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RCMP mishandled teen's sexual assault claim, made arrests without reasonable grounds, watchdog says
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Mounties failed to adequately investigate a teen's sexual assault and arrested people without reasonable grounds, according to the civilian watchdog agency that oversees the RCMP.

28-09-2021
Alberta reports 5,181 new cases of COVID-19 over past 3 days, 23 new deaths
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Active cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again after three days of slight declines last week.

27-09-2021
Alberta hiker, hunter mauled in separate bear attacks hours apart
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Two men are in hospital after being mauled in separate grizzly bear attacks, roughly 70 kilometres apart in southern Alberta's Rocky Mountains. 

27-09-2021
Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Monday, Sept. 27
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Premier Jason Kenney rejected calls for a "hard lockdown" during an appearance on a radio program Sunday, the same day his province's former top doctor signed a letter calling for immediate "fire break" measures to deal with surging cases of COVID-19.

27-09-2021
Calgary church preserves red paint splashed on doors to start conversations about truth and reconciliation
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After its doors were splashed with red paint on Canada Day, a Calgary congregation committed itself to action on Sunday ahead of Truth and Reconciliation Week.

27-09-2021
Defence in cold case murder trial says accused's one-way ticket out of Calgary helps, not hinders case
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The theory of the defence is that although Adrienne McColl's footprints of life ended on Valentines Day 2002, she wasn't killed until Feb. 17, two days after Parent flew to Ottawa, making it impossible he was the one who killed his girlfriend.

27-09-2021
Alberta health-care system sets another record with 312 patients in intensive care
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Alberta has set yet another record for number of critical-care patients as the health-care system buckles under the pressure of the pandemic’s fourth wave.

27-09-2021
New record set as Southview Calgary drug house shut by SCAN a third time
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Neighbours swear one frustrating and dangerous house will not drive them away but wonder how a single homeowner can tie up police, bylaw and provincial officials for so many years.

27-09-2021
Alberta premier rejects call for COVID 'firebreak,' says new measures would punish the vaccinated
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney rejected calls for a "hard lockdown" during an appearance on a radio program Sunday, the same day that his province's former top doctor signed a letter calling for immediate "firebreak" measures to deal with surging cases of COVID-19.

26-09-2021
Private vaccine verification app Portpass sparks privacy, security concerns
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Private proof-of-vaccination app Portpass may be easy to manipulate with fake vaccine records and may not securely protect users' personal information, experts say.

27-09-2021
China claims Kovrig, Spavor freed for health reasons
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China's foreign ministry says the two Canadians detained in late 2019 who were allowed to return to Canada late last week were released on bail for health reasons.

27-09-2021
Calgary's high-stakes, low-attention election is fast approaching
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With so much going on lately — a contentious federal election, ongoing twists and turns in provincial politics, and the brutal fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic — there hasn't been a lot of time or attention for people to spare.

27-09-2021
Annamie Paul is stepping down as Green Party leader
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Green Party Leader Annamie Paul announced today she is stepping down as leader of her party after its disastrous showing in the recent federal election, prompting a search for a new leader less than a year after the last one concluded.

27-09-2021
UCP MLA criticizes Alberta Health Services salaries in light of ICU shortages
Shane Getson

Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland UCP MLA Shane Getson criticized the salaries of those who run Alberta Health Services on social media Saturday.

27-09-2021
3D printing could help build homes with unique designs more cheaply, advocates say
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Recent demonstration projects show that 3D printing technology could one day be used to build houses with unique designs quickly and more cheaply, using fewer skilled workers who may be in short supply, advocates say.

27-09-2021
Man killed in train collision in Delburne, Alta.
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A man has died following a collision with a train in Delburne, Alta., RCMP say. 

26-09-2021
Calgary police warn public about possible child-luring
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Calgary police are warning the public about suspicious incidents involving children, which they are investigating. 

26-09-2021
Like polio, the long-term impact of COVID will be measured in disability
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Practically everyone, from public health officials to political pundits to social media commentators, has framed the threat of COVID-19 in terms of its mortality rate. But as cultural historian Ainsley Hawthorn writes, COVID is going to injure many more people than it kills.

26-09-2021
Justice rules unvaccinated jurors won't be able to serve in upcoming Calgary trial
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A Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta justice has excused all unvaccinated potential jurors in an upcoming Calgary jury trial. 

25-09-2021
Alberta man unites with long lost half-siblings in Nova Scotia after surprise DNA test
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An Alberta man has gained four new half-siblings in Nova Scotia after uncovering a decades-old family secret with a DNA test.

26-09-2021