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Residents of small Alberta town reject alcohol sales in plebiscite

A ban on alcohol sales that has been in place since Alberta first became a province will remain in effect after residents voted overwhelmingly against the proposal in a plebiscite in the town of Cardston on Monday. READ

Prentice says he’ll revisit contentious Alberta aboriginal policies

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says he’ll revisit some policies that have led to a welter of lawsuits and bad will between his government and First Nations over energy development. READ

Fire destroys hanger at airport in central Alberta community of Wetaskiwin

A fire has destroyed a large hanger at an airport in central Alberta. READ

Alberta needs stronger changes to rein in severance payouts: Wildrose

Alberta’s opposition party says a plan by Premier Jim Prentice to cap severance payouts doesn’t go far enough. READ

Mountie shoots, wounds man at Alberta RCMP detachment, pointed possible gun

A Mountie has shot and wounded a man at an RCMP detachment in southern Alberta. READ

Residents of small Alberta town to vote in plebiscite to allow alcohol sales

A ban on alcohol sales that has been in place since Alberta became a province will be voted on in a plebiscite in the town of Cardston today. READ

RCMP determine Edmonton-area transit bus OK before frightening crash

Mechanical failure, road conditions and the weather are being ruled out as factors in the crash of a transit bus near Edmonton this week. READ

Toronto doctors testing three children with muscle weakness for enterovirus D68

Three children suffering from muscle weakness are being tested in Toronto to determine whether they’ve been infected with enterovirus D68. READ

Alberta police arrest four, seize $9.3M in drugs during record steroid bust

Four people have been arrested in what the police say is a record seizure of illegal steroids in Canada. READ

RCMP investigating death of girl, 4, injured while playing with other kids

Mounties are investigating the death of a four-year-old girl in an aboriginal community in central Alberta. READ

Prentice says twinning of Alberta’s “Death Highway” on track for 2016

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says twinning of Alberta’s “Death Highway” to Fort McMurray will be done as promised by the fall of 2016. READ

Grisly discovery for firefighters in charred debris of northern Alberta house

Human remains have been found in a home north of Edmonton that was destroyed by fire. READ

Alberta sets target for big increase in number of people getting flu shots

Alberta is gearing up for the flu season with an ambitious plan to almost double the number of people who get flu shots. READ

No changes to Alberta law allowing parents to pull kids out of sex-ed classes

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is signalling he has no plans to revisit a law that allows parents to pull their kids from classes when subjects such as sexual orientation are taught. READ

Prentice hires executive to revitalize premier’s southern office in Calgary

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says he wants to make the government’s southern office more accessible to the public. READ

Prentice wants more research before pursuing farm safety changes

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says he’s not considering putting workers on family farms under occupational health and safety rules. READ

City of St. Albert transit bus crashes through two yards, hits deck

A driver is in hospital after his City of St. Albert transit bus crashed through two backyards and hit the deck of a house. READ

Wildrose says leaked report shows new Alberta premier same as previous one

The Opposition Wildrose says a leaked report by Alberta’s auditor general shows more examples of Progressive Conservative cronyism. READ

Edmonton plant aims to transform sewage and reduce discharge into river

Two companies are working on a project to transform sewage into commercial fertilizer and help protect the environmental health of the North Saskatchewan River. READ

Southern Alberta town cites growing population behind push for city status

Alberta could have one more city by early next year. READ

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