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Edmonton MLA says he won't face hacking charges; seeks return to NDP caucus

Edmonton MLA says he won't face hacking charges; seeks return to NDP caucus

EDMONTON — An Alberta legislature member investigated by the RCMP after he admitted to hacking into a government health website says he will not face criminal charges.
Calgary to keep flood protections in place as it monitors storm forecast: mayor

Calgary to keep flood protections in place as it monitors storm forecast: mayor

Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek says the city's state of local emergency remains in effect as it monitors another potential storm.
WestJet's new strategy will see company invest 'majority' of fleet in Western Canada

WestJet's new strategy will see company invest 'majority' of fleet in Western Canada

CALGARY — The WestJet Group says it plans to refocus its routes and fleet on Western Canada. The Calgary-based airline says in the wake of a strategic review, it has decided to shift resources to grow its presence in the West.
Alberta NDP considering hiring third party to oversee internal harassment complaints

Alberta NDP considering hiring third party to oversee internal harassment complaints

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition leader says her NDP is looking at hiring an independent third party to oversee future harassment complaints from staff and volunteers.
Top court sends sentencing of two men in triple murder back to Alberta Appeal Court

Top court sends sentencing of two men in triple murder back to Alberta Appeal Court

OTTAWA — Canada's top court has sent the case of two men convicted in the slayings of three family members back to the Alberta Court of Appeal.
Alberta students excited for a more normal end to classes after COVID-19 disruptions

Alberta students excited for a more normal end to classes after COVID-19 disruptions

EDMONTON — Some Alberta senior high school students say they feel grateful for being able to mark the last day of classes without public health restrictions for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
UCP co-founder Brian Jean officially launches campaign to win party leadership

UCP co-founder Brian Jean officially launches campaign to win party leadership

EDMONTON — The co-founder of Alberta’s governing United Conservative Party has officially launched his campaign to become the next leader, saying it’s imperative the party get back on track by listening to people and fighting for a better deal in Con
Rachel Notley says Alberta NDP has 'fallen short' on respect for staff, volunteers

Rachel Notley says Alberta NDP has 'fallen short' on respect for staff, volunteers

EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition NDP Leader Rachel Notley, a week after acknowledging her party is investigating allegations of mistreatment of volunteers, said Wednesday there are problems.
Rainfall warnings lifted in Alberta as system moves to northern Saskatchewan

Rainfall warnings lifted in Alberta as system moves to northern Saskatchewan

CALGARY — Environment Canada ended all heavy rainfall warnings in Alberta on Wednesday as the weather system moved east into Saskatchewan, but the city of Calgary said its state of local emergency would remain in effect.
'Causing pain': Judge sentences former swimming star for degrading sex assault

'Causing pain': Judge sentences former swimming star for degrading sex assault

CALGARY — A former competitive swimmer was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for what a judge called a "degrading and humiliating" sexual assault that left his victim injured.