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Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST

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Oil production tug of war looms between OPEC and U.S.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST


The past week has been a good one for OPEC. The cartel trumpeted its oil production cuts on Wednesday, saying it had made 90 per cent of the promised cuts and that non-OPEC members had made 60 per cent. Meanwhile in the U.S., rising production hit nine million barrels a day.

Alberta private schools need to pay their own way, education and labour groups say

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:28:00 EST


Advocacy group Public Interest Alberta and 13 other education and labour organizations are calling on the Alberta government to phase out public funding for private schools over three years.

Information commissioner slams Alberta government for poor state of freedom of information

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:48:25 EST


Alberta’s information and privacy commissioner says the government of Premier Rachel Notley needs a top-down culture change to address a “lack of respect” for freedom of information.

Father of woman killed by Jeep applauds judge's call to ban extreme driving stunts

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:02:05 EST


The father of a university student killed while watching an extreme driving stunt applauds a judge's call for similar events to be banned.

Scat secrets: Edmonton study explores role of predator poop in spreading plant seeds

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:44:59 EST


Some of the world's most ferocious predators — natural-born killers such as cougars and bears — are sort of gardeners in disguise, according to a new study from the University of Alberta.

Alberta moving out of recession into modest recovery: quarterly update

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:56:49 EST


The Alberta government had some good news to report with its latest quarterly update - real GDP is expected to grow by 2.4 per cent in 2017, meaning the province may be finally moving out of recession and into a modest recovery.

Fort McMurray gets extra $20M to cover wildfire fighting, clean-up costs

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:28:48 EST


Fort McMurray’s municipal government will receive an advance of $20 million in program funding to cover wildfire related costs.

69-year-old Edmonton Gardens survived 150-pound dynamite blast

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EST


The Edmonton Gardens, the city’s indoor hockey arena, stood tall after two attempts to bring it down with dynamite.

Fort McMurray RCMP expect crime increase during spring rebuild

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:09:25 EST


Fort McMurray's RCMP is bracing for a bump in crime when the spring rebuilding boom starts in the next couple of months.

Foot chase, fight, tree climb ends in slippery suspect's arrest

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:25:35 EST


The Mounties finally got their man Tuesday afternoon. But it took a foot chase, a desperate stab at hitchhiking, a police cruiser escape, a break-in, a fight and tree-top negotiation to do so.

From hatred to handshakes: Red Deer Muslims want to meet mosque vandal

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:45:05 EST


Just before prayers began at the Red Deer Islamic Center on Sunday, a man was caught by a surveillance camera leaving a hateful message in the snow on the steps outside the building.

Gun, drugs, ammo seized in Fort McMurray biker gang bust

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:04:39 EST


Two Fort McMurray bikers are facing weapon and drug charges after a bust targeting two outlaw motorcycle gangs operating in the northern Alberta city.

Memorial honouring fallen first responders unveiled at city hall

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:00:00 EST


Artist Wayne Ashley built a mosaic memorial for Edmonton's first responders that now sits in city hall.

Edmonton woman wants size discrimination included in Human Rights Act

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:37:47 EST


Connie Levitsky is petitioning the NDP government to rewrite the provincial Human Rights Act to protect overweight Albertans from discrimination.

2 Edmonton air passengers face fraud charges in 'lost luggage' claims

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:40:35 EST


Two Edmonton men are facing fraud charges after filing false claims for lost luggage at the Edmonton International Airport, say RCMP.