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Edmonton's Muslim community saddened to see swastika painted on mosque building

Edmonton's Muslim community saddened to see swastika painted on mosque building

EDMONTON — A group of young volunteers have been taking turns to monitor the grounds of an Edmonton mosque that was vandalized with a swastika symbol.
'Sacred country': Singer-songwriter Corb Lund holds coal mining protest concert

'Sacred country': Singer-songwriter Corb Lund holds coal mining protest concert

LIVINGSTONE RANGE, ALBERTA — Two mountain goats stubbornly refused to get up from their resting spot Wednesday in the middle of a gravel road heading into the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains.
Alberta adds vacation packages, travel prizes to COVID-19 vaccine lottery

Alberta adds vacation packages, travel prizes to COVID-19 vaccine lottery

EDMONTON — Albertans who get fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine now have a chance to win vacation packages and other travel prizes from WestJet and Air Canada.
Ottawa to review new steelmaking coal projects in Alberta's foothills for selenium

Ottawa to review new steelmaking coal projects in Alberta's foothills for selenium

The federal government will step in to conduct an environmental review of any new coal project that could possibly release the contaminant selenium.
'Be patient': Lethbridge police chief discusses controversies at virtual town hall

'Be patient': Lethbridge police chief discusses controversies at virtual town hall

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The head of police in a southern Alberta city has addressed criticisms of his department in the face of continued warnings from the justice minister that the force could be disbanded.

Elks assistant coach A.J. Gass leaving organization

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks announced Wednesday special-teams co-ordinator/linebackers coach AJ Gass has left the organization for personal reasons. Gass served twice as a member of the club's coaching staff.
'A poor choice': Alberta lawyer reprimanded for allowing nude photos in custody case

'A poor choice': Alberta lawyer reprimanded for allowing nude photos in custody case

EDMONTON — A hearing committee of the Law Society of Alberta says there are reasonable and probable grounds to believe that a lawyer may have committed a criminal offence after "explicit and nude" photos of a woman were included as part of an affidav
Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

New coal mines in Alberta's Rocky Mountain foothills would create more environmental problems than economic benefits, a lengthy new study has concluded.
Alberta opens COVID-19 lottery; 48,000 more first doses needed to lift health rules

Alberta opens COVID-19 lottery; 48,000 more first doses needed to lift health rules

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says 48,000 more Albertans must step up for a first dose of COVID vaccine to fully lift health restrictions, and hopes his new lottery plan will be that incentive.
'So unfair': Métis take Alberta to court over refusal to discuss consultation policy

'So unfair': Métis take Alberta to court over refusal to discuss consultation policy

EDMONTON — The Métis Nation of Alberta is taking the provincial government to court over what it says is negotiating in bad faith on a consultation agreement.