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September 17, 2018 7:58 PM Alberta private schools coming around to gay-straight alliances: minister

Alberta’s public, Catholic and francophone school boards along with charter schools are complying. Gay-straight alliances are support groups set up by students to help LGBTQ students feel accepted and reduce bullying or abuse. It is a political wedge issue in Alberta. The Opposition United Conservatives say while all children must be treated fairly and equally 11

September 17, 2018 3:33 PM Weather Network forecasts a steadier transition into winter than usual

Scott said even though there has been a cooler start to the fall season in the province, warmer than normal temperatures are forecast for mid and late fall. Scott said that precipitation will be near to slightly below normal across the province overall, which could affect the amount of snowfall. “There might be a slower start to the ski season than normal 8

September 14, 2018 10:29 PM Alberta man sentenced to two years for role in 2006 homicide

RED DEER, ALTA.—A central Alberta man who drove the getaway vehicle in an Eckville-area homicide 12 years ago has been sentenced to two years in jail. He was originally charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping with a handgun in the death of Bradley Webber. Webber was gunned down inside his RV in 2006 by members of a gang who wanted to take over his drug operation 12

September 11, 2018 3:26 PM Snowfall warnings for B.C., Alberta, as Western Canada skips right into winter weather

Snowfall warnings are posted for B.C.’s South Peace Region and along Highway 97 between Pine Pass and Chetwynd, with up to 10 centimetres expected. Special weather statements are in place for the Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake regions of B.C. and extend across Alberta from Grande Prairie east to Cold Lake, covering Edmonton and nearly as far south as Banff 13

September 10, 2018 6:57 PM Alberta premier says province will continue to fight for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA.—Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the challenges facing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion shows her province can do everything by the book and still get shortchanged. Notley says the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision quashing the expansion project has provoked frustration and anger in Alberta, but says her government will continue 6

August 30, 2018 5:05 PM Lethbridge plays catchup with other Alberta cities on curbside recycling

Lethbridge city council is struggling to reach consensus on a proposed new service that most of the politicians backed in last year’s municipal election — curbside recycling. Armed with a public opinion survey that shows a big majority of citizens support the curbside service, council considered introducing the program during recent budget deliberations 50

August 29, 2018 2:13 PM DSW Inc. to close Town Shoes brand and 38 stores in Canada by January

The company plans to close the 38 Town Shoes stores it operates in Canada by the end of its financial year in January. About 400 workers employed by Town Shoes are expected to be affected by the closures, but DSW says it is hoping to find the workers alternative employment at its Shoe Company, Shoe Warehouse and DSW brands. DSW purchased a 49.2 per cent interest 13

August 25, 2018 9:55 PM Wildfire near Alberta’s Waterton National Park now stable, but evacuation alert remains

WATERTON, ALTA.—A fire just south of Alberta’s Waterton National Park seemed to have stabilized on Saturday but an evacuation order for all the park’s trails and sites remained in effect. “The fire did not grow significantly last night,” Parks Canada spokesperson John Stoesser said Saturday. “It remains still in the Boundary Creek Valley in Glacier National 11

August 17, 2018 1:50 AM Alberta ready to join B.C. and Ontario as junior A lacrosse powerhouse

“It’s growing and we’re getting better and everybody’s contributing,” said Vetere, who pointed to the 2016 Minto Cup as an example of Alberta’s growth as a lacrosse power. That year the Mountaineers beat a team from both Ontario and British Columbia in the same event for the first time in history. “We have a lot of coaches and ex-players that are coming 14

August 15, 2018 9:23 PM New federal holiday will honour residential school survivors

OTTAWA — A new holiday is coming to your calendar, one that will mark the dark legacy of Canada’s residential school system. In its ongoing pursuit of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the Trudeau government is consulting First Nations, Métis and Inuit groups to create a new “national day” to honour those who attended the infamous church-run schools 12