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Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

EDMONTON — A human rights commission has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to a former instructor who was fired because she was pregnant.
Meaghan Mikkelson's Olympic hockey hopes ride on recovering knee

Meaghan Mikkelson's Olympic hockey hopes ride on recovering knee

CALGARY — Meaghan Mikkelson doesn't dwell on timelines and deadlines. The 36-year-old from St. Albert, Alta., says she accepts what her recovering left knee can give her each day.
Hope hinges on emergency: Homeless shelter in central Alberta on brink of closure

Hope hinges on emergency: Homeless shelter in central Alberta on brink of closure

RED DEER, Alta. — When a central Alberta city renewed its state of local emergency in response to rising COVID-19 cases, workers at an emergency shelter were overcome with relief.

Cavalry FC sit atop CPL soccer standings after 2-1 win over York United

CALGARY — A goal by Sergio Camargo and an own-goal by York lifted short-handed Cavalry FC 2-1 over United on Thursday, and into first place in the Canadian Premier League.
Alberta says 14-year-old's death not COVID-related, will change reporting process

Alberta says 14-year-old's death not COVID-related, will change reporting process

EDMONTON — Alberta has reversed an earlier announcement that a 14-year-old died from COVID-19 and will change how it reports future COVID-related deaths of minors. Dr.
Child stroller, writing book, burnt clothing found near bodies of mother, daughter

Child stroller, writing book, burnt clothing found near bodies of mother, daughter

CALGARY — A stroller, a child's cursive writing book and burnt material were found near where Calgary police unearthed the bodies of a mother and daughter in a shallow grave southwest of the city in May 2019. Forensic investigator Const.
Turris scores winner in shootout to lift Oilers 3-2 over Canucks in season opener

Turris scores winner in shootout to lift Oilers 3-2 over Canucks in season opener

EDMONTON — Kyle Turris made the most of a rare opportunity on Wednesday night. Turris scored the shootout winner as the Edmonton Oilers started the season off with a win despite giving up a late lead, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 3-2.
Calgary police officer describes finding bodies of mother and daughter in 2019

Calgary police officer describes finding bodies of mother and daughter in 2019

CALGARY — A Calgary police officer says he smelled a strong odour of gasoline or solvent before he and a colleague found the bodies of a mother and daughter in a shallow grave southwest of the city two years ago. Const.
Shortage of rig workers could slow Canadian oilpatch recovery, industry warns

Shortage of rig workers could slow Canadian oilpatch recovery, industry warns

CALGARY — As Canada's energy sector seeks to capitalize on high oil and gas prices and recover from a six-year downturn, a shortage of rig workers threatens to curtail the industry's growth.
Calgary judge hands out fines, not jail to prevent notoriety for COVID-19 violators

Calgary judge hands out fines, not jail to prevent notoriety for COVID-19 violators

CALGARY — A Calgary judge says he is sparing a pastor, his brother and a café owner jail time for violating COVID-19 rules because he doesn't want the men to cash in on notoriety with more time behind bars.