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Rail conductor fired for social media posts awarded compensation

An arbitrator says a former Canadian Pacific train conductor who was fired over social media posts is entitled to monetary compensation, but not to getting her job back at the railway company.

Probe of deadly B.C. derailment enters next phase, says Transportation Safety Board

The Transportation Safety Board says a year after a fatal train derailment near the Alberta-British Columbia boundary, it is ready to compile the information it has gathered into a report.

'Wexit' should heed pitfalls faced by other separatist movements: experts

Recent secessionist movements in the world offer few encouraging examples to western Canadians who are miffed at the federal government and think they'd be better off living in a separate country.

'Heart of darkness:' Jury hears closing arguments in Calgary quadruple killing trial

A prosecutor delivered the Crown's closing arguments Thursday in the trial of Tewodros Kebede and Yu Chieh Liao

'We will rise from those ashes': Ranch still rebuilding two years after wildfire

Melody Garner-Skiba and her family continue to rebuild their ranch two years after a wildfire raged into Waterton Lakes National Park in southeastern Alberta, spread into nearby grassland and destroyed their horse-breeding ranch.

Oilsands mine in public interest despite 'significant adverse' effects, panel says

A federal-provincial panel says a proposed northeastern Alberta oilsands mine would be in the public interest, even though it would be likely to significantly harm the environment and Indigenous people.

Calgary program helps recently released prisoners with hepatitis C

A specialist in addictions and internal medicine who focuses on vulnerable populations has launched a pilot program in Calgary to ensure recently released inmates with a history of injection drug use are screened and treated for the virus.

Judge denies bid for acquittal in Calgary grandfather's manslaughter trial

A judge says the Crown has presented enough evidence for a Calgary grandfather's manslaughter trial to continue.

Alberta energy war room must avoid online morass, preaching to choir: experts

Tzeporah Berman only learned of her cameo appearance at an Alberta government news conference about its so-called energy war room after a flood of nasty messages.

Snuggles with feathers: City of Calgary allows livestock as emotional support

People can now register livestock emotional support animals under a new city program.

Top down or grassroots? NDP, UCP take differing approaches to gender balance

When Rakhi Pancholi was asked to run in the Alberta election, she was well versed in the reasons women give for avoiding politics.

Bozo eruptions: Will gaffes on social issues affect Alberta election results?

The economy, not social issues such as LGBTQ rights, will be top of mind for Susan Yuen when she votes for the United Conservative Party in Alberta's election on Tuesday.

Trucker who caused Broncos crash likely to be deported after sentence: lawyer

An immigration lawyer says the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan is likely to be deported to India right after he serves his sentence.

Climate change caused by humans but those who disagree welcome in UCP, says Kenney

UCP Leader Jason Kenney said his party does not have a "rigid, ideological orthodoxy that everybody has to sign up to" about climate change, although he feels action is needed to tackle the issue.

Sun on the slopes: Enjoying winter's final throes in the Canadian Rockies

Driving west on the Trans-Canada Highway from Calgary on a sunny spring weekend, you're just as likely to see vehicles carrying mountain bikes as you are to spot skis and snowboards strapped to their roofs.