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Family of soldier killed in tower collapse at Alberta military base has questions

The relatives of a young soldier killed in Alberta say they have questions about how he died but are too distraught to publicly ask them now. READ

Air Canada flight makes emergency landing at Edmonton airport, TSB investigates

A passenger who was on an Air Canada Express flight that made an emergency landing in Edmonton knew something was wrong when he heard an explosion as the plane took off from Calgary. READ

Several coal cars in Canadian Pacific Railway freight off tracks in Alberta

Several cars in a Canadian Pacific Railway freight have derailed in southern Alberta — the second accident in the region involving a CP train in less than a week. READ

Court accepts guilty pleas from ex-soldier allegedly planning attack on Veteran’s Affairs office

Court records show a former Canadian soldier who was allegedly planning to attack the Calgary office of Veterans Affairs had a beef with the department over coverage for illnesses he believed were caused by a flu shot. READ

Public safety a concern when Calgary police search for holdup suspects

Homeowners in part of northwestern Calgary were urged to stay indoors during a police hunt for two men suspected of pulling off an armed robbery north of the city. READ

Lobby group wants Alberta government to do something about midwife shortage

A lobby group says there is a shortage of midwives in Alberta, and they want the provincial government to do something about it. READ

Alberta regulator checks reports of waterfowl on tailings ponds in oilsands

Alberta’s energy regulator is investigating reports of waterfowl landing in tailings ponds in the oilsands area. The agency says it’s not known how many birds or which companies are involved. READ

Retailers call on Alberta to crack down on sale of illegal cigarettes, tobacco

An organization that represents convenience store owners wants the Alberta government to crack down on the sale of illegal tobacco. READ

Alberta NDP helping former Wildrose MLA Joe Anglin become Independent

Central Alberta legislature member Joe Anglin may now be sitting alone in the legislature, but he won’t be lonely. READ

Alberta NDP urges broader probe given criminal investigation into Redford travel

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says that given the criminal investigation into former premier Alison Redford and her office, it’s time the auditor general gets to the bottom of the story. READ

Charges dropped against man accused of swiping cash after armoured truck crash

Dale Hasenuik knows he shouldn’t have taken the money, but says he was just trying to help. READ

Wildrose leader says leadership review no longer in the cards

Just a week after asking for a review of her leadership Wildrose leader Danielle Smith says that it is no longer in the cards. READ

New Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley rejigs critic assignments

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. 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

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