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Speculation swirls over Alberta's role in Trudeau's new cabinet
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Politics-watchers say Alberta is very likely to get a seat at the cabinet table when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces his picks on Tuesday.

Victim killed by man dating his ex-girlfriend after he texted her, prosecution alleges
Kalix Langenau

Two hours after Kalix Langenau texted his ex-girlfriend and arranged to meet up, her boyfriend stood close to the teen and used a shotgun to end his life, according to the prosecution's theory of the case presented on Day 1 of Hunter Van Mackelberg's trial.

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Monday, Oct. 25
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Starting today, Albertans will need to provide proof of two COVID-19 vaccine doses to be allowed into many restaurants, movies, sporting events and other businesses. Alberta reported 1,592 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.

Gondek sworn in as Calgary's mayor, declines to administer oath of office to Sean Chu
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Calgary's first female mayor was sworn into office on Monday, and she administered the oath of office to all of her city council colleagues except one: embattled Coun. Sean Chu.

Black swift comeback hopeful in Banff as restrictions help boost nests to highest level in 17 years
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An at-risk bird population now has the highest number of recorded nests in 17 years at Banff's Johnston Canyon. 

New bill aims to speed up certifications for more than 100 professions
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The Alberta government wants organizations that regulate physicians, lawyers and about 100 other professions to approve the credentials of workers from other provinces within 20 working days.

4 Alberta doctors launch lawsuit over mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy
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Four Alberta doctors are suing the provincial health authority and its president over its mandatory workplace COVID-19 vaccination policy.

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Alberta reports 1,592 COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths over the weekend
Virus Outbreak Boosters

Twenty-five deaths were reported to Alberta Health over the last three days, including three individuals in their 20s and 30s. 

Flames cruise past Rangers behind Mangiapane's 2 goals for 3rd straight win

Andrew Mangiapane scored twice and the Calgary Flames beat the New York Rangers 5-1 on Monday night in for their third straight win.

New legislation would set criteria for construction of dams, roads, schools and bridges
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A new bill purports to remove politics and increase transparency around how the Alberta government prioritizes building roads, schools, highways and hospitals.

Why Alberta seems poised for a major political shift
Cattle Branding

The results of last week's Alberta municipal elections challenged conventional notions of the province as a "wild west" dominated by white, conservative, Christian men.

Extension of 88th Street in southeast Calgary completed
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Work has wrapped up on an extension of 88th Street in southeast Calgary that the city says will make it easier to get in and out of the southeast communities of Mahogany and Seton.

How some of Calgary's homeless prepare for the coming cold
Dave Hauriel

With winter approaching, emergency shelters in Calgary are nearing full capacity each night. Most of the city's homeless try to get a spot, but there are some who prefer sleeping outside in makeshift shelters, even as temperatures drop.

'Fever pitch': Rallies for and against Calgary Coun. Sean Chu held at the same time Sunday
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Protesters chanted at each other from opposite sides of the street as two rallies — one calling for Ward 4 Coun. Sean Chu's resignation, and another defending him — took place in downtown Calgary on Sunday.

COVID-19 on the agenda as fall Alberta legislature sitting set to begin
Alberta Legislature

The fall sitting of the Alberta legislature begins today, and the government says jobs, diversifying the economy and fighting COVID-19 will be the focus.

Canadian priest who served in Calgary convicted in sexual assault against minors
Catholic Church

A former Calgary priest has been convicted by a French court of sexually assaulting four minors, a statement from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary said. 

Fewer people tend to vote in municipal elections in Edmonton than in Calgary. We look at why
Edmonton City Hall

When it comes to municipal elections in Alberta, data shows that Calgary usually has a higher voter turnout than Edmonton. There are several theories as to why, but political analysts say competition may be the difference-maker.

In this small Alberta town, the mayor was elected by a margin of one lonely vote
Parrish Tung, mayor of Elk Point, Alta.

A close result in the Elk Point mayoral race on Monday resulted in a recount that only made it closer. Had it finished in a tie, officials would have had to resort to pulling a name from a hat.

Memorial held for Indigenous man who died while in Calgary police custody a year ago
Sonny Crazy Bull vigil

Friends and family of Sonny Crazy Bull gathered in Calgary Saturday evening to hold a memorial for the man who died while in police custody a year ago.