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Canadians now expect to need $1.7M in order to retire: BMO survey

Canadians now expect to need $1.7M in order to retire: BMO survey

CALGARY — Canadians now believe they need $1.7 million in savings in order to retire, a 20 per cent increase from 2020, according to a new BMO survey.
Alberta law society upholds requirement for members to take Indigenous course

Alberta law society upholds requirement for members to take Indigenous course

EDMONTON — The Law Society of Alberta has voted by a three-to-one margin in favour of keeping a requirement for its members to complete a course on Indigenous history and culture.
'I am sorry': Man convicted in stabbing of Calgary chef apologizes at sentencing

'I am sorry': Man convicted in stabbing of Calgary chef apologizes at sentencing

CALGARY — A man convicted of killing a chef apologized Monday and expressed dismay that no one with the victim's family was in court to to hear it.
Hudson's Bay to close two Alberta department stores this summer amid 'market changes'

Hudson's Bay to close two Alberta department stores this summer amid 'market changes'

EDMONTON — Hudson's Bay is shuttering two department stores in Alberta, saying the decision reflects market changes and the company's vision for the future.
Indigenous history class for lawyers justified and more common in Canada: experts

Indigenous history class for lawyers justified and more common in Canada: experts

EDMONTON — As Alberta's Law Society seeks to defend rules that require members to take a course on Indigenous issues, experts say such measures are common elsewhere in Canada and are well-grounded in legal rationale.
RCMP say man dead after police fired during confrontation on an Alberta First Nation

RCMP say man dead after police fired during confrontation on an Alberta First Nation

COLD LAKE, Alta. — RCMP say a confrontation between officers and a suspect on a First Nation in northern Alberta has ended with officers firing guns and the suspect dead.
Alberta UCP MLA Tracy Allard won't run again, cites Parkinson's disease

Alberta UCP MLA Tracy Allard won't run again, cites Parkinson's disease

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — A member of Alberta's United Conservative Party government caucus who was recently named a parliamentary secretary for civil liberties has announced she won't seek re-election.
Grenier, Crawford lead Canada into world alpine ski championship

Grenier, Crawford lead Canada into world alpine ski championship

CALGARY — James Crawford and Valérie Grenier lead Canada's alpine ski team into the world championship starting Monday in Courchevel and Méribel, France.
Nunavut speedskater wins three gold ulus at Arctic Winter Games

Nunavut speedskater wins three gold ulus at Arctic Winter Games

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Akutaq Williamson Bathory will be heading home to Iqaluit with three gold ulus from the Arctic Winter Games, medals named and shaped after traditional Inuit knives.
'Thrill of the chase': Pin swapping a sport of its own at the Arctic Winter Games

'Thrill of the chase': Pin swapping a sport of its own at the Arctic Winter Games

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Beyond the wrestling mats, ice rinks and slopes at the Arctic Winter Games, there's another beloved unofficial sport underway.