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Alberta MLA Ken Hughes won’t run in 2016; says he’s helping revitalize PC caucus

A cabinet minister who served in former premier Alison Redford’s government says he will not run in the 2016 Alberta election. READ

Support for special needs education in decline

A new report on special needs education has found the level of government support has actually declined since Alberta Education released its 2009 framework for inclusive education. READ

Body of missing hunter found mauled by bear, hiker still missing

Mounties say a hunter who had been missing in southern Alberta’s Kananaskis Country was found dead Monday after a fatal bear attack. READ

Heavy snow puts damper on waning days of Calgary summer

Christmas songs were being piped over the loudspeakers at Spruce Meadows on Tuesday as organizers of an upcoming marquee equestrian event chose humour to cope with a dump of late-summer snow in southern Alberta. READ

Prentice urged to reverse Michener decision

Central Alberta has a flashing neon message for Premier Jim Prentice — reverse the closure of Michener Centre. READ

Mother of girl found dead in rural Alberta charged with first-degree murder

The mother of a nine-year-old girl found dead in a vehicle on a rural road in west-central Alberta has been charged with first-degree murder. READ

Unexpected traffic on Alberta highway when engine in small plane fails

Engine failure during a flight to British Columbia from the Calgary region forced an experienced pilot to bring his single-engine plane down on a highway in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country. READ

Jim Prentice hopes to be sworn in, have new cabinet within week

Incoming Alberta premier Jim Prentice says he hopes to be sworn in and have a new, slimmed-down cabinet in place in about a week. READ

Travis Vader pleads not guilty during second trial on drug and weapons charges

A drug and weapons trial is underway for a man once charged in the slaying of two Alberta seniors. READ

Prentice takes the reins

EDMONTON — Alberta premier-designate Jim Prentice began the job of righting the listing Progressive Conservative ship Sunday by announcing his transition team. Prentice, in an email, announced his five-member team to take him to the premier’s office. READ

Man dead, baby injured in rollover on residential street in Calgary

A man has died and a baby was injured after a vehicle rolled on a residential street in Calgary. READ

Police arrest Thorsby man on 20 sex-related charges involving boys

Police have arrested a central Alberta man on 20 sex-related charges involving boys. READ

Alberta Tories facing delays, glitches, anger in e-vote for new leader

Alberta’s Progressive Conservative party got off to a rocky start in its first foray into online voting. READ

Alberta says 100 people have gotten ill from E. coli linked to raw pork products

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says 100 people have gotten ill from E. coli linked to a raw pork products, including 19 people who have been hospitalized. READ

Albertan accused of abducting daughters faces criminal responsibility hearing

A southern Alberta woman charged with abducting her two daughters will undergo a hearing to determine if she can be held criminally responsible. READ

Groups say Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership hopefuls vague on policy

Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership candidates are being criticized for not dealing with basic issues in the campaign to be the province’s next premier. READ

Northern Gateway pipeline unlikely to start up by 2018, project president says

The president of the Northern Gateway pipeline says it’s unlikely the project will start-up in 2018 as the company seeks to win over B.C. First Nations groups, many of which remain adamantly opposed to the $7.9-billion project. READ

Power line company fined in Alberta after pleading guilty in Ontario man’s death

A power line company has been fined $325,000 in an Alberta court after pleading guilty to a charge in the death of one of its workers. READ

Horner called on to resign over flight revelations

The Opposition Wildrose party is calling on Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner to resign and to pay the cost of flying family members on government aircraft. READ

Canadian cowboy finishes long ride from Calgary to hometown in Brazil

A Canadian cowboy who has completed a 16,000-kilometre horseback journey to Brazil says he was overcome with emotion at trail’s end. READ

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