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Right-wingers warned of NDP threat

Calgary Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
RED DEER - A group of Alberta conservatives are calling for the formation of a new party to patch up the fractured political right in the province.
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What Earls dropping Alberta beef says about Alberta

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
When I moved to Calgary in 2000, I had never heard of Earls. But I quickly learned about this enduring Alberta institution, where big-time business deals were regularly negotiated over plates of chili chicken.
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Graham Thomson: Change has come — and it's not leaving anytime soon

Edmonton Journal - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
It is also the one-year anniversary for the Wildrose under leader Brian Jean; one year for the Liberals under lone-MLA David Swann; and one year for the first-ever Alberta Party MLA, Greg Clark. This has been a year of change for pretty much everyone ...

'Radar ahead': Alberta man fined after helping drivers avoid speed cameras

CTV News - ‎12 hours ago‎
An Alberta man is facing more than $500 in fines for using a sign to warn drivers of upcoming radar speed cameras. Jack Shultz is part of a Facebook group committed to helping drivers avoid speeding tickets on Edmonton roads.

Pay for plasma: How it works and where the feds, Alberta stand

Globalnews.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
However, compensation of donors isn't a federal issue - that falls to the provincial and territorial governments, and Alberta's health minister isn't on board. “I think it undermines the voluntary system. I think we've worked very hard to establish the ...

Low crude prices grounded Alberta's economic engine to a halt and forced these workers to reinvent their career paths

The Globe and Mail - ‎22 hours ago‎
When Rob Tryon first came to Alberta to work in the oil industry, he had made a difficult decision to trade the personal freedom of life on the coast for high wages, benefits, and more predictable working conditions.
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Failing to provide the necessaries of life: Three more Alberta cases underway

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
The phrase "failing to provide the necessaries of life" has been in the public discourse a lot lately, thanks to the high-profile trial of David and Collet Stephan, who were found guilty of the criminal offence in relation to the death of their son ...

Amid talk of uniting the right, party mergers in Alberta aren't so easy

Calgary Herald - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
EDMONTON, ALTA: APRIL 5, 2016 -- Alberta Prosperity Fund spokes person, Dave Rutherford, former radio personality and long-time conservative speaking at a public unity meeting to lead a charge of unity between the PCs and Wildrose by meeting with ...
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Bail recommendations made in wake of Mountie killing could cost millions

Edmonton Journal - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Alberta bail review released Friday lays out 31 recommendations, some of which the government says are already underway, including better information sharing and training.
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Craig Chandler quits Alberta PC board after 'Earls supports terrorists' comment

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Craig Chandler, the often-controversial member of the PC party of Alberta, is resigning from its board of directors after posting an online comment accusing Earls restaurants of supporting terrorism.
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Man charged with impaired driving after fatal northern Alberta crash

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
A 21-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges in connection with a crash in northern Alberta that claimed the life of a man on Friday evening.
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Alberta's energy industry: A roadmap for the future

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Alberta companies, therefore, are focusing on driving their costs down to compete in the new market reality. This cost-cutting is happening rapidly, in part, because the premium from the inflationary boom times has come off everything from labor costs ...

Alberta and Calgary lead way in insolvency increases as oil slump drags on

Calgary Herald - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Alberta's remorseless economic pain has the province leading the nation in increased insolvency, with an 18.1 per cent jump in 2015 over the previous year.

Competing ethical meat standards leave Alberta beef farmers in crossfire

The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Colleen Biggs and her husband, Dylan, own an award-winning livestock operation in Alberta. TK Ranch produces beef without antibiotics, drugs, added hormones, animal by-products and chemical insecticides.

Alberta labour board rules Shepherd's Care layoffs violated code

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Alberta Labour Relations Board has ruled that Shepherd's Care Foundation violated several sections of the province's labour code when it laid off more than 100 support staff in Edmonton.
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TransCanada says pipeline delays costing Alberta billions

Globalnews.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Canada's biggest pipeline company says Alberta is losing billions of dollars on its daily production of bitumen. TransCanada claims it's due to stalled projects and denial of access to world markets, where Alberta oil could be sold for a higher price.

Alberta to repeal Prentice's First Nations consultation law

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Alberta will repeal legislation concerning Aboriginal consultation on resource projects that is widely despised among First Nations and has already led to at least two lawsuits.
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Pope Francis handed hundreds of letters from Alberta First Nations people

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Hundreds of young people from Alberta First Nations, including many who've lost loved ones to suicide, had their personal letters delivered this week to Pope Francis in Rome.
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Credit agencies aren't buying Alberta's arguments against credit downgrade

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Bond rating agency representatives who recently downgraded Alberta's credit rating did not change their minds in meetings this week with Alberta Finance MInister Joe Ceci. In a conference call from New York with reporters Thursday, Ceci acknowledged ...

'She was so terrified': Alberta woman highlights need for abortion services in Lethbridge

Globalnews.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
WATCH ABOVE: Women were granted the constitutional right to access abortion services in 1988. However, many women in Canada still face barriers when it comes to their right to choose, and in Alberta it's no different. Katelyn Wilson reports.
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