Category Archives: Alberta

Family of Fort McMurray pedestrians killed in collision disappointed after criminal charges stayed

Emotions ranged from confusion to disgust for family members after criminal charges were stayed against the driver of a vehicle that hit and killed two pedestrians in Fort McMurray in September. The 48-year-old male driver no longer faces two charges of dangerous driving causing death, and will plead not guilty to one charge of careless driving under the…

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As federal Phoenix payroll fiasco hits 2-year mark, families continue to bear brunt of it

Two years after the federal government launched Phoenix, public servants and their families across the country continue to suffer under the problem-plagued payroll system, with no fix in sight. Tens of thousands of workers have been burned by Phoenix since the IBM-customized system went live on Feb. 24, 2016. But that growing list of victims doesn’t…

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Beaverlodge pushes province for new municipal hospital

Doris McFarlane, 95, has waited nearly a decade to see 22 acres of land she donated to the town of Beaverlodge, Alta., used for a new hospital. ​”If there’s one thing I’d like to do before I get under the ground, it’s see the ground turn for a new hospital,” McFarlane told CBC News. She arrived in…

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Orphan well clean-up costs could sting Alberta taxpayers if regulator loses court battle

The soaring number of abandoned oil and gas wells across Alberta is overwhelming the industry-backed fund that pays to clean them up — and now there’s concern taxpayers could share in that burden if the province’s energy regulator loses a crucial appeal at Canada’s top court. The issue arose at the Supreme Court this month during a hearing that will…

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Bruins rally late to defeat Oilers

David Krejci scored the winner with just over a minute remaining as the Boston Bruins rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Noel Acciari and Matt Grzelcyk also scored for the Bruins (37-13-8), who have won seven of their last nine and remained one point back of Tampa Bay for both…

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