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Thousands of dollars, including tax money, stolen from Alberta county

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A southern Alberta municipal worker is accused of stealing about $49,000 from the County of Lethbridge. Police in Lethbridge say the county contacted them in May about an apparent theft and fraud by a staff member.

Man who coached youth soccer guilty of sex charge involving child

EDMONTON — A judge has found a former youth soccer coach in Edmonton guilty of trying to arrange sex online with an 11-year-old girl.
Calgary Zoo keeps unhatched king penguin chick alive by patching cracked egg

Calgary Zoo keeps unhatched king penguin chick alive by patching cracked egg

CALGARY — Zookeepers in Calgary have rescued an unhatched penguin chick after patching its badly damaged shell with pieces of another egg.

Edmonton says boxer who died after fight signed a waiver before the match

EDMONTON — The City of Edmonton has denied any involvement or responsibility in the death of a man following a boxing match two years ago.
Dogs still to go home with handlers despite boy being bitten: Calgary police

Dogs still to go home with handlers despite boy being bitten: Calgary police

CALGARY — The Calgary Police Service says it expects off-duty dogs will continue to go home with their handlers despite one animal biting an officer's young son.

Workplace harassment on the agenda as Canadian police chiefs meet in Calgary

CALGARY — How to deal with bullying and harassment in the workplace is to be discussed as Canada's police chiefs gather in Alberta for their annual meeting.
Cutting pink tape: Alberta auto insurance cards going digital

Cutting pink tape: Alberta auto insurance cards going digital

EDMONTON — Alberta drivers forever fumbling through their glove boxes for their insurance pink slip are being given a digital option.
Glass Tiger surprises Alberta senior with private serenade

Glass Tiger surprises Alberta senior with private serenade

MAYERTHORPE, Alta. — Alan Frew and his '80s band Glass Tiger surprised one of their biggest fans with an impromptu serenade at an Alberta seniors' home. Staff at the Pleasant View Lodge, in Mayerthorpe, Alta.

Inter Pipeline shares lose some of last week's takeover speculation gains

CALGARY — Shares in Inter Pipeline Ltd. fell by as much as 4.3 per cent Monday morning after soaring late last week on news that it had rejected an unsolicited takeover from an unnamed bidder.

Cinema washroom becomes impromptu emergency ward for Calgary shooting victim

Calgary police say a man dashed into a washroom in a shopping mall cinema to treat a gunshot wound before he was greeted by officers and taken to hospital. The shooting happened just after 9 p.m. Sunday near the south-central Chinook Centre.