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Mother of CF tech who perished in avalanche marks anniversary of his death

CALGARY — The journey of a grieving mother whose son, a Canadian Forces search-and-rescue technician, was buried in a powerful avalanche a year ago has come full circle.

Liz Quinn, of Moncton, N.B., along with friends and family members, will take a helicopter flight over the Polar Circus ice-climbing route in Banff National Park on Friday to mark the anniversary of the death of Sgt. Mark Salesse. READ

Child care, benefits, affordable housing on agenda for social services ministers

The federal families minister is heading west to meet his provincial and territorial counterparts to talk about the path forward on a national child-care system. READ

Alberta couple accused of bouncing dozens of cheques bounced behind bars

Two people from the Edmonton region are facing charges for allegedly passing more than 40 bad cheques throughout central Alberta worth in excess of $33,000. READ

Suncor CEO: 1,700 jobs cut in 2015, company 'overachieved' on cost cutting

The CEO of Canada's biggest oilsands player says about 1,700 jobs were shed over the past year or so — far surpassing its original target. READ

Alberta's building trades hopeful of federal help after meeting with Trudeau

The organization that represents the army of skilled tradespeople who work in Alberta's hard-hit resource sector is hopeful after what it calls its "historic" meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. READ

Oil workers call for more action on EI, pipelines, debt, as Trudeau visits Alberta

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Alberta on Wednesday with oil prices in the gutter, the province's unemployment on the rise and many in the oilpatch concerned for their future. READ

Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta's owed economic payback from Ottawa

Alberta has done "a lot of heavy lifting" for Canada for many years, and now it's time for some payback from Ottawa, says Premier Rachel Notley. READ

Alberta failing aboriginals in the oilsands area: unreleased report

The Alberta government's attempt to balance competing interests in the oilsands region has failed to protect aboriginal rights, lands and health from industrial development, says an unreleased report. READ

Oil industry group says Trans Mountain panel subjected to 'abuse' from opponents

A vice-president at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has lashed out at opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline review process, calling much of the criticism "shameful" and "abusive." READ

Trudeau to visit struggling Alberta where oil sector seeks support for pipelines

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travels Wednesday to Alberta, where the battered oil sector will be looking for strong signals that Ottawa is serious about helping them deliver their controversial commodity to tidewater. READ

Police investigate suspicious death at Calgary home

Police are investigating a suspicious death at a home in northwest Calgary. READ

Canadian wrestling legend Bret (Hitman) Hart says he has prostate cancer

Canadian professional wrestler Bret Hart says he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery "in the next few days." READ

RCMP say hikers who didn't return from day trip southwest of Calgary safe and sound

RCMP say four hikers who were overdue from an outing on a popular trail in Alberta's Kananaskis region, southwest of Calgary have been found safe and found. READ

Alberta government unveils program to boost province's petrochemical sector

The Alberta government is looking to boost the province's petrochemical sector with a new program that it expects will attract up to $5 billion in investment. READ

Five Alberta snowmobilers killed in B.C. avalanche identified

MCBRIDE, B.C. -- RCMP say all five people killed in Friday's avalanche near McBride, B.C., were from Alberta. READ

More charges against Alberta accountant in alleged multi-million dollar scheme

A accountant in Canmore, Alta., is facing new charges related to a multimillion-dollar fraud investigation by RCMP in the mountain resort town. READ

Environment ministers meet to discuss carbon-cutting strategies

Canada's environment ministers were meeting on Friday in an effort to negotiate a national carbon-cutting strategy to meet the country's ambitious international targets. READ

Hard-hit Alberta may be eligible for federal relief, Morneau acknowledges

The Liberal government has confirmed that Alberta may qualify for a financial boost under a little-known federal program to help ease the province's economic pain from falling commodity prices. READ

Alberta's royalties unchanged after review

CALGARY - Alberta's royalty review panel has recommended the rates for oilsands projects remain the same, but that the rules around how costs are accounted for be improved. READ

Alberta minister hopes report can improve how police react to mental health cases

Alberta's justice minister is hoping the province can improve how police handle people with mental health issues. READ

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