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Historic Alberta coal community wrestles with plans for new mining
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Some residents of historic Crowsnest Pass, Alta., hope a new mining opportunity will lift up their town's economy. But others fear negative consequences from open-pit mining in a postcard setting tucked at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

UCP suggests soliciting donations from seniors by playing on 'fear, anger' during AGM session
UCP AGM Fundraising slides

The United Conservative Party is being accused of targeting a vulnerable population after it advised playing on seniors' negative emotions during a fundraising strategy session at its annual general meeting.

Wildcat strike at Alberta hospitals ordered to end by labour board
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Hundreds of Alberta health care workers who walked off the job Monday are being told to stop "illegal strike activity" and return to work, the province's labour board says.

Suncor to move Mississauga, Oakville offices to Calgary next year
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Suncor will be moving its Mississauga and Oakville head offices to Calgary.

Alberta imposes new social gathering restrictions after setting daily record for COVID-19 cases
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health

Alberta brought in new mandatory limits of 15 people at most social gatherings in Edmonton and Calgary on Monday after the province reported 1,440 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, including a record of 572 on Saturday.

CBE begins work on commitment to address racism, equity with establishment of advisory council
Calgary Black Lives Matter vigil

The Calgary Board of Education is advancing its commitment to anti-racism and equity by launching the Collaboration for Anti-Racism and Equity Support Advisory Council (CARES), but some worry the plan lacks specific actions and duplicates existing research and work.

The Commons pandemic probe could answer key questions — or devolve into empty insults
O'Toole Trudeau composite Question Period Oct. 20

A House of Commons committee probe into the government's handling of the pandemic is a good idea, if MPs can keep their eyes on the ball. The early signs are not encouraging.

Cool Runnings bobsled stolen from Ranchman's building

A bobsled shell from the movie Cool Runnings has been stolen from the former Ranchman's building.

Scott Moe leads Saskatchewan Party to 4th majority government
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The Saskatchewan Party has won a majority government for the fourth time in a row, CBC News has projected.

CBC Calgary News at 6, October 26, 2020
CBC Calgary News at 6, October 26, 2020

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Two Lethbridge students set to compete at first-ever CCAA video gaming competition
Moataz Bakr

The first-ever Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Gaming Challenge kicks off on Oct. 27, and competitors will go head-to-head playing FIFA20 on Playstation 4 and Xbox.

'Worst use of force': Trial begins for officer who threw handcuffed woman to ground face-first
Const. Alex Dunn trial

A disturbing video showing a Calgary police officer slamming a handcuffed woman into the ground head-first has been released by a judge at the constable's trial. 

Surgery and scan backlogs set to worsen without government funding, CMA says
Dr. Ann Collins, CMA president-elect

Clearing health care backlog caused by first wave of COVID-19 will require more than $1.3 billion in additional funding, Canadian Medical Association estimates.

Infectious disease expert wants to see more restrictions as Alberta case counts rise
 Dr. Lynora Saxinger

An Alberta infectious disease expert says now is the time to bring in tougher restrictions if Alberta wants to rein in surging COVID-19 numbers.

Care facility seeks carved pumpkin donations to cheer up residents

COVID-19 ushered in safety guidelines that are preventing pumpkin-carving from going forward this year at the Carewest Colonel Belcher, so the staff is hoping to create a tour-able pumpkin patch instead.

Senior dies after assault over 'insignificant misunderstanding' at CTrain station in August, police say
Calgary Sunnyside CTrain C-Train Station northwest

An 81-year-old Calgary man has died from his injuries after being attacked on the Sunnyside CTrain platform in August, with manslaughter charges pending.

Tamarack fined $80K for violating Water Act while withdrawing groundwater for drilling
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What you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Monday, Oct. 26
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Alberta reported 1,440 new cases over the weekend — more than the number of cases reported in the entire month of June, and nearly as many as were reported in the month of May. 

Province to limit influx of foreign temporary workers to save jobs for Albertans
Jason Copping

The Alberta government will limit the number and types of jobs available to new temporary foreign workers — a move it says will free up jobs for Albertans who are looking for work.

What the Cenovus-Husky merger means for jobs and the future of the oilpatch
Cenovus / Husky

The last time Cenovus Energy swung for the fences with a bold move to vastly expand, the mega-deal was a major flop. The big question now is whether Cenovus can pull off the new merger; it's a risk to investors, employees, and the overall stability of Alberta's oil and gas sector.