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Canada sets new greenhouse gas reduction target; critics call it weak

Canada has set a new greenhouse gas emission reduction target as it prepares for international talks later this year, but critics say the goal is the weakest among G-7 countries. READ

Alberta watchdogs to investigate shredding of documents at legislature

Two government watchdogs say they will investigate an anonymous whistleblower’s allegations that documents have been improperly shredded as Alberta prepares to change governments. READ

Edmonton man facing 3 charges after SUV crashes through house; no injuries

A man is facing three charges after a speeding sport-utility vehicle smashed through a fence and plowed through a house in Edmonton. READ

Shots, crash into home, shatter quiet evening in Calgary neighbourhood

Two men in Calgary are being treated for serious injuries after a shooting and a collision involving a car and a house. READ

Investigators checking leak on TransCanada sweet natural gas pipeline in Alberta

Investigators are checking a breach of a TransCanada Corp. sweet natural gas pipeline in southern Alberta. READ

Incoming Alberta premier Notley meets with Jim Prentice, gets insight, advice

Alberta’s incoming premier Rachel Notley has met face-to-face with her predecessor for the first time since her historic election win. READ

Full parole for man convicted in Mayerthorpe RCMP shooting deaths

A man convicted for his role in the shooting deaths of four Mounties in rural Alberta has been granted full parole effective immediately. READ

No one seriously injured when SUV smashes through Edmonton house

No one was seriously injured when a speeding sport-utility vehicle smashed through a fence and plowed through a house in Edmonton. READ

Ric McIver new interim leader of Alberta Progressive Conservative party

Former infrastructure minister Ric McIver is the new interim leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative party. READ

Proposed measures to protect unpaid interns fall woefully short: NDP

Measures announced in last month’s budget to protect unpaid interns have turned out to be far less potent than advertised, New Democrats charge. READ

Canada loses 19,700 jobs in April, unemployment rate sticks at 6.8%

The Canadian economy lost 19,700 net jobs last month as the headline number in the latest labour-market data came in lower than economists’ expectations. READ

'Give me a chance:’ Omar Khadr asks Canadians after 13 years in prison

EDMONTON — Omar Khadr arrived at his new home Thursday after almost 13 years behind bars — four of them as a convicted war criminal — and asked Canadians to give him a chance to show he’s worthy of their trust. READ

Energy stocks hit as oilpatch takes stock of NDP election victory in Alberta

The new reality of an orange-tinged Alberta was beginning to sink in across the oilpatch and Bay Street on Wednesday and, though there were some jitters, many are awaiting more details before they pass judgment. READ

Pollsters relieved at getting it right in Alberta’s unlikely swing to the left

Corporate Alberta may be wringing its hands, but Canada’s market research industry breathed a collective sigh of relief today following the NDP’s remarkable majority victory in the Alberta election. READ

Alberta green groups expecting much from Rachel Notley’s NDP government

Green groups expect much from the New Democrats who swept into power in Tuesday’s Alberta election. READ

Rare tie vote in Calgary constituency forces Elections Alberta to do a recount

Two candidates in a Calgary constituency are in limbo after provincial voting results put them in a tie. READ

Federal Tories contemplate political mortality in wake of NDP victory

The Conservative caucus room was described as a morgue Wednesday as federal MPs grappled with political mortality after the New Democrats effectively killed the conservative movement’s four-decade grip on Alberta politics. READ

Wildrose leader says his party will be a strong Opposition to NDP

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean says he doesn’t believe Albertans make mistakes. READ

NDP win in Alberta could offer momentum for party in other parts of country

A political scientists says the NDP election victory in Alberta could boost fortunes for the New Democrats in other provinces and federally at a time when the party could use some momentum. READ

Incoming Alberta premier Rachel Notely plans to reach out to energy industry

Incoming Alberta premier Rachel Notley says her first job will be to reach out to reassure energy industry leaders that her NDP government doesn’t plan to make decisions without them. READ

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