John Cotter

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Unifor seeks leave to challenge Suncor random drug test ruling at Supreme Court

A union that represents 3,000 workers at Suncor Energy's oilsands operations in northeast Alberta wants to take the issue of random workplace drug testing to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Edmonton Christian couple says adoption nixed over views on sexuality

An evangelical Christian couple is accusing Alberta of discrimination, claiming their application to adopt a child was rejected over their religious views on gay marriage and homosexuality.

Two former Alberta cabinet ministers part of group promoting legal pot industry

Two former Alberta government cabinet ministers and a police chief are part of a group that is working to promote the legal recreational marijuana industry.

No review of how university handled anti-abortion group's demonstration

A campus group that staged an anti-abortion protest at the University of Alberta that sparked a noisy counter-demonstration by other students and faculty has lost a court challenge over how the school handled the event.

Sask. chuckwagon racer sues Husky Oil over death, injury of horses

A veteran champion Canadian chuckwagon racer is suing a subsidiary of Husky Energy for almost $3.7 million over the death and injury of 16 horses from his racing team.

Group challenging University of Alberta's handling of anti-abortion protest

A group that advocates for freedom of speech is in court to challenge how the University of Alberta dealt with a student club that staged an anti-abortion display on campus.

Blizzard of embers sparked fires that burned Fort McMurray homes last year

A wildfire expert says a blizzard of blazing embers that were blown by the wind over fireguards and a river sparked the flames that destroyed homes in Fort McMurray last spring, and then spread the destruction deeper into neighbourhoods.

King canola, fewer cows, aging producers: Digging into the agriculture census

Fewer and slightly older Canadian producers are planting more cropland on larger farms and are making relatively stable profits, according to the 2016 Census of Agriculture released Wednesday.

Mom of toddler found dead near Edmonton church attacked on social media

Members of an Indigenous community in central Alberta are angry that strangers are using social media to attack the mother of a toddler who was found dead near a church last month.

New law aims to reduce drug deaths by encouraging people to report overdoses

The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act was introduced as a private member's bill last year by the Liberal MP for Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, Ron McKinnon. On Thursday, It received royal assent.

Fort McMurray experts warn more needed to deal with future wildfire threat

Experts warn it is only a matter of time before another community in Canada is ravaged by a sudden intense wildfire similar to the one that hit Fort McMurray.

Unharvested crops, wet spring causing headaches for Prairie farmers

Farmers are struggling with hundreds of thousands of hectares of unharvested crops across the prairies this spring.

Bovine tuberculosis researchers hope breakthrough will lead to better test

Researchers say they are developing a test for bovine tuberculosis they hope could someday spare ranchers and governments from costly quarantines and mass slaughters of cattle.

Study suggests pet exposure might help protect babies from allergies, obesity

A family dog may be a baby's best friend for avoiding allergies and becoming obese later in life, a new study suggests.

Scientists join battle over plan to ban off-highway vehicles from Castle Wilderness

​Scientists are joining the battle over a plan to ban the use of off-highway vehicles in two ecologically sensitive parks in southwestern Alberta.