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Four family members killed in northwestern Alberta helicopter crash, RCMP says

SPIRIT RIVER, Alta. — First responders and members of a tight-knit community in northwestern Alberta reacted with shock and sadness on Saturday after a deadly helicopter crash in their midst that killed four members of the same family. RCMP Sgt.

CP NewsAlert: RCMP say four dead in helicopter crash in northwestern Alberta

RCMP say four people have been killed in a helicopter crash in northwestern Alberta. Police in Spirit River, Alta. say the chopper, a Robertson R44, sent out an emergency signal on New Year's Day.
'Sky is the limit:' Pilot project using drones to send medical supplies, COVID tests

'Sky is the limit:' Pilot project using drones to send medical supplies, COVID tests

MORLEY, Alta. — The windswept foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains are the setting for a pilot project using drones to deliver medical supplies and personal protective equipment to remote communities.
Two accused in 'senseless' death of Calgary cop at traffic stop turn themselves in

Two accused in 'senseless' death of Calgary cop at traffic stop turn themselves in

CALGARY — A new year dawned in Calgary with the death of a veteran city police officer during a routine traffic stop and two young men in custody on charges of first-degree murder. The death of 37-year-old Sgt.
No new positive COVID-19 tests inside world junior hockey championship bubble: IIHF

No new positive COVID-19 tests inside world junior hockey championship bubble: IIHF

EDMONTON — The International Ice Hockey Federation says there are no new cases of COVID-19 at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton.
Alberta cabinet minister 'naive' in travelling to Hawaii for holiday tradition

Alberta cabinet minister 'naive' in travelling to Hawaii for holiday tradition

EDMONTON — Alberta's municipal affairs minister apologized Friday for vacationing in Hawaii, despite recommendations to stay home, explaining that she wanted to keep up a 17-year family tradition of spending Christmas in the tropical locale.

Alberta politician under fire and solo polar bear dips: In The News for Jan. 1

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 Jan. 1 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Canada tops pool at world junior hockey championship, meets Czechs in quarterfinal

Canada tops pool at world junior hockey championship, meets Czechs in quarterfinal

EDMONTON — Dylan Cozens applied grit and goals to Canada's 4-1 win over Finland at the world junior men's hockey championship Thursday. The Canadian co-captain scored twice, including a hard-working empty-net goal.
Trevor Zegras' three-point game leads U.S. to 4-0 win over Sweden

Trevor Zegras' three-point game leads U.S. to 4-0 win over Sweden

EDMONTON — A 4-0 win over Sweden moved the United States to the top of Pool B at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton on Thursday.
Alberta NDP calls for cabinet minister to step down over report of Hawaii vacation

Alberta NDP calls for cabinet minister to step down over report of Hawaii vacation

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition NDP is calling for Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard to step down over reports she took a vacation to Hawaii despite public-health recommendations against unnecessary travel.