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  • Kenney condemns controversial essay, blames slow news week
    on August 14, 2022 at 3:49 am in Politics, Alberta essay contest, Alberta Legislative Assembly, controversial essay, Essay contest, Her Vision Essay, Jason Kenney, Nathan Cooper, UCP

    Alberta Premier Jason Kenney condemned the controversial Her Vision essay that went viral last week but downplayed the reaction it received.

  • Alberta essay writer speaks out over controversial contest outcome
    by Adam Toy on August 13, 2022 at 2:11 am in Politics, Alberta Legislature, Alberta politics, Emelia Kazakawich, great replacement theory, Her Vision Inspires essay contest, Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk, Jackie Lovely, UCP, United Conservative Party, Whitney Issik, Women’s Rights

    One of the women whose entry wasn’t selected as a winner of the Alberta government’s essay contest says she would rather see the government change than apologize.

  • What can parents look for as sexual trauma cases on steady rise in Alberta?
    by Jaclyn Kucey on August 13, 2022 at 12:33 am in Crime, Features, News, Child Sexual Abuse, chinook child and youth advocacy centre, lethbridge sexual abuse, Neglect, Sanare Centre, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Asault, sexual trauma

    Christina Johnson, executive director of the Sanare Centre, said when child sexual abuse or assault happens, it’s typically done by someone that the child knows and trusts.

  • Big hole creating ‘expressway’ for Calgary stormwater
    by Adam Toy on August 12, 2022 at 11:49 pm in Environment, Calgary climate mitigation, Calgary Flood, Calgary Flood Mitigation, city of calgary, Construction, Flood Mitigation, Flooding, Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, sunnyside flood

    An ‘expressway’ for storm water currently under construction in Calgary will help prevent storm sewers from backing up with water from higher elevations and reduce flooding.

  • Prehistoric shark tooth fossil discovered by young boy in central Alberta yard
    by Karen Bartko on August 12, 2022 at 11:16 pm in Environment, Features, Science, Alberta Dinosaurs, Badlands, Cretaceous Period, Dinosaurs, goblin shark, Max Maurizio, Paskapoo Formation, Red Deer, Red Deer County, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Scapanorhynchus, shark tooth, Western Interior Seaway

    ‘Never in a million years did we dream that it could have been from a prehistoric animal that’s now extinct — or a marine animal that’s now extinct.’

  • Restrictions may be gone, but 2022 world juniors feels like ‘bubble’ tournament
    on August 12, 2022 at 10:43 pm in Canada, 2022 world juniors, Edmonton sports, Hockey, Hockey Canada, Junior Hockey, Rogers Place, World Juniors, world juniors 2022

    While the restrictions are gone, the empty arena is still a talking point.

  • Set pieces cost Canada in 2-0 loss to South Korea at FIFA U 20 Women’s World Cup
    on August 12, 2022 at 10:08 pm in Canada, Canada loses to South Korea, Cindy Tye, FIFA, FIFA under-20 Women’s World Cup, Soccer, under-20 Women’s World Cup, Women’s Soccer

    South Korea took advantage of set pieces to hand Canada a 2-0 loss in its opening game Thursday at the FIFA under-20 Women’s World Cup.

  • UCP MLAs ‘bandwagoning’ as leadership race enters final months, says Alberta political scientist
    by Paula Tran on August 12, 2022 at 10:07 pm in Politics, Alberta Legislature, Alberta politics, Danielle Smith, Devin Dreeshen, kaycee madu, Nate Glubish, Pat Rehn, UCP leadership, UCP leadership race, United Conservative Party

    Endorsements may not be a good indicator of who may win the UCP leadership race, said Mount Royal University professor Duane Bratt.

  • Negotiations to resume between Edmonton International Airport security screeners and employer
    by Jessika Guse on August 12, 2022 at 7:41 pm in Canada, Consumer, airport security screeners strike, Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton International Airport security screeners, Edmonton International Airport strike, EIA, GardaWorld, Teamsters, Teamsters Canada, Teamsters Local 362, Teamsters strike

    Hundreds of screening officers at Edmonton International Airport were set to walk off the job this weekend, but the two sides have agreed to return to the bargaining table.

  • Calgary city hall break-in, 4 fires caused more than $1M in damages
    by Adam Toy on August 12, 2022 at 7:09 pm in Canada, Crime, Calgary City Hall Break In, Calgary city hall intruder, Calgary Municipal Building, Carla Male, City Hall Fires Calgary, city of calgary, City Of Calgary Services

    A break-in to Calgary’s Municipal Building that resulted in fires will end up costing the city more than $1 million, an initial review shows.