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CFL's Edmonton Eskimos plan to talk to Inuit communities about team name

CFL's Edmonton Eskimos plan to talk to Inuit communities about team name

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos "will ramp up" their engagement with Inuit communities to evaluate their views on the CFL team's name. The Eskimos made the announcement Friday.

Flood warning, mandatory evacuation for people in remote Alberta hamlet

PEACE RIVER, Alta. — A flood warning has been issued for the rain-swollen Smoky River near the Hamlet of Watino in northwestern Alberta.
Three dead after car crashes into Edmonton building, police arrest suspect

Three dead after car crashes into Edmonton building, police arrest suspect

Edmonton police say they have arrested a suspect in a fatal crash that left three people dead. Officers responded to the single-vehicle crash about 2:20 a.m.

Hockey Canada cancels 2020 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

CALGARY — The 2020 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge scheduled to take place in the fall has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Hockey Canada made the announcement on Friday.
Alberta health minister orders racism review, noose found in hospital in 2016

Alberta health minister orders racism review, noose found in hospital in 2016

EDMONTON — Alberta's health minister has ordered an independent third-party investigation into how the province's health authority responded to a racist act at one of its hospitals.
Three dead after float plane crashes near Edmonton airport: Mounties

Three dead after float plane crashes near Edmonton airport: Mounties

LEDUC COUNTY, Alta. — RCMP say three people have died in a plane crash south of Edmonton. Mounties say they were alerted Friday morning that a float plane went down in a field in Leduc County east of the Edmonton International Airport.
Tears, prayer and a white hat as Brazilian cowboy finishes Alaska-Calgary trek

Tears, prayer and a white hat as Brazilian cowboy finishes Alaska-Calgary trek

CALGARY — Brazilian long rider Filipe Masetti Leite got off his horse, knelt down and said a prayer with tears rolling down his face when he arrived in the Calgary Stampede grounds after a 13-month ride from Anchorage, Alaska.
Presidential hopeful Biden could be swayed to supporting Keystone XL: Kenney

Presidential hopeful Biden could be swayed to supporting Keystone XL: Kenney

OYEN, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he believes United States presidential hopeful Joe Biden can be swayed to supporting the Keystone XL pipeline.
RCMP deploying more Mounties in Alberta under agreement with the province

RCMP deploying more Mounties in Alberta under agreement with the province

EDMONTON — The RCMP says it will add 76 additional Mounties to Alberta this year, many of whom will serve as front-line police in rural detachments outside major municipalities. There will also be 57 new civilian support positions.
Alberta government to twin southern highway to spur economic recovery

Alberta government to twin southern highway to spur economic recovery

TABER, Alta. — The Alberta government says it will twin a 46-kilometre stretch of highway in southern Alberta.