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Alberta announces 13 new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting 13 new cases of COVID-19, a drop from the day before. The province says there have been no additional deaths from the illness. The total number of cases in Alberta stands at 7,057.

Former Canadian university defenceman Kodie Curran signs with Anaheim Ducks

CALGARY — Kodie Curran took an unorthodox route to an NHL contract. The former University of Calgary Dinos defenceman has signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks. The contract is worth US$2 million, according to CapFriendly.com.
Alberta victim services group concerned government could 'raid' fund

Alberta victim services group concerned government could 'raid' fund

TABER, Alta. — A victim services group is concerned that proposed legislation could allow the Alberta government to raid a fund meant to help those hurt by crime.
'Opposite of busy:' Business down at pawnshops, payday lenders during pandemic

'Opposite of busy:' Business down at pawnshops, payday lenders during pandemic

CALGARY — John Sanford has been a pawnbroker for 20 years and says he's never seen anything like it. Pawnshops and payday loan lenders have long been harbingers of hard economic times due to health and financial crises.
Woman sentenced in toddler's death says sorry to 'every single person' she hurt

Woman sentenced in toddler's death says sorry to 'every single person' she hurt

EDMONTON — A woman who was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison for her role in the death of a toddler found outside an Edmonton church says she's sorry to everyone she hurt. But she could not explain why she did what she did.
Alberta introduces bill to create own parole board like Quebec, Ontario

Alberta introduces bill to create own parole board like Quebec, Ontario

EDMONTON — Alberta has introduced a bill to create its own parole board.
Increase of COVID-19 cases in Edmonton linked to 2 family gatherings

Increase of COVID-19 cases in Edmonton linked to 2 family gatherings

EDMONTON — Alberta's medical officer of health says there is an increase of active COVID-19 cases in the Edmonton area linked to two private family gatherings. Dr.
First-degree murder conviction upheld for Calgary man in swarming death

First-degree murder conviction upheld for Calgary man in swarming death

CALGARY — Alberta's top court has upheld a first-degree murder conviction for a man found guilty in the swarming death of a young man outside a Calgary nightclub.
'It's unsettling:' Ranchers and feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19

'It's unsettling:' Ranchers and feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19

CREMONA, Alta. — A cacophony of bellowing cattle makes it hard to hear the other hoof drop, but rancher Bruce Bird knows that it's coming.

RCMP lift shelter advisory in Alberta after they allege officers were shot at

HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. — RCMP have lifted a warning for people in a northern Alberta community to shelter at home with their doors locked after they allege officers were shot at while responding to an early-morning traffic complaint.