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The Ledge: New speaker, new roles, new legislature

Change was the theme of Alberta politics this week as the 30th legislature started on Tuesday Jason Kenney and Rachel Notley settled into their new roles. The legislature chose a new speaker, the youngest in more than 80 years. And new cabinet ministers went through their first question period, sometimes with awkward results. On this…

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Former AG Merwan Saher replaced as clerk of legislative assembly

Merwan Saher was replaced as clerk of the Alberta legislative assembly Friday, three months after he was appointed. Alberta’s former auditor-general, Saher was named to the position in February. His departure was disclosed at 3 p.m. Friday in a news release announcing the appointment of Shannon Dean as Alberta’s new clerk. Speaker Nathan Cooper said…

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Murder charge laid in stabbing death of Edmonton man

A 23-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after an altercation in northeast Edmonton earlier this week.  Autopsy results released Friday by the Edmonton medical examiner confirmed that Curtis Michael Patko, 36, died from a stab wound with the manner of death was homicide. Homicide investigators continue to seek witnesses, police said Friday in a…

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Edmonton Southgate attacker pleads guilty to manslaughter

Jordan Cushnie has pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter in the death one year ago of Iain Armstrong. On April 17, 2018, Cushnie went to Southgate Mall, armed with wire cutters. According to an agreed statement of facts, he met up with four other men inside the mall. All his movements were captured on video surveillance.…

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2 drivers killed in head-on collision north of Fort McMurray

Two men from the Maritimes were killed Thursday in a head-on collision north of Fort McMurray on Highway 63. Around 1: 20 p.m., a pick-up truck was travelling north in the southbound lanes at the Albian Sands turn-off when it struck a tractor-trailer, RCMP said in a news release Friday. The drivers of both vehicles were declared dead…

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Emergency funds coming to High Level fire evacuees

People who fled the massive wildfire threatening the northwest Alberta town of High Level will receive emergency funds from the Alberta government starting Monday. Evacuees can receive a one-time payment of $1,250 per adult and $500 per child through direct transfers or preloaded debit cards. To receive the money, people will have to register online starting…

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