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'Queen of Giraffes' among new Order of Canada recipients with global influence

'Queen of Giraffes' among new Order of Canada recipients with global influence

Special avalanche warning extended for Kananaskis Country

Special avalanche warning extended for Kananaskis Country

“It seems to be settling down in a number of regions that were originally identified, but it remains very active in the Purcells and Kananaskis Country. We are urging backcountry users in these areas to choose simple terrain or avoid avalanche terrain completely.”
'Itch like crazy:' Edmonton boy battles ultra-rare disease

'Itch like crazy:' Edmonton boy battles ultra-rare disease

EDMONTON — Armando Perez was only three months old when he got itchy. His mom, Alexandra Perez, says it wasn't normal scratching that could be fixed with a cute pair of baby mittens.
Parks Canada warns of considerable avalanche risk in B.C. and Alberta

Parks Canada warns of considerable avalanche risk in B.C. and Alberta

CALGARY — An avalanche warning remains in effect for mountains in southern British Columbia and Alberta. Parks Canada says the danger rating forecast is considerable to moderate for Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks through Saturday.
Farmers speak out against UCP farm rules

Farmers speak out against UCP farm rules

One St. Albert-area family is speaking out against the repeal of the NDP’s farm safety bill
Feds, Alberta set to clash over cash for new rent supplement

Feds, Alberta set to clash over cash for new rent supplement

Housing advocates concerned new supplement may have limited effects if spending doesn't increase as originally envisioned
Edmonton police investigate suspicious death after reports of shots being fired

Edmonton police investigate suspicious death after reports of shots being fired

Edmonton police say they are investigating a suspicious death early Christmas morning. Police were called around 7:20 a.m. after it was reported shots were fired in an area northwest of downtown.
Ninth earthquake in three days recorded off Canada's west coast

Ninth earthquake in three days recorded off Canada's west coast

PORT HARDY, B.C. — Two more earthquakes have hit in the waters off Canada's west coast on Christmas Day. Earthquakes Canada says a magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit 198 kilometres west of Port Hardy, B.C., shortly before 1 p.m. local time.
Investigation concludes fire that killed five in Alberta was accidental

Investigation concludes fire that killed five in Alberta was accidental

Orwellian: Journalist group protests Alberta war room's use of term 'reporters'

Orwellian: Journalist group protests Alberta war room's use of term 'reporters'

EDMONTON — Staff in the Alberta government's so-called war room should stop calling themselves reporters, says the president of the Canadian Association of Journalists.