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Snowboarder/ski racer Ester Ledecka wins World Cup downhill

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Czech Republic racer Ester Ledecka, who also competes in snowboarding, made a charge from late in the field for her first World Cup victory on the ski side. The 26th racer to take the course, Ledecka finished in 1 minute, 31.
Man accused in toddler son's death inept parent, not murderer: defence

Man accused in toddler son's death inept parent, not murderer: defence

EDMONTON — A defence lawyer says a man who is accused of killing his 19-month-old son and leaving him outside an Edmonton church was an inept parent, but not a murderer.
Job numbers disappointing, but oil and gas growth expected in 2020: Kenney

Job numbers disappointing, but oil and gas growth expected in 2020: Kenney

EDMONTON — The latest job numbers from Statistics Canada are disappointing, said Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, but he's expecting the situation will soon turn around.
Multi-talented Ledecka adds first World Cup downhill victory to trophy case

Multi-talented Ledecka adds first World Cup downhill victory to trophy case

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Ester Ledecka proved her versatility on snow again winning the season-opening women's World Cup downhill Friday in Lake Louise, Alta.

'It's devastating:' Five dead, including children, in Alberta house fire

ROCHFORT BRIDGE, Alta. — Two adults and three children died in a house fire northwest of Edmonton, RCMP said Friday.
Kenney to meet Trudeau next week, discuss pipelines and equalization

Kenney to meet Trudeau next week, discuss pipelines and equalization

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are to hold their first face-to-face meeting since the federal election.
Calgary police homicide unit investigating child's death at unlicensed day home

Calgary police homicide unit investigating child's death at unlicensed day home

CALGARY — The Calgary Police Service's homicide unit is investigating the death of a toddler at an unlicensed day home earlier this year. Officers were called to the home in the city's southeast in the summer for a report of an unresponsive child.
Feds approve Alberta's carbon tax on big industrial emitters

Feds approve Alberta's carbon tax on big industrial emitters

OTTAWA — The federal government is giving the Alberta government a passing grade for its industrial carbon tax, avoiding at least one showdown with the province over climate change.
Calgary Stampeders re-sign defensive back Jamar Wall

Calgary Stampeders re-sign defensive back Jamar Wall

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed defensive back Jamar Wall. The eight-year veteran from Lubbock, Texas, has played 128 career regular-season games for the Stampeders, including 16 starts at strong-side linebacker 2019.
Appeal denied: Man who killed couple, their grandson wanted conviction quashed

Appeal denied: Man who killed couple, their grandson wanted conviction quashed

CALGARY — Alberta's top court has upheld the conviction of a man who killed a couple and their grandson, dismissing objections to the warrantless search of his farm, disturbing photographs shown at trial and comments the judge made to jurors.