Alberta

Robert Major is shown in an undated handout photo provided by the Edmonton Police Service. He pleaded guilty in May to two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Mchale Busch, 24, and her son, Noah McConnell. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Edmonton Police Service

UPDATE: Alberta man who admitted to murdering woman, toddler sentenced to life in prison

Police has issued a warning about Robert Major being released into the community

 

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, along with cabinet ministers, speaks at a press conference after members were sworn into cabinet in Edmonton, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Smith says she is cancelling a health consulting agreement involving the World Economic Forum because she doesn’t want to have any ties with a group that brags about controlling world governments and politicians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Premier Danielle Smith says she distrusts World Economic Forum, Alberta to cut ties

‘I find it distasteful when billionaires brag about how much control they have over political leaders’

 

A pumpjack draws out oil from a well head near Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. In spite of high oil prices and record company profits this year, oil and gas towns aren’t seeing the same level of economic boom they used to a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Boomtown no more: How Alberta’s economy has changed, in spite of sky-high oil prices

Oil producers having to put increased profits to paying off debt and shareholders

 

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she is apologizing for what she calls “ill-informed comments on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith apologizes for past comments about invasion of Ukraine

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she is apologizing for what she calls…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she is apologizing for what she calls “ill-informed comments on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. Alberta’s Opposition NDP says Premier Danielle Smith needs to apologize for her remarks on the Russia-Ukraine war. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

NDP calling on Alberta premier to apologize for ‘tone deaf’ comments on Ukraine war

On a livestream chat on April 29, Danielle Smith said: ‘The only answer for Ukraine is neutrality’

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. Alberta’s Opposition NDP says Premier Danielle Smith needs to apologize for her remarks on the Russia-Ukraine war. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta RCMP Traffic

Kelowna man busted going 160 km/h over speed limit in Alberta

The driver was caught going 270 km/h in a posted 110 km/h zone

Alberta RCMP Traffic
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday Oct. 11, 2022. Alberta’s Opposition NDP leader says Smith is making the province an international embarrassment by proclaiming those who didn’t get vaccinated during COVID-19 endured the worst discrimination she’s seen in her lifetime.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Smith’s discrimination remark making Alberta an international embarrassment: NDP

NDP leader Notley says new premier needs to withdraw comment and apologize

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday Oct. 11, 2022. Alberta’s Opposition NDP leader says Smith is making the province an international embarrassment by proclaiming those who didn’t get vaccinated during COVID-19 endured the worst discrimination she’s seen in her lifetime.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. Smith says she didn’t mean to trivialize prejudice faced by minority communities when she suggested unvaccinated people have experienced the most discrimination she has ever seen in her lifetime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta’s Smith says she didn’t mean to trivialize with comment on unvaccinated

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she didn’t mean to trivialize prejudice faced…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. Smith says she didn’t mean to trivialize prejudice faced by minority communities when she suggested unvaccinated people have experienced the most discrimination she has ever seen in her lifetime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Danielle Smith celebrates after being chosen as the new leader of the United Conservative Party and next Alberta premier in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. The new leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party is to be sworn in as the province’s 19th premier today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

“Most discriminated-against group’: Alberta premier pledges to protect unvaccinated

‘I will ensure…those rights and freedoms are protected and will never be taken for granted again’

Danielle Smith celebrates after being chosen as the new leader of the United Conservative Party and next Alberta premier in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. The new leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party is to be sworn in as the province’s 19th premier today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Danielle Smith celebrates after being chosen as the new leader of the United Conservative Party and next Alberta premier in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘I’m back:’ Danielle Smith chosen as United Conservative leader, next Alberta premier

Smith urged the party to bury past grievances and work to defeat the NDP in the May 2023 election.

Danielle Smith celebrates after being chosen as the new leader of the United Conservative Party and next Alberta premier in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks in response to the results of the United Conservative Party leadership review in Calgary on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks in response to the results of the United Conservative Party leadership review in Calgary on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has officially stepped down as leader of the UCP. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has officially stepped down as leader of the UCP. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks to reporters before heading to Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. The RCMP says it is investigating an incident last Friday in which Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia was subjected to a profane tirade in Grand Prairie, Alta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

RCMP investigating harassment of Chrystia Freeland during Alberta visit

If criminal threshold not met, RCMP will still investigate from intelligence perspective

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks to reporters before heading to Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. The RCMP says it is investigating an incident last Friday in which Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia was subjected to a profane tirade in Grand Prairie, Alta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Alberta’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Tuesday June 30, 2020. Alberta’s women’s issues minister is distancing herself from the judging committee for giving a $200 prize to an essay that says the sexes are not equal, and urges women to pick babies over careers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Alberta awards prize to essay that argues women should pick babies over careers

United Conservative government removed the essay from its legislature website Tuesday

Alberta’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Tuesday June 30, 2020. Alberta’s women’s issues minister is distancing herself from the judging committee for giving a $200 prize to an essay that says the sexes are not equal, and urges women to pick babies over careers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The dual sunroofs were completely destroyed in the hailstorm. Photo supplied

VIDEO: B.C. mayor, family shaken after hail the size of grapefruits falls in Alberta

Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells and his family are safe, but their van…

The dual sunroofs were completely destroyed in the hailstorm. Photo supplied
Reid Graham (left to right) of the Manitoba Historic Resources Management Branch, Todd Kristensen of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta and Robin Woywitka of MacEwan University excavate an archeological dig in the Fort McMurray, Alta., area in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brittany Romano **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Very early’: Scientists date when humans first came to Alberta’s oilsands region

First signs of people around Fort McMurray appear to be 11,000 to 13,000 years ago

Reid Graham (left to right) of the Manitoba Historic Resources Management Branch, Todd Kristensen of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta and Robin Woywitka of MacEwan University excavate an archeological dig in the Fort McMurray, Alta., area in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brittany Romano **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Pope Francis waves as he leaves the Sacred Heart Church of the First People, in Edmonton, during his Papal visit across Canada on Monday July 25, 2022. Pope Francis apologized to the Indigenous communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

VIDEO: Pope visits Edmonton church that blends Catholic and Indigenous rituals

Pope on 6-day tour apologizing for Catholic Church’s role in residential schools

Pope Francis waves as he leaves the Sacred Heart Church of the First People, in Edmonton, during his Papal visit across Canada on Monday July 25, 2022. Pope Francis apologized to the Indigenous communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Indigenous people hold up a banner while waiting for Pope Francis during his visit to Maskwaci, the former Ermineskin Residential School, Monday, July 25, 2022, in Maskwacis, Alberta. Pope Francis traveled to Canada to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

First Nations leaders, members react to Pope’s apology on residential schools

Pope said he was ‘deeply sorry’ to thousands gathered in Maskwacis Monday

Indigenous people hold up a banner while waiting for Pope Francis during his visit to Maskwaci, the former Ermineskin Residential School, Monday, July 25, 2022, in Maskwacis, Alberta. Pope Francis traveled to Canada to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Pope Francis meets the Canadian Indigenous people as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Pope Francis begins a weeklong trip to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope set for historic apology for abuses against Indigenous children in Canada

Pope set to speak in Alberta community of Maskwacîs on Monday

Pope Francis meets the Canadian Indigenous people as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Pope Francis begins a weeklong trip to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Francis is welcomed by a group of Indigenous leaders Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

VIDEO: Pope Francis arrives in Alberta for ‘pilgrimage of penance’

Pope’s first public words to be spoken in Canada will be in Maskwacis

Pope Francis is welcomed by a group of Indigenous leaders Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)