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Michener Centre to remain open says Premier

Premier Jim Prentice said today that Michener Centre will remain open.

He made the announcement in a news conference at Michener Centre this morning. READ

Two Calgarians face criminal charges in animal abuse case, 92 animals seized

Two people in Calgary face criminal charges after dozens of neglected animals seized from a home had to be euthanized. READ

Lethbridge police issue arrest warrant for a man charged with murder

Police are searching for a man wanted in the death of a 37-year-old southern Alberta woman. READ

Calgary army officer convicted in fatal training accident wins appeal

A Calgary soldier convicted for his part in a deadly training accident in Afghanistan has won his appeal and hopes that a “long and difficult process” is finally over. READ

Alberta premier scraps planned redesign of licence plates

Alberta’s plan to redesign its licence plate is on the scrap heap. READ

Alberta legislature sits Nov. 17, pension reform bills won’t be reintroduced

The Alberta government has announced the fall legislature session will begin Nov. 17 with a speech from the throne. READ

Grizzly cubs killed in collision near wildlife underpass on Alberta highway

Two grizzly bear cubs have been killed in a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Calgary. READ

Wildlife officers kill cougar in Calgary, check reports of second big cat

Wildlife officers shot and killed a cougar Thursday that wandered into south Calgary. READ

Crews work to clear train derailment east of Slave Lake in northern Alberta

Crews are currently working to clear a Canadian National train derailment just outside of Slave Lake. READ

Alberta Premier Prentice mum in mandate letters on promise to reduce, cap debt

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice campaigned on capping the debt and paying it down, but is not directing his finance minister to do any of those things. READ

Boy shot on Alberta farm released from hospital, expected to fully recover

RCMP say a six-year-old boy who was shot at a farm in central Alberta is expected to make a full recovery. READ

Alberta to get more judges ‘in due course’

The federal government says more appointments will be made to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench “in due course.” READ

Prentice lists provincial planes for sale

The Alberta government’s controversial fleet of airplanes will soon be gone with the wind, Premier Jim Prentice announced Tuesday. READ

RCMP say remains of missing Montreal man found in Banff

The remains of a Montreal man have been found in Banff National Park 18 months after he was reported missing. READ

Prentice shrinks Alberta cabinet, appoints two outsiders

Newly sworn-in Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has appointed a new but smaller cabinet, including two people who aren’t members of the legislature. READ

Alberta woman loses fracking case appeal, wants to take case to Supreme Court

An Alberta woman has lost her appeal to sue the province’s energy regulator over hydraulic fracturing on her property. Jessica Ernst launched a $33-million lawsuit against the Alberta government, the province’s energy regulator and energy company Encana (TSX:ECA). READ

Report suggests big money needed to upgrade Edmonton’s strained storm drains

A City of Edmonton report shows Alberta’s capital is facing a reality confronting many other Canadian cities — aging sewer systems that can’t handle more turbulent storms resulting from climate change. READ

Outgoing Alberta premier, longtime Alberta politician Dave Hancock resigns seat

Premier Dave Hancock — the political wise man and warhorse of Alberta’s governing Progressive Conservatives — called it quits Friday, saying it’s time for renewal under incoming leader Jim Prentice. READ

Dates extended for voluntary pork product recall from Edmonton retail store

An Edmonton company which voluntarily recalled three frozen pork products because of E. coli concerns has now expanded the dates of the recall. READ

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