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Substance spill in Alberta: dead baby’s mother grew worried when kids got sick

The property manager of a northern Alberta apartment block where police say five siblings were exposed to some type of fumigant says their mother grew concerned when they started vomiting. READ

Obama intends to quietly kill off Keystone XL bill, White House confirms

President Barack Obama is about to make good on his oft-stated threat to veto legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline, a spokesman announced Monday. READ

Baby dead, 4 children in hospital, after substance spill in Alberta apartment

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — One of five children taken to hospital after they were exposed to some type of fumigant in a northern Alberta apartment block has died. READ

Medical pot industry takes root in Alberta, Health Canada approves grow licence

Canada’s growing medical marijuana industry is taking root in Alberta. READ

Jury to hear final remarks Monday in pipe bomb death case

The defence rested its case on Friday in the trial of an Innisfail man accused of killing a former client with a pipe bomb. READ

Bronze statue cowboy art stolen in Olds

Six bronze statues of significant value were stolen overnight in Olds. READ

Four children injured in Three Hills area ATV incident

Three Hills RCMP are investigating after four children under the age of 10 were injured in an ATV incident on Wednesday. READ

Alberta NDP launch online petition to fight corporate tax freeze amid low oil

The Alberta NDP is launching an online petition to urge Premier Jim Prentice to reverse his decision to not hike corporate taxes. READ

Edmonton public school trustees want consent to be part of sex ed courses

Trustees with the Edmonton Public School Board are asking Education Minister Gordon Dirks to look at adding material about sexual consent to the sex ed classes being taught in schools. READ

Prentice refuses to answer questions on defying independent committee

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is refusing to say why he publicly defied an independent legislature committee over the issue funding for the auditor general. READ

Alberta axes 3 trade offices to save $3.1M, will continue focus on Asian markets

Alberta is pulling back on its foreign trade offices to save money and focus on emerging markets in Asia. READ

Two out-of-province men killed in overnight head-on collision near Edmonton

A head-on collision involving a taxi van and a pickup truck just south of Edmonton has killed two people and left two others in hospital. READ

Alberta legislature committee claws back cash from auditor general

An Alberta legislature committee, acting under the direction of Premier Jim Prentice, has clawed back more than half a million dollars from the auditor general. READ

Human remains found in wooded area of Calgary provincial park

Calgary police are investigating the discovery of human remains in Fish Creek Provincial Park. READ

Legal aid lawyers worry lack of new dollars could put system into “crisis mode”

Alberta defence lawyers are worried a lack of new dollars as a result of slumping oil prices could put the Legal Aid system back into crisis mode. READ

Albertans dig deeper to camp out: fees set to rise for 2015 season

Alberta campers better bring some extra cash with them this season. READ

Municipal minister tells northern Alberta mayors projects go ahead, but slowly

Municipal Affairs Minister Diana McQueen has told northern Alberta mayors that infrastructure projects will continue, but not as quickly as before. READ

Agriculture minister says Alberta BSE case will not affect beef trade

Mad cow disease has been confirmed in a beef cow on an Alberta farm, but the federal agriculture minister says the discovery won’t affect Canada’s international beef trade. READ

Alberta budget cuts mean new schools unlikely to be built: teachers union

The head of the Alberta Teachers’ Association says budget cuts announced by Premier Jim Prentice could make it even harder for teachers to do their jobs. READ

RCMP watchdog raps Mountie gun seizures from High River homes during 2013 flood

The RCMP watchdog says Mounties improperly took guns from flood-stricken homes in Alberta two years ago — seizures that angered High River residents and fostered mistrust of the national police force. READ

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