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'The system is broken:' Many can't afford lawyers, don't qualify for legal aid

'The system is broken:' Many can't afford lawyers, don't qualify for legal aid

CALGARY — Legal experts say the justice system is failing Canada's working poor, many of whom are unable to afford lawyers and end up pleading guilty or representing themselves in court.
Milan Lucic scores first as a Flame, Calgary beats Buffalo 4-3

Milan Lucic scores first as a Flame, Calgary beats Buffalo 4-3

CALGARY — It took 28 games, but Milan Lucic finally has his first goal with Calgary. Lucic's goal 3:58 into the third period ended up the winner as the Flames survived two late Buffalo goals to hang on and beat the Sabres 4-3 on Thursday.
Canadian skiers Remme, Gagnon pursue downhill gains for combined success

Canadian skiers Remme, Gagnon pursue downhill gains for combined success

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Canada lacks a classic downhiller in women's ski racing, but speed is vitally important to the all-rounders on the national alpine team. Roni Remme of Collingwood, Ont., and Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que.
Angry Alberta legislature sitting ends with cross-party fight over room booking

Angry Alberta legislature sitting ends with cross-party fight over room booking

EDMONTON — The fall sitting of the Alberta legislature has wrapped up, delivering 16 bills and a budget while serving up acrimony, controversy and a dash of pettiness.
'Heart of darkness:' Closing arguments in Calgary quadruple killing trial

'Heart of darkness:' Closing arguments in Calgary quadruple killing trial

CALGARY — Lawyers for a pair accused in a quadruple killing say the Crown has not proven what happened before a man's body was discovered by a rural highway and the bodies of three others were found in his burned-out car.
Federal regulator approves expanded Kitimat LNG gas export licence

Federal regulator approves expanded Kitimat LNG gas export licence

CALGARY — An application from Chevron Canada for a 40-year licence to export natural gas from the proposed Kitimat LNG project has been approved despite environmental opposition, says the Canada Energy Regulator.
It's official: Calgary signs deal with Flames and Stampede for new arena

It's official: Calgary signs deal with Flames and Stampede for new arena

CALGARY — A deal to build a new arena in downtown Calgary is official after definitive agreements were signed between the city, the Calgary Flames hockey organization and the Calgary Stampede.
Approved oilsands project now awaits pipeline capacity increases: developer

Approved oilsands project now awaits pipeline capacity increases: developer

CALGARY — The developer of a 12,000-barrel-per-day thermal oilsands project approved Thursday by the Alberta government says actually going ahead with construction depends largely on when new pipelines can be in service.
Supreme Court won't hear appeal of Alberta manslaughter conviction

Supreme Court won't hear appeal of Alberta manslaughter conviction

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear the appeal of a man convicted of killing two Edmonton-area seniors.

Police consider icy road factor in one of two fatal Alberta road accidents

Separate road accidents in Alberta have left three people dead and four others injured.