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Four cases of monkeypox recorded in Alberta as COVID-19 hospitalizations fall

Four cases of monkeypox recorded in Alberta as COVID-19 hospitalizations fall

Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health says the province has now recorded four cases of monkeypox. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says all four cases involve adults who are now self-isolating and helping health officials trace their close contacts.
Judge denies bail for third suspect in southern Alberta border blockade

Judge denies bail for third suspect in southern Alberta border blockade

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A judge has denied bail for a third man charged with conspiracy to commit murder at a border blockade earlier this year in southern Alberta. Anthony Olienick appeared by video today in Court of Queen's Bench in Lethbridge, Alta.
'Remove the hate': Alta Walmart shooter to serve 10 years before eligible for parole

'Remove the hate': Alta Walmart shooter to serve 10 years before eligible for parole

RED DEER, Alta. — A judge says a man who committed a "senseless and horrific act of violence" when he shot a shopper outside a central Alberta Walmart must serve 10 years before he can apply for parole.
Canadian diver Caeli McKay finds her strength during and after Olympic Games

Canadian diver Caeli McKay finds her strength during and after Olympic Games

CALGARY — Caeli McKay doesn't call herself a wimp anymore because she knows she's not. The Canadian diver has discovered in herself a battler who can compete in pain at the highest levels of her sport.
Wife, sister of man accused of killing girl in Edmonton testify at murder trial

Wife, sister of man accused of killing girl in Edmonton testify at murder trial

EDMONTON — Two women told a murder trial that aliens, 5G technology, the government, and a spiritual awakening occupied a man's mind before he was charged in the fatal stabbing of a seven-year-old girl.
Former Alberta NDP workers say volunteers and constituency workers ignored, demeaned

Former Alberta NDP workers say volunteers and constituency workers ignored, demeaned

EDMONTON — Two Alberta NDP workers say they quit recently because they could no longer stomach a culture they describe as demeaning and ignores volunteers, with the majority of those targeted being women.
Canada's Zsombor-Murray, Wiens dive in to synchro partnership

Canada's Zsombor-Murray, Wiens dive in to synchro partnership

CALGARY — Two Olympic divers from Canada are about to take their new partnership out for an international spin. Montreal's Nathan Zsombor-Murray and Rylan Wiens of Pike Lake, Sask.
Alberta smartphone app intends to reduce overdose deaths in drug users at home

Alberta smartphone app intends to reduce overdose deaths in drug users at home

CALGARY — The Alberta government has expanded a smartphone app aimed at preventing overdoses in people using drugs alone at home.
New Ukraine ambassador calls European energy crisis an opportunity for Canada

New Ukraine ambassador calls European energy crisis an opportunity for Canada

CALGARY — Ukraine's new ambassador to Canada issued a call Wednesday to Canadian oil and gas companies to help in the fight against Russia by entering and expanding into the European market.
U.K.-style 'windfall tax' an unacceptable idea: Alberta energy minister

U.K.-style 'windfall tax' an unacceptable idea: Alberta energy minister

CALGARY — As governments around the world grapple with how best to assist citizens with the rising cost of living, Alberta's energy minister is warning that anything resembling the U.K.