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Harvest Meats recalls sausages over undercooking

Harvest Meats recalls sausages over undercooking

OTTAWA — Harvest Meats is recalling a brand of Polish sausages due to undercooking that may make them unsafe to eat.
Country singer Paul Brandt adds voice against proposed coal mines in Rockies

Country singer Paul Brandt adds voice against proposed coal mines in Rockies

Another country music star from Alberta has voiced protest against proposed coal mines on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
Worker missing after dozer breaks through frozen tailings pond in northern Alberta

Worker missing after dozer breaks through frozen tailings pond in northern Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY — A worker is missing after a dozer broke through ice on an inactive Suncor tailings pond in northern Alberta. Suncor Energy Inc.

Emaciated, injured cougar killed in Banff National Park

“By hunting within the Town of Banff, and showing aggressive behaviour to person with an on-leash dog, the cougar’s behaviour indicated it was becoming increasingly less wary of humans as its health deteriorated.”
Oil and gas industry forecasts small spending rise after slashed budgets in 2020

Oil and gas industry forecasts small spending rise after slashed budgets in 2020

CALGARY — A forecast calling for a modest increase in capital spending in the Canadian oilpatch this year after a tumultuous 2020 of budget slashing is being hailed as a sign of better times ahead for the industry.
Environmental group concerned about native grasslands in southern Alberta

Environmental group concerned about native grasslands in southern Alberta

CALGARY — An environmental group says it is opposed to the proposed sale of oil and natural gas rights in the Milk River Natural Area and other native grasslands in southern Alberta.
Cougar activity in Canmore typically higher in winter

Cougar activity in Canmore typically higher in winter

The months of December through March see some of the highest cougar activity as more elk and deer congregate closer to town.
Alberta surgeon who hung noose in hospital found guilty of unprofessional conduct

Alberta surgeon who hung noose in hospital found guilty of unprofessional conduct

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — A surgeon in northwestern Alberta has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct for hanging a rope in the shape of a noose on an operating room door.
Premier kicks Pat Rehn out of UCP caucus after municipal complaints

Premier kicks Pat Rehn out of UCP caucus after municipal complaints

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he has kicked Lesser Slave Lake backbencher Pat Rehn out of the United Conservative caucus. Kenney made the announcement in a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday.
Busted drug trafficking network extended into Bowden Institution

Busted drug trafficking network extended into Bowden Institution

"This kind of organized criminal activity has no place in the correctional system," Justice minister