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Outgoing mayors in Calgary, Edmonton reflect on wide-open races to replace them

Alberta's two big cities will get new mayors this fall and voters will choose whether to build on the progressive legacies of Calgary's Naheed Nenshi and Edmonton's Don Iveson or swing toward a more conservative vision.

'Incredibly frustrating': Calgary mayor wants courts to uphold COVID-19 measures

The mayor of Alberta's largest city says he's frustrated to hear that tickets given to people for breaching COVID-19 public health orders are being thrown out in the courts.

Calgary judge to hear challenge of inquiry into oil and gas foes

A judge is to hear arguments this week over whether Alberta's public inquiry into the purported foreign funding of environmental charities is a valid defence of the province's ailing oil industry or an attempt to silence dissent.

'Emergency brake' factored into Alberta's reopening plan: top doctor

COVID-19 hospitalizations are the focus of Alberta's road map for gradually opening up more businesses and activities, but the province's top doctor says a different criteria will factor into whether to slow down or tighten up.

Calgary care aide who died of COVID-19 leaves painful absence for best friend

Ephraim Tiangha said there is a void at home and at work, where he used to spend time with his best friend, roommate and colleague Joe Marie (Jing) Corral. Corral died of COVID-19 in December.

'The thing you do around here:' Prairie fall suppers adjust to COVID-19 reality

Fall suppers are a long-running harvest-time tradition in the Prairies. But food served buffet-style and eaten shoulder-to-shoulder at long communal tables is a no-no in the time of COVID-19.

Alberta won't 'micromanage' businesses as COVID-19 infections climb: Kenney

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says a recent rise in active COVID-19 cases in the province is concerning, but government micromanaging isn't the answer to curbing the spread.

Ottawa's buffer against provincial economic shocks needs reform: economist

A new paper suggests a federal program meant to buffer provinces against economic shocks is not up to the task — especially in the COVID-19 era.

Edmonton man recalls comforting victims of fatal tour bus rollover

Ahad Saheem and his friend, Prankur Gaur, provided first aid and comfort to those injured when a sightseeing bus rolled at Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park on July 18.

Why so few fossilized dinosaur eggs? Because many were squishy, not hard, study suggests

Researchers say they have cracked the mystery of why so few types of fossilized dinosaur eggs have been discovered.