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Alberta sees surge in U.S., overseas visitors amid low Canadian dollar

Globalnews.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
While the local economy continues to struggle amid low oil prices and a low Canadian dollar, it turns out Alberta's tourism industry is cashing in.

Alberta's tough economy forces businesses to look outside province

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎18 hours ago‎
Low oil prices continue to hamper Alberta's economy, contributing to rising unemployment rates, a slowing housing market and stalling business for various companies, such as the DeJongs'.
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Alberta dementia hotline expanded to include Edmonton and Calgary

CBC.ca - ‎7 hours ago‎
An Alberta dementia hotline launched in the fall of 2015 has now been expanded to include Calgary and Edmonton. People who know someone suffering from dementia can dial 811 to get in touch with Health Link staff, who can assess their needs and refer ...
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Alberta lawmakers to debate medically assisted dying motion Tuesday

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
EDMONTON -- Alberta lawmakers are to debate a government motion on medically assisted dying. The motion introduced by the NDP says Albertans may exercise their right to get medical assistance in dying and there will be safeguards to protect vulnerable ...

Consumer optimism returning to Alberta as oil prices surge

Calgary Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Confidence in Canada's oil heartland climbed to the highest since November last week, as crude prices reached $50 a barrel and companies restarted production following wildfires in Alberta, telephone polling shows. The Bloomberg Nanos Canadian ...

Teachers' association rules that southern Alberta teacher who groped 10-year-old should lose his certificate

Edmonton Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
Barret Mitchell Bain, who taught at the Newell Colony School in southern Alberta, is now banned from holding membership with the Alberta Teachers' Association after he touched the girl inappropriately on three occasions, the disciplinary committee said.
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Wildrose sabotaging Energy East pipeline: Alberta NDP

Globalnews.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
EDMONTON - Alberta's NDP government says the discourteous treatment of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in the legislature raises concerns the Opposition Wildrose party is trying to scuttle the Energy East pipeline deal for partisan political gain.

Throat, neck cancer survivor shares success story at University of Alberta forum

Edmonton Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
After being diagnosed with an aggressive head and neck cancer in 2003, Steven Csorba, right, worked with surgeons, maxillofacial prosthodontists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, technicians and researchers at a University of Alberta ...

Frost advisory issued for parts of central Alberta

Globalnews.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
The advisory extends from Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds and Sundre right through to Whitecourt, Edson and Fox Creek. The temperature is expected to be near the freezing mark overnight.
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Naomi Klein says Alberta wildfires linked to climate change in Calgary address

CBC.ca - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Refusing to link climate change to the Fort McMurray wildfires puts Albertans at odds with the scientific consensus and it's a barrier to a meaningful conversation on how to move forward, an award-winning journalist told hundreds at the Congress 2016 ...

Alberta government appoints first female trade board chair in 71 years

MetroNews Canada - ‎4 hours ago‎
Alberta's newest apprenticeship industry board chair is an experienced boilermaker - and the first female in the province's history to hold her new position.
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Alberta continues to lead the way on climate

Toronto Star - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Alberta's ambitious plan has a variety of elements, including phasing out dirty coal-fired power plants, creating a provincial electricity efficiency strategy, and capping emissions from the oilsands.

Paula Simons: Alberta's overdue assisted dying debate is too little, too late

Edmonton Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
It's a telling comment, not just because of its seeming insensitivity, but because it underlines just how ill-prepared Alberta is for the brave new world we enter next Monday, when physician-assisted death becomes, not just non-criminal in Canada, but ...
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Man found dead in southern Alberta home: Sundre RCMP

Globalnews.ca - ‎6 hours ago‎
At approximately 1:15 a.m. Monday, a 20-year-old man was discovered dead in a home in Sundre, Alta. Sundre RCMP have secured the area surrounding the home on 2nd Street SW and are investigating the circumstances of his death.
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Alberta gov't, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo supporting small- and medium-sized businesses with re-entry to ...

Canadian Underwriter - ‎8 hours ago‎
A statement from Alberta's Office of the Premier on Friday said that employers in Fort McMurray have received four out of every five recovery contracts.

Live: Alberta government updates plans for evacuees' return to Fort McMurray

Calgary Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
With the first evacuees scheduled to return to Fort McMurray on Wednesday, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and provincial emergency operations officials are holding a news conference on those plans and the status of the still-raging wildfire.
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Ontario premier's Calgary visit follows verbal attack at Alberta legislature

CBC.ca - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The Ontario premier paid a visit to Calgary Friday, meeting with the mayor and business leaders and enjoying a warmer reception than her stop at the Alberta Legislature a day earlier, where her presence provoked heckling from opposition MLAs.
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Questions arise about Alberta bill to return artifacts to Indigenous communities

MetroNews Canada - ‎May 29, 2016‎
A new bill could see some of the ceremonial objects currently in the Royal Alberta Museum's. Kevin Tuong / For Metro. A new bill could see some of the ceremonial objects currently in the Royal Alberta Museum's collection returned to Indigenous groups.

Alberta rolling out new youth mental health treatment approach

MetroNews Canada - ‎16 hours ago‎
A new youth mental health model aims to help Alberta kids better cope with trauma so they don't wind up in the justice system later in life, according to a Calgary doctor.
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