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Alberta's referendum should not focus on daylight time, psychologists say

Alberta's referendum should not focus on daylight time, psychologists say

EDMONTON — Ditching the practice of switching the time twice a year may seem like a no-brainer to some, but Alberta psychologists warn that the result of a provincial referendum could have unexpected consequences.
Blue Bombers become first CFL team to earn playoff spot with 26-16 victory over Elks

Blue Bombers become first CFL team to earn playoff spot with 26-16 victory over Elks

EDMONTON — Zach Collaros and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the first CFL team to secure a playoff berth. Collaros threw two touchdown passes Winnipeg defeated the Edmonton Elks 26-16 on Friday night.
Medical examiner describes deaths of mother, toddler at Calgary murder trial

Medical examiner describes deaths of mother, toddler at Calgary murder trial

CALGARY — A Calgary mother who was found buried along with her young daughter in a shallow grave two years ago was beaten and shot in the head, a forensic pathologist testified Friday at a second-degree murder trial.
New electoral boundaries strip Quebec of a seat, give Alberta three more

New electoral boundaries strip Quebec of a seat, give Alberta three more

OTTAWA — Quebec is slated to lose one seat in the next redrawing of federal ridings in Canada. Quebec's 78 MPs will be reduced to 77 — the first time since 1966 that a province has lost a seat when the electoral map is reconfigured.
Labour shortage concerns extend to oil and gas well cleanup efforts

Labour shortage concerns extend to oil and gas well cleanup efforts

CALGARY — Alberta's efforts to clean up tens of thousands of inactive oil and gas wells in the province could be delayed by a shortage of rig workers.
Lawyer for Calgary city councillor charged with fraud gets three-week adjournment

Lawyer for Calgary city councillor charged with fraud gets three-week adjournment

CALGARY — A Calgary city councillor who is running for re-election next week was represented by a lawyer at his first court date on charges of fraud and breach of trust.
Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

EDMONTON — A human rights commission has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to a former instructor who was fired because she was pregnant.
Meaghan Mikkelson's Olympic hockey hopes ride on recovering knee

Meaghan Mikkelson's Olympic hockey hopes ride on recovering knee

CALGARY — Meaghan Mikkelson doesn't dwell on timelines and deadlines. The 36-year-old from St. Albert, Alta., says she accepts what her recovering left knee can give her each day.
Hope hinges on emergency: Homeless shelter in central Alberta on brink of closure

Hope hinges on emergency: Homeless shelter in central Alberta on brink of closure

RED DEER, Alta. — When a central Alberta city renewed its state of local emergency in response to rising COVID-19 cases, workers at an emergency shelter were overcome with relief.

Cavalry FC sit atop CPL soccer standings after 2-1 win over York United

CALGARY — A goal by Sergio Camargo and an own-goal by York lifted short-handed Cavalry FC 2-1 over United on Thursday, and into first place in the Canadian Premier League.