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Crown cites 'unfit' punishment in appeal of Edmonton killer's sentences

EDMONTON — The Crown is appealing the sentences imposed on a man found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of two Mac's store clerks in Edmonton. Colton Steinhauer was sentenced to concurrent life sentences on Sept.
Scientist finds fossil evidence of sabre-toothed cat in southern Alberta

Scientist finds fossil evidence of sabre-toothed cat in southern Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Scientists have found fossil evidence from the last ice age of a sabre-toothed cat in southern Alberta — the northern-most record of the predator.

Alberta Mounties need help to find stolen Const. Scarecrow

LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. — Const. Scarecrow is missing and Mounties in Lloydminster, Alta., want help getting their colleague back. Police say the life-size cutout, usually used to enforce traffic safety, was last seen on Sept.

Alberta approves $30 million in disaster funding for wildfire, flood damage

EDMONTON — Wildfires and too much rain this year will put a $30-million dent in Alberta's finances.
Calgary Flames extend contract of general manager Brad Treliving

Calgary Flames extend contract of general manager Brad Treliving

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames announced a multi-year contract extension for general manager Brad Treliving just hours before the team played its season opener Thursday. The 50-year-old from Penticton, B.C., enters his sixth season as Calgary's GM.
Edmonton police officer thought of his kids as he struggled with attacker

Edmonton police officer thought of his kids as he struggled with attacker

EDMONTON — An Edmonton police officer who was run down by a car before he was stabbed in the street told a jury Thursday that he was thinking of his children as he struggled with his attacker.
Alberta justice minister pushes for changes after killer allowed more freedom

Alberta justice minister pushes for changes after killer allowed more freedom

CALGARY — Alberta's justice minister says he'll be pushing for changes after a review board ruled a schizophrenic man who killed five young people can be eased back into the community with his doctors' approval.
Canadian air carriers inspect Boeing aircraft for cracks after FAA directive

Canadian air carriers inspect Boeing aircraft for cracks after FAA directive

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines, Sunwing Vacations Inc. and Transat A.T. said Thursday they were examining their fleets of Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft for cracks after a U.S. regulator ordered the inspections.
Police investigating lawn sign showing target on foreheads of Trudeau, Sohi

Police investigating lawn sign showing target on foreheads of Trudeau, Sohi

Edmonton police say an election lawn sign depicting a target on the foreheads of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and local candidate Amarjeet Sohi is being investigated by their hate crime unit.
Alberta finance minister to host two telephone town halls on budget next week

Alberta finance minister to host two telephone town halls on budget next week

EDMONTON — Alberta's finance minister is hosting two telephone town halls next week to take questions and advice from the public on his upcoming budget. Travis Toews will dial in to speak to and hear from Albertans north of Red Deer on Monday night.