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Emissions crackdown praised

CALGARY — A clean-energy group is praising a decision by the Alberta Energy Regulator to crack down on emissions from oilsands development in the Peace River area. READ

One of the dead in Calgary stabbing showed promise as funeral director

Ernie Hagel has had plenty of experience with death during his 43 years as a funeral director, but he’s struggling to deal with the loss of one of his promising young employees. READ

Canadian government scolds Jimmy Carter over pipeline position

The Keystone XL pipeline issue has created a tiff between a former U.S. president and the Canadian government. READ

Studies suggest public unsure of energy industry benefit

Public opinion research contracted by Ottawa suggests the pro-resource-development Conservative government has not yet convinced Canadians of the national benefits of the energy industry. READ

Former three-term Edmonton mayor to stay out of provincial politics

A former Edmonton mayor says he will not be entering the race to replace Alison Redford as premier of Alberta. READ

Stabbing suspect charged with five counts of first-degree murder

Calgary police say the son of one of their own is a suspect in the worst mass murder in the city’s history, a bloody and baffling attack on a group of university students at a house party. READ

Alberta Mountie faces sex charges involving Saskatchewan girl, 12, in 1982

A senior RCMP officer has been charged with sexual offences involving a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago. READ

Alberta Tories announce rules for leadership race, with $30,000 maximum donation

Alberta’s governing Progressive Conservative party has set the individual donation limit at $30,000 for its upcoming leadership race. READ

Alberta ignored rules to hand out contracts on everything from yoga to Coca Cola

New documents released by the Wildrose party show that Alberta Health Services ran roughshod over its own policy to hand out almost a billion dollars in sole-sourced contracts. READ

Former prime minister Campbell hired as principal of Alberta leadership college

The University of Alberta has hired former prime minister Kim Campbell to help create a leadership development program. Campbell has been named as the founding principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. READ

Alberta reviewing rules to make sure schools ensure rights of teachers, gays

Alberta’s education minister is reviewing all of its agreements with alternative schools in light of anti-gay pronouncements by one faith-based school. READ

Alberta keeping its government planes despite more questionable Redford spending

Alberta Premier Dave Hancock says he won’t scrap the government’s fleet of airplanes despite new revelations of questionable use by his predecessor, Alison Redford. READ

UPDATE: Lee Specialties fined $90,000 for sale to Iran

A Red Deer tool maker has been fined $90,000 for selling illegal goods to a buyer in Iran. READ

Cash-grab concern leads to plebiscite on photo radar use in Alberta town

Residents of an Edmonton-area town were voting Monday in a plebiscite to determine whether they want photo radar to continue nabbing speeders in their community. READ

Sobeys prescribing legal battle over planned Alberta pharmacy rewards point ban

A plan by the regulator of Alberta pharmacists to ban stores from giving consumers reward points for purchases is turning into a prescription for a court battle. READ

Liepert beats Rob Anders for nomination

The man who defeated controversial Calgary MP Rob Anders for the nomination in Signal Hill took aim at one of the most powerful members of Stephen Harper’s cabinet late Saturday night. READ

Woman in custody found fit but later unresponsive

A woman taken into custody by RCMP in Maskwacis on Friday is in the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency while in holding. READ

Alison Redford still absent from Alberta legislature, but back on Twitter

Alison Redford resurfaced in Alberta politics Thursday, but only on Twitter. READ

Alberta legislature member Ken Hughes first in the race for premier, leader of Tories

The race to become Alberta’s 16th premier has its first entrant. READ

Former head of Alberta military base demoted, added to sex offender registry

A former commanding officer of an Armed Forces base in Alberta has been demoted after being found guilty of sexual assault. READ

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