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<div>Police in Edmonton say Alberta’s police watchdog will investigate an officer’s shooting of a man near an apartment building fire. Edmonton Police Service shoulder badge in Edmonton, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.</div>

Police watchdog to investigate after officer shoots man near Edmonton apartment fire

Police in Edmonton say Alberta’s police watchdog will investigate an officer’s shooting…

A pedestrian walks in Calgary on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued heat warnings for much of southern Alberta and into southeastern Saskatchewan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Heat warnings issued for much of southern Alberta, southeastern Saskatchewan

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued heat warnings for much of…

A large donair is displayed in Dartmouth, N.S. on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. The Alberta government has shared the origin story of a donair costume that’s sparked a fierce bidding war. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Coveted donair costume designed for traffic safety campaign, province says

The Alberta government has shared the origin story of a donair costume…

Jason Nixon, Alberta’s minister of children and family services, is seen during a news conference, in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. He says a one-time payment of $9 million to the East Prairie Métis Settlement would help the community rebuild homes damaged by wildfire in May. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Alberta Métis settlement to get $9M in recovery funds: family services minister

A northern Alberta Métis settlement is to receive a one-time payment of…

Jason Nixon, Alberta’s minister of children and family services, is seen during a news conference, in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. He says a one-time payment of $9 million to the East Prairie Métis Settlement would help the community rebuild homes damaged by wildfire in May. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks to the crowd before she shares the government’s vision for the Alberta economy at a luncheon hosted by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, in Edmonton on Thursday July 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta premier worries health system losing focus given diffuse roles, priorities

Premier Danielle Smith says she’s concerned Alberta’s health-care delivery agency is being…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks to the crowd before she shares the government’s vision for the Alberta economy at a luncheon hosted by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, in Edmonton on Thursday July 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The Bald Mountain Wildfire is shown in the Grande Prairie Forest Area on Friday, May 12, 2023 this handout image was provided by the Government of Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Government of Alberta Fire Service

Wildfire-scarred Alberta Métis settlement pushes for second escape route

The only way in and out of the East Prairie Metis Settlement…

The Bald Mountain Wildfire is shown in the Grande Prairie Forest Area on Friday, May 12, 2023 this handout image was provided by the Government of Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Government of Alberta Fire Service
A donair is displayed on a plate in Dartmouth, N.S., on Thursday, October 22, 2015. The Alberta government is auctioning off a large donair costume, complete with imitation meat, sauce, tomatoes and lettuce, as a part of its online surplus auction. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Bids climb as Alberta government auctions off ‘excellent, dusty’ donair suit

One large donair costume to go, please. The Alberta government is selling…

A donair is displayed on a plate in Dartmouth, N.S., on Thursday, October 22, 2015. The Alberta government is auctioning off a large donair costume, complete with imitation meat, sauce, tomatoes and lettuce, as a part of its online surplus auction. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
The price of gas is seen as a motorist fills up at a gas station in Montreal on Friday, May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Inflation relief felt largely at the gas pump; food, housing costs continue to rise

The rising cost of living in Canada that has dominated the headlines…

The price of gas is seen as a motorist fills up at a gas station in Montreal on Friday, May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Alberta’s new health minister has been given the green light to decentralize the entire health-care delivery system – 15 years after the province completed a multistage, multiyear process to centralize it. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives an address at a conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday, July 13, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Alberta moves to decentralize health-care delivery, 15 years after centralizing it

Alberta’s new health minister has been given the green light to decentralize…

Alberta’s new health minister has been given the green light to decentralize the entire health-care delivery system – 15 years after the province completed a multistage, multiyear process to centralize it. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives an address at a conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday, July 13, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
As Alberta enters the fourth year of debate over whether to ditch the Canada Pension Plan, the Opposition NDP says Premier Danielle Smith’s government is dragging its feet in order to manipulate the outcome. Alberta finance minister Nate Horner speaks at a news conference in Calgary, on June 29, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Opposition says Alberta dragging feet on CPP pension reform to manipulate outcome

Alberta is entering the fourth year of debate over whether to ditch…

As Alberta enters the fourth year of debate over whether to ditch the Canada Pension Plan, the Opposition NDP says Premier Danielle Smith’s government is dragging its feet in order to manipulate the outcome. Alberta finance minister Nate Horner speaks at a news conference in Calgary, on June 29, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Carrol Johnston stands at what was the front entrance of her home before it was destroyed by a wildfire on May 5, in East Prairie Metis Settlement, Alta., Tuesday, July 4, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘It’s home’: Alberta’s Métis community rebuilds settlement after wildfire

Carrol Johnston points at flowering peonies in her otherwise charred garden as…

Carrol Johnston stands at what was the front entrance of her home before it was destroyed by a wildfire on May 5, in East Prairie Metis Settlement, Alta., Tuesday, July 4, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Residents of the Sunnyside neighborhood attend a parade and party marking the 10-year anniversary of the Southern Alberta floods in Calgary, Saturday, June 17, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Nervous anticipation’: Flashbacks of 2013 flood in southern Alberta come every June

Every June, many Calgarians who live near the Bow and Elbow rivers…

Residents of the Sunnyside neighborhood attend a parade and party marking the 10-year anniversary of the Southern Alberta floods in Calgary, Saturday, June 17, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The RCMP logo is seen outside the force’s ‘E’ division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Two young girls are in hospital with life-threatening injuries after police say an off-highway vehicle they were riding collided with a pickup truck in southern Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Girls, 10, 3, suffer life-threatening injuries in OHV collision in Alberta

Two young girls are in hospital with life-threatening injuries after police say…

The RCMP logo is seen outside the force’s ‘E’ division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Two young girls are in hospital with life-threatening injuries after police say an off-highway vehicle they were riding collided with a pickup truck in southern Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Calgary skyline is seen on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Voters in the federal riding of Calgary Heritage will go to the polls late next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Trudeau calls byelection in riding of Calgary Heritage for July 24

Voters in the federal riding of Calgary Heritage will go to the…

The Calgary skyline is seen on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Voters in the federal riding of Calgary Heritage will go to the polls late next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A Sobeys grocery store is seen in Halifax on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Empire expands Voilà online grocery home-delivery service into Alberta

Empire Co. Ltd. says it’s launching its Voilà online grocery home-delivery service…

A Sobeys grocery store is seen in Halifax on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Scientists from the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge have received $25 million in private funding to answer several questions about the quantum world. (U of A Facebook/Black Press File Photo)

Top Alberta universities come together to study fundamentals of quantum science

Three Alberta universities are pooling their resources to investigate the fundamentals of…

Scientists from the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge have received $25 million in private funding to answer several questions about the quantum world. (U of A Facebook/Black Press File Photo)
The RCMP logo is seen outside the force’s ‘E’ division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Alberta RCMP say a 20-year-old man from Calgary is facing several terrorism-related charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Calgary man facing terrorism-related charges, RCMP say

Alberta RCMP says a 20-year-old man from Calgary is facing several terrorism-related…

The RCMP logo is seen outside the force’s ‘E’ division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Alberta RCMP say a 20-year-old man from Calgary is facing several terrorism-related charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Alberta RCMP is urging all residents to secure their property, and has released a series of videos to help with the process. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Alberta RCMP urges residents to secure their property amidst wildfires gripping province

The Alberta RCMP is asking residents to remain prepared and vigilant as…

The Alberta RCMP is urging all residents to secure their property, and has released a series of videos to help with the process. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Matthew de Grood of Calgary is shown in a handout photo from a Calgary 10k race in 2013. Alberta’s highest court has dismissed the appeal for a man asking for an absolute release and to be sent home to live with his family in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Appeal Court denies release of man who killed five people in Calgary

A man who stabbed five young people to death at a Calgary…

Matthew de Grood of Calgary is shown in a handout photo from a Calgary 10k race in 2013. Alberta’s highest court has dismissed the appeal for a man asking for an absolute release and to be sent home to live with his family in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Alberta’s police watchdog has cleared an officer of wrongdoing for shooting three times at a car that had driven around barriers toward a military parade in Calgary in 2019. Calgary Police Service’s headquarters building in Calgary, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Police watchdog clears officer in shooting at Calgary military parade

Alberta’s police watchdog has cleared an officer of wrongdoing for shooting three…

Alberta’s police watchdog has cleared an officer of wrongdoing for shooting three times at a car that had driven around barriers toward a military parade in Calgary in 2019. Calgary Police Service’s headquarters building in Calgary, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh