Alberta briefs – April 28

A teenager is facing two years of probation in the death of her newborn. The baby’s body was discovered in a wooded area near Stony Plain, west of Edmonton, last April.

Teen mom gets probation in death of newborn

A teenager is facing two years of probation in the death of her newborn.

The baby’s body was discovered in a wooded area near Stony Plain, west of Edmonton, last April.

The teen pleaded guilty to concealing the birth and failing to get help during the birth.

Earlier this year, the Crown stayed a charge against one of the girl’s friends who allegedly helped her dispose of the baby’s body.

The body was found by someone taking a walk through a subdivision.

Chemical smoke forces children, staff to flee Calgary daycare

Almost three dozen children as well as 12 staff were forced out of a Calgary daycare Monday because of concerns over chemical smoke.

The daycare was already evacuated when crews responded to a fire alarm that had been set off by the smoke.

Hazardous materials teams were called in to further assess and clear the building.

Officials say none of the children or staff was affected by the chemical.

The building was deemed safe after an inspection revealed no further chemical.

No special treatment for oilsands: groups

Environmental groups are calling on delegates at an energy and climate meeting in Washington, D.C., to resist Canada’s attempts to get special treatment for oilsands emissions.

Matt Price, with Environment Defence Canada, says Canadians expect leadership on climate change, not lobbying by their federal government for loopholes for oilsands producers.

Price says his group sent an information package and poster to the embassies of all countries participating in this week’s energy and climate forum in Washington. The environmental activist accuses the Canadian government of weakening efforts to tackle climate change, especially as it relates to oilsands.

He says this effort is important as the U.S. prepares to make a policy decision on how to deal with greenhouse gas emissions.

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