Alberta

Earthquake and Volcano of the Korea Monitoring Division Director Ryoo Yong-gyu speaks in front of a screen showing seismic waves that were measured in South Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. New research says the largest recorded earthquake in Alberta’s history was not a natural event but most likely caused by disposal of oilsands wastewater. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ahn Young-joon

Largest recorded Alberta earthquake not natural, from oilsands wastewater: study

Peace River area rocked by series of quakes in November culminating with one at 5.6 magnitude

 

An RCMP officer wears a body camera at the detachment in Bible Hill, N.S. on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Alberta plans to require all police services in the province to wear the devices.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Alberta poised to become first province to require body cameras for all police

‘A transformational decision’ aimed at protecting all involved in police interactions

 

A doctor wears a stethoscope around his neck as he tends to patients in his office in Illinois, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Two University of Calgary researchers weren’t surprised when their survey of Alberta doctors showed biases against Indigenous patients, but they were shocked by some of the comments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeff Roberson

‘Really worrisome’: Survey suggests some Alberta doctors have anti-Indigenous biases

8% of respondents said they felt unfavourable towards Indigenous patients

A doctor wears a stethoscope around his neck as he tends to patients in his office in Illinois, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Two University of Calgary researchers weren’t surprised when their survey of Alberta doctors showed biases against Indigenous patients, but they were shocked by some of the comments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeff Roberson
The Saddledome is seen from a hillside park in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. A group of Albertans says they have started to explore whether communities across the province could host the 2030 Commonwealth Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Albertans exploring 2030 Commonwealth Games bid in communities across the province

Commonwealth Sport Canada is endorsing Alberta as the preferred candidate to make a bid

The Saddledome is seen from a hillside park in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. A group of Albertans says they have started to explore whether communities across the province could host the 2030 Commonwealth Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Crews install solar panels on a house as part of Solartility’s pilot project in Calgary in an undated handout photo. The company offers its residential solar clients access to bi-directional interval meters, meaning they can sell the electricity they generate onto the grid at times of peak demand only, maximizing the financial benefit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Solartility

‘Virtual power plant’ model could convince more Albertans to switch to solar

Model allows people to choose when they use their solar power, including during peak usage times

Crews install solar panels on a house as part of Solartility’s pilot project in Calgary in an undated handout photo. The company offers its residential solar clients access to bi-directional interval meters, meaning they can sell the electricity they generate onto the grid at times of peak demand only, maximizing the financial benefit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Solartility
A Métis Nation flag flies in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Three Métis groups signed a deal Friday with the federal government that recognizes them as Indigenous governments, putting them on equal constitutional standing with First Nations and opening the door to further negotiations such as compensation for land lost. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario Métis sign self-government deal with Ottawa

Deal puts them at equal constitutional standing with First Nations

A Métis Nation flag flies in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Three Métis groups signed a deal Friday with the federal government that recognizes them as Indigenous governments, putting them on equal constitutional standing with First Nations and opening the door to further negotiations such as compensation for land lost. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith as Canada’s premiers meet in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 in Ottawa. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has met face to face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a photo opportunity punctuated by short statements and a very awkward handshake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith as Canada’s premiers meet in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 in Ottawa. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has met face to face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a photo opportunity punctuated by short statements and a very awkward handshake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: Alberta Premier Smith meets Trudeau; awkward handshake ensues

Leaders met during larger discussions on healthcare in Ottawa

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith as Canada’s premiers meet in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 in Ottawa. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has met face to face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a photo opportunity punctuated by short statements and a very awkward handshake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith as Canada’s premiers meet in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 in Ottawa. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has met face to face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a photo opportunity punctuated by short statements and a very awkward handshake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Former Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education, in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. The Alberta government says changes are coming to further protect free speech on campuses as a former professor speaking out on so-called “woke” policies prepares for a showdown with the University of Lethbridge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta promising changes to campuses amid university ‘woke’ free speech standoff

‘Universities are being run by woke activists who are completely opposed to the open discussion’

Former Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education, in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. The Alberta government says changes are coming to further protect free speech on campuses as a former professor speaking out on so-called “woke” policies prepares for a showdown with the University of Lethbridge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
TransAlta wind turbines are shown at a wind farm near Pincher Creek, Alta., Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The rural municipality, located between the cities of Calgary and Lethbridge, is the poster child for Alberta’s renewable energy boom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta landowners fear repeat of orphan well crisis as renewable energy booms

Many small municipalities, not oil companies were the ones left hurting last time

TransAlta wind turbines are shown at a wind farm near Pincher Creek, Alta., Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The rural municipality, located between the cities of Calgary and Lethbridge, is the poster child for Alberta’s renewable energy boom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Langley realtor David Foxwell faces seven charges, including assaulting a peace officer, in Leduc, Alberta, following a traffic stop in 2021. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Realtor charged with assaulting Alberta Mountie during traffic stop

Charges stem from a 2021 incident in which the RCMP officer was allegedly dragged 300 metres

Langley realtor David Foxwell faces seven charges, including assaulting a peace officer, in Leduc, Alberta, following a traffic stop in 2021. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix announces a multi-year initiative focused on Indigenous communities near the company’s oil sands operations in northern Alberta, at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The CEO of one of the biggest oilsands companies in Alberta says transitioning its workforce for a net-zero emissions workforce isn’t about cutting jobs but creating them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Oilsands execs say a ‘just transition’ isn’t a worry — it’s their next big ‘boom’

MEG Energy CEO Derek Evans said his worry about the transition isn’t job cuts, it’s a labour shortage

Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix announces a multi-year initiative focused on Indigenous communities near the company’s oil sands operations in northern Alberta, at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The CEO of one of the biggest oilsands companies in Alberta says transitioning its workforce for a net-zero emissions workforce isn’t about cutting jobs but creating them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives a government update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta premier won’t commit to sovereignty act to rebut feds’ ‘just transition’ plan

Smith: Alberta will not allow its oil and gas industry to be phased out of existence

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives a government update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Computer sciences student Parushrut Dubey walks along a snow covered walkway at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. The city is expecting 10 to 25 centimetres of snow to fall throughout the day Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta government won’t release data on snowpack contamination from coal mines

The Alberta government is refusing to release information on toxic contaminants in…

Computer sciences student Parushrut Dubey walks along a snow covered walkway at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. The city is expecting 10 to 25 centimetres of snow to fall throughout the day Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A protest blockade at the United States border in Coutts, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A protest blockade at the United States border in Coutts, Alta., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith watches Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta Tyler Shandro speak at a press conference after the Speech from the Throne in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Trudeau says Ottawa to work constructively with Alberta after sovereignty act passes

‘I’m not interested in fighting with the Alberta government’

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith watches Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta Tyler Shandro speak at a press conference after the Speech from the Throne in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s new sovereignty act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s new sovereignty act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s new sovereignty act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s new sovereignty act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Traffic on the Trans Canada highway passing through Canmore, Alta., Sunday, May 30, 2021. A geologist says the largest earthquake ever recorded in Alberta on Tuesday was probably related to seismic events originating in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Largest recorded Alberta earthquake probably natural, scientist says

5.6 magnitude quake probably too deep to have been artificially caused

Traffic on the Trans Canada highway passing through Canmore, Alta., Sunday, May 30, 2021. A geologist says the largest earthquake ever recorded in Alberta on Tuesday was probably related to seismic events originating in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney answers questions during a press conference in Victoria on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. A signed letter posted on the verified Twitter account of the former premier says he has resigned as a member of the legislature. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Former Alberta premier Jason Kenney resigns legislature seat

Twitter post says he is concerned democracy veering from debate to polarization

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney answers questions during a press conference in Victoria on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. A signed letter posted on the verified Twitter account of the former premier says he has resigned as a member of the legislature. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at a press conference, in Edmonton, on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Ottawa is not our ruler’: Alberta government introduces sovereignty bill

‘The (act) will be used as a constitutional shield to protect Albertans from federal overreach’

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at a press conference, in Edmonton, on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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