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Lawyers hope to erase racist and misogynistic nickname of mountain landmark

Momentum is building to properly name a prominent landmark on a mountain in the Alberta Rockies because its commonly used nickname is racist and misogynistic.

'I'm so sorry': Father of toddler found dead outside Edmonton church sentenced

Joey Crier "was obligated to protect his son — not harm him," an Edmonton judge said Tuesday as he read his decision.
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'Vowed myself to silence:' Woman says she couldn't cope after Edmonton attack

One of five women who was sexually assaulted by a former nightclub employee says she stayed silent for four years before reporting the attack.

NDP MP questions virtual attendance of Alberta Tories

Alberta's only non-Conservative member of Parliament says she's disappointed some of the province's Tory MPs haven't been participating in virtual House of Commons special COVID-19 committee meetings.

Edmonton chief concerned about defunding police service to deal with racism

The police chief in Alberta's capital says there's racism in Canadian policing, but he worries that any reduction in budgets could lead to a loss of officers and programs brought in to address diversity.

COVID-19 cases will go up as Alberta reopens many activities: health experts

Health experts say it makes sense for Alberta to take the next step in reopening its economy, but warn there will be an uptick in COVID-19 cases due to an inability to physically distance in some situations.

'Little orange dot:' Lone Alberta NDP MP says she offers different perspective

Not long after she became a member of Parliament last fall, Heather McPherson was at an event with one of her favourite Olympians.

29 of Canada's national parks to reopen to day-use visitors June 1

More than half of Canada's national parks — including Banff in Alberta, Pacific Rim in British Columbia and Cape Breton Highlands in Nova Scotia — are to reopen June 1.

Camping, RVing a popular option as the summer of COVID-19 approaches

Sandy Grunleitner and her family love camping, hiking and being in the outdoors. She spent hours on the Alberta Parks website last week trying to rebook some camping reservations that had been cancelled after the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Insurance questions remain as Fort McMurray homeowners clean up after flooding

As residents of Fort McMurray return to their homes following the flood, they now must deal with clean up and the question of who will foot the bill.

Open to the east, closed to the west: COVID-19's latest quandary for Alberta's boundary city

The mayor of Lloydminster, which straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary, has dealt with some unique situations. Now, he says, the city is in the middle of one of it biggest challenges yet as it navigates the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why easing COVID-19 restrictions will present challenges between provinces

Infectious disease experts say provinces looking to relax restrictions related to COVID-19 need to consider their neighbours.

Judge reduces sentence for man convicted in son's death after charter violations

An Edmonton judge says he will reduce the overall sentence of a man found responsible in his son's death because the man has been assaulted in jail and spends much of his time segregated in protective custody.

Jasper, Banff among the Canadian hotspots seeing trip cancellations from Chinese tourists

Tour companies and hotels in destinations popular with Chinese tourists are starting to see cancellations after a new form of virus that has led to mass quarantines and 170 deaths in China.

Birds flocking to national parks in the Canadian Rockies

It turns out tourists aren't the only ones who love the national parks in the Canadian Rockies.

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