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New Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley rejigs critic assignments

EDMONTON — New Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley has rejigged critic assignments for her four-person caucus with an increased emphasis on housing and status of women.

Notley says she will add women’s issues to her responsibility as justice critic. READ

More lives lost on northern Alberta road, dubbed 'highway of death’

Two people have been killed and another person has life-threatening injuries after a collision involving a shuttle bus in northern Alberta. READ

Alberta announces more funding to help rural-based businesses flourish

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says the province is pitching in with more money to help rural-based industries. READ

Wildrose’s Smith wants leadership review in wake of Alberta byelection defeats

Alberta Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith is putting her leadership on the line in the wake of four byelection losses. READ

Progressive Conservatives sweep four byelections

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice won a seat in the legislature Monday as his Progressive Conservatives defeated all comers in four byelection races. READ

Man who helped guide Ralph Klein’s political career dead after brief illness

Rod Love, the man who worked for many years behind the scenes for former Calgary mayor and Alberta premier Ralph Klein, has died. READ

Albertans head to polls Monday in four byelections

Voters in four Alberta ridings go to the polls today in what opposition politicians call a referendum on the Progressive Conservative government. READ

Windows broken, 'go home’ message painted on northeastern Alberta mosque

A mosque in northeastern Alberta was being cleaned up after a brick was thrown through its windows and a “go home” message was painted on the wall. READ

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

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. 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

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