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Alberta making changes to Crown prosecutors to fight rise in violent crime

Justice Minister Mickey Amery says special teams of Crown prosecutors will be formed to focus on violent crime and criminals in Edmonton and Calgary.

Alberta premier offers up contradictory versions for imposed wind and solar pause

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has offered conflicting explanations for why her government put a temporary ban on large wind and solar energy projects.

Calgary medical clinic halts plan for membership fees, says Alberta government

The Marda Loop Medical clinic will not continue with its plan for a paid membership system — that proposed $4,800 a year for a two-parent family — after provincial and federal intervention, says the provincial government.

Alberta pledges $30M for treatment facility on Tsuut'ina First Nation

The Alberta government plans to spend up to $30 million to build a long-term drug addiction treatment facility on the Tsuut'ina Reserve west of Calgary.

Alberta premier accuses Facebook of censorship over temporary site restriction

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she's free to post on Facebook again, a day after she publicly accused the social media giant of censoring her.

Premier downplays prospect of Edmonton advisory council of defeated candidates

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is playing down an earlier pledge to create a council of defeated Edmonton candidates to advise her.

UCP candidate will not sit in caucus if elected, after comments on transgender children: Smith

A United Conservative Party candidate who compared transgender children in schools to having feces in food says she is sorry, plans to learn from it and is staying on to run in the May 29 Alberta election.

UCP promises to allow mandatory drug treatment, open addiction and mental health beds

Danielle Smith says a re-elected United Conservative Party government would introduce a law to allow mandatory drug treatment.

Alberta UCP at odds with own consultant over attack on NDP electricity plan

Danielle Smith's United Conservatives are at odds with their own third-party consultant over their claim that the NDP plan to move Alberta's electricity grid to net zero would result in an economy-busting $87-billion hit to Albertans.

Smith declines to disavow 2021 comments urging out-of-pocket payments for health care

Premier Danielle Smith is declining to say whether she stands by or is disavowing earlier comments she made proposing Albertans pay out-of-pocket for medically insured services as a way to keep the health-care system sustainable.