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Alberta farmers, ranchers use social media to lobby against farm safety bill

BRETON — There is growing pushback in rural Alberta against the NDP government's plan to include farm and ranch workers in safety and workplace legislation.

A group called Farmers Against NDP Bill 6 has appeared on Facebook with more than 22,000 members. READ

Edmonton man who offered babysitting on Kijiji facing child pornography charges

Police say an Edmonton man who has posted ads offering to babysit has been charged with child sexual exploitation offences. READ

Calgary police say all uniformed members to wear body cameras by end of 2016

Calgary police say it's expanding the use of body cameras to all uniform members. READ

Industry wants Alberta to rethink coal plan, says miners, towns will suffer

The president of the Coal Association of Canada says Alberta's plan to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030 will throw people out of work, hurt rural communities and undermine industries by boosting electricity costs. READ

Cracks in track led to train derailment in Banff, coal waste in river: report

The Transportation Safety Board has determined that a fractured piece of railway track caused a derailment last year that sent coal ash waste into a creek in Banff National Park. READ

RCMP say Derek Saretzky, suspect in Alberta double murder, fit to stand trial

RCMP say the man accused of killing a two-year-old southwestern Alberta girl and her father has been found fit to stand trial. READ

Federal court says judge off all cases pending review of sex assault trial

The Federal Court says a judge who once asked a sexual assault victim why she couldn't keep her knees together will not be hearing cases until further notice. READ

Arthur Kent tells trial that 'Scud Stud' is his brand, part of his identity

Former television journalist Arthur Kent says his "Scud Stud" nickname is part of his identity. READ

Royal Society report urges more research into oil spills' impact on water

A report by the Royal Society of Canada says there are major research gaps when it comes to understanding the environmental impacts of oil spills in water. READ

Alberta to create agency to develop energy conservation incentives, strategy

Alberta continues to be the only jurisdiction in Canada or the U.S. without an energy efficiency program, despite years of advice that even a basic policy would create jobs, reduce utility bills and cut greenhouse gas emissions. READ

Alberta's climate policy development 'just a matter of talking'

Alberta's new climate change policy is partly rooted in a series of low-profile dinner meetings that took place well before the election of Premier Rachel Notley and her fellow New Democrats. READ

Notley vows tight rein on $3B carbon tax to ensure only for green projects

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government will keep a tight rein on a multibillion-dollar carbon tax to make sure the money goes only to green programs and incentives. READ

Alberta premier says MLA killed in crash was man of 'energy, youth, passion'

The Alberta legislature was to hold only a brief session today before adjourning until Wednesday when members will offer tributes to an opposition Conservative MLA killed in a highway accident. READ

Man pleads guilty to sex attack on six-year-old girl on Alberta reserve

A man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl, beating her unconscious and tossing her body into the woods on an Alberta reserve. READ

Alberta Conservative member of the legislature killed on icy highway

A Conservative member of the legislature has been killed, apparently after stopping on an icy central Alberta highway to help a motorist whose car had flipped in a median. READ

Death of boy in farm accident a shock to members of Alberta Hutterite colony

An Alberta Hutterite colony is planning the funeral of a 10-year-old boy who was killed while driving a forklift on the weekend. READ

Friend of 'Scud Stud' Arthur Kent says Don Martin column was a 'hatchet job'

A friend and campaign worker of former TV journalist Arthur Kent says a column written by Don Martin during the 2008 Alberta election campaign was a "hatchet job". READ

Doctors praise Alberta coal phase-out — industry seeks details

Doctors are lining up to praise the Alberta government's new climate policy which includes phasing out coal-burning power plants within 15 years. READ

Major oilsands operator Imperial still mulling over Alberta's new climate plan

The bosses of four of Canada's biggest oilsands producers shared the stage with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley as she unveiled the province's sweeping new climate policy, but a fifth big player is still mulling over the details. READ

Remains found of third bear poached in west-central Alberta this fall

Fish and Wildlife officers are trying to find out who was responsible for shooting a grizzly bear northwest of Edmonton. READ

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