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Annual checkups for healthy people may be harmful, study suggests

Too much of almost anything can be bad for your health — even regular checkups with your doctor, new research suggests. The research, from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, involved researchers from across the country, including Dr. Neil Bell from the University of Alberta and James Dickinson from the University of Calgary. Researchers…

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A family affair: Leduc hockey team spans 3 generations

For the Fleming family, hockey is a family affair — one that spans three generations. Jacquelyn Fleming, 13, plays centre on the North Central Impact of the Alberta Female Hockey League. Her dad, David Fleming, is the head coach, while his dad, Jim Fleming, is an assistant coach. “It’s wonderful,” Jim Fleming told CBC’s Radio Active Wednesday. “I…

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Alberta energy industry cautiously optimistic about Keystone XL approval

Approval of the Keystone XL pipeline route by regulators in Nebraska was met with muted optimism Monday by some in the energy industry in Calgary. The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association issued a statement after the decision was announced, calling the approval “a long-awaited step forward for this critical project, which will offer significant economic benefits…

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Firestorm: Fort McMurray wildfire is a warning, book claims

The wildfire that enveloped Fort McMurray in the spring of 2016 is a harbinger of things to come, Edmonton journalist Ed Struzik concludes in his new book, Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape our Future. Megafires like the one that burned out of control in the northern Alberta community for two months in Canada’s costliest natural…

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