Rob Drinkwater

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U of A replaces sexual assault centre director over letter questioning alleged Hamas sexual violence

The president of the University of Alberta says the school has replaced the director of its sexual assault centre over its endorsement of an open letter calling for a ceasefire that also questions the validity of sexual assault claims against Hamas during its deadly incursion into Israel last month.

Blame 'NDP and their union friends' for Manitoba liquor strike, says cabinet minister

The minister responsible for Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries says anyone upset they can't buy alcohol due to a strike should blame "the NDP and their union friends."

Premier cites feds in explanation for moratorium on new wind and solar projects

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says Ottawa is one of the reasons why her government has placed a moratorium on approving new wind and solar power projects, arguing the feds are preventing development of backup generation for renewable energy like natural gas.

Alberta announces $20.8 million in funding to fight human trafficking

The Alberta government is providing $20.8 million over the next four years to implement recommendations from a star-led task force on human trafficking.

Paddlers locate statue of giant hand that was carried away by swollen river

A statue of a hand that disappeared after it washed off the bank of a swollen river in Winnipeg earlier this week has been rescued, thanks to a group of canoeists and kayakers who set out Saturday to find it.

ATCO Electric agrees to $31 million penalty following regulator's investigation

Regulated utility ATCO Electric has agreed to pay a $31 million administrative penalty after an Alberta Utilities Commission investigation found it deliberately overpaid a First Nation group for work on a new transmission line.

Alberta premier calls Ottawa's greenhouse gas targets 'nuts'; pledges to fight them

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is calling Ottawa's federal emissions plan that was tabled in the House of Commons last week "nuts," and is pledging to fight it "with everything we've got."

Stargazers watch for conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn as brighter 'Christmas star'

A rare celestial event is making an already unique holiday season even more unusual as what's been dubbed the "Christmas star" was set to appear over Canada on Monday evening, brighter than it's been in nearly eight centuries.

UCP members pass resolution at AGM calling for privately funded health care option

Members of Alberta's governing United Conservative Party have narrowly endorsed a resolution at their party's annual general meeting that supports the option of a privately funded and privately managed health-care system that would operate parallel to the public one.

Statue of coach who died in Humboldt Broncos bus crash unveiled in northern Alberta town

A junior hockey coach who was killed in a deadly bus crash that scarred the nation was honoured this weekend with a bronze statue unveiled in the Alberta town where he grew up and coached another team to five league championships.