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Alberta finance minister voted MLA of the year in poll of political peers

Finance Minister Travis Toews come on down, you've been voted Alberta's legislature member of the year.

Alberta's 'fair deal' panel begins feedback tour with Edmonton town hall

A panel examining Alberta's role in Confederation kicked off its public town hall tour Tuesday, with many telling the panellists the province deserves a better deal — but through collaboration rather than confrontation.

Alberta private member's bill to reopen debate on physician conscience rights

Alberta politicians are to debate the role of conscience rights and the responsibilities of physicians asked to assist or advise on abortions, contraception or medically assisted deaths.

Alberta doctors call proposed new pay plan cynical and heavy-handed

Alberta's doctors say proposed changes to their pay and practice rules are cynical and heavy-handed and will make future physicians think twice about working in the province.

On eve of season, Oilers GM Ken Holland says goal is to make playoffs

With the woebegone Edmonton Oilers set to open their NHL season Wednesday, new general manager Ken Holland bristled when it was suggested fans are being told to be patient for a playoff contender.

Alberta's advanced education minister says action coming on MacKinnon report

Alberta's advanced education minister says he hopes to soon announce action on a report that characterizes the province's post-secondary network as rudderless and rife with duplication.

Alberta budget Oct. 24: Kenney says tough choices needed to fight deficit

Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta's budget will be delivered Oct. 24. Asked Monday if he'll blink on making tough spending cuts, he invoked former prime minister Pierre Trudeau's historic three-word rebuttal. "Just watch me," he said.

Connor McDavid cleared to practice as he rehabs knee at Oilers camp

It's so far, so good for Connor McDavid in training camp as he rehabs his knee. The Edmonton Oilers' superstar forward was cleared for practice and didn't require a non-contact jersey as the team hit the ice today for the first time in camp.

All eyes on Connor McDavid's left knee as Oilers training camp begins

The Edmonton Oilers opened training camp Thursday with all eyes on, well, Connor McDavid's left knee. He is waiting on the final word from doctors on what his practice regimen will be, and whether he's cleared for contact, when players hit the ice Friday.

There's more to Vikings history than brute force, Alberta exhibit shows

The Vikings have travelled to where they've never been before — landlocked Alberta — as part of a touring exhibition at the new Royal Alberta Museum.
CFL WEEK 9

Harris leads Eskimos past Redblacks in defensive battle against former team

Quarterback Trevor Harris handed his old team its fifth loss in six games, as his Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 16-12 in CFL action Friday night.
UFC 240

Montreal's Felicia Spencer falls to Cris Cyborg in Edmonton

Brazilian MMA fighting legend Cris Cyborg bounced back into the win column Saturday, pummelling Montreal's Felicia Spencer with punches, leg kicks and knee shots to win a unanimous decision at UFC 240.
Triathlon

New Zealand storms back to win elite mixed relay World Triathlon in Edmonton

Team New Zealand trailed the field early, but stormed back in the final three legs to win the elite mixed relay at the World Triathlon Series Sunday.
Triathlon

Britain's Jonathan Brownlee wins World Triathlon men's elite race in Edmonton

Britain's Jonathan Brownlee cruised to victory, while Australia's Emma Jackson outran American Summer Rappaport on the final lap at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Edmonton on Saturday.

Quebec religious symbols law 'dangerous and un-Canadian,' says Manitoba premier

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he will be seeking a joint response to Quebec's new religious symbols law when western and northern premiers meet on Thursday in Edmonton.