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Supreme Court strikes down parole wait period provision for multiple murderers

Supreme Court strikes down parole wait period provision for multiple murderers

The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down a Criminal Code provision that meant multiple murderers might have to wait 50 years or more to apply for parole.
U.S. officials stop boat with 1,400 pounds of meth headed toward Canada

U.S. officials stop boat with 1,400 pounds of meth headed toward Canada

U.S. authorities say they stopped a small boat carrying a large shipment of methamphetamine Wednesday.
Cochrane man's invention helps make hiking downhill less painful

Cochrane man's invention helps make hiking downhill less painful

A Southern Alberta man has created a hiking boot add-on to help reduce knee strain while descending slopes.
Analysts say natural gas could go even higher after breaking 14-year record this week

Analysts say natural gas could go even higher after breaking 14-year record this week

The rising price of oil may grab most of the headlines, but another commodity — natural gas — is on an even wilder ride and expected to hit fresh heights this summer.
Judge denies bail for protester charged in southern Alberta border blockade

Judge denies bail for protester charged in southern Alberta border blockade

A judge has denied bail for a man charged with conspiracy to commit murder at a border blockade in southern Alberta.
Heat means less sleep: study

Heat means less sleep: study

Global heating could result in a significant amount of sleep loss for Canadians, a new study suggests.
RCMP recover stolen excavator

RCMP recover stolen excavator

A search warrant executed on a Northern Alberta property turned up a very expensive piece of stolen machinery.
Fresh manure dumped at B.C. premier's community office, police say

Fresh manure dumped at B.C. premier's community office, police say

Police say they are investigating manure left at the front doors of Premier John Horgan's local constituency office in Langford, B.C.
Van Mackelberg given life sentence in murder of Kalix Langenau

Van Mackelberg given life sentence in murder of Kalix Langenau

“Instead of celebrating my son's 21st birthday, we sat in this courtroom on his day, listening to how you stole him from us," Kalix Langenau's mother told a courtroom before her son's killer was sentenced to life in prison.
Province gives blessing to Black Diamond-Turner Valley amalgamation

Province gives blessing to Black Diamond-Turner Valley amalgamation

Two Alberta towns will become one in a rare amalgamation request that will go through on New Years.