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United Nurses says government seeking 4-year wage freeze, premium rollbacks

EDMONTON — The union that represents registered nurses in Alberta says the government is demanding a four-year wage freeze and rollbacks to other payments.
Alberta government promising to fix rules on aging energy wells

Alberta government promising to fix rules on aging energy wells

EDMONTON — A group tasked with cleaning up thousands of abandoned energy sites in Alberta says the province's rules for ensuring polluters reclaim their wells before selling them off are inadequate.
Oilers sign defenceman Caleb Jones to two-year contract extension

Oilers sign defenceman Caleb Jones to two-year contract extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Caleb Jones to a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season. The 22-year-old Jones has appeared in 23 games with the Oilers this season, posting three assists and six penalty minutes.

Veteran coach Noel Thorpe joins Edmonton Eskimos as defensive co-ordinator

EDMONTON — Former Ottawa Redblacks defensive co-ordinator Noel Thorpe is taking the same job with the Edmonton Eskimos. New Eskimos head coach Scott Milanovich announced some of his staff on Wednesday.

Opposition NDP urges Alberta government not to switch drugs for some patients

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition is urging the province not to force patients on certain drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and Crohn's disease to switch medications.
Crown appeal of verdict in toddler's meningitis death set for June in Calgary

Crown appeal of verdict in toddler's meningitis death set for June in Calgary

CALGARY — The Alberta Crown's appeal of the acquittal of a couple in the death of their son is to be heard in June. David and Collet Stephan were accused of not seeking medical attention sooner for 19-month-old Ezekiel, who died in 2012.
Leon Draisaitl's two goals lead Edmonton Oilers past Nashville Predators 4-2

Leon Draisaitl's two goals lead Edmonton Oilers past Nashville Predators 4-2

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers finally solved the riddle that the Nashville Predators have posed in recent years. Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist as the Oilers emerged with a 4-2 victory over the Predators on Tuesday.
Consultations continue: Alberta extends deadline for changes to doctor fees

Consultations continue: Alberta extends deadline for changes to doctor fees

EDMONTON — Alberta's health minister says the government will delay bringing in changes to the fees doctors collect so that the province can continue to consult with physicians.

No charges against Alberta Mountie in shooting death: police watchdog

EDMONTON — Alberta's police watchdog says a Mountie was justified in the 2017 shooting death of a man with a homemade shotgun.
Keystone XL schedule calls for border crossing construction to start in April

Keystone XL schedule calls for border crossing construction to start in April

CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. says it plans to begin construction in April to connect the Keystone XL pipeline from the United States into Canada. However, in an amended status report filed with the U.S.