridge, Alta.
Thousands hear anti-Ottawa messages at pro-pipeline rally in Calgary

Thousands hear anti-Ottawa messages at pro-pipeline rally in Calgary

CALGARY — Western alienation bubbled up Tuesday as thousands of oil and gas industry supporters gathered on the Calgary Stampede grounds to hear speakers take turns blasting the federal Liberal government and its energy policies.
Court of Appeal upholds Edmonton man's extradition to U.S. to face terrorism charges

Court of Appeal upholds Edmonton man's extradition to U.S. to face terrorism charges

EDMONTON — The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld an extradition order for a man facing terrorism charges in the United States. Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi, 34, has been charged in the U.S.
More wildfire evacuees from northern Alberta communities set to return home

More wildfire evacuees from northern Alberta communities set to return home

Many of the 4,400 people still out of their homes because of wildfires in northern Alberta are being allowed back in. Residents from Bigstone Cree Nation and Wabasca-Desmarais will be allowed to go home as long as conditions remain the same.

Oilers sign Danish forward Patrick Russell to one-year contract extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Patrick Russell to a one-year contract extension.

Attempted murder charge laid in Calgary-area domestic violence case

AIRDRIE, Alta. — Charges of attempted murder and arson have been laid after an RCMP investigation into what police call a case of domestic violence in Airdrie, Alta.