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Adviser suggests Alberta students not learn about residential schools before Grade 4

Adviser suggests Alberta students not learn about residential schools before Grade 4

EDMONTON — Leaked advice on proposed Alberta curriculum changes suggests the legacy of residential schools is too upsetting to be taught to young children, but the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says there's nothing to support th
Alberta to cut 930 public service jobs in agriculture, forestry, community service

Alberta to cut 930 public service jobs in agriculture, forestry, community service

EDMONTON — The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says the government is cutting 930 public service jobs. Union president Guy Smith says in a news release that he has been told the cuts will begin immediately.
Canadian Press NewsAlert: WestJet to refund flights cancelled due to virus

Canadian Press NewsAlert: WestJet to refund flights cancelled due to virus

CALGARY — WestJet says it will begin providing refunds to passengers who had their WestJet and Swoop flights cancelled by the airlines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — the first airline to offer full refunds for all flights.
Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Kris Russell to one-year contract extension

Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Kris Russell to one-year contract extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Kris Russell to a one-year, US$1.25-million contract extension.

'Bona fide police service:' Alberta expanding power, status for First Nations police

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has introduced proposed changes to the province's Police Act which would expand the powers of First Nations police forces.

Western Canadian oil output still down after restoring some COVID cutbacks, CER says

CALGARY — The Canada Energy Regulator says most, but not all, western Canadian oil production has been restored after being cut because of low prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Make sure your home insurance covers renovation risks, experts advise

Make sure your home insurance covers renovation risks, experts advise

CALGARY — Homeowners across the country are spending big bucks to upgrade or enlarge their homes as the reality sinks in that many workers won't be heading back to the office any time soon due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Committee dispute and unusual Alberta Goodwill find: In The News for Oct. 21

Committee dispute and unusual Alberta Goodwill find: In The News for Oct. 21

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 21 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

British Columbia man dies during ski trip near glacier west of Calgary

CALGARY — A man has died while skiing on a backcountry trail near the Robertson Glacier in Kananaskis Country west of Calgary. RCMP say the 40-year-old man, from Invermere, British Columbia, died Monday.
At least 49 cases of COVID-19 linked to wedding in Calgary: Alberta Health

At least 49 cases of COVID-19 linked to wedding in Calgary: Alberta Health

CALGARY — Forty-nine active COVID-19 cases have been linked to a wedding in Calgary earlier this month, as Alberta's top doctor warned the province is in the "danger zone." Dr.