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Angry exchanges at trial for couple whose boy died of bacterial meningitis

Angry exchanges at trial for couple whose boy died of bacterial meningitis

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A medical examiner who did the autopsy on a 19-month-old toddler whose parents are on trial in his death clashed with the boy's father in court Monday.

Alberta to bring in bill in fall to help First Nations invest in energy projects

EDMONTON — Alberta will bring in legislation this fall to create a Crown corporation backstopped by $1 billion to help First Nations invest in major energy projects like pipelines.
Edmonton murder trial hears child went from chunky, happy to skin and bones

Edmonton murder trial hears child went from chunky, happy to skin and bones

EDMONTON — A woman who lived with two people charged in the death of a toddler found outside an Edmonton church says she often heard crying, yelling, smacking and more crying from their bedroom.
Cash for class: Alberta promises to fund fall school enrolment growth

Cash for class: Alberta promises to fund fall school enrolment growth

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is fully funding new students going into grade school classrooms this fall. Finance Minister Travis Toews made the announcement Monday in response to Opposition questions in the house.

Investigation result: Alberta Mountie accused of assaulting man under arrest

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. — An RCMP officer is accused of beating up a man while he was under arrest at the Slave Lake detachment in northern Alberta in September 2017.
Single-use plastics ban not expected to hurt petrochemical growth in Canada

Single-use plastics ban not expected to hurt petrochemical growth in Canada

CALGARY — One of Canada's largest producers of plastics says there will be plenty of room for future growth in output despite a proposal by Ottawa to ban certain single-use plastic products by 2021. Nova Chemicals Corp.
Killer of Calgary woman, five-year-old appeals convictions and sentence

Killer of Calgary woman, five-year-old appeals convictions and sentence

CALGARY — The killer of a Calgary woman and her five-year-old daughter is asking for a new trial. Edward Downey's lawyer has filed a notice that he's appealing his two first-degree murder convictions.

Oilers promote Bob Nicholson to chairman, hire former Leafs/Sens exec Anselmi

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers continued a busy off-season with the promotion of one executive and the hiring of another on Monday.
'Hidden gem:' Historic site a hub for adventure on eastern edge of Alberta's Rockies

'Hidden gem:' Historic site a hub for adventure on eastern edge of Alberta's Rockies

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. — It's off the beaten path with adventures ranging from viewing burly bison on the plains to hiking the stunning ridge of nearby Coliseum Mountain.
Canadian show jumping star Eric Lamaze rides on despite brain tumour

Canadian show jumping star Eric Lamaze rides on despite brain tumour

CALGARY — Eric Lamaze vows to continue riding competitively in the face of a frightening diagnosis.