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Police dog puts bite on suspect after long standoff at Calgary restaurant

CALGARY — A man has undergone treatment for dog bites and other injuries after a standoff with police at a Calgary restaurant that lasted more than eight hours.

Officers were called to the southeast business around 7:30 p.m. Monday after getting word about someone inside with a gun who had allegedly been making threats. READ

Speed, alcohol, possible factors in death of Alberta motorcyclist

A motorcycle rider has been killed in a collision with a recreational trailer that closed a busy northern Alberta highway for six hours while police investigated. READ

Hit-and-run suspected in weekend death of young northern Alberta woman

A 22-year-old woman is dead after a suspected hit-and-run collision in northern Alberta. READ

Police suspect accidental death after man falls from northern Alberta balcony

A man has been killed in a plunge from an 11th-floor apartment balcony in Fort McMurray. READ

Alberta government hasn’t decided whether to proceed with ban on menthol tobacco

Health advocates fear part of Alberta’s flavoured tobacco legislation that would ban menthol may go up in smoke. READ

Sentencing hearing postponed for Edmonton mother who abused twin daughters

A sentencing hearing has been postponed for an Edmonton mother who starved and abused her twin daughters before one of them died in hospital. READ

Pastor at Lutheran church in Edmonton faces child porn charges

A Lutheran church pastor in Alberta is facing child pornography charges and has resigned from his job. READ

Part of downtown Calgary lights up again after five-day power outage

The lights are back on in part of downtown Calgary after an underground electrical fire last weekend knocked out power to scores of buildings and hundreds of residents. READ

Alberta Opposition says more illegal donations were made to PC party

Alberta’s Opposition says a freedom-of-information request has revealed more illegal donations to the PC Party. READ

Lights on but still nobody home in parts of Calgary after major power outage

Street and traffic lights were back on Tuesday in downtown Calgary — but nobody was home — after a major power outage over the weekend. READ

Fire knocks out power to downtown Calgary

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says it will not be business as usual in the city’s downtown on Tuesday following a fire in an underground vault that’s knocked out power for thousands of customers. READ

Hog abuse claims prompt probe

An animal rights group is urging the federal government to finally move forward with updated transportation regulations after allegations of abuse at a hog facility in Red Deer. READ

Pricey upgrades to Redford 'sky palace’ sees bill soar to almost $1M: Wildrose

Alberta’s Opposition Wildrose party says new documents reveal taxpayers shelled out a lot more than originally thought for the so-called “sky palace.” READ

Alberta resurrects talks to draft charters to aid cities Edmonton, Calgary

The Alberta government is resurrecting a plan to create charters for its two largest cities to give them more power to deal with growth pressures. READ

Alberta auditor general finds oilsands monitoring program lacking

Alberta’s auditor general says a report from the Alberta and federal governments on their much-vaunted joint oilsands monitoring program took too long to release and was flawed. READ

Alberta says it will build 55 new schools; expected to cost $2 billion

The Alberta government says it will build 55 new schools across the province and modernize 20 more. READ

Alberta auditor finds improvement in long-term care, says more can be done

Alberta’s auditor general says the province is doing a better job of caring for people in long-term care, but has a lot of work to do to make sure it stays that way. READ

Flag worker hit by semi on Alberta’s Highway 63; serious injuries

A worker doing traffic control on a northern Alberta highway has serious injuries after being struck by a semi. READ

Parents want more security after six-year-old boy beaten on school bus

A couple of Edmonton parents are calling for additional security on school buses after their six-year-old son was beaten up by another student. READ

Residents of small Alberta town reject alcohol sales in plebiscite

A ban on alcohol sales that has been in place since Alberta first became a province will remain in effect after residents voted overwhelmingly against the proposal in a plebiscite in the town of Cardston on Monday. READ

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