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Alberta takes second look at trucking changes after meeting Broncos families

Alberta takes second look at trucking changes after meeting Broncos families

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it will take a second look at training requirements for truck drivers after meeting with Humboldt Broncos families.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton on Friday for climate strike

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton on Friday for climate strike

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he hopes Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is warmly welcomed in Edmonton on Friday, but there are no plans to meet with her.

Gas association warns switch to electricity could raise costs by $1.4 trillion

CALGARY — The Canadian Gas Association says building renewable electricity capacity to replace just half of Canada's current fossil fuel-generated energy could increase national costs by as much as $1.4 trillion over the next 30 years.

Poulin, Spooner, Nurse headline Canada's hockey roster for two games versus U.S.

CALGARY — Marie-Philip Poulin, Natalie Spooner and Sarah Nurse lead the Canadian women's hockey team into two games against the United States in November. USA Hockey and Hockey Canada are holding a joint women's camp Nov.
Two Ontario men arrested, charged in 2007 Calgary cold case homicide

Two Ontario men arrested, charged in 2007 Calgary cold case homicide

CALGARY — A fresh set of eyes and advances in forensics has resulted in two arrests by Calgary police in a cold-case in which a man was shot to death. Nader Nilianbousheri, 32, was killed at his home in the city on Nov. 6, 2007.
Greta Thunberg's Alberta visit and leaders in Quebec; In-The-News for Oct. 16

Greta Thunberg's Alberta visit and leaders in Quebec; In-The-News for Oct. 16

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 16. What we are watching in Canada ... Montreal is the centre of attention today.
Michael Frolik gets goal in 800th NHL game, Flames down Flyers 3-1

Michael Frolik gets goal in 800th NHL game, Flames down Flyers 3-1

CALGARY — Michael Frolik lost his helmet on his first shift of the game and scored on his second. Frolik's goal in his 800th NHL game helped the Calgary Flames down the visiting Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Tuesday.

WHL Roundup: Chyzowski's seventh goal helps Tigers edge Blades 3-1

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Ryan Chyzowski's seventh goal of the season stood as the winner as the Medicine Hat Tigers edged the Saskatoon Blades 3-1 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.
Alberta introduces legislation to modernize ranch fees, grazing leases

Alberta introduces legislation to modernize ranch fees, grazing leases

EDMONTON — Alberta is modernizing the rent and fees ranchers and cattle owners pay the province for use of public lands. The government says the current grazing fee framework has been frozen since 1994 and is based on outdated data.
Alberta joining class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

Alberta joining class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

CALGARY — The Alberta government is joining a class-action lawsuit to recoup health-care costs related to the opioid crisis, the province's health minister said Tuesday.