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Counselling murder: Alberta man charged in plan to kill criminal trial witness

RCMP in Alberta have charged a man alleged to have been involved in a plan to kill a witness in a criminal trial. READ

Alberta woman charged with animal cruelty to undergo psychiatric assessment

A southern Alberta woman charged with animal cruelty is to undergo a psychiatric assessment. READ

Youth charged in fatal Alberta collision may not have had driver's licence

RCMP have laid charges against a youth in a central Alberta collision that killed two people and seriously injured four others last summer. READ

Edmonton firm could face big fines for overloaded trucks: police

An Edmonton trucking company faces more than 1,900 charges and a potential fine in excess of $3 million for allegedly hauling overweight loads of soil. READ

'He became their useful idiot:' Prof critical of Don Martin's Scud Stud article

A journalism ethics expert says an article written about a former television reporter's election campaign coming off the rails was based on "spurious information" and should never have been published. READ

Supreme Court says Alberta not required to enact laws in both English and French

The Supreme Court of Canada says Alberta is not constitutionally required to enact its laws in both English and French. READ

Top court to rule if Alberta must enact laws in both English and French

The Supreme Court of Canada is set to rule Friday on whether Alberta is required by the Constitution to enact its laws in both English and French. READ

Edmonton youth group home at centre of crime controversy closes its doors

An Edmonton group home for high-risk youth teens that was the subject of complaints about rowdy behaviour and crime is closing its doors for good. READ

Man arrested in fatal stabbing of two women in northeast Calgary

Charges are pending against a man following the fatal stabbing of two women last month in a northeast Calgary home. READ

Alberta's Wildrose leader looking for appraisal in leadership review

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean says he has no regrets about asking his members for approval at the party's annual general meeting in Calgary this weekend. READ

ASIRT probes death of man who police believe was last seen by Mounties

Alberta's Justice Department has ordered an investigation after a man was found dead in Red Deer following a chase by RCMP. READ

Calgarians waiting for 'other shoe to drop' over energy woes: mayor

Calgary's mayor says plunging oil prices haven't had as dire an effect on the city as most had expected, but many in the industry are still waiting for the "other shoe to drop." READ

Mounties apologize for handling of verbal racist attack on Calgary taxi driver

Two years after being subjected to a racist tirade by an unruly passenger a Calgary cab driver has received an apology. READ

Former Alberta finance minister Robin Campbell new president of coal association

Former Alberta finance minister Robin Campbell has been hired as the new president of the Coal Association of Canada. READ

Businesses destroyed as fire ravages Calgary strip mall

Several businesses in a Calgary strip mall have been destroyed in a stubborn blaze in which two firefighters were injured. READ

Taxpayers group says Alberta School Board Association spent $41K on gifts, meals

A taxpayers watchdog group says the Alberta School Boards Association spent more than $41,000 on staff gifts, meals, recognition and events planning between 2012 and 2014. READ

Day parole approved for man who took hostages in Edmonton WCB office

An Alberta man who took nine people hostage in a Workers' Compensation Board office has been granted day parole based on his progress behind bars while working with aboriginal elders. READ

Drunk driver gets 18 months and driving ban for crashing into Edmonton house

The man who was behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed through a home in northeast Edmonton in May has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and a five-year driving ban. READ

RCMP in St. Albert issue warning after report of cougar being spotted

RCMP are checking on a reported cougar sighting in St. Albert. READ

Jaywalking cited as factor in latest Edmonton pedestrian fatality

Twelve people have lost their lives so far this year in pedestrian accidents on Edmonton's streets. READ

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