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Alberta asking arbitrators to cut public service pay by two per cent

Alberta asking arbitrators to cut public service pay by two per cent

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is seeking wage rollbacks as binding arbitration gets set to resume with more than 180,000 public-sector workers.

Inquiry report into killing of Alberta priest makes no recommendations

ST. PAUL, Alta. — A fatality inquiry into the killing of a priest in a small town northeast of Edmonton details the crime and subsequent shootout with Mounties, but makes no recommendations to prevent a similar death. The body of Rev.

WHL Roundup: Roddy Ross leads Thunderbirds over Hitmen 2-1

CALGARY — Roddy Ross made 33 saves, and the Seattle Thunderbirds scored two early goals to beat the Calgary Hitmen 2-1 on Monday in Western Hockey League action.
Permits and challenges delay transfer of panda cubs from Calgary to China

Permits and challenges delay transfer of panda cubs from Calgary to China

CALGARY — A pair of giant panda cubs at the Calgary Zoo will be remaining in Canada longer than anticipated.
Alberta introduces bill affecting pay rules for doctors, public-sector workers

Alberta introduces bill affecting pay rules for doctors, public-sector workers

EDMONTON — Alberta is proposing new legislation that could affect where doctors work and how much they get paid as well as allow the government more freedom to bring in replacement workers for union jobs.
WestJet Airlines beats expectations as Q3 profits surge to $119.4 million

WestJet Airlines beats expectations as Q3 profits surge to $119.4 million

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it earned $119.4 million in the third quarter, the second-highest level in the airline's history. The Calgary-based airline says that equated to $1.02 per diluted share, compared with 61 cents per share or $70.

Preliminary hearing set for central Alberta man accused of killing his father

RED DEER, Alta. — A preliminary hearing has been set for a central Alberta man accused of killing his father.

Calgary woman found not guilty of human trafficking in sex slave case

CALGARY — A Calgary woman who was accused of holding a sex slave hostage in her downtown apartment for five days has been found not guilty of human trafficking and forcible confinement.
Trial for pair accused in Calgary quadruple killing hears victim was tortured

Trial for pair accused in Calgary quadruple killing hears victim was tortured

CALGARY — A jury heard Monday that a man was tortured and held for ransom before he was killed and dumped by a rural road and that three witnesses were shot dead then set on fire in a car.
Former Bre-X chief geologist John Felderhof dies in the Philippines

Former Bre-X chief geologist John Felderhof dies in the Philippines

CALGARY — John Felderhof, the only executive ever prosecuted in the Bre-X Minerals Ltd. gold hoax of the 1990s, has died in the Philippines at 79 years old, according to his Toronto lawyer.