Rob Drinkwater

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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.

As postponed NHL season resumes, some fans say the lure of parties will be strong

As hockey fans gear up for a truncated season to begin next month, some in Canada's two "hub cities" say the temptation to celebrate — and flout physical distancing guidelines — may prove too great.

Making sanitizer sexy: Pandemic cancelled their show so burlesque dancers took it online

When social distancing prompted the cancellation of a sold-out burlesque show at a downtown Edmonton bar on Friday, organizers kept the show going with livestreamed stripteases direct from the performers' own living rooms.

Remove poems by man who murdered Indigenous woman from federal website: MLA

A Manitoba legislator is calling on Canadians to contact the federal heritage minister to remove two poems, written by the killer of an Indigenous woman, from the Parliamentary Poet Laureate website.

MLA calls for poems by man who killed Indigenous woman to be pulled from website

A Manitoba legislator is calling on Canadians to contact the federal heritage minister to remove two poems, written by the killer of an Indigenous woman, from the parliamentary poet laureate website.

Manitoba animal rescue group caring for dog found with jar stuck on head

An animal rescue group in Manitoba says it's helping a stray dog found with a jar stuck on its head that vets have told them was also bitten by other animals and shot with a pellet gun.

Easter ham and sardines being used to lure cats from Edmonton sinkhole

Firefighters built them a ladder and a homeowner has tried luring them out with Easter ham and sardines, but so far two cats remain deep in a sinkhole in Edmonton.

Hundreds of trucks roll through Alberta, Sask. with pro-pipeline convoys

Convoys of trucks rolled slowly through Alberta and Saskatchewan on Saturday as demonstrations in support of Canada's ailing oil and gas sector continue.

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