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Eighteen people across Alberta arrested for child porn and other online offences

Eighteen people across Alberta arrested for child porn and other online offences

Alberta's Internet Child Exploitation unit has arrested 18 people across Alberta for child pornography and other online offences.
Alberta heavyweight Tanner Boser says he can help UFC save some money with a win

Alberta heavyweight Tanner Boser says he can help UFC save some money with a win

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser looks to save the UFC some money this weekend by beating Brazil's Philipe (Monstro) Lins on a Fight Night card in Las Vegas. His rationale is simple.
Alberta's top court upholds convictions of two police officers in harassment case

Alberta's top court upholds convictions of two police officers in harassment case

CALGARY — Alberta's Court of Appeal has dismissed applications from two former Calgary police officers who were found guilty of misusing department computers and harassing a woman involved in a custody battle.
Alberta probe into foreign funding of anti-oil groups extended to October

Alberta probe into foreign funding of anti-oil groups extended to October

EDMONTON — Alberta's public inquiry into whether foreign money is bankrolling anti-oil protests in Canada is going into overtime.
Kenney rejects NDP call to fire speechwriter over residential school comments

Kenney rejects NDP call to fire speechwriter over residential school comments

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he disputes comments made by his speechwriter in 2013 that questioned the severity of the effects of residential schools on Indigenous peoples, but is resisting Opposition demands to fire him.
Baytex restarts most of its suspended wells as crude oil prices bounce back

Baytex restarts most of its suspended wells as crude oil prices bounce back

CALGARY — Baytex Energy Corp. says it is responding to higher oil prices by bringing back on line some of the wells it had shut down in April and May to avoid selling into an oversupplied market.
Well completion firm Calfrac reports deeper loss on 36% drop in revenue

Well completion firm Calfrac reports deeper loss on 36% drop in revenue

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. is reporting a sharply deeper loss on lower revenue as demand for its oil and gas well completion services slumped in the first quarter.

Beef plants nearly back to full capacity after COVID-19, but backlog of cattle

CALGARY — Canada's main beef-packing plants are returning to full capacity after COVID-19 outbreaks, but the Canadian Cattlemen's Association isn't expecting a backlog of cattle to go away soon.
Alberta introduces bill to stop sex offenders from legally changing their name

Alberta introduces bill to stop sex offenders from legally changing their name

EDMONTON — Alberta is moving to stop convicted sex offenders from being allowed to legally change their names. Nate Glubish, the minister in charge of Service Alberta, has introduced legislation to make such name changes illegal.
'A true victory:' Charges dropped against Alberta chief in violent arrest

'A true victory:' Charges dropped against Alberta chief in violent arrest

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Charges were dropped against a prominent northern Alberta First Nations chief Wednesday as it was revealed that one of the officers involved in his violent arrest had been charged in an off-duty assault seven months earlier.