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Male prisoner hurt in transport collision on northern Alberta highway

A male prisoner is in an Edmonton hospital with serious injuries following a collision involving a Correctional Services transport van. READ

Police in Alberta city refute social media claim of abuse during arrest

Police in Medicine Hat, Alta., say a video claiming a man was left beaten and bloody after his arrest for what he admitted was a staged event is completely unfounded. READ

Man gets house arrest for role in southern Alberta cemetery vandalism

A man has been sentenced to six months of house arrest for his role in vandalism at a southern Alberta cemetery. READ

Outgoing AIMCo chief says sales tax shouldn't be off the table in Alberta

The outgoing CEO of Alberta Investment Management Corp. says a sales tax should not be off the table in a province whose finances are vulnerable to oil price swings. READ

Concerns about E. coli prompt ground beef recall in Western Canada

Federal health officials are recalling packages of ground beef produced by food giant Cargill due to concerns about E. coli. READ

Prentice and Couillard reiterate their respective positions on Energy East

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice and Quebec's Philippe Couillard met today and discussed various issues, including the proposed Energy East pipeline. READ

Prentice gives Canada a pipeline pep talk

Alberta’s premier is urging the country to get behind several controversial pipeline projects linked to the province’s oilsands, warning that all Canadians will “feel the pain” if they aren’t approved and built soon. READ

Nearing hypothermia: Stranded pair rescued as temperatures dip to -35 C

Mounties and conservation officers used snowmobiles to help rescue two hunters stranded in deep snow as temperatures plunged in Alberta's Kananaskis Country on the weekend. READ

CNRL investigating Alberta pipeline leak; says clean-up in 'advanced stages'

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. said Monday that it's working with the Alberta Energy Regulator to find out what caused 60,000 litres of crude to spill from a pipeline in Northern Alberta. READ

Alberta parents soon can't pull kids out of class when homosexuality discussed

A new bill introduced by the Alberta government will no longer allow parents to pull their children out of class when homosexuality is discussed. READ

Court appearance for Calgary brothers accused in attack on teen at bus stop

t was a brief court appearance for two brothers accused in an attack on a 17-year-old girl in Calgary earlier this month. READ

Mystery illness of Calgary patient is not Ebola: health officials

Alberta health officials say a Calgary patient who was feared to have a potentially contagious illness does not have the Ebola virus. READ

Study confirms oilsands tailings ponds emit pollutants into the air

New federal government research has confirmed that oilsands tailings ponds are releasing toxic and potentially cancer-causing chemicals into the air. READ

Ex-military intelligence officer apologizes for planning attack on Veterans Affairs office

A former Canadian soldier who has admitted planning an attack on the Calgary office of Veterans Affairs says he is sorry and never intended to follow through. READ

Alberta forecast to stay in black in 2014-15 despite free-falling oil prices

Alberta's budget will stay in the black this year despite plunging oil prices. READ

Towle crosses floor to join governing Progressive Conservatives

Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle said she heard loud and clear when she door-knocked during recent byelections that it was time to give new Tory Premier Jim Prentice a chance. READ

Alberta Health Services postpones surgeries after residue found on instruments

Alberta Health Services says it has postponed almost five dozen surgeries at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge after a dark residue was found on some instruments. READ

Thanks given by Muslims in Alberta community for cleaning up hate message

Muslims in Cold Lake, have held a special prayer service to offer thanks for the community's support after their mosque was vandalized. READ

Edmonton recycler fined for waste-water dump into North Saskatchewan River

An Edmonton company has been fined for dumping industrial waste water into a storm sewer that flowed into the North Saskatchewan River. READ

Alcohol believed factor in one of two fatal collisions on Alberta’s highways

Two people have been killed in separate highway crashes in central Alberta. READ

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